Hail storms can cause damage in several different ways. In some cases, hail does not lead to much damage, but in other cases, hail can be destructive. Since hail storms can happen during certain circumstances during thunderstorms, it is important to know what to do ahead of time. This way, you can execute your plan of action once the storm is over. Knowing how to handle hail damage claims is important. While we have a pretty quiet summer for hail in Denver this year, its better to learn more about preparing for severe storms, types of damage and submitting property claims now, then when it's to late!
Preparing for Severe Storms
Since anything can happen during a severe thunderstorm, especially when they are brought on quickly as they can be in Colorado, it is important to have a kit in the event of a power outage. This can include flash lights, extra batteries, a radio, battery backups and power banks for mobile devices, In addition, include a first aid kit, water, blankets and more. In the event of a natural disaster, you will need more items. Read Ready.gov’s Emergency Supply List to make sure you have all items. If you know storms are coming, make sure to prepare the outside of your house. Bring in outdoor furniture and any other outdoor items. If you have a garage, make sure to move vehicles inside. During the storms, you will want to come indoors to stay safe from the storm. Ready.gov advises not to be around water or run appliances that use water, stay away from concrete or electrical cords in their thunderstorms and lightning article. Doing simple things like not showering during the storms can keep you safe as well.
Types of Damage
No matter what the size; roofs, cars and siding are some of the most common places damage occurs. On roofs, shingles can break, and roofing can become damaged. It is important to have your roof inspected as it may not be easy to see what damage has been done on a roof. When leaks occur, water can come into the inside of your home leading to mold growth and many other issues. Even if you don't see the leak, it doesn't mean it isn't there. It is best to get your roof checked after the crazy storms Colorado has come to know. When there are heavy winds and hail blows sideways, it can dent siding, break windows and much more. It can also wreak havoc on cars too, with denting and the breaking of windows. In addition, landscaping in a yard can be damaged too.
Insurance and Submitting Claims
Insurance protects you and your belongings in the event of inclement weather. After a storm has occurred, you will need to document all damage. From there, you will work with your insurance company to file a claim. A claims adjuster
will come out to assess the damage. From there they will work with your insurance company and you will then be sent funds to fix the damage. If you have any concerns along the way, you can with your own claims adjuster to ensure they provide the most accurate update for the insurance company.
If your home has been damaged by a hail storm, you will need a claims adjuster that you can trust. For experts in the field, you can contact Aspen Claims Service if you feel your claim needs to be reinspected. We have experienced adjusters available 24/7 to help you with your claim.