What To Expect If You Have Storm Damage on Your Roof

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Storms, big and small, can wreak havoc on your home’s exterior. From severe thunderstorms to wind storms and even hurricanes, your roof has to weather it all. And usually, it does. Today’s shingles are designed to handle high winds and heavy impacts from hail or debris. 

Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that your roof is invincible forever in severe weather. When the storm blows over, you may find yourself in a situation where your shingles have been blown off or damaged, or water has leaked in. 

In these circumstances, understanding what comes next can help alleviate some of the stress. As a roofing company with extensive experience in handling insurance claims, Volpe Enterprises, Inc. is here to guide you through the process of dealing with roof storm damage. 

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Assessing the Storm Damage

The first step in addressing roof storm damage is to assess the extent of the damage. After a storm passes, it’s essential to inspect your roof carefully for any signs of damage. This includes looking for missing or damaged shingles, dents or cracks in metal flashing, and any leaks or water stains on your ceiling. While some damage may be visible from the ground, we recommend you contact a professional roofing company to check for any damage on the roof.

The first thing you want to do is call your insurance company and report the storm damage. They may want to handle the inspection themselves with an adjuster, or they may just send you to contact a roofing company. 

Either way, once you call us and report the storm damage, we’ll then arrange an appointment with your insurance adjuster. We’ll represent you and explain the damage. Most homeowner’s insurance policies cover damage caused by storms, including wind, hail, and falling debris.

Be aware that your insurance coverage may be prorated based on other factors, including the age of the roof, and that you’ll be responsible for any deductible that may apply on your homeowner’s policy. 

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Storm Damage Roof Repairs

After filing your insurance claim, it’s time to schedule repairs for your damaged roof. Depending on the extent of the damage, repairs may range from minor patching to a full roof replacement. It’s essential to work with a reputable roofing company that specializes in storm damage repairs and has experience working with insurance companies. We can help you navigate the claims process and ensure that your repairs are completed promptly and to the highest standards.

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Document the Storm Damage Repair Process For Future Reference

While dealing with your roofing company and the insurance to repair your roof’s storm damage, it’s crucial to keep detailed records of all communications, inspections, repairs, and expenses related to the damage. This includes keeping copies of all correspondence with your insurance company, invoices from your roofing contractor, and receipts for any out-of-pocket expenses. Having thorough documentation will help ensure that your insurance claim is processed smoothly and that you receive fair compensation for the damage to your roof.

Storm Damaged Roof 

Dealing with roof storm damage can be a daunting task, but knowing what to expect can help make the process smoother and less stressful. By assessing the damage, filing a claim with your insurance company, scheduling repairs with a reputable roofing contractor, documenting everything, and taking preventive measures, you can ensure that your roof is restored to its pre-storm condition and protected against future damage. If you have any questions or need assistance with roof storm damage repairs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 

If you’re looking for a roofing company in Bucks, Chester, or Montgomery County, we can help guide you through your insurance claim. 

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