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The Importance of Hiring a Comprehensive Storm Restoration Contractor After Being Hit by a Hailstorm

The aftermath of experiencing damage to your home from large hailstones and wind can be a harrowing and traumatic event. The damage inflicted by such storms can be extensive, affecting not only the roof but also other parts of the home. While it might be tempting to hire a roofing contractor to quickly address visible damage to the roof, it’s crucial to consider a contractor who can handle all your storm restoration needs. Here’s why:

1. Holistic Damage Assessment

Hailstones can cause widespread damage that isn’t always immediately visible. Many “storm chasing” roofing contractors will focus solely on the roof to turn a quick buck. However, a comprehensive storm restoration contractor will evaluate your entire property and help you with all your storm restoration needs. This includes:

Roofing: Identifying, repairing/replacing damaged shingles, underlayment, and roof structures.
Siding, Fascia and Garage Doors: Checking for dents, cracks, holes, and dislodged elements that can compromise your home’s integrity.
Gutters and Downspouts: Detecting dents and displaced gutter systems.
Windows, Screens and Doors: Inspecting for broken glass, damaged frames, destroyed window screens, and seals that might lead to leaks or drafts.
Landscape and Exterior Fixtures: Assessing and repairing damage to fencing, decks, airconditoners, sheds and other outdoor features.
• Interior Damage: Water damage can sometimes occur to ceilings, drywall, and other internal parts of your home.

Storm chasers that only do roofing, don’t care if the rest of your home gets fixed. By hiring a contractor with expertise in all these areas, you ensure that no damage goes unnoticed, unrepaired, unreplaced or unpaid.

2. Efficient and Coordinated Recovery

Handling multiple contractors for different repair or replacement needs can be a logistical nightmare. Scheduling conflicts, miscommunications, and inconsistent workmanship can lead to massive delays and additional costs. Hiring a single contractor to oversee all storm restoration work ensures:

Streamlined Project Management: With one point of contact, the restoration process becomes more organized and efficient.
Consistent Quality: Ensuring uniform quality of work across all repairs, maintaining the integrity and aesthetics of your home.
Reduced Downtime: Coordinated efforts lead to quicker completion of repairs, allowing you to return to normalcy sooner.

3. Insurance Claim Assistance

Navigating the homeowner’s insurance claim process can be daunting. A quality comprehensive storm restoration contractor will have experience working with insurance companies and can assist you in:

Identifying Damage: Insurance companies and motivated to minimize costs and claims. Be skeptical if your insurance carrier tries to direct you to their “preferred contractor“. A good restoration contractor can help you identify anything that may have been missed by the insurance adjuster.
Detailed Documentation: Providing thorough pictures, assessments and documentation of all damage, is crucial when proving damage information to insurance carriers.
Maximizing Claims: Ensuring that all aspects of the damage are covered, not just the roof, so you get the full benefits of your policy.
Advocacy: Acting as an advocate on your behalf to negotiate with the insurance adjuster and insurance company, ensuring fair compensation for all storm damaged items. It is essential to find a contractor that is aligned with your best interests and is committed to helping make you whole.

4. Long-Term Peace of Mind

Investing in a contractor who can handle all aspects of storm restoration provides peace of mind that your home is fully restored and protected against future weather events. This comprehensive approach includes:

Warranty Coverage: A good restoration contractor will stand behind their work with a 10-year Workmanship Warranty (which is different, and in addition to, Product Warranties provided by materials manufacturers).
Preventive Measures: Advising and implementing preventive measures to mitigate damage from future storms, such as installing longer lasting, more energy efficient, and impact-resistant materials (such as Stone Coated Steel, Metal Panel, or Composite Polymer Products).

Conclusion

When dealing with the aftermath of a large hailstorm, it’s essential to look beyond just the roof and consider other potential areas of damage. Hiring a comprehensive storm damage recovery contractor such as Roofing Force, ensures a thorough, efficient, and seamless recovery process. This holistic approach not only addresses immediate repairs but also safeguards your home’s future, providing you with lasting peace of mind. Don’t settle for less; choose Roofing Force as your comprehensive storm restoration contractor to protect your most valuable asset – your home.

Roofing Force is a comprehensive storm restoration contractor and expert installer of all styles of roofing products in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Visit our insurance claims page for more information or give our headquarters a call at (913) 270-5440 and we will send out a storm restoration expert to compete a thorough and free storm damage assessment of your home.

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