Tornadoes, ice storms, heavy snowfalls, and hail are common occurrences in the seasons of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Metro homes have certainly seen the damages caused by these weather conditions. Straight-line winds rip trees and branches flying through the air with an intensity of 60 to 80 mph and creating widespread damage. Roofs of homes suffer complications when limbs, power lines, or branches have fallen. What can be done in these stressful times if damage is done to your home?
It is best to not get carried away with fear and great emotion when devastation occurs. Most likely your neighbors are feeling the pain as well. A strong community like Milwaukee Metro can pull together, help each other and work through the devastation.
After a storm passes, and it is safe to go outside, take as many pictures as you can showing the damage to your roof. Please be careful around fallen trees or branches, as you don’t want to fall and become hurt. These pictures will be helpful for your file and discussion with your insurance agent. If you can get a video of your roof, that will be helpful also.
Contact Your Insurance Agent
It is best to contact your agent and not the actual insurance company. Your agent is the one who sold you the policy and can walk you through the process of filing a claim. There may be part of a policy listed as “acts of God” and may not cover all damages.
Contact a Local Roofing Contractor
A second option in filing an insurance claim is using the help of a local trusted roofing contractor. Figuring out insurance can be a tricky job, and the jargon can be worrisome. Roofing companies are well aware of the process and can assist you by answering your questions, and working through your concerns.
How do you know if a company can be trusted?
- Make sure the company is fully insured, with General Liability and Workmen’s Comp, before the team climbs on your roof.
- Do not sign any paperwork the roofing company presents until after the inspection is done, and a plan can be put in place.
- Do not give the roofing company any money up front to do the inspection. It should be a free inspection.
- Know what the roofing company is doing during the inspection. Be present.
- Ask for the company’s license number if you are not familiar with them.
Roof Me Wisconsin in Milwaukee Metro is a trusted company that specializes not only in all things roofing but with as an insurance claims assistant. We can offer you any information you need to help ease the stress and know we are a reputable company. Keep our number in a safe area where you can reach us if you need roofing assistance. Our number is (262)946-5806, and we are available during normal business hours. (How to hire an arborist that can help you to cut down dangerous trees around your house)
As always, keep you and your family safe and use wise judgment after a storm passes through. Reach out to a trusted roofing company, like Roof Me Wisconsin, to assist with the process moving forward. Hire a team of professionals you can trust.