What to do after a hailstorm:
Need to file a claim for hailstorm damage? Don’t wait! Hailstorms can cause serious damage to your property, but there may be a time limit to make a claim. You need to act fast and be vigilant when contacting your insurance company. If the damage worsens or repairs are inadequate, your claim may be denied.
Here’s what you need to know about hail damage:
The quality of your building materials, especially shingles, affects the level of damage sustained.
The direction your house faces and the direction of the hail determine the extent of the damage.
Trees can provide some protection from hail damage.
If you live in an area prone to hailstorms, preparation is key. Read your insurance policy to understand the coverage for hail damage so you can make appropriate claims.
Here are some steps to identify hail damage and schedule repairs:
Inspect the exterior of your home for cracks, holes, and dents on the siding, roof, windows, gutters, vents, and shingles.
Check for interior damage, such as water stains or dampness on walls and ceilings.
Get a storm report from weather services to assess the damage and provide information to your insurance company.
Contact your homeowner’s insurance company to make a claim. Have a storm report on hand to support your case.
Consider contacting a reputable hail damage repair company, like C’s Exterior Design, to help with the claims process.
Beware of storm chasers. Find a licensed company that specializes in hail damage repair.
Have the hail damage repair company communicate with your insurer for a smoother process.
Remember, delaying hail repairs may make it harder to file insurance claims and the damage may worsen. Call C’s Exterior Design immediately if you’re in Billings, Montana or Northern Wyoming for assistance with insurance claims.