So you have never had hail damage and then you moved to Colorado and were like–whoa. Part of being a true Denverite is getting hit by hail at least once–if not many times. It is the way it works here in the hail-prone Mile High City–so the best idea is just to be prepared. Part of being prepared is knowing a bit about how you will get the damage fixed at as little cost and time to you. Since you are new to Denver and the hail thing, we here at United Hail Pros have made a quick guide about how hail damage is fixed and how not depreciate the value of your car or t spending a dime getting it done.
How Is Hail Damage Fixed?
The two most common methods for repairing hail damage are paintless dent repair and using body filler.
Which Type of Hail Repair is Better?
While both types of hail damage repair have their pros and cons–typically PDR is a better option. Beyond being cheaper, faster and more eco-friendly–it is also a better option is you plan to sell your car in the future. Traditional dent repair methods may cause your car to depreciate. However, if you have deep severe damage–PDR may not be an option.
How Long Does Hail Repair Take?
If you need or decide to go with traditional dent repair it could take up to a week or more. This is because the process is incredibly labor-intensive and time-consuming. This also is because your car will need to be repainted which is a lengthy process in and of itself. With PDR on the other hand, it can be done in as little as a day–and probably not much more.
How Much Does It Cost to Fix Hail Damage on a Car?
The cost of each hail repair varies whether you do paintless of traditional. The more dents–the higher the price tag. With traditional hail repair, this can get incredibly costly because even in a panel only has one or two dents in it–the entire panel needs to be repainted. PDR is significantly less expensive because there is no painting involved. However, if you have comprehensive insurance–both options should be covered. And with PDR–many times your deductible is waived as well.
Want more info? Contact us at United Hail Pros and let us be your Denver hail repair specialist of choice!