If you need a roof replacement job done due to hailstorm damage, you can expect to shell out over $20,000 for an asphalt shingle roof, or about $40,000 for metal roofing. These are national averages, the actual cost will vary depending on your roof size and location, of course. Nevertheless, a roof replacement can put a huge dent in your finances no matter where you live or the size of your house.
While home insurance can cover the cost of the damage, you can’t always be one hundred percent sure that your insurance provider will come through for you. To increase your chances of filing a successful hailstorm damage insurance claim, here are a few tips you should follow.
Tip #1: Document Everything
Immediately after a hailstorm and when it is safe to go outside, do a quick inspection around your home and take detailed photographs of everything. Take out your ruler or measuring tape and snap a photo of it against a hailstone. Be sure to also note down the exact date and time that the storm hit.
Tip #2: Call in Your Local Roofer
Hail damage is not always visible. This is why it is important to call in an expert right away so they can do a proper inspection. An experienced roofing contractor will be able to spot subtle signs of damage so you can prevent minor issues from becoming major headaches.
Tip #3: Negotiate With Your Insurance Company
You do not always need to accept the first claim check offered by your insurance company especially if it does not cover the entire scope of work. Many insurance companies will try to short homeowners so it is always a good idea to hire an independent adjuster so you can negotiate with your insurance provider and get a fairer coverage.
From minor roof repair to full-on roof replacements and everything in between, when it comes to something as important as your roofing system, trust in only the best. Give Anderson Restoration LLC a call at (281) 376-7474 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation today.