Commercial Storm Damage FAQ
Q: What is the cost for having my commercial property inspected for damage?
A: NSDC Contractors provide free, no-obligation inspections and estimates to commercial property owners and other official building representatives.
Q: Can I get multiple inspections?
A: It is smart to get several inspections from reputable, insurance contractors with experience repairing commercial properties and working with commercial insurance claims.
Q: How much will it cost to repair my building?
A: The cost to restore your property can vary greatly, depending on the amount of damage, the cost of materials and labor, and the terms of your commercial insurance policy. If you are filing an insurance claim, it may not be wise to opt for the cheapest bid. It's best to choose an experienced commercial storm restoration contractor who fully understands your needs and has the knowledge to represent your interests to your insurance company.
Q: How much does it cost to be connected with a NSDC Contractor?
A: Our service is free to commercial property owners, and other official building representatives.
Q: What are common signs of hail damage on a commercial building?
A: It can be difficult to see signs of hail damage on a commercial building, so look for trees or flowers on the property that have been damaged. If parked cars are dented or windows have been broken, there is a good chance you have hail damage on the exterior and roof as well. Be aware that windows, doors, siding and HVAC equipment can sustain serious damage from hail and should be inspected closely by a trained professional.
Q: Do I need to get my roof replaced right away?
A: The devastating nature of hail damage is that you might not start experiencing problems, such as leaking, mold, or structural damage right away. But, because most insurance companies limit the time to file a claim, it is important to get your roof inspected and fixed immediately, before your time to file a claim expires.
Q: Our building was hit by hail, but I do not see any damage. What should I do?
A: It can be difficult to identify signs of hail damage on the roof of a multi-family, or commercial building, and nearly impossible from ground level. A commercial storm damage contractor will perform a full property damage inspection to check for damage that can lead to leaks, flooding, structural damage and other serious issues.
Q: What are the risks of not fixing a hail damaged roof?
A: The most common problems associated with hail and other storm damage includes accelerated wear, reduced shingle life and leaking. Water leaks caused by hail can cause serious issues including water damage, mold and structural damage, including roof collapse.