Hail Damage June 30, 2015 in Goshen – Crestwood – Louisville KY

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This is a map showing the path of the hail storm on June 30th, 2015 in Oldham and Shelby County in Kentucky.

This is a map showing the path of the hail storm on June 30th, 2015 in Oldham and Shelby County in Kentucky.

Severe storms producing straight-line winds, heavy rain, and damaging hail thundered through parts of Goshen, La Grange, Prospect, Crestwood, and Louisville, KY last night, June 30, 2015. There were two rounds of storms traveling South-Southeast that created damage from Goshen to Simpsonville.

Radar showing active hail reports and hail signatures on June 30th, 2015 as the storm moved through Oldham County, KY.

This was an intense hail storm, as shown by this radar screenshot from StormerSite.com.

Pea size to golf ball size hail and 60 mph winds were reported along the path of these storms. Doppler radar showed hail up to 2.25 inches in diameter could be possible. Downed trees, limbs, and other debris can be seen across Oldham and Shelby counties.

Residents are busy cleaning up the mess and assessing damage to their homes. Some have already contacted us for a thorough property inspection. During these inspections, we have found hail damage to roof shingles, gutters and downspouts, as well as to soft metals, such as roofing vents and the fins on AC units.

Gutter downspout showing a dent from the hail storm on June 30th, 2015 in Shelby County, Kentucky.

We estimate this dent was produced by at least quarter sized hail.

If you suspect that your home may have been affected by last night’s thunderstorm, give us a call at 502-416-1123, or complete the contact form on this page to set up your free, no hassle property damage inspection.

Should I have My Roof Inspected?

If you live in the path of the storms that passed through Goshen, La Grange, Prospect, Crestwood, and Louisville on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, we recommend that you have your roof inspected for hail damage. There are many factors that contribute to how much damage a roof will sustain during a hail storm, including the size and duration of the hail. Roofs that are ten or more years old, especially three-tab roofs, are at the most risk for damage from last night’s wind and hail storms. However, we have also found damage to newer architectural shingles.

Pile of hail that hit the roof and gutters deposited below a downspout.

Pile of hail that hit the roof and gutters deposited below a downspout.

Sometimes evidence of hail damage is easier to see than at other times. For example, hail stones or roofing granules at the base of your downspouts, broken leaves on the roof or in the yard, holes in your siding or in your window screens, are all clear signs that your property potentially has storm damage. Roofs damaged by hail can be very difficult to spot from the ground, especially if you are not trained to identify hail damage.

Beware of Storm Chasers

Finding a trustworthy contractor can be difficult in general, but can be even trickier after a hail storm. Homeowners should be aware of how some roofing companies conduct business after hail storms. For example, out of state companies often send canvassing teams out to talk to homeowners. Their goal is to present themselves as a local company, sign as many contracts as they can, throw on a quick roof, and be gone before the next rain storm. If you have a leak, often, they are no longer available to warranty their work. Homeowners are left with shoddy workmanship and expensive out-of-pocket repairs. Do not let this happen to you! Contact Hill Construction Services today. We are locally owned and operated, servicing Goshen, La Grange, Prospect, Crestwood, Louisville, and surrounding areas. Be sure to check us out on the BBB and Angie’s List.

Submitted hail picture from the storm on June 30th, 2015.

Our customers and friends sent many pictures of the hail as the storm moved through the area.

Before you sign

Because out of town companies create such competition, both storm chasers and local companies try to secure new business right away by having homeowners sign contracts or representation agreements before even meeting with the insurance adjuster. This business practice should be a red flag to any homeowner! A contract should only be discussed after the damage has been thoroughly inspected, a scope of work is proposed, and you are ready to proceed with repairs. At Hill Construction Services, we never pressure customers to sign a contract, and we do not accept payment until work has been performed. Put your confidence in a local, dependable contractor. Call us today to schedule your free inspection.

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