Roof Damage Claims and Steps to Consider?

Storms can be a fairly regular occurrence in the state of Florida. With the number of tropical storms and hurricanes regularly hitting the coastline it is not uncommon for homeowners to regularly see roof damage on their properties. If your roof damages are left untreated, this can lead to devastating effects for your home such as structural damage, mold, leaks and more.

If you need access to compensation in order to repair your roof it could be important to work with an insurance attorney today. If your roof has been damaged, speaking to a property attorney can help you in some of these top ways:

Preparing Your Case

Many insurance adjusters will work to limit the amount of compensation that they will have to prepare for your roof damage. Working with an insurance lawyer can make sure that you can access the maximum level of compensation by proving the evidence in your case. Adjusters are often hired by insurance companies to perform an inspection and find ways that they can minimize the total payout on your claim. Depending on the condition of your roof, they may also try to point out a series of issues that were persistent in your roof before the storm.

Insurance adjusters will also recommend the cheapest option for repairs such as a partial patch or quick repair issue. Even when you may need a complete roof replacement, they will simply provide compensation to get your roof to a stage where your home is protected.

Working with an insurance lawyer can help you prepare a roof damage insurance claim as well as determine whether it may be advantageous for you to file a claim with your insurance company. If your property has experienced some type of damage as a result of the storm, contact an insurance lawyer immediately. An insurance lawyer will help you to gather the appropriate evidence for your roof to ensure that all the damage was caused by the storm and to help you file your claim correctly.

We would highly recommend that you keep regular inspection photos of your property to provide evidence against a property claim denial. If you have photographic evidence of your properties’ prior condition, this can make the process of filing a claim easier in Florida. 

This post was written by Kelly-Anne Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Anne is a property damage attorney. She specializes in insurance claims and property damage. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.

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