Insurance Claims Process
What to Expect
Dealing with storm damage to your roof can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Not only do you have to worry about the safety and security of your home, but you also have to navigate the insurance claims process to get the repairs or replacements you need. At Alamo Roofing, we understand the importance of a smooth and efficient claims process, so we’ve outlined the steps you can expect when filing an insurance claim for a roof replacement.
1. Claim Process Assessment
The first step in the insurance claims process is to have one of our Project Managers come out and perform a roof assessment to check for any evidence of storm damage. They will thoroughly examine your roof, looking for signs of damage such as missing or compromised shingles, granule loss, dents in metal roofing, or damage to vents and flashing. They will also perform a full property assessment to determine any other damage that your insurance company should repair, such as gutters and garage doors, to make your property whole again.
2. Identify Damage
If we identify storm damage during the assessment, we will document and provide you with a full damage photo report. This will help ensure that your insurance claim is as accurate as possible and that you receive the total compensation you are entitled to.
3. Insurance claim call
We advise that before making this call, you seek a professional roofing company to guide your claim process. A professional roofing company can assist in providing crucial storm date details that could benefit the claim outcome.
4. Claims Process Meeting
Once you have filed a claim with your insurance company, they will visit your property and assess the damage. Your Alamo Roofing Project Manager will be on-site during the adjuster’s visit to ensure that all damage is documented correctly and nothing is overlooked. If your insurance company approves your roof replacement, we will schedule a meeting with you and review your scope of work. Next we will meet to discuss your roof color, roof type, and roof installation options.
5. Construction Begins
With the approval of your roof replacement, we are ready to start building your new roof! Most roof replacements can be done within a day or two, but larger and more complex projects may take longer. Our experienced roofing professionals will work efficiently and safely to ensure your new roof is installed to the highest quality standards according to manufacturer’s specifications.
6. Inspection After Job Completion
After the build process, your dedicated Project Manager will perform a post-roof replacement assessment to ensure your roof meets Alamo Roofing’s high standards. We take pride in our work and the quality of our roof systems. You can trust that your new roof will be built to last and provide you with years of protection and peace of mind.
How can Alamo Roofing help you?
When filing an insurance claim for property damage, ensuring that your insurance company provides you with the compensation you need to make all necessary repairs can be challenging. This is especially true for roof damage, as insurance companies may try to minimize their payout by only covering the most basic repairs.
As a hired contractor, Alamo Roofing can help homeowners get a fair shake from their insurance company. Here’s how:
- Thorough Property Assessment
The first step in building a strong case for your insurance claim is to have a thorough property assessment. Alamo Roofing’s team of roofing Project Managers will come out to your property and perform a comprehensive assessment of your roof and property, looking for any evidence of damage that a storm or other weather event may have caused. By documenting the damage, we can provide your insurance company with a clear, detailed report supporting your claim.
- Accurate Damage Assessment
Once we’ve identified the damage to your roof, we can provide an accurate assessment of the necessary repairs. This includes the apparent damage, such as missing or cracked shingles, and any underlying issues that may not be immediately visible.
- Assistance with the Claims Process
Filing an insurance claim can be confusing and time-consuming, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the insurance industry. Alamo Roofing can help you navigate the claims process, from filing the initial claim to working with your insurance adjuster to ensure that all damage is properly documented and accounted for.
- Expert Repair and Replacement Services
Once your insurance claim has been approved, Alamo Roofing can provide expert repair and replacement services. Our experienced roofing professionals will work efficiently and safely to ensure your new roof is installed to the highest quality standards. We’ll also perform a post-repair assessment to ensure that your roof meets our rigorous standards and provides the protection you need.
- Thorough Property Assessment
Why Is It Important for Homeowners to Have Home Insurance?
Home insurance is an essential investment for homeowners, as it provides financial protection and peace of mind in the event of unexpected property damage, theft, or liability claims. Here are some reasons why having home insurance is so important:
- Protection for Your Property
Home insurance protects your home and its contents from damage caused by various perils, including fire, theft, vandalism, and natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and hail damage. Without insurance, repairing or replacing your home and belongings could be a significant financial burden that could take years to recover.
- Liability Coverage
Home insurance also provides liability coverage, which can protect you if someone is injured on your property or if you accidentally cause damage to someone else’s property. Liability coverage can help pay for medical bills, legal fees, and other expenses associated with these claims.
- Mortgage Requirements
If you have a mortgage on your home, your lender will likely require you to have home insurance as a loan condition. This is because your home is collateral for the mortgage, and the lender wants to ensure that their investment is protected in the event of property damage or loss.
- Peace of Mind
Home insurance provides peace of mind knowing that you’re financially protected against unexpected events that could cause significant damage to your home or property. It allows you to focus on what’s essential in your life without worrying about the financial consequences of a disaster.
- Protection for Your Property
Understanding the Insurance Claims Process for Roof Replacement
Navigating the insurance claims process for roof replacement can be overwhelming, but knowing what to expect can help ease the stress. By working with a trusted contractor like Alamo Roofing, homeowners can receive guidance throughout the process, from property assessments to post-replacement assessments. Remember to document any storm damage and communicate with your insurance company promptly. With patience and diligence, homeowners can successfully file a claim and get their roofs replaced.
Did you know that in 2020 only 6% of homeowners filed a property claim according to BankRate.com. At Alamo Roofing, we offer comprehensive roofing services that cater to your needs. We specialize in roof repair and restoration services and assist with insurance claims for storm damage. Our Project Managers are experienced and knowledgeable, and we work with you every step of the way to ensure you receive quality service and results. Trust us to take care of your roofing needs and help you navigate the insurance claims process. Contact us today for all your roofing needs.