Dealing with a storm-damaged roof can be stressful, but it shouldn’t overwhelm you. If you follow the steps below, Arrowhead Painting assures you that your roof will be fixed in no time
Treat It Like an Emergency
If there’s an active leak, waste no time in calling a professional for an emergency repair. Leaving the leak unaddressed will only worsen the damage. Before you know it, the interior paint or wallpaper of your house could be ruined due to the presence of excess moisture. Not all roofers offer emergency services. The right contractor won’t ask you to wait until bad weather subsides. They’ll send a competent crew to patch the hole and keep the leak under control. Once the weather calms, a qualified residential painting and roofing contractor can come back to thoroughly assess the damage.
Get an Estimate
If there’s not an active leak but roof storm damage is apparent, call a qualified roofer anyway. A meticulous inspection is inecessary to document all problems and uncover ones you might not be aware of. A roofing contractor experienced in providing insurance claim assistance could advise you when to file a claim and when not to. In the end, you’ll receive an estimate that you should use to guide you during insurance negotiation and settlement.
File an Insurance Claim
Notify your insurance company of the damage. They’ll send an adjuster to carry out an inspection and make a decision on your claim.
Ask for Re-Inspection (If Your Claim Gets Rejected)
If your claim gets denied for whatever reason, don’t fret, because you can ask for a re-inspection. This time, your roofer can represent you to help justify your claim. An insurance adjuster may be knowledgeable of construction principles, but a qualified roofer is the expert in roofs and other relevant property elements like exterior painting.
Let Arrowhead Painting help simplify the storm damage restoration process for you. Call (918) 743-9258 to schedule your appointment with us and receive a free estimate for any roof repair or replacement service you may require.