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8/5/2021 (Permalink)

STORM DAMAGE INSURANCE CLAIMS After the storm hits, be proactive about damage to your property

The weather can be very hard to predict, so you’ll never know exactly when a storm will hit your area. Unfortunately, a storm can seriously damage your roof. Damaged roofs cause costly water leaks, so you should act quickly to repair your roof.

  • Look for Damage as Soon as You Can – Even if your roof looks intact from the outside, there could be significant damage to your roofing system. You should act quickly and call a reputable professional like SERVPRO of Kendall County to inspect your roof if you suspect that it is damaged. As soon as it is safe to do so, get your roof inspected.
  • Document All the Details – You will need to take pictures and notes of all the damaged areas of your roof. In some cases, your roofing contractor will be able to assist with this task. This documentation will help you with your insurance claim and help you figure out if you need a roof replacement or a roof repair. Your insurance company needs as much information as possible.
  • Contact Your Insurance Company – You should contact your insurance company as quickly as possible once you have documented the damage to your roof. Some insurance companies have a time limit on how long you can file a claim. Make sure to read your insurance policy carefully so you can understand your rights and responsibilities.
  • Choose a Contractor You Can Trust – If your roof insurance claim is approved, then you need to choose a contractor you can trust with your roof repair or replacement. We suggest choosing a company that’s experienced with storm damage restoration and insurance claims. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Kendall County can assist you.

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