The stormy days of summer are here and that means strong winds and harsh hail can bring damage to a chimney and a roof. Chimney repair work must be completed in a timely fashion after bad weather occurs in order for the chimney to continue to function properly for the dwelling.
Insurance Claim from Hail
Cracks and stress to a chimney can lead to major problems for a homeowner; therefore it is important to have a chimney inspected immediately after a reported hail storm. If damage is observed, the insurance company should be contacted and a claim for damages should be started. An adjuster will evaluate the homeowner’s roof and chimney. He or she will be looking for signs of hail dents, scratches, punctures, and more.
Metal chimneys and metal flue caps with significant denting and scratching will be the biggest indicator of hail damage. A damaged flue cap should always be repaired (if possible) or replaced with a new one. We can offer repair and replacement services to all parts of a chimney after a hail storm. Even if hail has only cosmetically damaged the exterior of a chimney, there should still be insurance coverage available for the homeowner to hire professionals to fix the problem.
If a chimney suffers hail and/or storm damage, it is important to contact chimney experts to do the repair work. Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service has a professionally trained staff and over 30 years of experience when it comes to repairing and replacing chimney units.
Sometimes general carpentry workers or roofing companies will maintain that they are capable of completing repair services to a chimney or a fireplace, however it is much better to use trained chimney experts for this type of task. Those with a long history of work in the chimney industry will do a better job of repairing, restoring, and preventing future problems when it comes to the chimney and all of its parts, such as the: flue, flashing, damper, liner, crown, and more.
Contact Fiddler on the Roof Chimney Service today for more information.