Hailstorms are frequently benign, but occasionally, the stones are rather large and when this happens, they can cause significant damage to your roof, siding and other property, such as your car. Roofs tend to suffer the most damage from these storms, so it is important that homeowners in the Chicagoland area are aware of what to do and how to file an insurance claim in the aftermath.

We found a great article published by the NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) entitled Roof Repair After a Hailstorm. This article provides great details about information you need to know. Some information provided by the article includes the following:

  • How to select a contractor: The NRCA highly recommends that you select a reputable local contractor rather than risk being scammed by an unprofessional team seeking to take advantage of homeowners following a disaster. The article lists the criteria you should look for in a contracting company.
  • How to assess and document damage before repairs are made: The NRCA recommends you have a roof inspection done by a qualified roofing company. Proceed with caution if you go up onto your roof to assess and photograph hail damage. There is no need to take this risk, however, since a qualified contractor can document the damage for your home insurance company.
  • How to file an insurance claim: Start by gathering your homeowner’s insurance policy documentation including your policy number. Call the insurance company as soon as possible following the hailstorm damage. The insurance company will likely send out an insurance adjuster to inspect the damage. If there are discrepancies between your insurance company’s assessment and your contractors roof inspection report, request a reassessment and have your roofing contractor meet with the adjuster to do the assessment together.

Get more information by reading the full article here.

If your Chicagoland home has hail damage, call the experts at Baltic Home Improvements first. Our experienced team of professionals can assess your damage, provide you with a written report of our findings and handle your repairs. As an added bonus, we offer free hail claims assistance and will work with your insurance company to get the job done right at little to no cost to you. Contact Baltic Home Improvements now to learn more.

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