Mitigating Damage from Hailstorms

While there are ways to prepare your home for extreme weather, most of the time the best you can do is try to mitigate the damage. With extreme weather events growing stronger and more erratic–most notably hailstorms–the damages to your home, as well as the resulting repair or replacement bills, are only expected to increase.

Mitigating Damage from Hailstorms

What then is the best way to protect your assets from extreme weather events like hailstorms?  A&A Services Home Improvement, your go-to company for window replacement services in the state, elaborates below.

Reducing Hailstorm Damage 

It’s not necessarily erratic hailstorms that pose the biggest threat to your property; rather, it’s successive hailstorms. To mitigate damage from the blunt impact of hailstones, we recommend installing a more durable roofing system.

While there’s no guarantee that even the most durable roofing systems on the market can emerge from hailstorms unscathed, they can reduce the urgency of repairs. Durable roofing systems are likely to suffer dents, but at least these won’t immediately turn into leaks. This, in turn, gives you more time to fix the damage or replace the roofing material.

To minimize the cost of window repairs, another vulnerable part of your home, we recommend getting a window replacement with stronger glass.

Repair Costs

Since the focus for hailstorm damage is more on mitigation, we recommend getting insurance coverage for hail damage.

Some homeowners might be wary of getting insurance coverage because of possible areas a policy might not cover, but for hailstorm insurance there’s usually no policy limits on covering hail damage. Plus, most of the insurance policy’s coverage qualifies for a deduction.

Just keep in mind that you need to properly document the damage to your home after a hailstorm and file a claim with your insurer as soon as possible. A large number of policies also require you to keep your roof in good condition, so it would be wise to have a contractor periodically maintain it.

A&A Services Home Improvement offers windows replacement and general roofing services. To get a free estimate, call (978) 219-2343 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Peabody, Andover, and Salem, MA.


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