5 Common Mistakes Dealing with Storm Damage
Mistake Number 1- Calling the Homeowners Insurance Company First
Mistake Number 2- Getting Denied for Legitimate Roof Insurance Claims
Mistake Number 3- Choosing the Cheapest Contractor
A cheap contractor is cheap for a reason.
For example, did they consider ventilation? The majority of roofers don’t. Every time you replace or change something on a roof, you change the ventilation. The best roofing contractors will be able to advise you on any adjustments that need to be made to the ventilation when the storm damage is repaired.
Is the contractor reusing the flashing or skipping code items like liner in the roof valleys?
A big question is: Can they offer more than a standard warranty that only covers shingle defects? That’s not worth very much. Certain requirements must be met in order to have an extended warranty that covers all the elements and workmanship. Rest assured, your cheap roofing contractor will not be able to offer an extended lifetime warranty.
Shady, opportunistic contractors or out-of-state storm chasers are likely to overcharge you. And, If you have a problem in the future, you won’t be able to find them. On the other hand, if you have a relationship with a local Louisville roofer, you’ll always know who to call when your roof leaks.
Mistake Number 5- Choosing a Contractor That Has to Cut Corners
3 Steps to a Reliable Roof You Can Count On
Schedule an Inspection—First things first, our friendly office staff will schedule a certified inspector to come out and determine the root of the problem. The inspector will be able to honestly tell you if you have a legitimate storm damage claim or not.
- Sign a Service Agreement— Assign us as your advocate! As your advocate, your inspector can meet with your insurance adjuster when the time comes. He will represent your best interests! And prevent needless denials.
- Partner with your Project Manager—When it’s time to file your claim, your assigned Roof It Right Project Manager can help you with that on a 3-way call, if you like. Your Project Manager is your own personal roofing advocate and advisor. He or she will guide your communication with your insurance company, so you know exactly what to ask for. The end result is a quality roof that you will trust for years to come!
Do you think you have a storm damage claim? Schedule your roof inspection today. We are Roof It Right and we are on your side!