Dealing with a storm-damaged roof starts with a phone call to professional roofing contractors for a thorough inspection. Once they confirm the damage, all that’s left to do is file a roof insurance claim. However, most homeowners find it time-consuming to do so, especially during the aftermath of a major storm.
Fortunately, many roofing contractors can help you deal with your insurance claim on top of working to restore your storm-damaged roof. Here’s how they do it.
Providing Detailed Documentation
When it comes to filing a claim, documentation is highly crucial. After the thorough post-storm inspection, a roofer can give your insurer a detailed damage report, including photos and videos of the damage! This way, your insurance company can easily review your claim. The contractors also include the itemized estimates in the damage report. Estimates help “connect the dots”, allowing the insurer to review and make a decision on your claim without dishonest people taking advantage. Not only that, but you can also rest easy knowing that there are no hidden costs when getting your roof repaired.
Saving on Materials and Labor
Sometimes, your storm damage roof repair can help you earn tax credits or other incentives. It can even reduce the amount you need to claim from your insurer. A smaller claim is likely to get approved, and you could avoid premium increases in the long run. Minimizing the actual costs of your roofing project can help you make the most out of your claim amount, especially if you have other home improvement repairs to do. A professional roofer can also use their bulk buying power to drive down material costs, saving money and increasing the chances of a successful claim.
Avoiding Future Roofing Damage
Some roofers aren’t used to dealing with extensive roof damage. This makes them more likely to commit mistakes that may result in recurring roofing issues in the future. While homeowners can still file a second claim, getting it approved and connecting it to the original storm damage becomes tougher. Rather than get through this likely scenario, it would be best to work with a reputable roofing contractor with a proven record of success in helping homeowners obtain the just compensation they deserve following claim approval.
At Goodrich Roofing, we help ease the burden when it comes to storm damage insurance claims. We offer in-house certified inspectors and licensed insurance adjusters to assist you every step of the way. Our job is to take the guesswork out of the process, making sure the compensation you get will go to repairing and restoring your storm-damaged roof. To request a free estimate, call us today at (505) 884-0662, or fill out our online contact form. We proudly serve homeowners in New Mexico and the surrounding areas.