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11 Call For Action Alert: What To Do When Hiring For Storm Repairs

By: KKTV/Betty Sexton
By: KKTV/Betty Sexton
Countless people will be making calls to their insurance companies regarding hail damage to their houses and cars after Wednesday

After sustaining weather damage, be sure to take your time to choose a reputable company to make repairs.

After Wednesday's weather, countless people will be making calls to their insurance companies regarding hail damage to their houses and cars.

Our Call For Action team spoke with experts on what one needs to do before hiring anyone to make repairs.

Experts say that if your trees and shrubs are stripped of foliage and your gutters have dents and dimples, it's likely the roof of your home took a hit too.

First thing you need to do is call your insurance company and ask an adjuster to take a look. Then, take your time choosing a reputable roofing contractor. The Pikes Peak Regional Building has a list of certified roofers who are licensed to do business here. Get a couple of estimates, ask for references and then check them.

Also before you hire someone, make sure the roofer has workers comp and liability insurance.

Once the work is complete, have the repairs inspected and make you're satisfied before you make that final payment.

Also, save your receipts if you buy anything like a tarp to cover up the hole in your window. You'll need those receipts to get reimbursed by your insurance company.

If you had damage to your car, your insurance company will pay only if you have comprehensive coverage. For reputable auto body shops, ask friends for referrals and head to the Better Business Bureau's website to check for complaints and the shop's rating.

As with your home repairs, get a couple of estimates before choosing a body shop.


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