Hail Damage Restoration in Jacksonville and Gainesville, Florida
In 2021, there were nearly 4,000 hailstorms in the U.S. Hail damages about a billion dollars worth of crops and property each year. Hailstorms can damage properties significantly in a short time.
During thunderstorms, raindrops are carried upwards where the temperature is low and these droplets freeze and become hailstones. They can be tiny as a pebble or as large as a grapefruit, depending on weather-related factors.
The larger the stone, the greater the potential for damage when it falls on your roof, window, car, truck, patio furniture, carport, or shed in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ocala, Lake City, and other cities throughout our North Florida service area.
The aftermath of a storm can be difficult to fix. Our team of experts is trained and prepared for any severity of damage after a storm. We will first clear away the fallen debris, like tree branches and broken window pieces, and then clean up the water. After that, we will inspect the residence for possible damages and before providing you the information for a reliable contractor to handle the restoration procedure.
Any part of your building that is exposed to the outdoors is prone to damage by hailstorms. However, the following parts of a building are most susceptible:
- Roof: The stones will usually hit the surface of your roof continuously and cause damages that could require extensive repairs or a replacement. Hail dents on metal roofs are quite visible, which might not be the case with shingled or flat roofs.
- Windows: Hailstorms can break windows, which will increase the risk of the stones hitting the interior space of your house. Fixing a broken window is the most important repair that needs to be done after the storm passes to protect your home from water damage.
- Siding: If the force of the wind is fierce during a storm, the wind can tear apart or scrap the sidings of your house. Siding damage can lead to leaks, so careful inspection after a storm is necessary.
- Other key areas: Although generally less severe, your chimneys and flue vents can be impacted by hailstorms. However, the harm done to these parts is mostly insignificant with minor dents or scratches.