Recent Hail Storm in Birmingham

April 5, 2017 Hail Storm

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 Evaluations
Whether you are a claims adjuster, a property owner, or another interested party, ESI’s engineers are available nationwide with no travel charges.

Our experts can verify the extent and timeframe of hail damage

  • Verify extent of hail damage to roofs, HVAC units and building exteriors
  • Resolve damage disputes for flood, hail, tornado and wind claims
  • Perform umpire services for damage appraisals
  • Provide cost estimates or itemize required repairs
We find you the facts to help move your investigation, litigation, or claim forward.
Who We Work With
We have successfully conducted thousands of hail evaluations on commercial and residential properties since 1991. Our field experience ensures that you will receive an accurate evaluation to successfully resolve storm damage claims. Our team of engineers understands building components, construction and how these systems can be affected by hail damage. Our background in building design is an advantage to our customers. ESI’s inspections include assessment of the on-site evidence and verification of the extent of hail damage to a structure. Our detailed reports clearly state what damage has occurred. ESI’s professionalism and expertise eases the tension between the insurer and the insured.

Unbiased and scientifically defendable facts for Birmingham:

  • Property Owners
  • Attorneys
  • Insurance Companies
For more information, call us at (877) 559-4010
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