overhead view of replaced roof after storm damage
August 26, 2019
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If you’re a homeowner, you likely have insurance on your home. You probably don’t think much about it month after month, but there’s a reason you pay those premiums. When a storm hits, don’t forget to use your coverage.

In Maryland, we experience a wide variety of weather events that can cause damage to your home’s siding or roof. We see rain, wind, hail, and snow on a regular basis. Filing a storm damage claim is essential to your repair process after the storm passes. Not only can you get your home repaired in record time, you may also be eligible for upgrades. Here are a few reasons why filing your insurance claim in a timely manner is a smart decision.

There’s Damage

If there is damage to your home that exceeds your deductible, this is the perfect time to file your insurance claim. Damage may seem minimal to the untrained eye, but a professional can see far beyond what the average person can. There may be damage underneath your structure or invisible hazards that you aren’t aware of. We can provide an estimate to determine the approximate cost of the necessary repairs.

Act Fast

If you have your home exposed to the elements for any period of time, you are inviting in a wide array of problems. Water contact for any length of time can lead to foundation disrepair and even mold. There is also a time limit for filing a claim on most policies and you don’t want to fall outside that window. If you wait when you should be acting, you could be in breach of your policy’s timeline limits. Check with your individual insurance company for more information on the window of time you have to file a claim after storm damage.

Know Your Policy

The only way to know if your storm damage claim will be fairly covered is to be familiar with your policy. No two policies are the same. It’s important to know the particulars of what will and will not be covered during a claim. We recommend that you contact your insurer for any questions regarding your policy as we are unable to advise you on your policy. Some of the more important sections to understand are the declaration page, changes and renewals, coverage levels, policy terms, the sample declaration page, and the insuring agreement. Each of these sections details specific guidelines that can affect your storm damage coverage.

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The RoofPro Difference

RoofPRO’s Restoration Team

After reviewing your policy, you still may be concerned about whether or not a storm damage claim is necessary. RoofPRO understands that storm claims processes can be intimidating and stressful. To help ease stress, we have a team in place that specializes in providing our customers with a helping hand throughout the repair process. We have the experience to deploy emergency tarping and emergency temporary repairs that will satisfy your needs and the insurance company’s requirements. Our number one goal is to provide what they need to repair their home in a safe and timely manner.

Our storm restoration team can be used with any weather event and is available 24/7 by calling 410-862-3717.

Learn More: FAQs About Storm Restoration

Your Insurance Doesn’t Cover the Repairs

In some cases, there may be an extenuating circumstance that leaves you footing a portion of the bill after your insurance coverage. And if that is your story, it may be worth looking into RoofPro’s financing options.

We offer affordable roof replacements starting at just $89 per month or 0% financing. The approval process is fast and simple and can typically be done in less than 20 minutes. No down payment is necessary. We know that you need to get your storm damage repairs taken care of as soon as possible and we want to make that an affordable option for our Maryland and Washington area customers.

Let’s Chat

If you find yourself with any amount of storm damage, it is never too early to start the repair process. Our restoration team is here to help you every step of the way. We are experts in navigating the restoration process and can help you with everything from tarping to upgrades. RoofPRO is a partner in your storm damage restoration. Give us a call today at 410-862-3717 or complete our simple online contact form and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.