Your home provides a comfortable shelter for you and your family. However, it can be challenged when an extreme storm hits your town and leaves your exterior property — especially the roofing system — damaged. In this case, one of the most practical things you can do to restore your home is to call your insurance company. But before you do that, there are a few important things you need to know first.
After the Storm
Before you pick up the phone and dial your insurance agent, make sure to contact a certified storm restoration contractor first. They will help you do a full property damage inspection, photograph and document the extent of damage. And then, the inspector will provide you with a comprehensive report regarding the total storm damage sustained by your home. They will also inform you of the estimated cost to repair or restore your property to its good condition.
Some of the things that the contractor should carefully inspect are the roof, windows, doors, siding, gutters and vents. If electrical wires or tree branches fell on your roof, it would also be recorded.
Before You File a Claim
It will be beneficial to hire a roof repair contractor who is experienced in repairing storm damage and has deep knowledge about the insurance claims process. The repair contractor will be responsible for repairing or replacing the damaged components on your exterior, so make sure that they offer high quality materials and superior workmanship.
Keep in mind that many insurance policies set a time limit on filing a claim after a storm event, so do not wait until your ceiling is leaking or mold starts to grow in the attic walls to think about getting your home fixed.
If you need help restoring your home, Turn to Patriot Roofing LLC for a smooth and stress-free experience! We offer a range of professional remodeling services — from roof maintenance to siding and gutter installation — to residential and commercial clients in and around Midwest City, OK. Call us at (405) 996-6787 or fill out our online contact form to start a conversation with one of our specialists.