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Free Assessment

Has your home been impacted by a recent hail storm? Has your home suffered wind damage or water damage? Has your house been damaged by a fire or by a tree or other object falling on your home? If any of these things have happened to your home, let us be your trusted renovation team to protect and enhance what is often your largest investment, your home. We can offer a free assessment to help you determine the extent of the damage. We can also advocate for you to help you understand the insurance claim and restoration process and to help you get what you deserve from your insurance coverage to restore your home.

Signs of Damage after a Hailstorm

Here are some of the things we look for when inspecting your home for damage after a hail storm:

  • From the ground:
    • Dents or damage to downspouts and gutters
    • Damage to AC units
    • Dents in aluminum wraps around fascia boards
    • Cracks in vinyl siding, often at the bottom edge of a panel or lap
  • From the roof
    • Size of dents or damage to soft metal furnace caps or chimney caps.
      • We look for dents the size of golf balls or larger since it generally requires hail of at least 1.5″ diameter to cause damage to roof shingles. The soft metal on furnace caps can show if the hail was as small as coins or as large as golf balls or baseballs, that would cause further damage to a roof.
    • Dents in metal flashings or vents on the roof
    • Cracks or holes in skylights
    • For damage to shingles caused by hail, we look for:
      • Compressed granules in areas the size of golf balls
      • Concentrated areas of missing granules on shingles
      • Cracked shingles
      • Edges, sides, or corners of shingles that are damaged or missing
      • Missing shingles
      • Amount of damage within a 10′ x 10′ area as well as on multiple slopes on a roof

Potential signs of Hail Damage

  • Other collateral hail damage around the house; dents on cars or other items on your house or in your yard.
  • A distinct pattern of small round-shaped divots on the edges of the shingles.
  • Indentations in the shingle where granules are missing.
  • A large pile of granules at the end of your downspout; a small amount is normal, especially on new shingles.

Potential signs of Wind Damage

  • Missing shingles.
  • Thin horizontal lines where granules have been worn off about 1-2 inches beneath the shingle above; this could indicate that the shingle seal was broken and the shingle was flapping in the wind rubbing against the shingle above it.
  • To be effective against the elements, shingles must be sealed to each other as one water tight roof deck.