Determining If Your Roof Has Hail Damage In The Windy City
In 2020, the United States experienced 4,611 large hailstorms, as reported in the NOAA Severe Climates Database. Every year, multiple hailstorms cause billions of dollars in property damage and many of these storms included hail the size of baseballs and bigger. Many homeowners are not aware of hail damage to their roofs and some don’t realize that even much smaller hail, when driven by wind, can cause damage just as significant to the roof as well. Hail damage on roofs often can not be seen from the ground, and this is a big reason why the idea of hail damage almost never crosses the mind of a property owner. Although you cannot fully determine the amount of damage caused by hail to a roof from the ground, there are some signs that the trained eye can find and help determine if there may be more damage above. This is where Gold Standard Restorations can step in and be the trained eye you need and give you a proper inspection. After our experts come to your house and finish a detailed analysis, we will advise you of any kind of exterior hail damage and tell you what needs to be repaired or replaced on your property and how soon you need to fix it.
How Hail Can Affect Your Home And Property
Our offices at Gold Standard are in the heart of the greater Chicago area and experiences bad hail storms just as much as many of our clients, so we know what it’s like to get hit hard. In many cases, homes may not be ready for the severe impact they bring to your property and the following expenses that it takes to repair it back to its original condition. What many homeowners don’t realize is that it’s not just the baseball-sized hail that can cause major headaches but the smaller-sized hail can do just as much damage. The size of hail can range from as small as a pea to as big as an orange and sometimes bigger but regardless of the size, any and all hail to your roof, siding, and exterior appliances will always end up problematic. How most hail is formed is by small particles of frozen rain or a speck of dirt that is pulled up by strong updrafts in the clouds above us during a storm and the size of hail that rains down on our homes are dependent on the strength of the updraft. It continues to circulate in the cloud until it gets too heavy for the continuous updraft and then gravity takes over by pulling it down to the earth’s surface creating drastic effects. While it may be a simple process of weather passing over our great state, the impact damage of any size of hail can be terrible and costly. At GSR, we offer roof inspections after these types of storms and will send out one of our many experts that will be able to tell you what kind of destruction your house suffered during the storm. If we find something that is not within our limits to fix like your A/C unit or an exterior electric box, we can set you up with the right contractor to come out and fix the issues quickly.
The good news everyone here at Gold Standard The good news is that we don’t just offer inspections, we have a team of professional contractors that can make any kind of quality repairs to your home after a hailstorm.
Why You Should Get Your Home Inspected
When a storm passes through the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and throws down heavy hail, getting whatever may have been damaged repaired quickly is very important. It will help to set your home up for any following hailstorms and as an added benefit, will make you aware of any kind of other damage you may not have been aware of. The experts we have here at Gold Standard have a fine eye for any type of roof damage done by hail including roof shingles that may have been impacted, possible impact damage to your gutters, and any kind of siding that may have taken a bad hit. However, for many homeowners, if it’s small, pea-sized hail that has hit their home, they don’t think twice about it and continue on with their day. There are two main types of damage that affect your property: functional and cosmetic. Functional damage by hail refers to damage that affects the integrity and longevity of the roof and cosmetic damage by hail refers to damage that does not affect the viability of the ceiling to perform its function. In 2013, the American Insurance Services Association introduced a “cosmetic damage exclusion” to allow insurers to avoid cosmetic damage coverage. However, sometimes a roof that has endured functional damage may be wrongly associated with cosmetic damage by the insurance company. Our qualified and trained roof inspectors from Gold Standard Restorations will know the difference and can help the owner ensure that the insurance designation is properly assigned.
Whether The Damage Is Big Or Small, Don’t Wait To Call!
Gold Standard Restorations not only has an amazing team of expert roofers and contractors but after a bad storm, any kind of leaking water should be dried out and repaired at the source immediately. Even if you think there may be some water sneaking into a small corner in the attic or basement, we will come out for a no-contact inspection and advise you of any possible outcomes. We will treat your home like our own and with or without an insurance claim, we promise to give you an honest and accurate quote and make sure you are aware of exactly what in your home may be affected.
Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed
As homeowners with families of our own, we know customer satisfaction is most important when it comes to our work. All of that begins with a quality inspection, a fair price, a crew that can work with your schedule, and a prompt installation. At Gold Standard Restoration we guarantee that, through every step of the process, we will be courteous, professional, punctual, and treat your home with care as if it were our own. We know that you will be extremely happy with the new standard we have set for you.