Avoid Bungling Your Storm Damage Insurance Claim
January 11, 2019
A storm can wreak havoc and cost a fortune. This is why it’s essential these days to insure your property, particularly your roof – arguably the most important defense that you have against extreme weather. That said, filing a claim may be so intimidating that homeowners often try to avoid it deliberately, compounded by the fact that a simple mistake may void the compensation that you need.
As an expert in storm damage insurance claim processes, however, Rapid Roofing can guide you to avoid the common pitfalls of filing an insurance claim.
Failure to Document Everything
Always take photos of the damage inflicted on your roof, and record the date of the storm. Sometimes, your insurer may need proof, so look for news stories of the storm hitting your area, crammed with as much data and specifics as you can. Better yet, ask us at Rapid Roofing to dispense a full report detailing the storm damage to your property and an estimated cost of restoration.
Before you call your insurance company, we recommend contacting your trusted roofing contractors to perform a thorough inspection of your roof. As a trusted roofing authority, Rapid Roofing can assess your roof’s overall condition after the storm and provide you with the appropriate steps that we can take to restore it. In addition, contacting us first allows us to perform emergency roof repairs to prevent further damage to your property.
Overlooking Policy Exclusions
Overlooking policy exclusions is one of the worst errors in judgment that you could make. Some insurance companies often exclude certain items and repairs from coverage, not out of spite, but as an extra precaution to protect themselves from fraud. These exclusions are not usually evident at first glance, however, so you should read the fine print to understand them or ask us for advice.
You can count on Rapid Roofing for all your residential roof installation needs and more. Let us help you restore your roof to its prime condition. Call us today at (734) 234-5900 for responsive and efficient assistance, or fill out our form so we can get back to you. We serve Plymouth, MI, and nearby areas.