Hail can vary in size from marbles to the size of a softball. Most hail that is marble-sized does not cause too much property damage. However, golf ball-sized and larger can cause serious property damage that can include:
- Roof damage
- Window damage
- Siding damage
- Crop damage
- Tree damage
- Fence damage
Obviously, the larger the hail, the more serious the consequences for homes and businesses. After a hail storm moves through an area, the destruction to properties can be in the millions of dollars, with the most damage to roofs. Until a roof caves in or leaks, most people do not realize that a hail storm caused damage to their roof until it is too late.
Typically, hail loosens the granular surface and makes roofs susceptible to future damages. For this reason, those who have sustained golf ball-sized, baseball-sized, or softball-sized hail or larger, should automatically get their roofs inspected. If it is determined that hail damaged your roof, you should file a property damage claim with your insurance company.
If your roof damage claim is denied, or if the insurer doesn’t want to replace the roof or fix it according to what the roofing professional recommends, then you should contact a skilled first-party insurance lawyer. An attorney will be able to read and understand your insurance policy terms, let you know if you deserve more than what the insurance company is offering you under your policy, and help you fight the insurance company to get the compensation that you deserve.
For help with your residential insurance claim, call the qualified insurance litigation lawyers at the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 for a free consultation today.