Getting your roof fixed by roofing contractors following a storm often requires filing a claim with your insurance company. Unfortunately, navigating the insurance claim process is complicated and time consuming, and many homeowners unknowingly commit blunders along the way. These mistakes can hinder you from receiving the compensation you deserve.
Today, Vertex Roofing Contractors highlights common mistakes to avoid when filing an insurance claim for roof damage after a storm.
Mistake #1: Consulting With Your Insurer Before Your Contractor
Before you file a claim and perform any repairs on your roof, be sure to talk with a trustworthy local roofing contractor. You need the expertise of a roofing professional to determine how badly damaged your roof is. A roofer can conduct a thorough inspection of your roof, identify the cause of the damage and provide detailed documentation of these findings to your insurer. This will help ensure your claim isn’t denied.
Mistake #2: Blindly Trusting Your Insurance Adjuster
Don’t fully entrust your claim to your insurer. Instead, speak to roof repair pros who have the training, experience and tools to help you receive the amount to which you’re entitled. Submit as much information about your roof as possible.
Mistake #3: Not Notifying Your Insurer on Time
Once you’ve talked to the roofers about your claim, make sure to notify your insurer about your storm-damaged roof as soon as possible. Timely notification required by most insurance policies. Delaying can lead to your claim being denied.
At Vertex Roofing Contractors Inc., we have ample experience helping customers through the insurance claims process. While the process can seem daunting, we’re here to help. Our experts know what to document and what questions to ask, and we’ll work beside you each step of the way.