The summertime means pool time, grill time, and — unfortunately — those summer rainstorms and hailstorms. When hail hits your home, what’s your first step?
And what can you do now to be confident that you’re well-protected if damage occurs? Ensuring that you have proper gutter protection is vital for not only this storm season, but many seasons to come. The majority of summer storms occur from May through September, so the time is now to know the steps involved when you’re facing damage to your home.
1. Inspect your home after a storm for hail damage.
After a storm, thoroughly inspect your gutters. If you see damage, note it and take pictures. Look for dents in your gutters and downspouts, detached gutter systems and damage where your gutter meets your roofline.
2. Contact your home insurance agent.
If you believe you will need to make a claim, you will want your agent to inspect your home. They will be able to answer any questions you may have, how the repairs may affect your policy moving forward and recommend next steps to fix the damage. Read your insurance policy before this meeting so you have an idea of what your coverage is and if it covers the damage you have on your home.
3. Consider what upgrades you’ve been meaning to make.
As you plan these repairs, it’s an ideal time to consider complementary home updates. For example, when making repairs to your roof, think about investing in a new gutter protection. Gutter replacement cost may not be as much as you imagine.
4. Procure estimates from local contractors.
Once you determine you need work done on your home, the next step is to speak with local contractors and compare estimates. Be sure to pay close attention to any “fair weather companies” that prey on affected storm areas, as these companies may be more likely to perform hurried or inadequate work in order to maximize their ability to gain customers. The best practice is to use local, reputable contractors with a strong presence in your community. Be sure to ask for recommendations as well. Plus, do your digital homework. The right company should have a variety of reviews from previous customers. You can also ask your insurance agent, but you are under no obligation to use their preferred contractor.
5. Select your contractor and move forward.
Once you have selected your contractor, you will schedule a time for the damage to be repaired, and be on your way to re-beautifying your home!
Important to this process is timeliness; start the inspection and claims process soon after the potential damage occurs. Remember the storm affects your neighbors, and others may be calling the same companies to do the work; you want to make sure you’re at the front of the line!
With gutter replacement cost being a real concern in assessing hail damage, it’s smart to invest in a durable gutter protection before the storm hits. The KGuard Rocky Mountains all-inclusive gutter system can help, boasting unparalleled strength and durability, logical construction and lifetime no-clog guarantees. Our system handles 40% more water than other gutter protection systems. The high-strength hangers set every 24 inches in your gutters increase the stability of your gutters when summer storms hit.
When you choose KGuard Rocky Mountains, you’re choosing a system designed with interlocking parts, which eliminates leaks or further damage due to inconsistent construction. The gutters, hangers and downspouts are made from weather resistant material, and are protected by a “No Pull Away / No Fall Off” guarantee, promising to withstand the summer storms. In addition, the gutter protection system is not attached to your roofline, creating a safeguard against damage to your gutters from your roof. So with KGuard Rocky Mountains, you won’t need to worry about handling home repairs due to hail damage again.
Summer should be spent enjoying that pool time or grilling time, not worrying about your gutter protection. Contact KGuard Rocky Mountains today for your free estimate and consultation: the first step in enjoying your summertime.