What Do I Do after a Hailstorm?

 

Recently, a brutal hailstorm hit the following towns:

 

  • Newton
  • Brookline
  • Wellesley
  • Marlborough
  • Somerville
  • Walpole
  • Wayland

 

If you live in any of these towns, you’re aware that hailstorms will affect you, but the question to ask is when the damaging hail will hit. Hailstones that larger than .75 inches are big enough to cause considerable damage to your home. Hail can damage anything from roofs to windows to siding. Ignoring hail damage can create problems down the road when it could be too late to file a claim.

After a hailstorm, there are certain steps, as a homeowner, which need to be taken. Be on the lookout for these signs of hail damage:

 

Roof

  • Damaged or missing shingles
  • Missing pieces of your roof
  • Tree limbs resting on your roof
  • Split seams
  • Leaking roof
  • Dented gutters or vents
  • Granules gathering in gutters and downspouts

Windows

  • Damage to the frame
  • Broken windows
  • Cracks or holes

Exterior

  • Chipping and discoloration
  • Holes
  • Cracks
  • Dents

 

If you notice any of these damages or are unsure if there is damage, contact Nor’Easter to have a licensed contractor come assess your home. On top of assessing and repairing the damages to your home, we will take care of your homeowner’s insurance claim. Ensuring that the claim in filed is important, which is why we offer this service for our customers.

 

If you are located in or around Newton, Brookline or Wellesley or know someone who was has been affected by a hailstorm, contact us at 508-667-3278. We will send an experienced contractor out to assess your home’s damage and go over your options.

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