On April 5th, 2017, treacherous storms hit Alabama. Hail up to teacup size (3" in diameter) was reported along with winds reaching 70 mph. Homes and vehicles were destroyed along with power lines and trees. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency and deployed the national guard. No deaths or major injuries have been reported.
Alabama ranked 30th for major hail events in 2016, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Nationwide, hail insurance claims total $1 billion of damage to property and crops each year. Typically, 1" hail or larger causes damage to roof coverings and exterior surfaces, but depending on the material and existing condition smaller hail can also produce damage. Hail is often part of other severe weather damage, including tornados, thunderstorms or lightning strikes.
Hail Damage Investigators in Birmingham and NationwideEngineering Specialists Inc (ESI) has over 25 years of field experience in examining hail losses on various building materials and estimating hail damage repair costs.
This hands-on knowledge is combined with our engineers’ background in building design and construction. We can determine if hail has compromised the water shedding ability of the roof or reduced the remaining useful life of HVAC systems. We can verify questionable hail damage, list storm damage repairs needed, and provide hail damage estimates.
Our customers include adjusters, commercial property owners, homeowners, insurance companies and attorneys in the Birmingham area as well as nationwide.
Claim Dispute ResolutionsESI offers unbiased, third-party opinions for conflict resolution of storm damage claims. Our continued success relies on our impartiality among all sides. We professionally analyze and document the scope of any hail impact damage. Our clear, factual reports aid in the successful conclusion of hail claim disputes.
We have provided services for the appraisal process as umpires, owner representatives and insurer representatives.
ESI has provided hail damage evaluations for:
- Commercial Roofs: EPDM, modified bitumen, tar & gravel, metal, urethane foam, rolled asphalt, TPO, Durolast
- Residential Roofs: wood shake, asphalt, tile, asbestos, masonry, clay
- Exteriors: siding, vinyl, brick, EIFS, wood, stucco
- HVAC Systems: air conditioner coils, vent covers, exhaust systems
- Vehicles: cars, boats, buses, commercial fleets
Contact the company with storm damage experienceCall 24/7: Birmingham toll free number 877-559-4010
Request a hail damage assessment online.