While most roofing materials are designed to withstand large amounts of abuse from the elements, hail damage can still wreak all sorts of havoc on your home. What’s worse, affected shingles are often difficult to spot so homeowners remain unaware their roof has been compromised until the only solution left is an expensive roof replacement. Luckily, insurance can cover most of your wind- and hail-related issues.
Dealing with insurance providers and understanding the process of filing a claim can be overwhelming, more so when you still have to handle the stress of a post-storm situation. Here are some tips to help you with the insurance claims process.
Contact the Professionals Immediately
Filing a claim and waiting for approval can take an inordinately long time, but don’t let this stop you from getting your roof up and running immediately after a storm. Contact a roofing company to get the repairs started right away. Make sure to get free roof repair estimates, and add it to your files for documentation purposes.
Beware of Storm Chasers
Don’t sign with contractors who “happen to be in the area” as soon as the storm has passed. Only trust reputable roofing companies with all the proper licenses, certifications and permits as well as a long history of satisfied customers.Trustworthy contractors will never knock on your door and offer their services right off the bat so be wary of this common scam tactic employed by storm chasers.
Don’t let an unexpected hailstorm catch you off your guard. Count on our roofing professionals at Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., for all your leaking roof repair, replacement and installation needs. Let us help you with your hail damage insurance claims so you can focus on what’s more important: your family. Give us a call at (713) 244-5530, or fill out our online contact form to talk to our representatives and request a free estimate today.