A hail-damaged roof can lead to ongoing damages if not appropriately addressed. Therefore, following a hailstorm, it’s imperative to have a professional inspect your roof for damages. Here are a few reasons why.
1. Hail damage may not be immediately visible.
Hail damage is often difficult to spot from the ground, and the effects of the damage may not be prevalent for some time. A professional roof inspection can help identify any damage or lack thereof, that may have occurred. Find out more about what a hail-damaged roof looks like.
2. It helps protect your investment.
Your roof is a significant investment and a critical element of your property. It is essential to address any damage as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration, which can lead to more expensive repairs. A professional inspection, whether damage occurred or not, should be accompanied by a report and photos that allow you to maintain up-to-date service records and create a “before and after” for any possible damage in the future.
3. Know if you should file an insurance claim
If you have property insurance, a roof inspection can help document any damage that may have occurred during the storm. You can compare previous inspection documentation to provide an even more accurate evaluation if you have maintained regular inspections. This can help avoid filing a frivolous claim.
When filing a hail damage claim for a commercial property, it is often a good idea to consult a claims expert like a public adjuster before filing a claim. A public adjuster’s representation from the beginning of the claim process guarantees the claim details are accurately represented. Find out more about setting a claim reserve. This can speed up the insurance process by avoiding common pitfalls claims typically encounter. An experienced public adjuster will be able to advise you on whether or not filing a claim is appropriate based on your policy’s coverage and will know the specific state laws and timeframes you must act within. Find out more about upholding insurance claim timelines. Representation also ensures you receive a fair and accurate settlement for the damage when all is said and done. Your contractor can complete the approved repairs correctly with proper compensation for the damages.
4. It gives you peace of mind
Even if no damage resulted from the hailstorm, a roof inspection can provide peace of mind. The reassurance that your roof is in good condition and will continue to protect your property allows you to return to business as usual.
Ultimately, having a professional roof inspection after a hailstorm can help identify any damage, protect your investment, support an insurance claim, and provide peace of mind. Most of the time, these inspections are provided at no cost. If a hailstorm has hit your property and you would like an inspection, contact us! We can review the damage and discuss your claim options based on your policy coverage. We are always here to help!
About C3 Group
Our team is comprised of an incomparable investigations team of certified Level 3 Xactimate estimators and Public Adjusters with experience handling some of the most complex insurance claims. Each team member is committed to putting people first, ensuring every question is answered, and an open line of communication is in place throughout the process. We value transparency to ensure all of our clients know exactly what to expect and are involved in any decisions or issues that may arise. Our team prides itself on producing a proven work product based on our fanatical attention to detail and data-driven results. This allows our work product to speak for itself, eliminating many carrier arguments from the beginning of the claim process to a quick and accurate settlement.
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