Carrying insurance is beneficial, especially if you file a claim and obtain a fair compensation. In cases of property damage as a result of a recent storm that hit your area, you must be aware of the processes involved. You may have a lower chance of getting paid for your losses if you miss out on a few things.
Examine Your Insurance Policy
Make it a point to read the contents of your insurance policy carefully, doing so from time to time. It helps you remember what is and is not covered as well as the exact date when to approach the insurer as soon as the situation arises. This is important to do before you file a claim because not all insurance policies cover everything the storm may destroy in your home.
Turn to Your Restoration Contractor First
As soon as the storm has passed, don’t call your insurance provider just yet. It’s a good idea to perform a visual inspection on your home to check for any forms of damage. For this, turn to a roofing repair contractor for a more detailed assessment. At Blackstone Exteriors, we provide free damage inspections and will provide you with information on the extent of the damage and the necessary repairs and associated costs.
Collect Evidence of Storm Damage
Any claim with no substantial evidence will not be approved. That said, you need to obtain solid proof to support your storm damage claim. With the help of our pros, you can document everything during the inspection, including photographs of the damage to the roof as well as the other exterior components of your home. We will work with the insurance company in presenting these pieces of evidence.
Let our experienced team take the stress out of the insurance claims process. Call (817) 203-8413 if you are in Texas or (515) 608-8423 if you are in Iowa. You may also fill out our contact form to get started.