Hail Damage Repair

There's always a feeling of dread when a hail storm is fast approaching, and you realize your car is parked out in the open. You might rush to try and park under cover, but if you make it too late, you may end up with severe hail damage.

If a hail storm wreaks havoc on your car, our auto body repair specialists at Gwinnett Place Body Shop can help! They'll restore the appearance of your vehicle and get you back on the road quickly.

What to Do When My Car Has Hail Damage?

  • Take photos of your vehicle's exterior to document the damage.
  • Reach out to your insurance company to determine if they will cover your hail damage repairs.
  • Has your vehicle been assessed by a reputable auto body shop like ours or by your insurance company's field inspector if required? It's highly recommended to wash your vehicle beforehand to get the most accurate estimate and damage assessment.
  • Keep the pre-loss condition of your vehicle in mind, which is the condition your car was in before hail damage occurred. Any impairments that existed before the hail damage will not be covered by insurance. However, our technicians will note all damage, and you will have the option to repair those issues.

If you choose to have your vehicle repaired by us, communicate to your insurer that Gwinnett Place Body Shop is the collision repair center of your choice. Then schedule an appointment for your repairs at our shop if you haven't already done so.

How Is Hail Damage on Cars Repaired?

This depends on the severity and type of damage that has occurred. In many cases, Paintless Dent Repair is an option. This is a fast turnaround service that is less intrusive and less expensive. Traditional dent repair methods may be needed if the car paint has been damaged or the dents are too sharp. This involves replacing body panels or filling the dents with a special material and repainting.

Additionally, if your car has damaged glass due to a hail storm, glass repairs will also be necessary. It's essential to have your vehicle repaired promptly, whether you have a cracked or broken windshield, sunroof, or windows, as this can be a safety issue.

During any of these processes, we may need to remove some vehicle parts to gain proper access to dents or certain areas of the vehicle. This may include body panels, headlights, and other parts. Once repairs are completed, you can trust our technicians to reinstall all parts precisely to manufacturer specifications.

How Long Does It Take to Repair Hail Damage?

This varies based on several factors, but Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) can often be completed within 1-3 days, depending on the extent of damage that has taken place. Conventional dent removal may take up to 1-3 weeks because of the additional processes that must be completed, including ordering/installing new parts and painting.

These times may be prolonged if there has been a severe hail storm in the area and a high volume of vehicles require hail damage repair.

Hail Damage Repair Near Me

If you're searching for a local auto bodyauto glass shop, or body shop near me in Duluth or anywhere within the Atlanta metro area, you've come to the right place! Gwinnett Place Body Shop's team has the certifications, experience, and state-of-the-art equipment to properly care for your vehicle and restore it to factory condition. Please contact us at Gwinnett Place Body Shop today to schedule an appointment or visit during business hours for assistance. 

We look forward to serving you!


Gwinnett Place Body Shop

2970 Old Norcross Rd.
Directions Duluth, GA 30096

  • Call Us: 866-646-4874


  • Monday 8AM - 6PM
  • Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
  • Wednesday 8AM - 6PM
  • Thursday 8AM - 6PM
  • Friday 8AM - 6PM
  • Saturday 9AM - 12PM
  • Sunday Closed