We know what it’s like to be a homeowner with a problem with your roof and need help either fixing it or replacing it with a new one. Your roofing issue could become apparent during a particularly rough storm, or your roof could simply be getting old and the normal wear and tear has caused a leak. When you reach the point where you know your roof needs work, you might wonder if you should have your insurance company look at your roof first. That’s what we’re discussing in this blog post.
Should I Have my Insurance Company Look at my Roof?
If you have a specific roofing incident and need to have a large repair or a new roof installed, your insurance company will want to review your roof and your damage. An insurance review can absolutely be a good thing for you, but it’s best to first have your professional roofing company come out and give your roof a thorough inspection.
Your Austin roofing team will be the experts about your roof and its needs, especially if there are many homes in the same area that were recently affected by the same storm. They will also be familiar with what has happened weather-wise in recent years and what is common regarding roofing replacement for your area and current roofing materials.
How Insurance Companies Determine Roof Replacements
Once your roofer has examined your roof, they will give you an explanation of their review, what they saw while on your roof, and options for how to proceed. At that point, you will tell your insurance company this information, and they will schedule an insurance adjuster to come by and review your roof as well.
It’s important to note if there has been a large storm in the area, both your local Austin roofer as well as the insurance adjuster might be a little backed up, but not to move forward with your repairs or roof replacement until the adjuster has come by and discussed the process with you.
Also understand that the insurance adjuster might not be from your area, and could have traveled from out of state. This is one reason why it will be important to have your roofer meet with your adjuster when they come to do their roof inspection. The roofer will go over the roof with your inspector and point out areas of concern. The insurance adjuster will be able to give an estimate of your claim once they have all the information.
Your Local Austin Area Roofing Professionals
We strive to bring you the best in roofing for the Austin, Texas area. We deliver decades of roofing experience, training, and knowledge in this area’s needs. We are a prominent roofing company in residential roof repair and roof replacement. We will not ask for a deposit on labor or materials as a dependable way to stand out from the competition while bringing you the best product and service in Austin.
When we inspect, install, or repair your roof, we want to provide you with the best options for your roof design, components, and ventilation. We are Master Elite Contractors bringing you the latest in roofing technology, and a member of our local area Better Business Bureau, so you know we take pride in our work and our community.
Contact us by phone or email to schedule your FREE roofing inspection and quote today.