Guide to Fixing Hail Damage for Commercial Roofs
If you own a commercial building, you're likely all too familiar with the damage that hail can cause. Not only does hail damage look bad and require repairs, but it can also be very costly for your business. Here's how to get started repairing your commercial roof after a hailstorm:
#1 Inspect Your Roof
To begin, you will want to inspect your roof from a distance. Use binoculars or a telescope to look for missing shingles and cracks in the roof. Look for dents, buckling and missing flashing around vents or other areas where water may have collected on your roof.
#2 Call Your Insurance Company
Your second step is to call your insurance company and get an estimate for the damage. If you're unsure how this works, having a copy of your policy handy when you talk to them can be helpful.
You may also want to ask if there are any specific requirements for fixing your roof, as some companies require that contractors use certain materials or products when they repair roofs. Most importantly, ensure they know what kind of job you need to do so they can give you an accurate quote!
#3 Verify The Claim
The first thing you'll need to do is verify the claim. Look at your roof and see if there are any obvious signs of damage. If you're unsure, hire a professional to inspect it for you. Once they've verified that hail has caused damage, contact your insurance company to ensure their appraiser agrees with the assessment. Now that everything is confirmed, it's time to start repairs!
#4 Get An Estimate From A Roofer
Make sure the estimate is accurate.
Make sure the estimate is fair.
Make sure the estimate is complete.
Make sure the estimate is from a reputable company.
It probably is if you're quoted a price that sounds too good to be true! Remember: if something seems off about an estimate, there's probably a reason for it!
Follow these steps if you have hail damage on your commercial roof.
First, inspect your roof. The damage will look like dents in the shingles and can be easily identifiable with a visual inspection. If you're unsure if your roof has hail damage, call your insurance company or agent and ask them to verify the claim.
Verify the claim with your insurance company (or agent) by sending them photos of the damaged area and an estimate from a roofer so they can determine whether or not these repairs will be covered under your policy.
Get an estimate from a roofer who specializes in commercial roofs and get several quotes before choosing one—this way, you’ll have options in case one contractor isn’t available when it comes time to start repairs!
If you're worried about the cost of fixing your commercial roof, we recommend getting an estimate from a roofer as soon as possible. The sooner you get prices, the more likely your insurance company will cover the cost of repairs. Plus, if any damage is left after your insurance claims process, you can always seek help from another source to ensure everything gets fixed properly!