Wind, snow, and hail can cause major damage to commercial and residential roofs during a storm. Sometimes, damages are obvious, but other times, they may not be noticeable right away. Storm-damaged roofing can affect your home’s safety, stability, and value, so it’s important to file an insurance claim to repair your roofing:
1. Get a Damage Inspection Right Away
After a storm, call a roofing company for a damage inspection right away. Some insurance companies have a time limit on when you can file a claim. If your roof was damaged, it’s important to understand the damages and inform your insurance company quickly.
2. Keep Any Receipts from Necessary Repairs
Some roofing can be badly damaged in a storm, requiring immediate repairs to protect your home. If this is the case, document and save all receipts from these repairs so they can be added to your claim at a later date.
3. Record All Damaged Property
Insurance companies often require proof to make an assessment and approve your roofing claim. Keep all damaged property until your claim has been settled. It may also be helpful to take photos or videos of the roofing damage to preserve evidence.
4. Seek Help from an Experienced Roofing Company
Working with insurance companies takes time, understanding, and knowledge. Luckily, your roofing company has the experience to ensure your claim gets filed correctly and you get the settlement you deserve.
If you’re concerned that your commercial or residential roofing has been damaged in a storm, contact an expert right away. Fentress Builders, Inc. has been assessing storm damage, working with insurance companies, and making quality repairs for nearly 50 years. We will help get your repairs approved and finished as quickly as possible, so you can return to your daily life. Call (317) 899-9381 for a free damage inspection today.