Your lawn is littered with glass, and the siding has been stripped from your house. After a serious hailstorm, the obvious destruction may get the most attention, but don’t let the shock of dealing with major damages keep you from looking a little deeper. Hailstorms are notorious for leaving a mix of both visible and “hidden” damages to homes, and insurance companies may underpay your claim if you aren’t aggressive in assessing and fighting for your losses.
Obvious Hail Damage to Homes
In major hailstorms, the visible destruction can be impressive, and even less severe hailstorms sometimes leave obvious losses for homeowners. As homeowners start to survey their losses in the wake of a hailstorm, they might see:
- Damage to roofing materials
- Broken windows and screens
- Damage to siding
- Damage to vehicles
Not-So-Obvious Hail Damage to Homes
While there may be obvious damage, quite a bit of the damage from hailstorms can be invisible to the untrained eye, at least initially. This “hidden” hail damage can worsen over time, creating major problems months or years down the road. Getting a thorough professional inspection of potential hail damage can help ensure that you aren’t met with unwelcome surprises long after your insurance claim has settled for less.
Our Lawyers Can Help With Complicated Hail Damage Insurance Claims
After a severe hailstorm damages your home, it’s up to you to get organized and prove the expense of your losses to the insurance company. While the process should be straightforward, many homeowners run into frustrating delays, denials, and underpaid claims, and many aren’t aware of their rights and options for pursuing a fair and full outcome. If you are having trouble getting the resolution you need from an insurance claim for residential hail damage, contact our experienced legal team today—or start getting informed today with a free copy of our helpful book, Your Essential Guide to Residential Claims.