Hail Storm Information
We here at Built get a lot of questions about hail, so we would like to provide some basic info for common questions on the subject:
- Does a hail storm affect houses in pretty much the same way?
– No, there are many different factors that can affect the hail damage that may occur to a house. These include wind direction and velocity, pitch of the roof, and the quantity/size of the hail.
- How large can a hail stone actually get?
– The largest recorded stone had an 8 inch diameter but most storms produce stones much smaller.
- Is it normal to see weathering of my shingles in my gutters, driveway, or other places?
-Yes, loss of shingle granules and integrity happens naturally over time.
- Can individual shingles be replaced or do I need to replace the whole roof at the same time?
– Individual shingles can be replaced, rather than having to perform the service on the whole
roof, if need be.
- How can further damage be prevented after a hail storm?
– Cover any broken windows or openings with a tarp. Only cover what you can do so safely.
– Call your insurance agent to go over the process of emergency repairs.
– Call Built Restoration to have us come out, assess the damage, and help you get your home back in order.
We hope you find this information helpful and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us.