Learn More About Roofing Insurance Claims for Storm Damage
As a homeowner, there are few things as frustrating as dealing with property damage and the subsequent insurance claims. If you’re reading this, it probably means that you’ve experienced roof damage and now you’re looking for information about filing an insurance claim. So let’s get right to it.
First and foremost, if you’re filing roof insurance claims for storm damage, make sure that everyone is safe and that the storm hasn’t resulted in any dangerous conditions.
Steps for Filing Storm and Wind Roof Insurance Damage Claims in Florida
- Contact your insurance claim lawyer
When you experience roof damage one of the first things you want to do is contact your insurance claim lawyer. They will help you navigate the rest of the process to ensure that you get the maximum payout as quickly as possible.
- Document the damage
The more details about the damage you can document, the better. This means writing a description of the damage, as well as taking photos. Be thorough. Look for signs of damage like loose or missing shingles, holes or obvious leaks, damaged fittings or gutters, or anything else that seems out of the ordinary.
- Inform your homeowner’s insurance company
Your insurance policy almost certainly requires that you report any damage within a certain timeframe. Failure to do this can result in a denial of your claim. At this point you’ll need the following: name, policy number, address, reason for the damage, and a detailed description of the damage.
- Schedule a visit with the claim adjuster
At this point you’ll often have a claim adjuster come to verify the damage. They’ll perform a detailed inspection of the damage, and will request any receipts, photos, or other materials relevant to the damage.
- Obtain repair estimates from contractors
Contact a contractor to determine the cost of the repairs. Make sure their findings are extensively documented, as this will be essential to your final payout.
The Benefits of Hiring a Roof Damage Insurance Claim Lawyer
As mentioned at step one, a roof damage insurance claim lawyer should be contacted to help you navigate the situation. While an attorney isn’t technically required, it can mean the difference between getting paid and getting denied.
At Tighe P.A., we can help you file your claim accurately to maximize your potential for a full, swift payout. In the event that your claim is denied, we’re here to fight for your rights, whether that means mediating a settlement, or litigating the matter in court.
Our team offers decades of experience handling a comprehensive range of insurance matters, and we’ve helped hundreds of clients recover tens of millions of dollars in funds. When it comes to your rights as a homeowner, we’re your tireless defender, and we’ll do everything possible to get you the money you’re owed so that you can make repairs and get life back to normal.
When you need a roof damage insurance claim lawyer, contact Tighe P.A. today at (855) 567-7776 to schedule your free consultation.