A large number of residents in North Texas were not prepared for the extreme weather that ravaged the Dallas/Fort Worth area over the past week. With reports of 1″-2″ sized hail and winds up to 60 mph, homeowners felt the wrath of unexpected damage.
In the wake of these disasters, many people feel stuck as far as what to do next. Who do you call? What happens next? How much is this going to cost?
These are all valid questions, and we have a list of the next steps to help you recover.
Here are 4 simple tips to deal with hail damage:
1 Schedule an inspection with a General Contractor
The first step is to assess the damage. However, we encourage you to be on guard for scams as we alerted you in a previous article. Finding a trusted roofing general contractor is the most important part of this step. Hail and heavy winds can be devastating to the roof of your home, as well as siding, fencing, windows, gutters, carports, and garage doors. A thorough inspection will not only assess the damage, but can help identify other potential issues before they occur.
2 Call in a claim with your insurance company
How soon should you file a claim? The Insurance Information Institute (III) and insurance companies say policyholders need to file promptly. According to insurance.com, most standard policies require filing a claim within one year of determining that a hail storm damaged your roof or other parts of the house. The sooner you file a claim, the faster you can get started on the repair/replacement process of your home. It’s also recommended to contact your agent or insurer immediately to ensure you know the time limit for any claims.
3 General Contractor meets with Adjuster
Once your general contractor meets with the claims adjuster, the process can get underway. This is where using a legitimate roofing general contractor can save you a lot of stress and hassle. Regardless of what adjusters will pay to cover, find out how your house may qualify for deductible financing options.
4 Communicate with your General Contractor
As the restoration/repair process begins, communication is key. HammerHead Roof has an esteemed reputation of standing side-by-side with clients throughout the entire process. We also make sure that no money is owed until the job is complete, so you can rest easy.