Navigating the insurance claim process after your home suffers storm damage can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. If you’ve never dealt with this before, you may inadvertently commit some blunders along the way that could result in you not receiving sufficient compensation or, worse, your claim being denied.
In today’s blog post, Mason Dixon Contracting highlights common mistakes homeowners make when filing claims for hurricane repair work and provides tips on how to avoid these pitfalls.
Not Filing the Claim on Time
You need to contact your insurer immediately after a storm has passed. Many insurance policies include a clause about reporting claims within a certain time limit. Failing to do so can result in the insurer denying your claim.
Not Securing Enough Evidence
The purpose of filing a claim is to prove to the insurer that the storm caused the damage to your home. Building a strong claim through photo documentation can help increase your chances of approval. Lack of evidence can delay or lower the amount you may recover for your storm damage repair or total roof replacement.
Not Mitigating the Damage
While your claim is being processed, take the time to mitigate storm damage by putting a tarp on your roof. Certain homeowners policies have provisions about this. Failing to secure a tarp may harm your chances of receiving the funds necessary to perform repairs.
When you search “roofing near me” on Google, look for Mason Dixon Contracting. We are proud to be a trusted storm recovery expert that can help you with your insurance claim. We fight denied insurance claims to make sure our customers are treated fairly and get an accurate settlement.
Call us at (407) 278-2617 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.