If your roof or home has been damaged in a storm, it’s only natural to be stressed out. Unfortunately, the stress often doesn’t end with the initial damage, either, as there’s still the insurance claims process to be dealt with. In our experience at Sipe Roofing & General Contracting, the most important part of the claims process is the roofing insurance inspection, as the information gathered during that visit will be used to calculate how much the insurance company will cover. To help you prepare yourself for your inspection, we have put together this overview of what to expect from the process.
In a roofing insurance inspection, certified roofers like ourselves will examine your roof in order to determine the condition that it’s in. We will look for things like missing or damaged shingles, sagging tiles, or peeling polycarbonate, as well as universal signs of trouble such as leaks or the growth of moss, algae, or mold. In addition, we will get up onto the roof itself to examine your flashing, gutters, valley joists, and other structural elements up close. Our experts will also closely inspect and document any damage that is present in order to give the insurance company the most thorough possible report.
When we have finished our roofing insurance inspection, we will assemble all our findings into a clear and detailed report. We’ll present this report to you and go over its contents point by point so that you have an accurate picture of what shape your roof is in. From there, you can present our report to your insurance company in order to move forward with your claim.