Storm damage to your roof needs to be addressed promptly by trusted professionals. To restore your roofing system’s beauty and structural integrity after a severe storm, Universal Roofing and Exteriors recommends following these tips:
Waste No Time
Don’t wait weeks or even days before you call professionals to assess your roof. Schedule an inspection the moment you notice signs of damage. Even if there are no visible red flags, it’s still prudent to have your roof inspected after a strong storm, as some types of damage are not obvious to the untrained eye.
Review Your Insurance Policy
Before beginning the insurance claim process, review your policy carefully. Not all policies cover storm damage to roofs, so don’t assume that you qualify before notifying your insurer. This is also good practice when dealing with siding damage.
If your policy does include storm damage to roofs, begin by notifying the claims department of your insurance company about the damage. Next, schedule a personal appointment with an adjuster to evaluate the damage. Make sure your roofing contractor is also there to represent you and to ensure you receive fair compensation.
Collect Documentation for Your Claim
Any experienced roofer that’s familiar with the insurance claim process knows proper documentation is key. Without solid evidence to back your claim, your adjuster may deny it. This is why it’s important to hire a contractor that provides insurance claim assistance to take photos of the damage during the inspection.
At Universal Roofing and Exteriors, you can rest assured that we’ll fix your storm-damaged roof in a safe and efficient manner. You can rely on our proven expertise to navigate the tricky insurance process for you and make sure you earn the compensation you deserve. To schedule your no-obligation appointment and get a free estimate in Zionsville or Indianapolis, IN, call us at (317) 257-0779 today.