Preventative maintenance is one of the best things you can do to protect the exterior of your home. This means making sure that your roof is in good repair before the storm season arrives by assuring that your gutters are cleared and draining properly, and checking your shingle system for any cracks or other related issues. Storm damage can easily spread throughout your home, causing destruction that often begins with the roof, before impacting siding, windows, doors, etc.
Call Your Insurance Company
First off, you’ll want to be sure to take photos of the damage to your roof or siding and photos of the hailstones themselves if possible. Grab a tape measure, so you can record the size of hailstones and the various impact points on your roof. Lastly, you’ll want to check around the outside of your house for any shingles on the ground, granules that have dislodged from the roof, or any other storm-related damage that you may find around your home.
Once you have all of the information about the storm damage recorded, contact your insurance company to begin the claims process. The insurance company will send an agent to your home to assess the damage.
Contact a Contractor to Assess and Repair the Damage
In order to properly determind the extent of the damage to your home, you will want to get an independent assessment of the damage to your roof and home. Call a trusted contractor, like our team at Nations Choice Windows to get an estimate of the cost to repair your home’s exterior. Once your insurance company approves the claim to fix the damage, we can get started on your home restoration. If your home has been damaged by hail or other storms, contact our team today.