4 Things to Inspect on Your Home After a Hail Storm

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4 Things to Inspect on Your Home After a Hail Storm

4 Things to Inspect on Your Home After a Hail Storm

Summertime in the Twin Cities brings a litany of volatile weather to prepare for. One of the most damaging forms of severe weather to your home is, by far, hailstorms. After a hailstorm rolls through your area, it’s good to know what to look for on your roof, siding, and the rest of your property.

Here are four things you should be inspecting on your property immediately after a hailstorm!

1. Siding Inspection

After a hailstorm, damage to your siding may only look like aesthetic damage, but it’s more intrusive than that. Siding blemishes like cracks, dents, and missing slates lead to water damage like mold and mildew build-up. Additionally, siding damage can weaken your foundation leading to a spike in your energy bills over time.

So, after a hailstorm, take a walk around your house to spot any signs of siding damage. Be sure to quickly contact a trusted professional for repair or replacement as soon as possible.

2. Roof Inspection

Like siding, damage to your roof leads to a slew of other property issues if left unattended for long enough. The first victim of a hailstorm is usually the roof since it faces the sky. Dented shingles don’t look as menacing as they really are.

Dents will puncture holes in your shingles, allowing water to seep into your underlayment, leading to water damage and attic insulation. Additionally, the punctures in your roof cause water leaks to drip into your attic and even into your home, not to mention an increase in energy costs.

Getting on your roof and searching for major and minor dents to your shingles as soon as possible after a hailstorm allows you to contact a roofing contractor and schedule storm damage repairs such as roof repair or total replacement.

3. Gutter Inspection

Minor dents to your gutters cause water to leak out the channel before it reaches your downspouts. In addition, the high impact of hail may jar your gutters loose, causing pitch problems hindering water flow, or even a result leading your gutters to fall off your eaves.

When inspecting your home after a hailstorm, pay close attention to the state of your gutters for dents or loose ends so you can make timely repairs before further damage occurs.

4. Window Inspection

Windows can take a beating during a hail storm, particularly if it is also windy. You’ll want to check all your windows for cracks, holes, broken panes, and frame damage. Any of these problems can harm the integrity of your windows.

In addition, if you have awnings, window caps, or cladding, you should check them as well. They can also suffer damage during a hail storm.

Do You Need to File an Insurance Claim?

If you find that you have suffered significant damage to any part of your home after a hail storm, you may need to submit an insurance claim. After you have submitted the claim, contact Trinity Exteriors to provide a free estimate on all storm restoration work.

We’ll work with your insurance company to repair or replace your gutters, roofing, siding, or windows. We serve customers in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Eden Prairie, MN, along with nearby areas in the great Twin Cities metro area.

Contact Trinity Exteriors for Trusted Storm Damage Repair

If you spot hailstorm damage or other severe weather damage to your home, trust Trinity Exteriors to restore your property in an efficient and timely fashion!

Get a free quote online or give us a call at 952-920-9520 today!

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