Whether it’s a commercial or residential property, storms can easily cause damage that may take thousands to repair or replace. Unfortunately, not everyone has the funding to have the damage repaired immediately. Luckily, this is where insurance claims come in. But how exactly does one navigate their way through an insurance claims process?
In this article, the commercial and residential roofing experts of American Roofing, Inc. give tips on how you can navigate a post-storm insurance claims process.
Document as Much as You Can
Before the storm even arrives in your area, so long as you’re well aware of it, experts recommend that you document your home as much as you can. Take videos and pictures of areas that may sustain the most damage during the storm. Once the storm has passed, on the other hand, repeat the process and save it again. By doing so, you’ll have proof and documentation to show to your insurance adjuster to let them know that your claim is justified.
Make Sure You Understand Your Roof’s Paperwork
Again, before the storm arrives in your area, read through your roofing system’s paperwork and warranty. According to roof repair experts, you need to pay attention to the exclusions and conditions in your warranty to avoid accidentally voiding it. If you have any questions, your roofer will be happy to answer them. By understanding your roof’s paperwork, you’ll know how its warranties tie to the cost of your roof’s insurance.
Work With Your Adjuster
Facing your insurance adjuster can be intimidating but it actually isn’t. They may only seem that way because you aren’t the only case in the area that they’re handling. As much as possible, work with them and give them the necessary documentation to streamline your claims process and make it easier.
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