When you survey the damage done to your car or roof after a hailstorm, it’s hard to imagine how in the world so much damage was done by one storm. Hailstorms actually can cause terrible damage to anything exposed to its path of destruction.
A hailstone can be the size of a pea and reach sizes close to softball. Due to the fact that most hailstones do not have smooth edges, each one can impact the type of damage they cause. It can cause small dings in siding, gutters or asphalt shingle, but it can also crack vinyl siding or wood shakes.
There are some factors that affect the type and degree of damage that may be impacted by the hailstorm that hit your house.
- Wind – Wind direction and speed can vary during a hailstorm. Changes in wind conditions can affect the location and severity of hail’s impact.
- Size and density – the size of the hailstones can affect the degree of damage, if any, to your property.
- Building materials – Different building materials absorb hail impacts in varied ways.
- Barriers – The position of neighboring structures and natural barrier, like tree cover, landscaping, fences or adjacent homes can reduce the ability of hail to cause damage to your home.
In the event that a hailstorm strikes your home, it’s important to ask an expert to examine the damage, and determine how best to restore your home’s beauty and stability. Call Jasper Contractors for all of your hailstorm needs.
Posted on behalf of Jasper Contractors