Damage Caused by Dents from Hail

In the event of a hailstorm, it is important to make a full assessment of your property. If your area has been hit by hail it is always a good idea to have a full property damage inspection performed by a reputable storm restoration contractor that specializes in working with hail damage and filing hail related insurance claims.

The most common areas to be affected by hail dents are:

  • Gutters
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Painted Surfaces
  • Fascia and Soffit
  • Window Casings
  • Vinyl Fences/Posts
  • Vent Caps

Automobile Damage

When assessing damage from a hailstorm, don't forget to check your vehicle for damage, especially if it was not parked in a garage or covered parking when the storm hit. When trying to determine if your car has been damaged, it is important to look at it in different lights and from different angles. Even if your car has sustained minor damage, you’ll want to file an insurance claim to pay for the repairs.

If your car has been severely damaged, you will notice small dents covering the surface of your vehicle. Make sure to check the windshield, rear window, headlights and all painted surfaces. If you have dents, dings, or cracked paint that exposes metal surfaces, your car may be susceptible to rust. If your vehicle has sustained hail damage here are some tips to help you navigate the repair process.

  1. Assess the overall damage to your vehicle.
  2. Check your insurance policy for coverage and deductible information.
  3. Contact your insurance company to report the damage
  4. Request an adjuster to inspect the damage
  5. Meet with the adjuster. Make sure to point out all of the damage you found.
  6. Do your homework and understand your best repair options (remember, your insurance company is in business to make money and may recommend repair options that will save them money, at your expense.)
  7. Hire a professional, licensed repair shop to perform your repairs
  8. Make sure to fully inspect your vehicle before leaving the repair facility

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