The Role of Roofing Contractors in Damage Repair

Roof Damage

Any number of natural disasters can cause roof damage. Damage is usually very easy to spot with missing or damaged shingles or leaks in your roof or ceiling. Whether it was just a storm or a devastating tornado, there are necessary steps to take to get your roof repaired. Once you report the damage to your insurance carrier, they will send an insurance adjuster to investigate the extent of the damage and provide an estimate for repairs. Once you know how much your insurance company will pay to repair your roof, you can begin looking for a roofing contractor.

How To Pick A Contractor

Not doing your research on your contractor could leave you hung out to dry. A contractor should be licensed and insured to work in your area. When looking for a contractor, it’s essential to verify the contractor’s name, address, phone number, and any references provided. Additionally, make sure that your roofer has experience working under any applicable building codes required in your area, like the Texas Windstorm Building Code (TWBC). Your contractor should have familiarity with insurance claims and can help you work with your insurance company. You should be wary of any contractor who is not insured, only accepts cash, or who only has out of state references.

Obtain Several Repair Estimates

In order to get a fair price for your damage, it’s wise to get several estimates from different contractors. This ensures that you get the best price to repair your roof. The estimates you obtain should be put in writing, and you should retain copies of any warranty terms and/or signed agreements. Once you have selected a contractor, the work can begin to repair your roof. Final payment to the contractor should not be made until the work is completely finished.

Raizner Slania Has Handled Hundreds of Roof Damage Claim Denials

If you feel like your insurance claim was underpaid, delayed, or it was in fact denied, the attorneys at Raizner Slania can help. We have years of experience examining insurance policies to determine the intricacies of various forms of coverage to find out what our clients may be owed. If you are facing an insurance company that is not giving you the full compensation you are owed under your policy, contact Raizner Slania today.

Sources:

http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wind/documents/RepairingRoofAfterStorm.pdf

https://stormdamagecenter.org/identify-storm-damage.php

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