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Guide to Starting a Hail Claim: 5 Tips to Get Approval

Hail damage to your property can be a daunting situation, but with the right steps and guidance, you can successfully navigate the insurance claim process. At [Company Name], we specialize in storm damage restoration services, and our experienced contractors are here to support you every step of the way. Follow this comprehensive guide to maximize your chances of a successful hail claim with our expertise:

Understand the Insurance Adjuster’s Perspective 

First and foremost, it’s essential to understand the perspective of the insurance adjuster assigned to your claim. Insurance adjusters are tasked with evaluating claims and determining the appropriate compensation based on the terms of the insurance policy. It’s important to recognize that their objective is to minimize the payout on behalf of the insurance company.

Insurance adjusters are trained to assess the extent of the damage, review policy coverage, and make fair judgments regarding claim settlements. They follow specific guidelines and protocols established by the insurance company to ensure consistency and compliance with policy terms.

Recognize that adjusters may be skeptical or scrutinize the validity of your claim, as their primary goal is to protect the interests of the insurance company. So you need to provide indisputable evidence to support your case.

Gather Clear and Comprehensive Evidence

Strong and compelling evidence is crucial to support your hail damage claim. You’ll need to pick out and mark an area of your roof that received the most damage. We can assist you in selecting a 10′ x 10′ area on your roof (referred to as a “test square”) that clearly displays hail damage. Our knowledgeable team will mark the damaged area using chalk and capture high-resolution photos of the test square and other affected areas, such as siding, gutters, and outdoor units. 

If possible, we advise documenting the hailstorm as it occurs. By recording the storm’s duration, any power outages, and additional details that demonstrate its severity, we can build a stronger case to prove the impact on your property. Capturing the size of the hailstones through photos or videos is also valuable evidence. If you are at home during the storm, preserving some hailstones by freezing them further supports your claim.

This comprehensive evidence will substantiate your claim and strengthen your position.

Engage our Experienced Contractors

Having our professional contractors by your side significantly enhances your claim’s credibility. We will arrange for one of our experienced storm damage specialists to be present during the insurance adjuster’s assessment. Our contractors will walk the adjuster through your property, meticulously documenting all the hail damage and providing expert insights. This ensures that every aspect of the damage is accurately conveyed, bolstering the strength of your claim.

Be Prepared and Informed

Being prepared and well-informed helps advocate for your claim. Before the adjuster’s visit, we recommend reviewing your insurance policy and manufacturer’s warranties. Our team will assist you in understanding your coverage, deductibles, and relevant policy terms. Together, we will prepare a list of informed questions to ask the adjuster to secure fair compensation on your behalf.

Ask for a Detailed Settlement Breakdown

When the adjuster offers a settlement, request a detailed breakdown of the offer. Review it carefully, ensuring you understand the terms and calculations. If the settlement seems low or unfair, don’t hesitate to negotiate. We will provide guidance and support throughout the negotiation process to help you secure a fair and adequate settlement.

Get Your Insurance Claim Approved 

Navigating a hail claim can be complex, but with our expertise and dedicated contractors, you can trust that we will handle your claim professionally and efficiently. At SCR, Inc., we are committed to restoring your property to its pre-damage condition and ensuring you receive the rightful compensation for the hail damage.

Contact us to learn how we can help you like we have helped thousands of DFW residents get fair compensation.

Why Choose SCR, Inc

  • We are fully licensed and insured.
  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Locally operated
  • We are available 24/7
  • We are a member of The Good Contractors List, which offers you a $10,000 guarantee of quality. 
  • We have a proven track record of getting denied claims overturned
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