What happens when your solar system gets hit by hail?
Hail season in Colorado lasts from April 15 to September 15. Homeowners who have had solar panels installed know full well that their solar systems are insured under their homeowner’s insurance. So a significant hail storm likely equates to an insurance claim.
Most hail storms aren’t severe enough to actually damage solar panels because solar panels were designed to be outside and stand up to the elements. That being said, when hail hits a home hard enough your solar panels may have cracked glass, which could affect their production, and your mechanical components may be dented or damaged. Many other aspects of the home could be damaged and should be evaluated for an insurance claim.
If significant hail hits your home, EcoMark Solar needs to be contacted IMMEDIATELY so that we can inspect your solar panels and your roof. In the hours and days following a hail storm many roofing companies will start knocking on your door and offering you a free estimate, however, these roofing companies are not qualified to evaluate your solar system.
Conversely, EcoMark Solar can evaluate not only the solar system, but also the state of your roof and the rest of the items that are typically included in a hail claim. EcoMark Solar has established an in-house roofing department specifically dedicated to processing your insurance claims and servicing your restoration needs including roofing, gutters, and siding.
Even if your panels are not damaged, EcoMark Solar can act as the general contractor for your entire insurance claim and get all the work done by a company you already know and trust.
You can submit a claim with us by:
Clicking right here: Insurance Claim Form at EcoMark Solar
Calling us at: 720-432-6411.
Or you can contact your sales consultant
Even if your panels were not installed by EcoMark Solar, please contact us, we can perform service and repair on any solar installation.
If you are considering solar, know that normally, there is minimal impact to insurance premiums when adding solar to your home. Once solar is installed, EcoMark Solar will be there for you when hail hits for the life of the panels.
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