What to do if your home is damaged by hail
If your home has been damaged by hail, you may be eligible for an insurance replacement. Insurance replacements can seem intimidating; however, if you find the right contractor, he or she can guide you through the process with minimal stress.
It is important to address hail damage when it happens because it can have a significant impact on the lifespan of your home. It can put holes in window screens and vinyl siding, and it can crack the seal on vinyl windows. It damages shingles, which not only voids the warranty on your roof but also fractures the fiberglass in the shingle structure, wears away the granules on parts of the shingle and pushes the granules into the mat on the point of impact. Hail damage diminishes the water-shedding capabilities of the shingle, greatly reducing its lifetime.
At Seawright Roofing & Solar we use the guidelines below when dealing with insurance restoration.
- Seawright Roofing & Solar will inspect your home to determine the extent of the damage to the exterior of your home. We are also prepared to immediately install any temporary solutions, such as tarping or board up.
- Once you call your insurance company and get your claim number, Seawright Roofing & Solar will contact your insurance adjuster and represent you throughout the restoration process. We will work with you and the adjuster to ensure that the assessment of damage is accurate and you get coverage to the full extent of your policy.
- Once we establish the extent of the damage, we will come up with a timeline and order the materials. Our project manager will be there to meet with you on day one of construction and will oversee the construction process.
- Once construction is completed, our project manager will inspect the repairs with you to ensure every part of the project has been completed to your satisfaction.
It is springtime, which means that storm season is upon us! If your home is damaged by hail, give us a call at 1-803-828-4181 for a free inspection. We are happy to guide you through the process and do everything in our power to make sure you get the coverage you deserve.