Surviving Hail Alley

Your Guide to Post-Hail Storm Recovery with Road Home Exteriors

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Colorado ranked second, only behind Texas, for hail loss claims from 2017 to 2019. An astounding 380,066 claims were filed in the Centennial State alone, emphasizing the importance of understanding what to do after a hail storm. As your trusted home repair partner, Road Home Exteriors is here to guide you every step of the way.

Evaluating the Aftermath

Once the storm subsides, your first step should be to assess any potential damage. Scrutinize your surroundings. If your trees, shrubs, and plants are stripped of foliage, there’s a good chance your roof has also suffered. Look for physical signs of hail impact on your property, like dented patio covers, screens, or soft aluminum roof vents, and don’t forget to inspect your vehicle for dents or damaged glass.

Securing Your Castle

Upon detecting hail damage, your immediate concern should be to protect your property from further harm. Cover any broken windows and holes in your roof to prevent water intrusion and subsequent damage to your home’s interior. Cover any damaged car windows to protect your vehicle’s interior, and remove any remaining glass shards to prevent further harm.

Filing Your Insurance Claim

After the initial damage control, it’s time to reach out to your insurance agent. Swiftly reporting the damage can expedite the recovery process. Most homeowners’ insurance policies cover hail damage, and comprehensive auto insurance policies often include hail damage coverage. Always follow up on your call with a written account of the incident and keep receipts of any immediate expenses for reimbursement.

Partnering with a Reliable Repair Company

This is where Road Home Exteriors comes in. Following a hail storm, choosing a reputable repair company to restore your home is crucial. Our advice? Allow only the insurance adjuster and your chosen team to climb your roof. We care for your home as much as you do and understand that each additional footstep could lead to more damage.

In the aftermath of a storm, be wary of transient roofing companies that might take advantage of your situation. Ensure you choose a trusted company with established credibility and local references. Road Home Exteriors prides itself on its dedication to customer satisfaction. You should only make your final payment once your roof has been inspected and you are content with the work completed.

Future-proofing Your Home with Hail-Resistant Materials

When it’s time to replace your roof or if you’re constructing a new one, consider opting for hail-resistant materials. These products come with Underwriters Laboratory standard rankings (UL 2218 standard), enabling you to compare their resistance to impacts. The most resistant materials earn a Class 4 rating.

Navigating through the aftermath of a hail storm can be overwhelming, but with the right partner and knowledge, you can ease the stress. At Road Home Exteriors, we’re committed to keeping your home safe, secure, and restored to its former glory. Contact us today for all your roofing and remodeling needs.