If you’ve ever lived in Colorado for any length of time you are probably well-accustomed to homeowners dealing with hail damage on their roofs. As wonderful as this beautiful state is, it’s an unfortunate reality that too many of us need to deal with. It’s certainly an aggravating issue, but if you know what steps to go through you can easily navigate this inconvenience.
The first thing you need to do as a homeowner who thinks they have hail damage is to call a reputable roofing company to asses any damages to your roof. They will come to your house and manually inspect your roof by setting up a ladder and looking at your shingles. Some Colorado roofing companies have gone so far as to bring drones with them to inspect the damage. The software that these drones use are very good at detecting damage.
After your inspection is complete they will provide you a quote for the amount of work that will be needed to complete the repair. Most often times you won’t need a full replacement of your roof. However, it is always best to get up to three different companies to come out to your residence in order for you to gauge the services that you’ll need.
After your inspection is complete it is always important to contact your homeowners insurance. Depending on the insurance policy that you have and the damage that you received will determine how much your insurance company will cover of your roof damage.
As a side note, you would be best served if you work with a roofing company that will work with you and your insurance company. In several situations your insurance company will just cut you a check for the damages; however, you don’t want to be stuck in this situation. If you do that then you may have spend out of pocket expenses because your roofer cannot fix the damages for the amount your insurance company has paid you. The best approach is to have a roofer that works with your insurance company and guides you through the process in order for you to properly have all your damages paid for by your insurance company.
Once you have decided to move forward with the roofer of your choice you should expect the repair process to take no more than one or two days.
If you have hail damage, don’t fret. It happens to a lot of homeowners, and you can see that it’s not too daunting of a task to get your roof fixed. Just follow the aforementioned tasks and you’ll be well on your way to getting past this headache that mother nature sends our way. Heck, it could be worse. You could live in California and deal with earthquakes or live in Florida and have to board up your house from hurricanes.