Colorado receives high levels of hail damage every year. Let the experts at Stone Creek Roofing walk you through the repair process.
Whether it’s residential or commercial, every building needs a roof. As of 2019, Colorado is the state with the most hail damage claims, so it’s important to understand the potential for hail damage and the process of inspection, insurance claims, and repair work. Hail tends to be more severe in Colorado due to the altitude, with pieces having less time to disintegrate in the time it takes to travel from the atmosphere to the ground. In May 2017, hail was responsible for over $2.3 billion in damages in the Denver metropolitan area alone.
Hail damage repair shouldn’t have to be confusing. At Stone Creek Roofing, we want to make sure every Coloradoan is equipped with the resources to take unfortunate circumstances and deal with them in a productive way. From start to finish, this is how we recommend handling the repair process.
It’s important to conduct an inspection for damages as soon as possible after a hailstorm. When it comes to insurance claims, the clock is ticking. If you wait too long to make a claim, it’s less likely you’ll be able to directly attribute that damage to a given hailstorm. Note the exact time and date of the storm and take lots of pictures once it’s safe to do so.
Start off with a quick visual inspection of your roof from the ground before calling in a professional roofer. First, look for any pieces of roofing that have fallen, including shingles or pieces of tile. The clearest evidence of hail damage is broken or fallen roofing material. Don’t forget to check around other parts of your home’s exterior, such as:
All of these items can indicate that your roof has taken damage you can’t see from the ground. This being said, do not attempt to conduct a full roof inspection on your own. Climbing onto your roof is dangerous enough—do not put yourself at a higher risk of injury when you don’t know what it’s going to look like at the top. Stone Creek Roofing offers free roof inspections so you don’t have to put yourself, or your roof, at further risk.
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Before the inspection even begins, write down all of your expectations for the process. This helps streamline communication between you and the roofer and leaves little question as to what problems need to be addressed. After clarifying your goals, budget, and concerns with your roofer, it’s time to get down to the inspection. This can look a little different based on what kind of building you own:
Inspecting your home’s roof is more than just protecting your investment—it also protects your family. A quality roofer starts here, prioritizing your questions, needs, and safety. Then, workers will assess for damages any hail may have caused. From there, realistic recommendations and cost estimates are provided to restore your roofing.
A building’s commercial roofing system is too large of an investment to push aside or DIY. With commercial buildings often scaling far higher than that of a residential building, it’s crucial to have trained professionals handling any hail damage you encounter. After scheduling an appointment, a roofer should provide straightforward recommendations to repair damages. At Stone Creek Roofing, many of our inspectors are also certified adjusters, meaning they’re specifically equipped to leverage insurance claims and payouts for hail damages.
The repair process will look different for everyone depending on the level of hail damage and where the damage took place. Hailstorms are a normal part of severe weather for Coloradoans, so consider proactively investing in things such as hail-resistant roofing material to prevent more accidents from occurring. As the roofing process begins, we’ll keep you updated throughout the process to ensure a thorough delivery of the results you’re expecting. Quality and integrity are cornerstones of our entire process, and our team will meet your repair needs with transparency and communication.
At Stone Creek Roofing, you can expect quality and integrity woven into the entire process. We can’t control the weather, but we can control how prepared we are to deal with disasters as they come. Contact us today to learn about our repair services, including free inspections and insurance claim consultations.
We get it right by prioritizing your needs and questions before we ever climb on the roof. Let’s start with a free inspection and consultation scheduled at your convenience.