FREE Hail Damage Inspection from the Storm Restoration Experts
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Hail Damage is sometimes obvious and sometimes not so obvious. We have over 10 years experience working with storm damage claims. We know what damage is and we know what insurance companies are looking for. Let us Inspect Your Property Today and Help You Get a New Roof, Siding, Gutters, and more Tomorrow!
Hail Damage Inspections
Hailstones form during thunderstorms and can range in size from small pellets to small softballs. When they fall they cause damage to roofs, siding, and soft metals like gutters and trim.
In Chicago and the Chicagoland area, hail sizes generally range between the size of a small pea to, at the largest, golf ball size hailstones. Don't be fooled though, hail storms in this region do cause damage to shingles, soft metals, sidings, gutters, and downspouts.
If you suspect that you have hail damage, it is better to be safe than sorry. A FREE roof inspection will answer your concerns and protect your biggest asset, your home.
Wind Damage Inspections
They don't Call Chicago the "Windy City" for nothing. 50 to 70 mph wind gusts are common. Objects are blown and become damaging projectiles. Loose shingle tabs can also be blown off.
Sometimes roof damage caused by wind is obvious when there are missing shingles but did you know sometimes wind damage isn't obvious and you won't know that it is there until interior leaks occur.
You best protection is the have a professional roof inspection for potential wind damage. Its the only way to know if your home is damaged or not.
Insurance Restoration Consultation
Picking the the right company to represent you during an insurance claim is the most important factor in a smooth insurance restoration project. Storm chasers have a bad name, and unfortunately for good reason.
You need a quality, local company that knows the insurance process and are experts at making the recommended repairs.
Choosing the right contractor can make the insurance restoration process smooth and a rewarding experience. The wrong company will leave you frustrated and unsatisfied. And at worst, you could get ripped off. Choose wisely!
Do You Have Siding or Roof Damage?
From the date of the actual hail or wind storm, the clock on your hail or wind damage claim starts to tick. Most insurance companies give homeowners only one year to make a claim for repairs. That being said, the sooner you make your claim the better!
The Real Secret: The longer you wait to make a claim the more likely it will be denied. Insurance companies want you to file a loss claim as soon as possible. With hours of days of the incident is best. With that being said, with expert help older damage can also be paid for.
Call Today for a FREE Hail Damage/Storm Damage Inspection
Hail Damage Inspection Line:
Crystal Lake (815) 356-9020 Naperville/Aurora (630) 300-3390
Chicago (888) 356-9020
What your Neighbors are Saying:
"I loved the workers- very hard workers! The staff answered my calls- very supportive! Thanks", Barb C., Naperville, IL
"Great Products, Efficient Installation, no Pressure. We are repeat customers and very happy." Tom and Nora L. Naperville, IL
"Everything about the project was excellent! John (consultant) explained the different options very well and was very informative. Everything he stated to us happened. The work looks great!" Mike and becky H., Dekalb, IL
"As homeowners that have recently had our home roofed, sided, new gutters and windows by Innovative Home Concepts due to hail damage, we'd like to say how pleased we were in working with Innovative and its people. All their crews were friendly, accommodating, timely, and provided excellent quality workmanship.
Thank you for a job well done!"
A. Rogman, Crystal Lake, IL
"I initially opened a hail claim with Innovative Home Concepts. Everything was completed in a timely fashion. I then decided to have my windows and gutters replaced. Everything went well except one small incident. My front door handle was accidentally broken. Innovative bought and replaced the very next day. Overall, I would recommend Innovative as a trusted and professional company.
J. English, Crystal Lake, IL
"I just wanted to take some time to thank you for all your hard work. I am one of those skeptics who was afraid of being taken by a scam. But I was desperate and need to stop a leaking roof. your timing was impeccable. You gave me a new roof and siding all for the price of my deductible. I really thought that this was one of those 'to good to be true. I am so glad that I received the call from your company. I think that I was nervous about the whole deal up until the insurance company showed. But he knew you who you were and said you did great work. It was a load off my mind. Before I knew it the workers were here. They did a fantastic job. I feel like I got a new house without the hassle of moving! I thank you so much and look forward to doing more work with you in the near future with more on my hunny-do list.
