How To Find the Best Contractor For Commercial Hail Restoration of Metal Roofs

Depending on the time of year, businesses are on pins and needles wondering if they will have to deal with any major issues specific to weather. Certainly when it comes to commercial hail restoration, metal roofs on these operations are even more of a concern because one wonders just how much damage is (and isn’t) actually taking place.

Hail is a meteorological condition that can vary in terms of seriousness. At times, it can be the size of a pencil eraser. Other times, it can be as large as a baseball. Suffice it to say, the larger the object, the bigger the damage. Factor in other weather conditions, and you’ve got a recipe for a full-on disaster.

Businesses do their best to have stout construction in place to help withstand major weather upheaval. However, this doesn’t mean that damage can’t occur. It is here when a business owner must start looking for a contractor to come in and help rectify the situation to get things back to the way they were before.

Unfortunately, there are two major problems that business owners face when looking for commercial hail restoration for a metal roof: finding a legitimate contractor and going toe-to-toe with their insurance company over appropriate compensation. Recent studies and surveys, however, have provided some guidance to business owners to better navigate the search for a trustworthy contractor, as well as provide assistance on the insurance front.

Consider the following:

Understanding Hail — Vetting prospective contractors starts with asking about their knowledge regarding hail. Find out what they know: how it forms, how it falls, how it’s impacted by other weather, etc..

Understanding Metal Roofing — While metal roofing is not new, advances in metal roofing panels, standing seam tech, and installation all have come a long way in recent years. Knowing the ins and outs of your metal roof as it was and how best it could be improved will prove to be invaluable as restoration goes forward.

Understanding Insurance — Insurance companies do their best to NOT pay out if possible. Metal roofs have become more popular over the last few years. Their higher upfront cost, especially for commercial roofs, means higher coverage and replacement costs. As such, many insurance companies will try to have cosmetic exclusions in policies and enact them for an array of reasons to keep from paying out coverage. An ideal contractor knows these details.

Experience You Can See — Storms brings out crooks operating fly-by-night operations. When looking for a contractor, look over their credentials, their website, and their social media/online presence. If all you see is first names, phone numbers, and no other contact info, you might want to look elsewhere.

Finally, when you want the right contractor for commercial hail restoration, metal roofs require advocacy. THR Roofing Solutions is a Texas based company that provides guidance from working with insurance companies for compensation all the way through completion of the project to a client’s full satisfaction. Contact us today.

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