Next Steps for Hail Storm Roof Damage
If you’ve recently sustained hail storm roof damage, you’re not alone. We’re here to help!
This time of year, property owners throughout the Rockies are faced with wind and hail roof damage as summer storms frequent the region. From falling debris to broken windows and roof hail damage, property owners face a litany of threats in the way of potential storm damage.
At CJ Roofing we have nearly four decades of experience serving property owners throughout the Front Range. As hail damage roofing experts, we have helped thousands recover in the wake of Colorado’s notorious storm seasons. Through our decades of experience, we have developed a simple step by step process to dealing with hail damage.
Let’s take a closer look at each:
1) Survey Your Property
Your first step in assessing your damage is simply walking your property. Once all threats of falling debris and inclement weather have passed, take a camera or your phone with you to document any signs of damage. Do not attempt to climb on your roof, simply observe from a safe vantage point on the ground. Assess your siding and windows for signs of hail damage. Small dents and dings can indicate that you have sustained widespread hail damage.
Look to your roofline, do you see dark spots on your shingles that would indicate damage or erosion of granules? Do you notice dents in your gutters, flashing, downspouts and/or vents? These can all be indications that your roof was in fact impacted by significant hail damage.
Make sure you assess any potential damage safely. Here’s our guide to inspecting your roof with caution >
2) Contact a Licensed Roofing Expert
If you see signs of damage and/or you find that your neighbors have been impacted, now is the time to contact a local roofing expert. An experienced roofing inspector will be able to help you determine the extent of your damage.
Are you in need of a replacement or a repair? Do you have enough damage to warrant filing an insurance claim?
It is important to first have a grasp on the state of your roof before filing an insurance claim, as you will still risk experiencing a rise in your insurance premiums if you file a claim and do not receive a payout from your insurer. Get the facts first!
3) Act Now
As the summer comes to a close, Colorado’s infamous winter weather is just around the corner. If you have in fact sustained damage, it can be exacerbated if ignored and exposed to extreme winter weather conditions. In addition, all insurance providers place a limit on the time period in which you are eligible to make a claim.
Should you allow too much time to pass before filing an insurance claim, even if your hail storm roof damage is substantial enough to warrant a payout, you will not be eligible for compensation from your insurer. In other words, timing is critical. Don’t allow a small problem to become a large and costly issue. Schedule a professional roofing inspection immediately!
CJ Roofing: Experts in Hail Damage Roof Inspections, Repair and Replacement
At CJ Roofing, we have been leading providers hail storm roof damage inspections, repair and replacements for more than 4 decades. Our team of highly experienced roofing experts is on hand to help you determine if you are in need of a repair or replacement or if you came out of the 2019 storm season unscathed. Allow us to walk you through each stage of the roof hail damage process, from inspection to insurance claim. Schedule your free, no-obligation roof hail damage inspection today!