Unfortunately, when strong storms roll through New England, they can leave serious damage to your property, home, and roof. It is of particular importance that roof damage is taken care of quickly to limit the spread of water and other damage.
Thankfully, many times insurance will cover roof damage resulting from storms. Although the insurance claim process can be arduous and annoying, it is worth it because it can save you thousands of dollars on your roof replacement.
At Guaranteed Roofing, we have helped many customers through the insurance claim process and are happy to give you guidance. We are expert roofers who can help you file a successful roof insurance claim for your roof replacement. Insurance claims can be complicated, so lets take a closer look at the process.
Roof Damage Insurance Claims in Connecticut and Rhode Island
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1. Assess damage
To begin, you should visually inspect the damage to your roof (from the ground) and make sure the damage was caused by a storm. Check to see if there are any issues such as missing shingles, hail, or tree damage. It is also important for you to inspect your attic and ceilings to ensure there is not any leaking, even if you do not notice any damage to the outside of you roof. You will want to contact a CT roofing company to inspect your roof since they will notice potential problems that you may not.
Common signs of storm damage
2. Contact your insurance provider
If you and your roofing company do notice damage, it is time for you to contact your provider to report the problem and begin the insurance claim process. It is important to do this as soon as possible. Also, you do not want more damage to occur while waiting for this process. Contact a licensed roofer to repair or tarp your damage until the roof insurance claim has gone through. Guaranteed Roofing will do this free of charge, contact us to find out how.
3. Claim assessment
Next, your insurance company will likely send a representative to your home to assess the damage. The point of this is for the insurance company to determine if there is damage and whether or not your policy will cover it. You may want to contact a roofing company to get a second opinion of this.
4. Wait for the claim outcome
Once all inspections and documents have been submitted, you should hear back from your insurance provider regarding your roof insurance claim. Be sure to keep in contact with them to ensure this is done in a timely manner. Our roofing company is happy to assist you with this process and ensure you get a fair settlement.
Roof insurance claim tips
Use the right roofing company
If you hire a reputable roofing company, you can ensure the job is done correctly and the claim is handled properly. Knowledgeable roofing companies understand the roof insurance claim process and can help you navigate the tricky things about it. At Guaranteed Roofing, we work hard to ensure our customers get the money they deserve for their roof replacement.
Make sure you document everything. Pictures, invoices, notes, estimates, dates, all of these things are critical and can make the difference between you getting a fair roof insurance claim settlement or not.
Make sure you contact your insurance company and a licensed roofing company as soon as you notice any problems. Submitting a claim on time will give you your best chance at having the roof replacement covered and will help you avoid further damage.