Ever wondered if car roof damage can be repaired?

Sheen Panel Service on 9 July 2019

The roof of your car is almost as valuable as the roof over your home. If bad weather or an unfortunate accident has damaged yours, you may be wondering whether it can be repaired.

The good news is that yes, with the right tools and techniques, your local panel beating workshop can get your damaged car roof looking as good as new again. They will even be able to help you figure out your insurance claim and provide you with an accident replacement vehicle.

From hailstone dents to tree branch scratches, we've put together an insider's guide to roof damage panel beating. If you'd like to know what's involved in roof smash repairs and how most types of car roof damage occur, read on.

At Sheen Panel Service, we have panel beating location across Melbourne and greater Victoria, and a team of expert smash repairers who'll restore your vehicle to pre-accident condition. Find a store near you or call 1300 REPAIR.

Common types of car roof damage

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The roof of your vehicle can be damaged in a number of ways. One of the most common is through severe weather and hail storms.

Hailstones can cause serious dents and damage to your car's roof, boot, bonnet, and windscreen. Hail damage is not irreversible, but it can be costly to repair, depending on the extent of damage to your car's paintwork and windows.

Hailstorms rarely only affect one vehicle, so when dealing with hail damage car repair, you may need to push your car insurance provider to prioritise your vehicle as they will most likely have multiple claims from your neighbourhood. It's worth noting that you typically need comprehensive car insurance to cover hailstone damage, so if you live in an area where wild weather is common, it's a worthwhile investment.

How much does hail damage repair cost?

If you're looking for an estimate on hail damage repair to your car, it's important to understand that costs will vary from panel beater to panel beater. On average, you can expect to pay based on the size of the dent.

  • Small dents: between $30 and $45
  • Medium dents: between $40 and $55
  • Large dents: between $75 and $80

Of course, hail storm damage is not the only cause of car roof damage. Falling tree branches, leaky sunroofs, or and careless people can leave you in urgent need of roof damage panel beating.

How car roof damage is repaired

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Not all panel beaters and smash repair services specialise in roof damage repairs, or have the skills and techniques required to get your roof back to pre-storm or pre-incident condition. As with researching any professional service, it's important to ask the right questions and look at before and after comparison photos

Technique is essential when it comes to repairing roof damage and looking after your car's paint and bodywork. Always choose a panel beating workshop that provides detailed information about their approach to fixing roof damage and uses the same paint and parts that your car's manufacturer uses.

Ideally, they will also be able to organise you with a replacement vehicle, help you manage your insurance claim, and service your car in a location that's convenient for you.

Why choose Sheen?

At Sheen Panel Service, we take a holistic approach to car roof repairs. That means we not only remove the roof's lining, necessary trim, front and rear windows, and any necessary internal hardware, we also check for unseen damage and assess your car's overall roadworthiness before repairing or replacing the roof.

We take the time to colour match your paint job and refinish the roof accurately so that your car looks good as new again. And we deal with your insurance company for you to minimise the stress involved.

We take great pride in the quality of our work - so much so that we offer a lifetime guarantee on all our workmanship. Our Upload Your Smash page allows you to get a free quote for repairs without leaving your home and our accident replacement vehicle service ensures you're never stuck without a car.

Experienced and friendly, we're experts at repairing all types of vehicle damage, including roof damage. Upload Your Smash today to get a repair quote within the hour or call 1300 REPAIR to talk to a panel beating expert.