Did a storm recently hit your area? If so, there’s a good chance that your roof got damaged. You can file for a storm damage claim to help manage the cost of repairs, but you need to have the right information. This is where a professional inspection performed by a roofing contractor comes in handy.
The sooner you can get in touch with a contractor to have your roof inspected, the sooner you can file for a claim and have your roof fixed to prevent further problems. Acting ASAP also gives you more time to gather information about the damage and reduces the chances of your claim being denied for “neglect”.
Look for Signs of Wind Damage
Storm damage insurance provides coverage for various types of damage, but wind damage is the most common issue. An insurance restoration contractor will help you make a claim for repairing problems such as wind-blown shingles and warped flashing, and visible water infiltration.
Check for Hail Damage
Hail damage may also be covered by your storm damage insurance claim, but you have to specify it properly because it will be factored in during assessment. Common signs of hail damage include clogged gutters or downspouts, impact damage on shingle surfaces, and ice dams.
Moisture damage is also a common issue covered by storm insurance claims, but residential roofing service experts say you have to confirm if the damage was caused by rain. This is because it’s common for storm damage insurance policies to exclude moisture damage caused by floods. If the damage is caused by floods, you will have to file for a separate flood insurance claim.
Get your roof installed by our team of specialists. Polk Contracting, Inc. is the leading home improvement company in Abingdon and Bel Air, MD. You can call us at (410) 994-2801 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.