Property damage caused by hail can vary, depending on the severity and magnitude of the storm itself. Sometimes the hail damage is easy to detect and other times it’s not so easily seen. Either way, it can lead to costly repairs to your house’s roof and siding. Hail can create soft spots in asphalt shingles, which usually ISN’T COVERED in the manufacturer’s warranty. It can also lead to exposure to other elements and further damage.
- Consider your roof: Is your roof outdated? Has it been a while since you’ve replaced or repaired your roof? What type of material is your roof made of? Metal roofs are the most resistant to hail damage.
- Consider your windows: Do you have shutters, window coverings, blinds or even drapes? All these will help keep you and your windows safe from hail damage.
- Consider your trees: Do you trim your trees? Keeping them maintained may help prevent branches from being knocked loose by large hail and causing further damage.
Don’t be fooled – Just because Chicago isn’t considered “The Windy City” for its strong gusts doesn’t mean it doesn’t get its fair share of strong, storm-force winds pushed over from Lake Michigan. Without proper structure and protection, these winds can be devastating to homes and businesses.
Winds can contain both negative and positive pressure. When they interact with a pressurized building (your home or business), the winds can increase the internal pressure inside, which pushes on the roof and walls. If the wind’s suction is strong enough, your roof and walls will breach, leaving your property exposed to further damage.
Recovering from a storm such as hail or wind damage can be stressful. Don’t let just any public adjuster try and help, as they can be just as “windy,” as Chicago would say. Neighborhood Adjusters will make the process smooth and stress-free.
WE CAN HELP SPEED UP THE RECOVERY PROCESS
Whether the property damage is in your home or business, after you file a water or flood damage claim, it can take up to two days to hear from your insurance company. At Neighborhood Adjusters, we understand that acting promptly is essential to both your home and business. We will promptly be at your service to help start the drying process, mitigate further damage and handle the claim on your behalf.
Neighborhood Adjusters are based in Elmhurst and serve the greater Chicago area and the entire state of Illinois.