What to do after a hail storm

Any storm damage to your home can be frustrating and stressful, and hail is notorious for causing roof damage. We have shared tips on how to prepare before a storm, but it’s also important to know what to do after.

After storm tips

You never know what to expect, especially when it comes to the weather here in Oklahoma! If you find yourself with hail damage after a severe storm, here are a few helpful tips to know:

  1. Some cities require permits for door-to-door sales. Our opinion is not to let them on your roof, but if you’re inclined to let them look at your roof, ask for their permit prior. Only trust reliable roofing professionals.
  2. Don’t start any projects without written agreement and a clear understanding of what items will be included. Roofs aren’t always the only thing that needs to be replaced after a storm. 
  3. Don’t file a claim before getting your roof checked out by a professional you trust. 
  4. Ask lots of questions! For example: Are you insured? Will you be registering a manufacturer warranty for the shingles? Are there any building code changes that may affect my roof? Do I have enough ventilation? 
  5. Don’t pay anything upfront before the work even begins. We will invoice the insurance company.

Emergency preparation

If you are in an area known for bad storms and huge hail, we encourage you to board up windows ahead of a storm. Insurance companies encourage this as well because emergency preparation helps minimize damage.

You can pay a contractor to do it for you, which we recommend. It’s always best to have a trustworthy professional do the work, so it gets done correctly. Insurance companies typically reimburse homeowners for paying for this service out-of-pocket.

Palladium Roofing also offers this service for homeowners for emergency situations and temporary fixes.

If you have hail damage, try to be patient with the process. We want homeowners to have peace of mind, which is why we are there with them every step of the way.