Hail can cause expensive damage to homes, particularly to their roofs. The following infographic provides some alarming numbers regarding hail claims and damage totals in the United States between 2008 and 2012. Residents in the Chicagoland area may want to take note that Illinois was one of the 11 states that experienced at least $1 billion in hail damage during that time period.
If hail strikes in your neighborhood, you will want to be sure to check for damage to your home immediately afterward. This is particularly true if the hail stones are at least 1.5 inches in diameter or if you have an older roof.
If you suspect damage but cannot see anything from the ground, you may want to call in the experienced roofers at Baltic Home Improvement to do a thorough inspection of your roof. Our roofers can provide you with a detailed account of the damages and, if you need to file a claim with your homeowners insurance company, can provide free claims assistance.