Severe Hail Storm Leaves Chicago Homes with Extensive Damage

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Late Tuesday into early Wednesday, severe weather ripped through Chicago leaving residents in Tinley Park and Homer Glen with substantial roof storm damage.

What: 60 mph. winds and hail 2-2.5 inches in diameter
When: Feb 27 – 28
Where: Chicago, IL

NBC reported on its site earlier this week that homes in the Chicago suburbs were directly impacted by large hail, a multitude of tornadoes, harsh winds, and rain.

Below, we’ve compiled some important information and relief resources that can be of use to you if you sustained damage to your property during the recent weather in Chicago.

Common Types of Roof Hail Damage

Hail can form during thunderstorms and can cause significant damage to your home, depending on its size. Large hail storms, with hail around 1” in diameter, can demolish cars, roofing, homes, commercial properties, and trees. Some of the main types of hail damage are dented roofing and gutters, cracked siding, warped shingles, shattered glass windows, ripped screen doors, and structural damage to your home.

After the recent hail storm in Chicago, NBC Chicago reported that local residents were left with collapsed roofing, downed light poles and the loss of power, fallen trees, blown-off doors, and broken windows.

Storm Safety Resources

Tips for Staying Safe During a Storm

There are multiple ways that you can prepare for a storm and even reduce potential damage to your Chicago home. Before a big storm, it’s always a good idea to move your cars to a safe and covered place, bring in any outside furniture, and clear out any weak branches near your roof.

During a storm, make sure you and your pets stay inside your house and away from any windows or doors. You can also close your curtains to create a barrier between yourself and any broken class that can occur from high winds and hail.

After a storm passes, you can inspect your roofing and house for any damage. If you find any debris, safely clear it away from your home. If you’ve sustained extensive damage from the storm, call a roofing professional to come and inspect your home. You’ll want to find a local roofing company that has hail damage repair experience.

Storm Damage Resources

Here, you can access Chicago’s emergency management page. On this page, you have access to information about the local weather and ways to stay safe during various types of harsh weather.

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At Great Roofing, we have a team of expert storm damage repair and insurance claim professionals. We are dedicated to serving the Chicago community with timely, personalized, and reliable restoration and repair services. Dealing with storm damage can be overwhelming, but we are here to help in any way that we can.

From emergency roof services to tornado, wind, and hail damage repairs, you can rest assured that your home is in good hands! If you or a loved one sustained storm damage from the recent weather, reach out to us today!


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