(Editor's note:  This is the final post in our  three-part series on hail damage and roofs.  Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2.)

To wrap up this informational series on hail damage and roofs for Minneapolis and St. Paul area homeowners, we are going to cover the basics of what you might or should do if your roof has been damaged by hail.  It is better to be prepared when it comes down to it than wondering what you need to do next to fix the problem you have.

Find the Right Minnesota Roofing Company

Once again, do not trust the door knockers that come into town following severe storms. They are not going to be able to provide you with the quality roofing repairs needed. Always call on a reputable, trustworthy professional roofing contracting company in the Twin Cities area. Calling the one that installed the roof on your home can be beneficial since they already know the details and what needs to be done.

Have a Roof Inspection

A reputable roofing company will do a thorough inspection and provide you with a write-up to show just what needs to be done and the costs associated with that. This is a good thing to have, since you need to show this to your insurance company if you want them to cover the damages.  The adjuster will make an inspection, but it's a good idea to have your contractor do one as well, just to verify everything that's needed.

The best thing to keep in mind is that the smallest, cosmetic types of damage might not signify anything big and might be fine, but without the inspection done by a professional, you might not be able to get this problem fixed if it is indeed a larger problem than you thought.

Here are more reasons to contact a licensed roof contractor, since roofing repairs due to storm damage is not recommended as a DIY project.  Your insurance and/or mortgage company may require you to work with a licensed contractor in order to get paid. If you've got hail damage to your roof, speak with us here at Quarve and be a smart consumer when it comes to repairs you need. You do not want to find yourself replacing a perfectly good roof  that just needed some minor repairs because you failed to have a professional come out to do the inspection. We are a licensed roofing contractor serving Twin Cities communities such as Stillwater, Lakeland, and Dellwood, and we can provide a thorough inspection as well as repairs when they’re needed the most.  And we'll be happy to work with your insurance company on your behalf.