Hail damage in Colorado Springs over the last five years alone was estimated to be over 1 billion in insured damage. Unfortunately, it is likely that at some time your roof may become subject to the effects of an sudden hail event and experience damage as a result. April through August are the months when Colorado roofs have the highest potential to experience hail damage. Find out how to deal with hail damage roof repair in Colorado Springs.
Most homeowners won’t have to fret over the cost of repairing or replacing a roof after a hail storm. Those who are covered by comprehensive insurance policy only need to contact their insurance company to get the ball rolling for repairs on hail damaged roofs. 7 Summits Roofing is a recommended and experienced roofing repair company who can restore your roof and complete the job with expertise and efficiency.
Hail Damage Roof Repair Colorado Springs
At 7 Summits Roofing we offer hail damage repair or replacement services for Colorado Springs. We will be there for you every step of the way to ensure your home or business is like new in no time. See our step by step process at the end of this article to learn more about what actions you need to take once you discover your roof’s integrity may have been comprised by a hail event.
How Do I Know My Roof Has Been Damaged?
When a hail storm has been severe enough to strip your tress and shrubs of leaves and twigs then it is likely your roof may have damage. If you notice during your post hail storm inspection that carport and patio roofs, screens or roof vents have dents then an expert should be contacted to professionally assess and document the state of your roof. The initial assessment is offered for Free by 7 Summits Roofing. A roofing specialist can climb on your roof and check for any major structural damage and take note of any cracks or splits.
When the roof is inspected an overall assessment of the roof will check for any damage that can be attributed to the storm and could cause the continued break down of your roof’s structure. The inspection can determine if the damage could result in future potential leaks which over time can cause, in a worst case scenario, your roof to cave in and your home contents to become damaged. If you think your roof may have hail damage then the professional services of 7 Summits Roofing can ease your worries and provide a plan for repairs or replacement.
How to selecting a Roofing Repair Company to repair hail damage
Typically after you have self assessed your roof for damage after a hail storm and determined that you may need a repair then a consultation with a qualified roofing repair specialist is your next step. Once you have notified your insurance company that you believe a repair is necessary they will send an insurance adjustor to survey the situation.
It is imperative to the success of the roof repair or replacement that you select a reputable roofing company such as 7 Summits Roofing. Professional services along with a team of trained and certified roofing experts will ensure your roof is repaired in a timely manner, complies with insurance standards of repair and does the work at a cost that is fair and affordable.
Be cautious of fly by night roofers who often prey on unsuspecting residents after a storm event. They may offer low rates for services and ask to take payment in advance of the work that needs to be done. Many find that this payment plan generally lead to a no show on repair day. You can find contacts unreachable and your check already cashed.
These types of companies don’t possess workers compensation or liability insurance which could leave you with liability for damages or injuries that could happen. Use a company that offers integrity and has a reputation locally for better services and higher standards of excellence. Check the reviews and the BBB rating of the roofing company you choose before making “any” payments or installments.
Actual Repairs and Time Frame Expectations
Many home and builder owners will want to know a time frame for the repair and what types of materials are best for the replacement and repair of hail damaged shingles. Once you have been approved by your insurance company for repair costs and a you have selected a reputable roofing repair company then the next phase will be the actual repair of the hail damage.
Ask to see a copy of the roofing contract to read and read the fine print. You want to make sure that your expectations are met and both you and the roofing company agree entirely on the terms. A time frame will be set for the repairs and generally a crew with a supervisor will complete the job in a time frame that has been negotiated with the roofing company in advance and is noted in the contract as well.
You will want to discuss repair options for materials as well. Your roofing contractor may suggest the roof be repaired using impact resistant shingles . This type of shingle material will give a roof a much greater advantage and resistance to the sometimes violent impact of large hail stones. Impact resistant shingles will also give the home or building owner a significant savings in the event of another hail storm. Many insurance companies offer discounted rates when impact resistant shingles are used.
Other options for materials and repair standards should all be agreed upon prior to the work starting. The final step, in some cases, is the inspection of the new or repaired roof by a building inspector. You can have faith that he professionals at Seven Summits Roofing will attend to this detail and have your home in pre-storm condition and repaired to all standards. Choosing a professional and high quality roofing repair company will let you rest easy knowing your roof is repaired and once again sound.
Guarantees and Warranties
7 Summits Roofing repairs are backed by a 5 year limited warranty guarantee. We take pride in our work and our roofs are guaranteed for quality and workmanship. Extended warranties and other options are available for complete roofing replacement as well as for particular roofing materials and repair jobs. Our years of roofing repair experience counts when it come to dealing with hail damage and the necessary negotiations and paper work for insurance companies.
Our company works with insurance companies on a regular basis and we know how to expedite hail damage claims so your roof can be repaired as quickly as possible. Hail damage doesn’t have to be a headache. Seven Summits Roofing takes customer satisfaction very seriously and we will go to extra lengths to ensure you are happy with the end result of our hail damage repair or replacement of your roof.
The National Storm Damage Center offers a comprehensive article on hail damage for further reading.
If you need Hail Damage Roof Repair Colorado Springs we are your one stop solution. At 7 Summits Roofing we offer hail damage repair or replacement services for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. We will be there for you every step of the way to ensure your home or business is like new in no time.
Our Step By Step process – 7 Summits Roofing Makes Roofing Repair Easy for You
7 Steps to Successful Hail Damage Roof Repair:
- Free No Obligation Inspection – Our roofing Specialist will do a complete inspection of your roof and determine if you have storm related damage.
- Claim Filing Assistance – Your project manager has been trained on how to advocate on your behalf with your insurance company, and will be able to assist with the claims and the process to ensure your satisfaction.
- Adjuster Meeting – Representing your best interest, your project manager will meet with the insurance adjuster and go over our findings. This crucial part of the process is where we try to get your insurance company to take responsibility of all damages to your property and restore it to “pre-storm” condition.
- Claim Negotiation – Your project manager will negotiate with your insurance company on your behalf to ensure your keeping equity in your home and the insurance company is willing to make good on the claim for the restoration of your roof .
- Insurance Scope Approval – Once you, the customer, have approved the scope of the repairs, we will make the arrangements and schedule a time frame for the repair or replacement of your roof immediately.
- Production – Our trained and certified roofing specialists will repair or replace your roof as per the insurance scope and once completed we will schedule the Building Department’s final inspection.
- Final – Once your project is complete, your project manager will verify your satisfaction, collect final payment and ask you for referrals.