Have you recently suffered from hailstorms? Damages from hail is so bad that most insurance companies include coverage for it as a standard part of any property owner’s policy.
However, some people even make costly mistakes in repairing their roofing or car due to improper assessment and preparations.
Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to preserve your building and avoid hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars of damage to your business. This article will walk you through what exactly hail damage is and how you can perform some basic fixes yourself.
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Assess the Extent of the Hail Damage First
If you can safely access your roof and gutters, do a preliminary assessment of the damage. Look for granules that may have come off, missing shingles, holes, dents, or any other apparent damage.
Check for any dents or scratches that need repairs or replacements for your car. With the right tools available in your garage, you can immediately start patching those damages.
How to Fix Your Roofing
If the hailstone has only caused bruising damage, you can probably fix it yourself by repainting. Try to match the materials of the damaged area with those of the entire site, for this will make the repair less noticeable.
If the damage is cosmetic, you can use various materials to fill in the dents, such as polymer fillers or acrylic paint. If the damage is more structural, you’ll need to use more robust materials, such as roofing felt or plywood, to patch the damaged area.
Once you’ve repaired the damage, be sure to inspect the area regularly to make sure that the repair is holding up. But it’s best to side with caution and hire roofing services to preserve your home’s condition.
A professional roofing service can immediately assess hail damage to your roofing and ensure that your roof meets up to industrial standards. But if the damages are minor, you can try fixing it yourself with care.
How to Refurbish Car Dents And Scratches
For car dents and scratches, you will need a soft cloth, a hairdryer, compressed air, a plastic putty knife, and a can of auto body filler.
Start by gently rubbing the dented area with a soft cloth. This will help remove any dirt or debris that may prevent the dents from popping out. Next, use a hairdryer to heat the area. Be careful not to get too close, as you could end up melting the plastic.
Once the area is nice and warm, use the can of compressed air to cool it down. This will cause the metal to contract, and the dent should pop out.
If the dent is still there, you can use a plastic putty knife to apply some auto body filler. Once the filler is dry, sand it down until it is flush with the rest of the surface, then paint over.
If the patched area is still showing signs of wear, is getting bigger, or hail has damaged your car, then it’s time to call a professional.
Protect Your Property From the Elements
If you’re handy and have some time, you can fix building hail damage yourself by following this guide. It’ll take effort, but you can save money by doing it yourself. It is crucial to assess and fix property damages accordingly.
Always consult a professional for damages too large to fix with repairs.
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