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Old 04-13-2016, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hail Storm

Last night we had a severe hail storm in Helotes, TX. Hail stones were golf ball to baseball size, all the skylights, vents, AC covers and Solar panel were completely ruined, and possibly the AC units. We had golf ball size hail inside the MoHo. As I was covering the roof this morning I noticed there are a few holes in the fiberglass roof. Will that require a new roof or can it be repaired.
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:54 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your damage; is the S&B ok or did it sustain damage too?
No injuries I hope.
The fiberglass damage should be repairable.
Hope your insurance company comes through.

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Old 04-13-2016, 07:58 PM   #3
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Wow sorry about your MH, I also saw some pictures of some of the baseball/golf ball size hail, just incredible.

I would think if there are just a couple of hole it could be repaired, just guessing though.

Would like to see pics of the damage.

Hopefully you have some good insurance
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:23 PM   #4
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Hail storm damage.

Several years ago we had hail the size of tennis balls come down for about 15minutes. It trashed our aluminum sided house and our brand new f250 4x4 crew cab with 8ft. bed and fiberglass cap. Our body shop used standard repair materials and labor. He said dentless repair will crack around the paint after a while. We fought with our homeowners ins. and got all new siding,arcitectural roofing,gutters and a new central Ac unit. We found a fabulous contractor that had worked for an ins. co. and new how to write up the damage corectly. We had to negotiate with our ins. co. for a year. Be weary of repair companies that come in from out of town and try to get work. One roofer came out and said we had minimal damage to our roof. Then they got training and came back and said we needed a total replacement. We could have just put on a roof layer to the one already on. Good thing we didn't as they found some rotted underlay(our cost).Now we only have one layer of shingles on. Now we are on a fixed income(retirement) and can just have more layers put on. Many in our city got only half roofs replaced and got taken advantage of by their homeowners ins. co. We esentialy got back anything we had ever payed out in ins. premiums through the years. Sorry for the typos (SP). I hope this help someone. Our contractor took pictures of all the damage. He was prepared to go to court if need be. Our contractor told us the job was worth more than the ins. co would give him. DH was on layoff at the time. Sob story..you can't get a loan on unemployment. "take the job or leave it". The contractor took the job and did awsome work10%profit for him. It was quality work that has held up for many years.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:45 PM   #5
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Wow, sorry about all your damage. I saw it on the news and it was amazing what all happened. The roof is repairable. Lets hope you have a speedy claims dept. at your insurer.

Good luck!!
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Yup, everything is bigger in Texas. My friend sent this picture of a hail stone that fell in Plano
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Sorry to hear about your hail damage. I also was caught in a golf ball size hail storm in Del Rio, Tx, on Feb 22. First estimate was $14,200 damage on the MH and $8k on the tow vehicle. I have Allied Insurance on the MH. Haven't got it fixed yet ... looks terrible, but didn't have any holes in the roof and no leaks so wasn't in a hurry. Good luck.

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