When is hail season and what does that mean?
“Hail season” in Colorado can start as early as March and run till September. Immediately after a storm, you may notice door-to-door “roof inspectors” offering free estimates. While it may seem convenient at the moment, we strongly recommend that you take the time to thoroughly research certified roofers and schedule a time to have your roof inspected. This step can drastically reduce out-of-pocket costs and allow you to search for a local licensed contractor that best suits your needs.
What should I do instead of hiring a Door-to-Door Inspector?
This step will also allow you to weed out the out-of-state “Storm Chasers” that are generally only interested in pushing a claim through as quickly as possible so they can take off to the next storm rather than make sure your insurance claim is processed thoroughly. Many homeowners and business owners are shocked to find out that the initial settlement amount offered by their insurance company only covers a fraction of the cost required to get the repair work completed. A reputable roofing contractor is there to work on your behalf and make sure the insurance company is providing the proper coverages based on the damage caused by the storm. We have seen settlement amounts of $7,500 initially offered by insurance companies go up to more than $40,000 once a certified roofer got involved and started advocating for their client.
Does Zenith recommend any local roofers?
Zenith Painting & Coatings has a team of certified experts that will inspect hail damage upon your request. We are happy to provide you with a number of great local referrals if you are in need of a certified roofing contractor to assess your architectural shingled roof.
What if I have a flat roof?
Zenith Painting & Coatings now offers Gaco Western Roof Coating Systems and UNIFLEX Fluid Applied Roofing Systems that may be able to repair the roof damage extending the life of the roof avoiding the need for a costly tear off and re-roof installation. Not only will this protect your roof from intense weather and hail damage in the future, it may also prevent your home from exceeding the “claim cost ratio” insurance companies use to determine whether or not they will continue offering you coverage.
What if the damage is unrepairable?
If our experts believe the damage is beyond our control, we have trustworthy and local certified roofing contractors to recommend.
How do I know I can trust your team? What sets you apart from other contractors? What certifications or history of your company can you tell me about?
At Zenith Painting & Coatings, we strive to provide the best customer experience that we can and are committed to working with you until you are satisfied! We have a long standing A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and maintain positive member statuses with several business organizations throughout the Front Range including National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), Business Network International (BNI), Community Association Institute (CAI), Boulder Area Housing Association (BARHA), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), South Metro Denver Realtor Association (SMDRA), Aurora Association of Realtors (AAR), and Experience Pros to name a few.
We are also Licensed and Certified to work with only the highest quality industrial coating products on the market. We attend annual continuing education seminars to ensure that we are offering the best coating systems available.
We also have a local office with a live person answering the phone. This may seem like a minor detail, but in the contracting/home improvement industry, lack of communication and the ability to reach someone at said business is one of the most common and frustrating complaints customers have. Give us a call, we will answer!