It’s already shaping up to be a crazy weather season, and after a storm, door-to-door roofers and roofing phone solicitors will be hard at work to convince you to sign up with them for your roof replacement.
When it begins hailing here in Colorado homeowners normally make one big, common mistake.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that they should immediately call their insurance company to request to have an "inspector" come out to look at their roof after a hail storm.
The reason this is a big mistake is that once you call your insurance company to ask to have someone come look at your roof, you have filed a claim. The inspector is not there to inspect for damages, other than to verify that the property actually suffered a loss. But guess what? Once you have filed a claim, even if you have no damage, you will still have a claim on your record. That's why you shouldn't call your insurance company after a hailstorm.
Of course, there are always exceptions to this “rule.” If we get another storm that drops hail like the ones 2018, you’ll have obvious damage to your property. If we have one of our “normal” storms and your home gets hit with hail the size of a quarter or smaller, then don’t call your insurance company. Contact a roofing contractor and mention that you would like to have your roof inspected for hail damage. Your goal should be to find out if your property has insurable damage.
If it has hailed recently and you have questions about the condition of your roof, please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an Email.
Homestead Roofing, Inc is a licensed and fully-insured roofing contractor in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serving homeowners in Colorado Springs, Fountain, Falcon, Peyton, Manitou Springs, and other surrounding communities.