Having to deal with the damage to your roof after a storm is stressful enough.
But the headache of having to deal with your insurance company can quickly push your stress level to the limit. Especially when you are worried about your family’s safety and comfort during this chaotic time. If you have storm damage to your roof, do not stress! Follow these three tips to help make the entire process easier.
Tip #1 – Get the Ball Rolling Right Away
Make sure to call your homeowner’s insurance company and your roofer on the same day. When you call your insurer, you will be given a claims number which you can give your roofer. This is an important number they will use when communicating with your insurer throughout the claims and repair process. Coordinate with your roofer to be onsite when your insurance adjuster comes to assess the damage to your home. This will allow your roofer to assess the damage with the adjuster, point out any damage which might be missed and discuss needed repairs.
Tip #2 – Be Prepared Before a Storm Hits
It is a good idea to review your homeowner’s insurance every year to understand what exactly your policy will cover. While storms often pop up unexpectedly in the Atlanta area, if you do have some advance notice of a storm, it never hurts to verify what damages you are covered for before it hits. This way you have no surprises and will know how much money you will need to set aside for a deductible.
Tip #3 – Work with a Reliable and Trusted Local Roofer
After a big storm, you need to beware of “storm chasers,” out-of-state contractors who flood the area looking to make a fast buck. They might offer a cheap price, but chances are the quality of your roof repair will reflect that, too. Stick with a reliable and trusted local roofer who is known for their quality work and will be around if there are any problems after your repair is complete.
Let Echols Roofing take the stress out of making a roof insurance claim. We are the “golden rule” company and your safest choice for repairing your home’s roof insurance claim. After a storm, do not delay, contact us right away and we will work with your insurance company.