Anytime you have an insurance claim, it’s stressful. If your home sustained damage and you have a roofing insurance claim, here are some tips to help make it a bit easier. Remember you only have a limited time to file your claim so don’t delay, not only will the damage get worse but you may end up paying out of pocket if you don’t get your claim processed in a timely manner.
Clearly Evaluate the Damage and Call Your Insurance Company
When you can clearly explain the visual damage to your agent, they will be able to document the claim. That means before you call, take a look at your entire home. From the ground inspect the roof, siding, and all your windows. You don’t need to assess the extent of the damage, just be able to explain what damage you see and confirm if it is safe to remain in your home until the damage is repaired. Once your agent starts claim, he will schedule the adjustor to come to your home. Be available for the adjustor.
Call Your Licensed Orland Roofing Company
Although the adjustor will make their own assessment of the extent of the damage and insurance claim repair, only a licensed roofing company can repair the damage. By having an estimate from an Orlando roofing company, you will know if the adjustor’s evaluation will pay for the damage. If their settlement offer doesn’t come close to the roofing company (minus your deductible) then arrange to have both parties at your home at the same time. Remember, the adjustor is on the side of the insurance company while your roofer wants your home repaired properly.
In order for your claim to be processed, you will be required to fill out paperwork and provide proof of the repair. This means you want to work with not only a licensed but also a reputable storm damage repair company. Russ Noyes Roofing successfully provided hundreds of homeowners with proper paperwork for storm damage repair in 2016 as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
If your home suffers storm damage and you think you have an insurance claim, contact your insurance company first, then call Russ Noyes Roofing. We’re here to advocate for you, the homeowner, to get your roof repair completed. Don’t let the insurance company push you into using a less qualified or pop-up roofing company. We can be reached through our contact form or by calling 407-388-7700.