At Golden Rule Contractors, we live by our name.

We treat our customers the way we want to be treated when we ourselves are customers. Customer satisfaction is always the goal, and we believe our honest, hardworking approach will always get us to that goal. Roofing is our specialty, and we are passionate about the work and service that we bring. Our blog will serve as a catch-it-all information hub for all things roofing. Suffering hail damage is a big downer on any day, but it means good news for us, we get to help the customers we care about.

Hail Damage

Hail is a dangerous, natural force, and can cause damage to a variety of structures in a short amount of time. There is a multitude of variables that can make a hailstorm more or less damaging, the first being wind. During a hail storm, wind direction and speed often varies. Changes in these wind conditions can affect the location and severity of impact. As you would imagine, size and density play major roles in hailstorms. The size of hailstones directly affects the degree of damage to your property, with sizes ranging from that of a pea all the way to a softball.

Commonly, hailstones do not have smooth edges, which also contributes to the damage caused. There are a plethora of building materials that can be used, and each one absorbs the impact from hail differently. For example, hail causes dings in aluminum siding, gutters, or asphalt shingles, however, it can crack vinyl siding or wood shakes. When the size reaches softball, these can puncture a roof, which is also dependent on the age and condition of the roof. The last variable is the barriers that surround your property. The positioning of nearby structures and natural barriers, such as trees and landscaping, can provide cover and effectively reduce the ability of hail to cause damage.

The Process

Working with a roofing company on top of your insurance provider may sound like a daunting task, especially if you have had to go through the many steps of getting your hail damaged roof repaired. It can be an exhausting process, but, by adding us into the mix, we aim to alleviate stress, not add to it. Having a roofer look at your roof in addition to your insurance company ensures you are being charged the appropriate cost for your repairs, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. We are willing to help out with the claims process by communicating with your insurance provider to determine the correct cost for repairs.

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