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Rain Brings More Problems for Hail Damaged Homes

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Water everywhere and you're going to wet.

This constant barrage of rain might be annoying to some of you, but for people still dealing with roof damage from last spring's hail storm, this rain, is the last thing they want to see.

Homeowners are scrambling to tarp their roofs and stop any further damage from happening to their homes.

This might look like your typical home improvement scene, but when you're still trying to recover from a damaging hail storm, an abundance of rain is your worst enemy.

"The biggest challenge has been getting the insurance money to replace the roof. I filed the claim right away as soon as the storm came," says Susanne Rodell, a homeowner.

However, tons of claims have left many people stuck in the middle. Either they have insurance money, but no contractor or no insurance money because of certain policies.

"We get a check, but we can't sign it. We can't use it. Now, it's at a mortgage company, but they can't sign it locally, even though they have an office here, they have to send it to California."

Susanne's roofing company has stuck with her through all of it, something for which she is thankful.

"All the local roofing companies have been amazing and help us keep everything together here.">

If you or someone you know is having a hard time with an insurance company, you can give the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance a call at (406) 444-2040.

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