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Hail is a form of solid precipitation that consists of balls of ice called hailstone and occurs during severe storms. According to the National Storm Damage Center, hail causes approximately $1 billion in damages per year in the United States to homes, buildings, cars, and crops.
Types of Hail Damage
Roof Damage – When hail storms hit, the most common damage to homes and buildings is to the roof. When the roof damage goes undetected or unrepaired, more damage can occur to the home or building as water leaks through the roof and into the walls.
Window and Siding Damage – Often high winds accompany hailstorms causing the hail to fall at angles. When this happens, windows and siding can crack which also leads to the threat for additional water damage to the home.
Automobile Damage – The glass, plastic and metal surfaces of vehicles are particularly susceptible to damage from hail. Dents in the metal or cracks in the windshield glass are common occurrences in hailstorms.
Steps to Minimize Hail Damage
There are a few steps that one can take to minimize hail damage.
- Close Curtains or Blinds – Closing the window treatments can help prevent the wind from blowing broken glass into the interior of the building.
- Park in Garage – To protect vehicles, park inside a garage or under a carport.
- New Roof – If replacing your roof, consider using impact-resistant materials to help avoid future hail damage.
Hailstorms can be extremely destructive to commercial or residential buildings, especially roofs. If you are caught in a hailstorm and suspect that you have damage, SERVPRO of Kenton County provides 24 hour emergency restoration services including board ups and roof tarps. We respond quickly to prevent further damage to your property!
Just call SERVPRO of Kenton County (859)261-2400!