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Working With Insurance - Storm Damage


Dealing with damage to your home can be trying but navigating through the insurance claims can be even worse for many. Working with insurance and filing a claim may seem like a lot of work, but if you prepare properly, your claim will flow smoothly and before you know it, you will have your roof fixed!

Here are some ways you can prepare after storm damage for your insurance claim:

  • It is important that you look for damage immediately after a storm. Timing is an important part of the claim process and the longer you wait, the harder your claim will be. If you see damage, or suspect damage after a storm, call a professional to come do an inspection.
  • Tell the roofing professional that you will be filing an insurance claim. They will need to document and take pictures of the damage for the insurance claim. Having the professional document this information will help your claim move along. In addition, it is a good idea to take images of your roof periodically. This way when time comes to file a claim, you have current images of your roof before the storm damage.
  • Once you have all of the documentation and pictures from the professional, contact your insurance company. They will go over what will be covered and explain the process. Since you already have your information from the professional roofing company, you can send that along with your claim.

It is equally important to choose a reputable and well trusted company to do your repair work. Do not fall prey to those so called “storm chasers” who claim they can save you money. Call a local company that has performed hundreds of repairs and is trusted in the community – CJS Exterior Maintenance.