Fleet Response

What Are the Potential Issues Caused by Hail Damage?

Hailstorms can wreak havoc on your home or business. Hailstones can vary in size significantly – they can be as small as peas and as large as softballs. When hailstones are very large, they can cause significant destruction to your property. If the damage isn’t addressed in a timely manner, you can potentially develop serious issues that will require more extensive and costly repairs down the road.

It's common for hail to cause extensive damage to your roof, windows, paint, gutters and siding. While the visible destruction can impact the aesthetics of your home or business, there are often more subtle issues that can develop which may not be readily detectable without a thorough inspection. These issues are by far the most worrisome problem stemming from hail damage.

For this reason, it’s always important to have your home or business evaluated by a professional storm damage restoration company after you sustain hail damage. At Burke’s Restoration, we offer 24/7 emergency response services and will arrive at your property ready to begin work shortly after receiving your call. Our team of expert hail damage technicians will assess the damage to your property and develop a customized plan to restore your home or business to its original condition.

Potential Issues Associated with Unaddressed Hail Damage

Often, the destruction caused by hail damage can threaten the structural integrity of your property. When left unaddressed, hail damage can result in a variety of serious issues that can potentially create significant health and safety risks.

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Water Damage from Roof Leaks

One of the most immediate and visible consequences of hail damage is the potential for roof leaks. These leaks can lead to significant water damage, compromising the interior of your property. This damage is not limited to just personal belongings and interior aesthetics; it can also seep into the very structure of your home or building, contributing to a weakening of the structural integrity over time. If not addressed promptly, what starts as a minor leak can evolve into major structural and health issues, potentially leading to costly repairs.

Compromised Roof Integrity

Hail, characterized by its hard, frozen pellets, can significantly accelerate the wear and tear on your roofing materials. This acceleration can compromise the roof's overall structural integrity, making it more susceptible to damage. Over time, this roof damage can lead to more significant issues, such as potential collapses or the unavoidable need for premature replacement. In addition, it can increase the risk of water damage as your roof materials continue to degrade over time. Therefore, it's crucial to inspect and address hail damage promptly to prevent these more severe consequences and maintain the roof's condition.

Mold Growth

If you suffer water damage after a hailstorm, the increased moisture levels in your home or business will create an ideal environment for mold growth. This situation not only poses significant health hazards to the occupants by potentially triggering allergies, respiratory issues, and other health problems, but it also requires comprehensive mold remediation efforts to eliminate the problem and prevent regrowth. Addressing the issue involves identifying the extent of the mold growth, removing contaminated materials, and treating the area to prevent future occurrences, all of which must be done by a professional mold remediation company to ensure the process is handled correctly.

Increased Energy Costs

Damaged insulation resulting from hail impact can significantly reduce energy efficiency within your home or business, leading to increased utility bills as your heating and cooling systems work harder to maintain comfortable temperatures. To avoid these unnecessary expenses, it's crucial to ensure that your property is properly insulated and sealed. Taking the time to check for and repair any damage to your insulation after a hailstorm can play a critical role in managing energy costs effectively.

Voided Warranties and Decreased Property Value

Many warranties provided for windows, siding and roofing materials contain detailed clauses specifically addressing storm damage. If hail damage goes unaddressed, it could potentially void these warranties, leaving you without the necessary coverage to address future problems. This oversight not only exposes the property to further damage, but also potentially leaves you responsible for costly repairs that otherwise might have been covered under warranty.

Furthermore, the cumulative effect of unaddressed hail damage can significantly depreciate your property's value. Water damage or mold growth from hail damage can create structural and health issues that decrease your property’s value and make it less appealing to potential buyers. For this reason, addressing hail damage promptly is important to protect the value of your investment.

Navigating Insurance Claims After Hail Damage

In most instances, hail damage will be covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy. It will be important to properly document all damage to your property to ensure you receive the benefits to which you’re entitled. This process involves a detailed assessment of the impact of hail damage to your property, including photographs, notes, and an evaluation by a professional storm damage restoration team.

At Burke’s Restoration, we have extensive experience working with insurance companies after hail damage. We’ll coordinate with your insurance company to ensure this process is handled correctly.

Burke’s Restoration Can Help After Hail Damage

In the aftermath of a hailstorm, the actions you take can profoundly impact the long-term condition and value of your property. Working with a professional storm damage restoration team is critical to minimize the damage to your property and prevent serious issues from developing down the road. At Burke’s Restoration, we have you covered.

Burke’s Restoration is the leading hail damage restoration company in the Spokane Valley area. We have decades of experience handling complex hail damage restoration projects on commercial and residential properties. Our IICRC-certified technicians will inspect and assess your hail damage to determine the best restoration process to return your home or business to its pre-damaged condition. We use the most advanced equipment and methods to ensure the job is performed correctly.

We offer 24/7 emergency response services and are available at a moment’s notice to begin work on your property. This prompt response time is often critical to reduce the risk of additional damage to your property.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Burke’s Restoration serves Spokane and all of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

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