Repairing hail damage is usually a very expensive process. This is why any roofer will suggest filing a hail damage insurance claim to lessen the financial burden of the project. Filing for a claim isn’t a sure thing, but you can increase your chances of getting your claim approved if you remember the following tips.
Do Not Delay
Time is your biggest enemy when filing for an insurance claim. The longer you fail to report the damage to your roof, the more likely your claim will get rejected because of negligence. You also have to make sure you get in touch with a professional roofer to have your roof checked.
Get as Much Information as Possible
You should try to get as much info about the damage as possible, even before your local roof repair expert arrives at your place. If you can, take pictures of the damaged parts of your roof. Check indoors if the hail has caused enough damage to create roof leaks. The more info you can provide to the roofer when they arrive, the easier it will be for them to come up with the right fixes.
Get Every Detail of the Roof Work
You’ll have better chances of getting your claim approved if you have a detailed estimate of the costs associated with the repair. Include as much information about the project as you can including the costs, materials that will be used and even a detailed schedule and expected duration of the project. You will have to coordinate with your chosen roofing contractor to get this part down.
Stick to Local Contractors
Another way to increase your chances of getting your claim approved is by choosing a local roofing contractor. In most cases, certified local contractors are recognized by insurance providers. This is especially true for areas recently hit by a storm because storm chasers are more likely to target homeowners. With local contractors, you (and your insurance provider) will be sure that the money’s going to a legit contractor.
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