Small balls of hail on roof shingles

Denver has experienced a great deal of extreme weather in recent weeks, from our run-of-the-mill thunderstorms to flash floods, golf ball-sized hail, and even a few tornadoes. Yes, you heard that right. According to the Denver Post, July 2018 has been one of the worst months this year for home and business owners in terms of water and hail damage, and last week’s tornadoes didn’t help those living in Colorado’s rural eastern plains. So what should you do if you roof suffered hail or tornado damage?

Step 1: Check Your Homeowners Insurance Coverage

It is an unfortunate fact that home and business owners in Denver regularly suffer damage to their property as a result of hail storms in the summer, however much of it is covered through insurance claims. The same goes for many companies in the area, depending on the type of business insurance they have and what the deductibles are for hail damage. So before you start to panic about the state of your roof’s shingles, give your insurance agent a call to see how much of the necessary roof repair services are covered under your policy.

Step 2: Get A Roof Inspection

Once you have a general idea about how much of the roof repairs or entire roof replacement will be covered by your insurance company, give your local roofing company a call for a free roof inspection. A licensed and experienced roofing contractor will be able to identify problem areas and form a plan of action based on their recommendations moving forward. Depending on the extent of the roof hail damage in question, they might suggest upgrading to hail-resistant roofing materials such as slate shingles or metal roofing. No matter what your local roofer recommends, be sure to get a free estimate on the repairs or roof replacement cost so you can weigh all of your options before making a final decision.

Step 3: Arrange For Roof Repairs Or A Complete Roof Replacement

After consulting with your insurance agent and a local roofer about the extent of the tornado or hail damage that your roof has suffered, it’s time to arrange for a trusted roofing company to visit your property and perform the necessary repairs. As the leading Denver roofer, Planet Roofing and Solar is here to nurse your roof back to health with long-lasting, affordable roofing solutions. You can depend on us, rain or shine!

Visit our website to learn more about the residential and commercial roofing services we offer, and don’t hesitate to give us a call if your roof suffered damage from the recent hail storms and tornadoes.