Finding a reliable roofer for hail damage repair requires some research and due diligence. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you in your search:


Insurance coverage

Check your homeowner’s insurance policy to determine if hail damage repairs are covered. If so, note any specific requirements or recommendations they have for selecting a roofing contractor.

Seek recommendations

Ask friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers who have recently dealt with hail damage for recommendations. Personal referrals can provide valuable insights and help you find trustworthy roofers.

Online directories and review sites

Utilize online directories like Yelp, Angie’s List, or the Better Business Bureau to find local roofing companies specializing in hail damage repair. Look for contractors with positive reviews and high ratings.

Local referrals

Contact your local chamber of commerce, home builders association, or other relevant organizations to ask for referrals. These organizations often have lists of reputable contractors in your area.

Verify credentials

Once you have a list of potential roofers, verify their credentials. Check if they have the necessary licenses, permits, and insurance coverage. You can request this information directly from the contractors or check with local licensing boards and insurance agencies.

Experience and specialization

Look for roofing companies that have experience in hail damage repair and are knowledgeable about the specific requirements of your area. A specialized roofer will be familiar with local building codes and best practices for repairing hail damage.

Request estimates

Contact several roofing companies and request detailed written estimates for the hail damage repair. The estimate should include the scope of work, materials, labor costs, and any warranties offered. It’s advisable to get at least three estimates to compare.

References and portfolio

Ask the roofing companies for references from their past clients. Contact these references and ask about their experience with the roofer, the quality of the work, and if they were satisfied with the repairs. Additionally, ask the contractor for a portfolio of their previous hail damage repair projects to assess their workmanship.

Warranty and insurance coverage

Inquire about the warranties offered by the roofing company for their repair work. A reputable roofer should provide warranties for both materials and labor. Also, check if they have liability insurance to protect you in case of any accidents or damage during the repair process.

Contract and payment terms

Review the contract carefully before signing. Ensure that it includes all the agreed-upon details, such as the scope of work, start and completion dates, payment terms, and any warranty information. Avoid making full payment upfront and consider a payment schedule tied to project milestones.

Permits and documentation

Confirm with the roofing contractor who will be responsible for obtaining the necessary permits for the repair work. Ensure that all permits and documentation required by local authorities are obtained before work commences.

By following these steps, you can increase the likelihood of finding a reliable roofer who can effectively repair the hail damage to your satisfaction. Contact us to set up a free inspection.