After the Storm: Making a Successful Insurance Claim
The process of obtaining reliable storm damage repair estimate for your home may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Home remodeling experts like Colonial Remodeling can work with you to make the whole experience smooth and easy, from completing the actual repairs to helping you file your insurance claims and obtaining your insurance reimbursement. Here are the important steps every homeowner should take to ensure a successful insurance claim:
Take Safety Precautions
If your home has sustained damage from a storm, be very careful when assessing the damage, as not all the damage may be immediately visible. Keep your family away from the damaged areas, and, if you can do so safely, move your furniture and valuables to a safe area.
Contact a Local, Reputable Contractor
After dealing with any immediate dangers, the next step is to contact a local, reputable contractor experienced with storm damage repairs and insurance claims. Colonial Remodeling is experienced in this process and we can guide you through the process of working with your insurance company and submitting a claim that is detailed and provide for the maximum allowed under your insurance coverage.
Document the Damage
As part of the insurance claim process, it is important to accurately and completely document the damage incured by a storm. Damage may seem obvious to homeowners, but an experienced storm damage contractor understands that storm damage can be more than what is visibile to the naked eye. Storm damage to the exterior of the house could lead to related damage not easily seen by the homeowner. Colonial Remodeling understands how storm damage affects multiple layers of homes and therefore incorporates that into homeowner insurance claims. This ensures irrefutable, comprehensive proof is provided for the full extent of damage your home has sustained from a storm.
Make Accommodation Arrangements
Most insurance providers have standing arrangements with hotels. Make sure to ask your insurance provider about this as it could make the storm damage repair process less stressful if your coverage provides allowances for temporary housing.
Monitor the Progress of the Claim
It’s important to keep in touch and check up on the progress of your claim as it is to make the claim in the first place. Additionally, make it a point to keep a record of your follow-up conversations with your insurance agency, and always write down the name of each person you speak to.
Colonial Remodeling is the leading home remodeling expert in the region. Whether you’re in need of storm or hail damage repair, you can depend on us. We have many years of experience in the industry. We serve Northern, VA. Call us today at (703) 822-7222.