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The Average Cost of Roof Hail Damage to Properties

After just about every storm, homeowners ask the golden question: “How much does a roof hail damage repair cost?” To be honest, there is no exact answer to this question until you get the repair done. However, the question is answered using an average repair cost from the previous years. Call Bear Paw to get a free quote and fast turn around on your storm damaged roof.

The Most Common Types of Storm Damage

A hailstorm can cause severe damage to your home. Your roof is the hardest hit and usually suffers the most obvious damage because of the storm. Water may infiltrate your ceilings going into the walls and floors, costing you more in repairs. Hailstones may damage the siding of your house, gutters, chimney, downspouts, and windows.

Hail Damage

Roofs receive a lot of beating in every hailstorm. Asphalt shingles, as the cheapest and most common roof material, are also susceptible to severe damage. Hailstones will leave dents, cracks, and dings on one side while some may receive scattered destruction throughout. It may seem tempting to just replace the damaged ones, but shingles adjacent to the damaged ones need to be taken out during the repair process, which adds up to your labor costs.

In these types of partial replacement job, you can expect to shed from a few hundred dollars to thousand dollars. For severe and extensive damage evident on your roof, it is safe to say you may need for a roof replacement and look at a bill of $8,000 to $15,000 depending obviously on the size of the roof and the angles and pitch.

Home Owners Insurance To The Rescue

Fortunately, your insurance provider commonly shoulders this expense and leaves you to pay just the deductible (whatever deductible you set with your carrier). These are the bordering expenses such as replacing out dated or rotted-out roof decking if you were paying out of pocket:

In summary, for hail roof damage repair, it may cost you around:
•    $200 to $400 for minor repairs
•    $500 to $1000 for moderate repairs
•    $8000 to $2500 for major repairs (roof replacement)

Driveway Damage

Hailstones seldom create damage to concrete pavement unless it was incorrectly built. However, asphalt driveway are a different thing. Most homeowner’s insurance providers cover this, even the basic ones as long as your insurance provider agrees that it was really hit by hailstones.

The typical repair may cost you:

•    less than $100 for simple repair which you may just need to reseal the surface
•    $750 to $1,250 for moderate repair (resurfacing the asphalt that can be done in a day)
•    $1,500 to $2,000 for major repair (for removing and replacing the asphalt)

The Average Storm, Wind and Hail Damage Repair Cost

The average cost of storm, wind and hail damage in your house may reach an estimated amount of $6,000 based on national averages.  But the actual cost still depends on the severity of the storm and the extent of the damage. Some storms may hit your home and leave nothing but a scratch. With just a few shingles that needs replacement. But other severe storms may leave your home in a state of disarray.

Your homeowner’s insurance policy can greatly lessen your out of pocket expenses, but in some cases, you may need to haggle ‘smartly’ with them.

If You’re Thinking of DIY Repair to your Home

Some may think that DIY repairs can do a lot for them. By putting band aid solutions like placing a tarp over the damaged roof, you save money short term. However “quick fixes” like this can cost more in the long run, as water can infiltrate and rot the decking, costing more for repairs. Insurance companies may require you to get professional repair to cover the cost of the damage. In this case, DIY will not just work instead it can result in more damage to your home.