Timing Is Everything with Storm-Damaged Roofs in Texas
Homeowner’s insurance is designed to protect your investment in your home and, in most cases, this includes unexpected storm damage. While some damage is apparent immediately after a storm, you may not always be able spot the complete damage to your roof. This is why it is essential to always have one of our reps come to inspect your roof after a storm. Our contractors are trained to look for more than just the obvious signs of damage and help you prevent further damage to your home.
Timing is crucial. If a small amount of damage is left without repair, it can quickly become a much bigger problem.
Don’t Underestimate Seemingly Minor Roof Damage
It might not seem like a few missing shingles, slight discoloration, or a dent in your flashing is that big of a deal, but each is a sign that damage has occurred. Even if your roof does not appear to be leaking—rain, moisture, and air may be seeping under the shingles and creating damage in areas that are not visible. Although the affected area may be small, if left untreated it can still lead to costly repairs.
Insurance Claims for Storm Damaged Roofs
Your Partner And Advocate In The Insurance Claim Process
Sometimes, post-storm repairs are fairly minor. Other times, they can be quite complex. Depending on the severity of your roof damage, you may need to begin a claim process with your insurance company. We will work directly with you and your insurance company to navigate the complex claim process. We become your advocate and partner in the process. Our goal is to uphold the good name of the insurance company, while providing you with a high-quality repair. Integrity is always of top priority during this process.
Determining The Required Repairs For Your Storm Damaged Roof
Once the damage has been assessed, we will explain the best repair options for your particular roof. We take pride in educating our customers so that you can make an informed decision. We also explain the short-term and long-term benefits of the required repairs. It is your home, so we want you to be actively involved throughout the whole process.
Your roof is one of your home’s primary lines of defense against the elements, but can also be much more. A modern energy efficient roof can reduce your cooling costs by 10 to 15 percent, meaning you can keep your home at a comfortable temperature—without increasing your utility bills.
If your roof has been damaged by a recent storm in the DFW area, reach out to Platform Construction & Roofing today to discuss your repair options—and to begin the insurance claim process with a helpful advocate on your side.