Because of our harsh weather, hail and storm damage are typical in Minnesota.
Hail damage can be difficult to detect because it doesn’t show up right away, so it’s important to know what to look for. Hail doesn’t always leave visible signs on your roof and other parts of your home. It is the most common cause of roof replacement in the United States, but usually goes undetected unless you know what you’re looking for.
The best way to identify hail damage is by examining those areas most likely affected: valleys and eaves troughs around chimneys or vents; rooftop drains; ridge caps; skylights; solar panels (if they have been compromised); garage doors or windows that were hit by falling debris or stones during a storm; and gutters that may have collected some smaller pieces of hail as well.
Your insurance provider will normally pay hail damage repairs and roof replacements, but you will need to file a damage claim to receive the reimbursement you deserve.
Another issue to consider when it comes to hail damage repairs and replacements is the emergence of out-of-town storm chasers right after a large storm. These people will swarm a hail-damaged neighborhood in search of unwary homeowners in need of roof repairs or new roof installation. They may hand out flyers or even show up unexpectedly to do a free examination. Homeowners that fall for these types of con jobs frequently end up with shoddy roofs, and the phony company that promised to help has vanished.