C. Piwowar, Marengo, IL
"When I received a letter from your company stating that their had been some severe storm damage in our area, I was skeptical. I called my insurance company and explained that I had received the letter and thought I was probably dealing with an "ambulance chaser" but wondered if I should follow-up with it because I was seeing dumpsters in many driveways in my area and much roof and siding work being done. My Insurance company told me to go ahead and have Innovative check for damage. Finding that there indeed was damage, Innovative worked with my insurance company to get my roof replaced. Things worked out exactly the way you told me it would. I had a lot of apprehension because it was at the end of the construction season and I knew weather could be a factor. I also wondered if Innovative was a reputable company to do business with. My friend is a general contractor and told me he would keep an eye on the job. He told me afterward that he was impressed with the professionalism and quality of work. I'm very pleased with how this all worked out and wouldn't hesitate to do business with Innovative Home Concepts again."
Sandra S., Schaumburg, IL
Protect yourself and your home. Have your roof, siding, gutters, trim, etc. inspected by a professional Innovative hail damage roof expert. The inspection is absolutely free and if you do indeed have damage, we will help you work with your insurance company to make the necessary repairs.
Call Our Hail Damage Hotline Now:
815-356-9020 or 630-300-3390
Why Scheduling Your Roof Inspection and Siding Inspection Should Be Done Right Away
You have two obligation to our insurance company when it comes to them covering damage to your home.
- You must mitigate the damage so further damage is prevented. For example, a tree hits your roof and leaves a hole, you need to tarp the roof so water doesn't get into the whole and cause interior water damage to your home.
- You need to report the damage as soon as you discover it. And the sooner the better. Most insurance companies have a statue of limitation that states the damage must be reported within 12 months of the event. Most companies in Illinois operate by this rule.
Not only are there rules in place to facilitate timely reporting of damage to your home, it is actually a big advantage to you.
When a storm hits and the damage is new and fresh, insurance companies are ready and willing to cover the loses. Month or even years after the fact, the insurance company is thinking... is this real damage? Why didn't you report it sooner?
It becomes a little bit of an uphill battle. It is always best to report/file your claim as soon as possible. This way you get your home restored in a timely manner and it eliminates some obstacles when dealing with your insurance company.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF WHEN CHOSING A CONTRACTOR FOR HAIL DAMAGE STORM RESTORATION WORK
These are contractors that travel from storm to storm.They care very little about quality, they just want to get the job done and move on.And if you have a problem with their work you most likely won’t find them to make repairs or warranty their work.
AVOID Start up Companies
Little local contractors spring up all the time.Very few of them know how to run a successful business and most will be gone in less than 3 years.Make sure when you do your research that the company is at least 5 years old.
AVOID Companies that are vague about their insurances and licenses or won’t provide proof.
Always get a certificate of insurance from any contractor.Make sure they have liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance to fully protect yourself and your property.Make sure the contractor has a valid license for the work they will be doing.In Illinois, a roofing license is required for roof work.
AVOID Door to Door Sales people
These high pressure sales people use intimidation and scare tactics to bully you into working with them.
AVOID contractors who offer to waive your deductible or offer to do work for less than what the insurance company is willing to pay.
Waiving deductibles and doing work for less than your insurance estimate seems like a great way to pocket some money but is in fact insurance fraud and carries serious repercussions.If found guilty of insurance fraud you may face fines, jail time, and at the very least you’ll be blacked listed for insurance coverage.
AVOID Roofing Companies with no Experience in Insurance Claim Processes
Many roofing companies see insurance work as easy money but have no experience in working with insurance companies. Many times having these companies represent you can be worse than doing it yourself. It is best to have companies with proven experience in claims
FOR CHOOSING A HAIL DAMAGE CONTRACTOR
#1 Must be a legitimate business for 5 years or more. Having 5 years experience isn’t enough.Being an operational business for 5 years is whole different ball game.
#2 Must have an established place of business that the company has occupied for 2 years or more. One trick out of state contractors use is the rent a local office to look local trick…don’t buy it!
#3 Must check out when doing your due diligence. Check with your local Better Business Bureau and see how the contractor rates.Also search the name of the company on Google, Yahoo, or Bing.If nothing comes up, do not use this contractor.An established company will have reviews, websites, and information about them online.Lastly, do they belong to local chambers and can they provide local references.
#4 Must have and provide insurance certificate and license information. You can confirm insurance information by calling insurance carrier to make sure the insurance is in force.You can confirm licenses at Click here to check contractors licenses.
FACT: Hail Damage can cause serious damage to your home, reducing the value by up to 25%!
Schedule a Free Hail Damage, Storm Damage, or Wind Damage Inspection Today!
Innovative Home Concepts is the area leader in Chicago hail storm restoration. We take pride in our work, use quality materials, and have trained representatives that have a successful history of negotiating with adjustors to get you the most benefits from your policy. All our work is warrantied by the manufacturer and backed by Innovative Home Concepts. Get a Free roof inspection and/or free siding inspection today.