Even the smallest hailstorm can cause significant damage. The impact from hail can cause denting, cracking, and breaking of a multitude of surfaces. If a home is older or poorly maintained, the damage from a hailstorm may be more severe. Hail can cause damage to both the interior of your home and the exterior of your home, as well as any exterior attachments.
Exterior Damage – The roof takes most of the hit and depending on the material of the roof it could crack, split, peel, chip, or dent. In some cases, windows could break, and if there is a skylight there is a higher risk of them breaking too. Aluminum and wood siding may be dented by side-swept hail. Vinyl siding has an increased risk of breaking under heavy hail impact.
Interior Damage – Depending on the condition of the structure, hail could melt and cause damage to the interior. If you start to see dripping or dark spots in the ceiling drywall, you should look up in the attic to check the insulation to make sure its not wet and causing more damage. Then you should look around in your attic and find the location where the water is coming in, so you can tell a roofing contractor. If the hail breaks any windows or skylights, rain and hail can get inside and cause significant damage.
Exterior Attachments – Hail can cause damage to air conditioning units, satellite dishes, antennas, and other attachments on the outside of a home.
If your home sustains interior water damage from a hailstorm, rapid response and drying is important. Give the professionals at SERVPRO South Kenosha a call anytime.