Hail Damage Repair in the Gainesville, Alpharetta & Lake Lanier Areas

When Hail Meets Gutters

Hail causes approximately $1 billion of property damage annually. The majority of hail damage to homes is caused by our roofing systems, which include home gutter systems. Hail is most common in the U.S. and can be found in Alpharetta, Gainesville, Cumming, Flowery Branch, Buford. Hailstorms are also common in areas around the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. Hailstorms occur most often between May and September but they can also happen at any other time when the conditions are right.

Memorable Storms of 2017

Hail Damage in Gainesville, Alpharetta & Lake Lanier Area

Denver was the scene of one of the most memorable storms last year. A Colorado Rockies game had its schedule rescheduled after hailstones in golf-ball size and larger covered the field. Broken windows were reported in homes, businesses, and cars. Broken siding and roofing damage were also reported. If hail damage is seen on a roof, it's a sign that gutters have been damaged. Gutters are usually made of aluminum. They can withstand rain, snow, and ice and can be damaged by falling hail.

Storms that occur outside the traditional summer hail season can be common. In February 2017, one storm covered large swathes of the I-95 corridor in Virginia. Although hail was usually less than an inch, this doesn't mean that home gutters weren't damaged by the storm. Many homeowners experienced significant damage to their personal property.

A third out-of-season storm caused significant damage in Greeneville and Spartanburg, South Carolina counties. It dropped hail between 1-2 inches in size in March. Power outages were caused by the hailstorm that caused damage to cars and homes. You'll see dimpled gutters when hail this large falls. You may also see split seams if you have sectional gutters. If you are contacting your insurance company regarding roof damage, mention that gutters may also be damaged.

WaKeeney in Kansas saw the most hailstones during the summer storm. Residents reported hailstones as large as tennis balls or softballs. The damage was extensive. You can see the damaged gutter in one of these images.

Don’t Neglect Gutter Damage

Even top-rated gutter guards and roofing brands can be damaged by hail. However, homeowners insurance policies usually cover hail damage. Before you make any repairs to your home, contact your insurance company if you believe your home was damaged by a hailstorm. Your gutters are part of your home. In fact, your adjustor should inspect your gutters, downspouts, and gutter covers. You can also point out any damage to your gutters and ask for a replacement cost if necessary. Then call Gutter Helmet at 678-647-6535 so you can get top-rated gutter guards on your home!