A storm can cause a significant amount of damage for your home and once this happens, it’s always best that you have the damage fixed as soon as possible. Unfortunately, repairing the damage your home sustained can cost a significant amount and not everyone has the funds on hand for immediate use. Luckily, this is where insurance claims come in.
In this article, expert window and door contractor Polk Contracting Inc gives a few tips that can help you navigate a post-storm insurance claim.
Document the Damage
When you hear that a particularly strong storm is approaching your area, it’s recommended that you document everything in your home that can be damaged by the storm, such as the roof, siding and even your doors and windows. You can do this by taking photos and videos after the storm has passed and it’s safe to venture out. This is because when you make your insurance claim, you’ll need to give your insurance adjuster some form of documentation in order to justify your claims and make the process run smoother.
Have the Property Inspected
After you’ve documented the damage, be sure to enlist the services of a roofing and siding contractors to inspect your home. By doing so, they can determine the extent of the damage that your home sustained and give you a written estimate on how much it’ll cost to get it fixed. Like the photos and videos of the damage, you can also give your adjuster this written estimate to further justify your claims.
Work With Your Adjuster
After you’ve notified your insurance company about your intent to make a claim, they’ll send an adjuster to your home as soon as they can. When they arrive in your home, do your best to work with your adjuster by answering the questions they have and providing them with the necessary information and documentation when they ask for it. That way, the claims process can run smoother and faster, allowing you to have your home repaired as soon as possible.
Need someone to assist you with a door replacement project? As one of the area’s top roofing and siding contractors, Polk Contracting can provide you with exceptional solutions to all your home improvement needs. With our quality products from the most trusted brands, and our skilled, professional crew, we’ll make sure your project is completed to quality specifications. We proudly serve homeowners in Bel Air, MD, and all of Harford, Cecil and Baltimore Counties. Call us today at (410) 994-2801 or fill out this contact form to schedule your evaluation.