Know What to Do After Hurricane Damages Your Roof

April 14, 2021

Know what to do after a hurricane damages your roof

Roof damage is a common problem after a hurricane. You can expect leaks, clogged gutters, granule loss, or worse, a full collapse. Shingles are usually most affected as they can break, get loose or even get blown off during such weather.

In case of hurricane damage, a delayed response can lead to larger problems that’ll cost you significant time and money.

Start by Scheduling a Roof Inspection

You’ll have to first hire an expert roofer to inspect your home to understand the exact scope of the damage. They’ll provide you with an estimate of the repair cost and suggest the best course of action. 

In some cases, there’s a need for an immediate response or the damage can get worse. A professional will help you secure these damages until you can contact your insurance providers.

File Your Claim

The next thing is to call your insurance company. The sooner you can make a claim, the sooner you can get your roof fixed.

Although the time to file a claim varies from one policy to another. Some companies ask the clients to file a claim within 30 days, while some companies extend this period for a year. The best thing to do would be to call your insurance provider and inquire about the hurricane damage insurance claim.

Remember to document all the damages caused by a hurricane, and keep all the receipts of the repairs as most policies cover these expenses. Filing a insurance claim for roof damage

A lot of times people turn a blind eye towards roof maintenance. They think insurance will cover all the damages. But you should know insurance companies pay close attention to improperly maintained roofs as this violates the claim. They also take into consideration the age of your roof. Insurance companies are unlikely to pay for repairs for a roof that’s more than 20 years old.

That’s why it’s always recommended to take proper care of your roof, schedule regular inspection and maintenance appointments. 

But after a hurricane, the best thing to do would be to find a good roofing company and get in touch with your insurance provider to know what’s covered and what are your deductibles.

If you are still confused about what to do after a hurricane, get in touch with us, and we’ll schedule a free roof inspection as soon as possible.

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  1. I had no idea that roofing experts could inspect your roof for damage and patch it up before it gets worse. My uncle is thinking of moving into the countryside, and he wants to make sure that his home is ready for any disaster. Hopefully, this can convince him to hire a roof repair expert once this happens to his home.

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