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Are you aware that throughout a hail storm more than just your automobiles are potentially vulnerable to hail damage? This could mean costly future repair work. When hail hits, it can damage the roof or covering of your home as well as other personal property. Although hailstorms can be harmful, the quantity of damage can differ considerably. Our team lists some aspects that impact the type and degree of damage that might be impacted by a hailstorm. The experts at Greentek Property Solutions have also included a guide on how to identify hail damage to different types of shingles and roof products.

Wind

Throughout a hailstorm, wind direction and wind speed can vary. Modifications in wind conditions can impact the place and severity of hail impacts.

Size and density

The size of the hailstones can impact the degree of damage, if any, to your house. A hailstone can be as little as a pea, or as large as a softball. A lot of hailstones do not have smooth edges, which can affect the type of damage they cause.

Types of Building Materials

Structural building materials protect against hail damage in different ways. For example, hail can cause dings in aluminum siding, gutters or asphalt shingles. However, it can break vinyl siding or wood shakes. Additionally, softball-sized hailstones can be thick enough and strong enough to puncture a roof. Furthermore, the age and condition of a roof might affect the degree of damage

Natural and Manmade Barriers

The position of neighboring structures and natural barriers, like tree cover, landscaping, fences or nearby houses can decrease the capability of hail to trigger damage.

Roofing hail damage.

When large hail and strong winds exist near suburbs, houses may sustain considerable hail damage to roof, siding, rain gutters. Storms produce these big frozen raindrops where snow and rain exist side-by-side.

Hail damage can impact your house in lots of ways. It can also cause damage to asphalt shingles can trigger soft spots or bruising. These spots may or may not be visible to the naked eye. Hail effects will also have the tendency to loosen the hard granules that comprise the leading surface area of the shingle. In many cases, hail will cause sufficient damage to break through the shingles and cause its fibers to be exposed. Another way to tell if hail has harmed your roof is by checking the roof vents. Hail damage will frequently trigger damages or marks on the metal roof venting systems. If we find proof of damage to the roof vents initially, it usually indicates you might have sustained shingle damage also.

How can hail damage my siding and guttering systems?

Hail damage to vinyl siding will typically be revealed by visual breaks, cracks or holes in the siding item. Normally if these cracks are not present, your siding has not been damaged. Aluminum siding on the contrary reveals damage in other ways. Big hail will produce dents throughout an entire sheet of aluminum siding. Even smaller sized hail with high crosswind velocity will produce dents large enough to cause substantial damage to the aluminum. Hail can cause even small dents. These dents are considered cosmetic damage by your insurance coverage carrier. Therefore, for the most part are covered under your home insurance coverage. Hail triggers comparable damages to your aluminum guttering system also. Hail that damages siding are usually cosmetic, however in most cases are still covered by your insurance plan.

What occurred in our area that caused damage to my home?

We keep an eye on the weather all the time so we know where storm damage occurs. Golf ball to softball size hail ranging from 1 inch to 4 inch in size together with strong winds indicates you may have sustained damage. Pebblestone Construction in partnership with Greentek Property Solutions can help homeowners repair any kind of hail damage. Give us a call today at our office in Tampa at (877) 389-0632 or you can get in touch with our contact form.

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