What do you usually do when a storm damages your roof? Most people call the insurance company right away to file a claim. However, roofing experts believe that going to a roof repair company before getting in touch with your insurance company is a better option for a few reasons.
It Makes the Process Simpler
Filing an insurance claim can be a very confusing ordeal because you don’t know who to contact and in what order to do things. There are also deductibles and repairs to line up. It’s much better to have roofers who are already familiar with the process before you contact the insurance company in the first place.
It Helps You Get More Accurate Estimates
An insurance adjuster is supposed to head to your home and perform an accurate estimate of the damage and the costs associated with the repair. A roofer, however, is as qualified to assess roof damage, particularly if it’s one with tons of experience in roof repair. Asking the roofer for an opinion first protects you from being shortchanged by your insurance company when you file a claim.
It Helps You Avoid Violations
You may not intend to file for an inaccurate amount, but claiming an amount of money that’s way over the actual cost of roof repair might be misunderstood as deceiving the insurance company for profit. With help from a professional roofer, you can make a claim and prove that the money goes for storm damage repairs, a claim that can be backed by a legitimate company.
It Increases Your Chances of Getting Approved
One of the worst things that can happen after going through the process of filing a claim is to get turned down by your insurance company. With a more accurate estimate, a solid budget and the support of an actual roof repair expert, you have a much higher chance of getting your claim approved by your insurance company.
Let us be your go-to experts when it comes to storm damage repair. 3JM Exteriors, Inc. is a GAF Master Elite® contractor providing roofing services in Barrington, Northbrook and Woodridge, IL. You can call us at (630) 882-2422 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.