Hail and Weather Damage & Insurance Claims…
Q: WHAT IS HAIL DAMAGE AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT MY HOME?
A: Hail is a large frozen raindrop that is produced by intense
thunderstorms where snow and rain coexist. When large hail and
strong winds exist near residential areas, homes may sustain
considerable damage to roofing, siding, gutters, References, etc.
Q: HOW DID HAIL DAMAGE MY ROOF?
A: Hail can damage your property in many ways. Hail damage to
asphalt shingles can cause soft spots or bruising that may or may
not be visible to the naked eye. Hail impacts will also tend to
loosen the hard granules that make up the top surface of the
shingle. In some cases hail will cause enough damage to break
through the shingles felt matting and cause its fibers to be
exposed. Another way to tell if hail has damaged your roof is by
checking the roof vents. Hail will often cause dents or marks on the
metal roof venting systems. If we find evidence of damage to the
roof vents first, it usually means you may have sustained shingle
Q: HOW DID HAIL DAMAGE MY SIDING AND GUTTERING SYSTEMS?
A: Damage to vinyl siding will normally be shown by visual breaks,
cracks or holes in the siding product. Normally if these items are
not present, your siding has not been damaged. Aluminum siding on
the contrary shows damage in other ways. Large hail will produce
dents throughout the entire elevation of aluminum siding. Even
smaller hail with high velocity crosswinds will produce dents large
enough to cause significant damage to the aluminum. Even small dents
are considered cosmetic damage by your insurance carrier and in most
cases are covered under your property insurance policy. Hail causes
similar damages to your aluminum guttering system also. Dents
visible from hail are normally cosmetic, but in most cases are still
covered by your insurance policy.
Q: WHAT EXPERIENCE DOES REI ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION HAVE WITH HAIL
A: The severe weather we had in early 2010 and 2012 caused
significant roof and siding damage due to hail to houses in the
local area. Towns such as Hopkinton, Ashland and Dighton were hit
most severely and widespread damage occurred. REI Roofing &
Construction has repaired hundreds of these damaged homes! With
this experience, we can handle all phases of your insurance claim
process to ensure the repair process is smooth and performed with
the utmost quality and attention to detail. Contact Us today if you
are in need of weather damage repair or have any related questions.
We would be more than happy to answer your questions.
Let us Handle All Your Insurance Claim Headaches!
Overall, it's important to remember that all insurance companies
cover roof and exterior property damage differently. Even the same
company can vary coverage drastically by state or the age of your
roof or property. Policies also differ in coverage limits,
deductibles and certain exclusions. This is often a daunting task
for any homeowner or company to deal with. Our expertise in dealing
with the insurance companies and the claim process allows you to
focus on your own recovery and lets us do all the leg work for you,
while maximizing your claim benefit.