Steps To Take After A Hail Storm
First, if a hail storm strikes, don’t go out in the storm to try to protect your property. You could be injured.
Check trees, shrubs, and plants around your house. If they are stripped of their foliage, there is a possibility that your roof is damaged. You should also check for roof damage if patio covers, screens or soft aluminum roof vents are dented.
Check your car for dents and broken or cracked glass. Look down at an angle when assessing the damage.
The easiest and most convenient way to document the hail damage is to take pictures with your smartphone. Make sure to get pictures from all angles. Photograph the hood, trunk, roof, and side panels.
Other ways to document the hail damage:
Download and print our Auto Hail Repair Loveland hail assessment worksheet to document the damage.
A video recording with your phone is another way to document auto hail damage.
If you find signs that hail has battered your property, take immediate steps to protect it from further damage.
Cover any broken glass in your car to prevent damage to the interior from rain and remove glass from the car’s interior to prevent cuts in upholstery and carpet.
Contact your auto insurance provider to see if the hail damage repair is covered in your policy. Different insurance companies handle hail claims differently. Follow up with your agent if you do not know where to start the claim process.
To save time and hassle, let us help you file your claim. It only takes a few minutes. If your agent or company requests you to do so, follow up your call with a written explanation of what happened.
If you decide to file the claim before coming to us, let your insurance agent know that Auto Hail Repair Loveland is your repair shop of choice.
Your insurance company might provide you with a list of “preferred venders.” Remember, who repairs your hail damage, for both your roof and vehicle, is your choice by law.
Be wary of out-of-town paintless dent repair shops who move into an area and set up shop following a storm. While most of these firms are reputable, some have collected money from customers and moved on to the next storm site without paying suppliers or leaving work unfinished. This can leave customers holding the bag for those additional costs. It’s a good idea to select a company with established credibility and local references. Word of mouth is still your best guide.