If you suspect damage after a storm has passed, act quickly. It’s always a good idea to get a Professional Inspection and make any recommended repairs.
Even if a storm didn’t produce a heavy amount of rain or volley of hail, wind alone can cause enough damage to your roof to warrant a repair or replacement. After a thunderstorm, even if you are not hit by a tornado, or hail, make sure to check the condition of your roof.
Thunderstorms can contain straight-line burst of wind that can reach speeds of 50 to 60 mph. At that point you may start to see damage to homes. Trees can topple, power lines coming down, and debris blown from your neighbor’s house.
Filing a Claim
Filing for damages on your roof with your insurance can feel like a daunting task, if you are alone. With our assistance we can make this processes as quick and painless as possible.
1. You should first secure your property so that no further damage can occurs to your home. Assess the damage to ascertain whether there are leaks that could cause more damage to the interior of your home.
2. Make certain to document the date and time of the storm.
*Your insurance claim manager will need that information for the claim loss form.
*The storm event maybe correlated with reports from the local weather authority.
3. After the storm it is a good idea to take some photos. Walked around your property and do a visual inspection and take some shots of the following:
*Hailstones covering the yard, sidewalk, patio, and or porch.
*Hailstones set next to a tape measure (the size of a hailstone is directly proportional to the potential for damage to the roof and shingles)
*Roof (checking for obvious signs of roof damage such as missing or torn shingles)
*Outdoor air conditioning unit (hailstones can dent and bend the cooling fins)
4. Contact your Insurance Company in a timely fashion.
5. We can be very useful during the entire process. Let us check your roofs damage and answer any question you may have concerning the claims process.
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