Severe summer weather brings hail, which can cause extensive damage to your home and vehicle. So what should you do after a hailstorm hits your town?
Start by focusing on safety. When it?s safe to venture outside, keep away from downed power lines, broken glass, and debris. Wear gloves and boots for protection.
For damage to your home:
For damage to your vehicle:
*Please note that if the hailstorm was widespread and affected a significant amount of homes and vehicles in your area, it could take longer to repair or settle your claim.
Take steps to prevent further damage to your property. Some hailstorms may be followed by wind and heavy rain. Try to clean up any debris. Board up broken windows and doors. Cover roof damage if possible with tarps or plywood. Place damaged items in a safe place for later inspection.
When it comes to hail, you never really know what to expect. Your neighbor could have a lot of damage and you may have none. The time after a hailstorm can be stressful and overwhelming. It?s important to remember patience and to focus on the damage that is threatening to your health and safety first.
If you have any questions about hail and your property coverage, contact your agent.
This blog entry is created for informational purposes only. Any viewpoint or sponsorship of outside parties involved in the blog entry does not necessarily represent Goodville's stance as a company. The blog should not be used as a substitute for professional advice.