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10 common roof replacement insurance questions

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If your home has been affected by a hailstorm, it can be a daunting and stressful experience. You may not be sure how to start the process of making an insurance claim for your storm damaged roof. Below we have provided answers for the 10 most common insurance roof replacement questions to help relieve some of this stress.

What is covered under my insurance policy for a roof replacement?

To determine the coverage for your roof replacement due to storm or hail damage, it is important to review the specifics of your roof replacement insurance policy. As insurance policies can vary from one provider to another, it is essential to carefully examine your policy to identify the extent of your coverage for the replacement of your roof.

How do I file an insurance claim for a roof replacement?

To file for an insurance claim for a hail damaged roof, you will need to contact your insurance company and provide them with the details about the situation and the damage of your roof. Once you have filed a roof replacement insurance claim with your insurer, they will most likely send out their own assessor to assess the damage and determine the amount of coverage you are eligible for.

It is advisable to have a second opinion from a local roofing company which benefits you the claimant and gives you peace of mind. At Sunstate Roofing Services, we offer free professional roof inspections and reports that can be passed onto your insurance provider. By providing an outside assessor to investigate the damage it ensures that all evidence is unbiased and accurate.

What documents will I need to provide for an insurance claim for a roof replacement?

Documents may vary depending on the specific insurance company and policy. However most common documents that are typically needed are:

– Insurance policy information

– A detailed description of the damage

– Photographs of the damaged roof

– Proof of ownership of the property

– A written estimate for the cost of repairs or replacement

– Any relevant invoices or receipts for repairs or replacement

– Any other documentation requested by the insurance company

Most of this documentation can be found in your professional roof report taken from your assessor. It is advisable to consult with your insurance provider to determine the specific documentation requirements for your policy and claim.

How long will it take for my roof replacement insurance claim to be processed?

The timeline for processing an insurance claim for a roof replacement can vary depending on the complexity of the claim and the responsiveness of all parties involved. It is best to contact your insurance company for an estimated timeline. If applicable, you can also request for a cash settlement from your insurer and select your preferred local roofing contractor to complete the repairs. This can often speed along the process.

Will my insurance cover the full cost of a roof replacement?

The amount of coverage for a roof replacement will depend on your insurance policy and the specifics of the damage.

What should I look for in a roofing contractor for an insurance replacement?

When choosing a roofing contractor for an insurance replacement, it is important to look for a licensed and insured professional with a good reputation and experience within the industry. It is a great idea to research a roofing contractor, look at previous work completed and read reviews from previous customers. This can provide valuable insight into their workmanship and customer service. It is also a great idea to consider the proximity of the roofing contractor’s office to your location. Opting for a local roofing contractor ensures that they are easily accessible to you, which can be highly beneficial in terms of timely communication, and overall convenience.

Can I choose my own roofing contractor for an insurance replacement?

If you have a preferred roofing contractor in mind, it is recommended to reach out to your insurance provider to enquire if they allow policyholders to choose their preferred contractor as the preferred repairer. If your provider grants this option, you may be able to request a cash settlement and select your desired local roofing contractor.

How long does a roof replacement typically take?

Depending on whether you choose your insurance provider or a local roofing contactor the time that it takes to complete a roof replacement can vary. It all depends on the size and complexity of the job. At Sunstate Roofing Services most standard size roofs take up to 5 business days to complete the entire process. We allow up to 21 business days to complete the roofing works, however the works is usually completed in a shorter timeframe. This 21 business days allows for unforeseen events such as bad weather and based on the work involved. We aim to have the work done in an efficient and timely manner.

What type of roofing materials are covered by insurance for a replacement?

Roofing materials that are covered by insurance for a replacement will depend on the specific terms outlined in your policy. In general, insurance policies will cover materials such as metal roofing, and tile roofing.

How can I ensure that my insurance replacement roof lasts as long as possible?

To ensure the longevity of your insurance roof replacement it is important to have your roof installed by a licensed and experienced professional, conduct regular roof maintenance, and promptly address any issues that arise to prevent further damage.

We hope you found these answers on roof replacement insurance helpful. Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team on 07 5370 9444.

If you would like to book in for a free roof inspection and report for your hail damaged roof, please contact us today!

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