If you live in Colorado, and are expecting the inevitable Summer Hail Storms that come every year, you may also want to budget for some hail damage repairs. What kind of cost repair should we prepare for after the storm leaves damage behind? do If the storm is big enough, you should engage a professional to come out and do a hail damage assessment, just as we talked about in our last blog “Checking Your Property for Hail Damage After a Storm Hits”.
Then, it’s time to contact your homeowner’s insurance and begin planning for the costs to repair.
Below is a breakdown of some National Average costs to repair a hail damaged property:
Roofs are the first to take the most hail damage because they are exposed to the elements and not easily covered. The different costs associated with hail damage roof repair and hail damage roof replacement after a hail storm can vary significantly.
For example: to replace the whole roof after severe and widespread hail damage, it could cost somewhere in between $10,000 and $20,000 (on average).
- If there is only partial hail damage on your roof, then you can expect to pay $400 to $700 per “square.” A “Square” = a 100 square foot roofing section. If you only have one or two “squares” to repair, it may cost less than your deductible- and could be an expense that you can just pay for out of your own pocket, without involving your insurance company.
- Remember that labor is a significant portion of the cost as well. You should hire professionals to complete any repairs, to ensure that it is done correctly and doesn’t cause you additional issues to the structure later on. Labor costs an average of $30 to $40/ hour, but can vary significantly based on all of the environmental and experience factors.
Another portion of properties that take a big hit during a hail storm is the driveway. Concrete driveways should not be significantly damaged unless they were improperly installed. However, asphalt driveways are often affected by a hail storm, just like the shingles on your roof. The average costs associated with repairing asphalt driveway include:
- A total asphalt driveway replacement will run you around $2,000, but will vary depending on size and extent of damage.
- If you are able to just have the asphalt resurfaced, it can be done quickly (usually one day) and your costs will go down- but you can still expect to pay between $700 and $1,200 on average.
- If you are lucky and the damage is only mild, then you can just patch up any dimples and reseal the surface. This will cost a few hundred dollars.
There are many other portions of properties that sustain damage during a hail storm- so be sure to check exterior walls and siding, your Air Conditioning unit and coils, your home or business windows (for cracks or chips), and even for leaks in your attic space.
As we all know, hail can really be a nuisance and an additional financial stressor on homeowners. To minimize the damage and prepare your property for the inevitable hail damage problems, we recommend taking some preventative measures. Read “Preparing for Hail Storms”, and make sure you have a satisfactory homeowners insurance policy in place to help minimize the inconvenience and stress of hail damage.
If you have recently experienced a hail storm, and have sustained damage to your property- Contact Us today to help you through the next steps.
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