How does hail damage my house?
Hail damage is a common occurrence in McHenry County. It comes without notice and can leave behind millions of dollars worth of damage. Hail of all sizes is capable of causing significant damage to the exterior of your home, and hail of a certain size can even void your manufacturer's warranty.
Hail can knock off the protective granulation on asphalt or composition shingles. It can even bruise or break the matting of the shingle. When the matting is exposed to the elements, the shingle begins to weather. This allows moisture to accumulate under the shingles and start to decompose the wooden structure, which in turn leads to structural damage and even mold. While hail damage may seem negligible, it only takes a small amount - often invisible to the untrained eye - to cause serious and costly long-term problems with your home. This is why insurance companies will pay for the replacement of your roof.
Depending on the size or intensity of the hail, it can also cause damage to your siding, windows, doors, gutters, and aluminum trim. Since all of these features work as a protective barrier for your home, un-repaired damage is an invitation for expensive & intrusive repairs down the road.
How do I know if my home is damaged?
Hail damage is difficult to see from the ground and can be easily overlooked with an untrained eye. The best way to find out if your home has suffered hail damage is to have a professional access your property. If you live in McHenry County or the surrounding areas and believe your home may have suffered hail damage, please contact us to set up a free, no obligation inspection. If there is damage we will find it, photograph it, and walk you through the claims process. Our job is not only to repair hail damage, but to provide a proper inspection so that your insurance company will pay you the money you deserve.
What if I need hail damage repairs?
Green Renovations specializes in all types of storm and hail damage repair work. Our project managers attend HAAG training annually to keep up to date on the latest industry standards to ensure your property is properly accessed. If you have filed a claim with your insurance company, our project manager will meet with your insurance adjuster to ensure that all damage is accessed and you receive a fair settlement. Our project managers are Xactimate certified. Xactimate is the number one estimate writing program that insurance companies use for insurance repairs.