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3 Tips for Hail Damage Mitigation

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Tree limbs remain on the ripped roof of a house severely damaged by a storm Roof damaged by a storm in Cheesman Park, CO.

Here Are Some Steps You Should Consider

If you worry about hail causing roof damage at your Cheesman Park, CO, place of business, you might like to know of a few mitigation steps that could help. Proper preparation ahead of time can help reduce damage and save your company money long term. 

1. Trim Trees and Shrubs

It’s also possible for hail damage to cause loose or dead branches of nearby trees or shrubs to fall into the building and damage the roof or windows. If this is a risk for your company property, keeping these plants trimmed away from the structure can help. You may also want to remove any fallen limbs from the ground to ensure they are not picked up by the wind.

2. Cover Over Areas

If you already have roof damage it’s important to cover over the affected area with a tarp or plywood and contact a local storm damage restoration service to conduct repairs as quickly as possible. The extra material can provide a layer of protection against possible hail as well as help prevent additional moisture from getting in. The same method can be used for any area of the property you want to protect.

3. Close All Windows

Any time it’s believed hail may occur it’s important to ensure that all the windows and doors are closed. This can help prevent hail from bouncing inside and causing damage. Similarly, if possible all vehicles should be moved to a sheltered location. Many businesses also choose to store company lawn furniture in an inside space until such storms are over.

If you’re trying to avoid roof damage from hail, consider trimming back any trees that could lose branches. You may also want to cover over any areas you want to protect before the storm arrives and ensure that all doors and windows are closed. If damage does occur, a restoration service may be able to help.

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