A home's exterior is designed in part to help protect its occupants from the outside elements, but severe weather can impact your home. Hail causes about $1 billion dollars in damage to crops and property each year, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).1 There were 5,411 major hail storms in 2015, according to statistics culled from NOAA’s Severe Storms database, with the largest number of severe hail storms occurring in June (1,324 storms), April (1,193 storms) and May (881 storms).1
Your home can be impacted by hail in a number of different ways. Hail damage to a home isn't always obvious and it can be hard for the average homeowner to spot. If you suspect you might have hail damage, a great first step is to call in a professional. Professional inspectors can perform a full property inspection to help determine the presence or extent of damage.
What to do if you experience hail damage to your windows and doors:
First things first…be cautious around any broken glass. Survey the area to make sure broken glass is cleared to prevent injury. Make sure damaged windows and doors are secured.
Next, contact your insurance agent to report any suspected damage. Your insurance agent should be able to give you details about your homeowner's policy and any coverage you may have.
After talking to your insurance agent, contact your local Pella Windows and Doors to set up a free in-home consultation for any questions related to storm, hail or water damage repair for your windows and doors. Whether it be repair questions on your existing Pella window or door installation, or replacing your damaged windows and doors, we are here to help.
1 Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service.