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Hail and Storm Damage Repair & Restoration
As insurance restoration specialists serving the Midwest, we are dedicated to helping our clients throughout the entire insurance claim process, from filing a claim to finalizing the construction on your home or business.
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Storm and hail damage to your home or business can be devastating and overwhelming. Quality Exteriors, Midwest insurance restoration specialists, can help you put the pieces back together. We are experienced in helping out clients provide the proper repair and/or replacement estimate paperwork and information to your homeowner or business property insurance company.
Quality Exteriors is one of the most successful insurance restoration companies in the Midwest, specializing in repairing hail and wind damage. Quality Exteriors offers commercial and residential roofing, siding and gutter renovation, repair and replacement services.
Not sure what to do next? Quality Exteriors is here for you! Read our step by step guide on how to file your storm damage insurance claim or contact Quality Exteriors for a FREE inspection and damage estimate or call 651-457-8710.
Identifying Storm Damage
Hail and wind damage is identifiable as any damage that your property has sustained as a result of hail (usually 1″ or larger) striking your home in moderate to heavy volume. High winds can also severely increase the amount of physical damage to your home and business. Typically, this type of hail will damage and compromise the integrity of asphalt composite shingles, cedar shake, metal roofing, tile roofing, foam and flat roofs as well as siding, window screens and AC fins. If enough damage has been sustained to your property, your insurance company may be liable for the damages to your property.
Storm damaged Roofing
Hail damage is caused when hail stones dislodge the granules from the surface of the shingles creating a “bruise” which exposes the asphalt underneath. The colored granules are adhered to the surface of the shingles in order to protect the asphalt from sun exposure, and when that protection fails, the integrity of the shingle is compromised. Over time, this damage could develop into serious problems. Even new shingles that barely show the damage can be considered ruined. A shingle designed to last 30 years can be compromised immediately, or even up to 5 years after the storm if legitimate damage is overlooked. Many times the hail will loosen the bond between the granules and the asphalt and as the compromised areas are exposed to wind, rain and sun they will begin to fall off and leave the asphalt vulnerable to UV exposure and deterioration. In order to properly detect shingle damage that may be hard to spot, we look for â€œcollateralâ€ damage such as indentations on the soft metal accessories of the roof, or along gutters, screens and siding.
High winds and hail can leave dents, holes or even tear off pieces of siding. Of course, when whole pieces of siding are missing from your house it is easy to see that damage has occurred. However, some siding damage can go undetected to the untrained eye. Undetected siding damage can lead to interior damage and even damage to the spaces between the siding and the interior if water is allowed to enter behind the siding. Some signs of problems caused by siding damage include appearance of mold, separating seams, warping boards that do not lay flat against the house, swelling, delaminating (including peeling and chipping) and even moisture on the inside of the house.