Our team at Innovative Builders has been busy this summer helping our neighbors repair their homes thanks to the near constant barrage of hail storms we have had this year. If you live in the Denver Metro Area, knowing what to do after a hailstorm strikes is essential. Mainly, it is important that you know what to inspect around your home after a storm and how to identify damage. Here are some things you should be looking at.
First thing you should inspect is your roof. Check your roof for signs of damage, such as cracked or missing shingles, dents, or holes. Hail can cause significant damage to roofs, so it's crucial to address any issues promptly to prevent water leaks and further structural problems.
Next on your list should be your gutters and downspouts. Examine your gutters and downspouts for dents, cracks, or loosened connections. Hail can dent or damage these components, affecting their functionality and potentially causing water damage if not addressed.
Siding is also commonly affected by hail damage. Inspect your siding for dents, cracks, or holes. Hail can cause visible damage to siding materials, such as wood, vinyl, or aluminum. Look for any signs of impact that may compromise the integrity or aesthetics of your home's exterior.
Another area that should be checked out as soon as the storm passes are your windows and doors. Check windows and doors for cracks or shattered glass resulting from hail impact. Ensure that frames and seals are intact, as damage can lead to drafts, energy loss, or potential water intrusion.
If you notice any damage, it's important to document it by taking photographs or videos. Then, you should contact Innovative Builders. We will work with your insurance for you so that you do not even have to give it a second thought. From there we will make sure that your home is left in better condition than it was before the storm.
Remember, safety should always be a priority. If you suspect structural damage or encounter any hazardous conditions during your inspection, it's best to consult professionals and avoid attempting repairs yourself.
By Innovative Builders 7-17-2023