It depends on the severity of the hail damage. If there are holes or paint damage, you repair could require a replacement roof or hood panel. Also, if the damage on a roof or hood has extensive damage, the insurance company will always write “replace” but it’s not always necessary to replace a panel, if the hail is light and there are several small dents, PDR is the perfect solution. This is the main reason that insurance companies may write to replace your roof, hood or any other car panel rather than paintless dent repair on your estimate. The work you choose to have done on your vehicle is your choice and your choice alone. Be sure to ask the opinion of a paintless dent repair shop before making your final decision.
At Auto Hail Zone, we offer both repair & replacement services. If we know we can repair the hail damage with paintless dent repair, we will. If the panel is repairable with paintless dent repair, we always recommend to our customers to use PDR whenever possible.
Paintless Dent Repair saves your OEM parts, OEM paint and does not require parts or panels to use Bondo, sanding, paint refinishing, etc.