Hail Damage and Gutters
Have you been affected by the recent storms in San Antonio? Hail can do a number to your home’s exterior, including your gutters.
Here are some ways that you can work towards getting your gutters repaired and prepared for the next hail storm.
Take down any broken gutters immediately
Gutters can be extremely dangerous if they are left dangling after a hail storm. If they fall, they could permanently damage your home and cause even more problems.
Instead of letting a dangling gutter hang, gently take the gutter down. Lay the broken piece of gutter on the ground in an isolated location. You can even throw the pieces of the gutter in the dumpster if it is not reusable.
Look for other gutter damage
There are no less than 12 signs that can help you spot damage to your gutters. Some of the signs that you can look for include:
- Standing water
- Sagging gutters
- Unexplained screws or nails on the ground
Also, look for loose brackets and any other materials which might be jutting from the gutter fixtures. These could be signs that your gutters are about to fall, so unmount the brackets and gutters before they become an even bigger problem.
Install a heavy-duty gutter
When dealing with post-hail damage, make sure you replace your gutter with either a copper or galvalume gutter to prevent future storm damage.
Copper and galvalume can protect your gutter system from high-velocity impacts from falling hail. They are thicker, heavier gutters that can end up saving you a lot of money if your home is a frequent recipient of hailstorms.
Contact an insurance agent
Once a hail storm finishes, inspect your damage and contact your insurance agent immediately to see what can be done about your gutters.
You will be competing with many other homeowners to get a hold of a insurance agent. That’s why it is critical to act quickly with your own self-inspection and contact an agent immediately. The faster you report your issue, the faster you can get your claim processed and the faster you can get your home repaired.
Get your hail damaged gutters repaired
American Hill Country Gutters can repair or replace your gutter system if you live in the greater San Antonio area. Also, we can help install siding and repair some exterior damage to your home if it has been affected by hail.
Contact us now by filling out our form or calling us today at 210-665-5500 for a free estimate.