At Ethos, our contractors have seen some of the worst hail storms in Colorado’s living memory. They’ve restored a plethora of homes over the years and they have repaired significant storm damages throughout Denver. To help educate homeowners, we developed a straightforward guide to the storm damage restoration process. Stick with our steps and you’ll be on track to a fully restored home.
Verify The Damages
Before any restorations can begin, the extent of the storm damages need to be verified. There are a number of key signs that you’ll want to look out for as a homeowner. You can almost guarantee that your roof needs professional restorative services if you notice:
- Broken, cracked, or missing shingles
- Water stains on your ceilings, walls, or exterior siding
- Cracks of light peeking through your roof in the attic space
- High energy bills
If you suspect that your roof is damaged, it’s better to have the professionals verify the damages. They’re the experts for hail damage repair in Denver, so they’ll know how to spot all the signs of roof damages. We’d recommend that you contact your trusted roofer for a free roofing inspection to verify the extent of your damages.
File Your Storm Damage Insurance Claim
The roof insurance claim process is an incredibly important step in your overall restorations that cannot be undervalued. Your homeowner’s insurance policy is there to help protect your property and your wallet. Whether your claim covers the actual cost value or the replacement cost value, that financial support is always helpful.
You’ll need to contact your insurance company so they can send out an adjuster to inspect your damages first-hand. It would be wise to schedule a time to have both your contractor and adjuster visit your property simultaneously. With your contractor present, they’ll be able to voice any concerns that you may have with the adjuster’s findings.
Both parties will conduct their own thorough inspections and document the extent of the damages. Following the walkthroughs, your contractor and the adjuster will both provide estimated repair costs. To give your claim the best chance possible, you need to ensure that your claim is very detailed. Ask your contractor to document every little thing they spot. It never hurts to have your own prior photos and pieces of documentation as well.
The Actual Restorations
With the insurance claim out of the way, those storm damage restorations can begin. Depending on your roof damages, your restorations may be more extensive and drastic. Your roof is much more than just a single layer of shingles. Underneath those roofing shingles, there are numerous protective layers underneath.
If the damages were severe enough, your roofers might need to replace your wood sheathing, the underlayment, and maybe even the fascia boards. In other cases, you might just need a new layer of shingles to fully restore your roof after a storm. The scope of work will be openly discussed and agreed upon far in advance.
Before the restorations begin, your roofing company will set up preventative measures to protect your property throughout the restorations. Some contractors may hang tarps around your home to catch falling debris. They might also utilize large trailers close-by to discard old roofing materials in an organized manner. With the right protective measures in place, your storm damage restorations can get underway.
Your trusted contractor should set to work quickly and efficiently, employing the highest level of care. Those roofers will work diligently to strip the roof down, replace any underlying layers, and then patch it all back up. Your roofer should adhere to the best roofing practices to ensure no details are overlooked.
As they wrap up your storm damage restoration in Denver, your roofers will take care of detailed cleaning tasks. Your roofers will patrol the areas surrounding your property with nail magnets to pick up any hidden hazards that fell during the repairs. They’ll take down all the tarps and discard all the debris in the dumpster trailer. Your roofers will finally vacate your property after saying a final goodbye to you. With a restored roof, your property will be ready to take on the next hail storms to hit Denver.
Top-Tier Storm Damage Restoration In Denver
The contracting staff members at Ethos are intimately familiar with storm damage restorations. We’ve been dutifully restoring Denver homes to their former selves since our company’s inception. We hold our contractors to the highest standards of excellence and we aim to please with every project that we take on. Our roofing pros will leverage their decades of experience to deliver an impressive roof restoration.
Schedule your FREE roofing inspection with Ethos today and learn more about our approach to storm damage restoration in Denver.