Texas property owners know better than anyone how unpredictable the weather can be, and how damaging it can be to their property’s roof. Failure to replace your roof in a timely manner after a storm can result in leaks that can affect structural integrity, and cause interior damage that is both unsightly and expensive to repair. It can also cause your insurance company to deny you in the future because of your negligence in avoiding replacement. However, filing a claim with your insurance company is a notoriously unpleasant experience, and you may worry that they will deny your claim or that their offer of compensation will not be satisfactory.
That’s where the experts at BuildAligned come in.
Working with a roofer with over 20 years of experience, and an expert in navigating the insurance claims process, can streamline the process for you and even increase your payout. In cases where your claim is initially denied, BuildAligned knows the next steps you can take to appeal, rather than taking “no” for an answer.
BuildAligned operates in Guymon, Oklahoma; the Austin metro area; the Houston metro area; the Dallas metro area; the San Antonio metro area; and Salado, TX, and surrounding areas. Whether you’ve experienced ice damage, hail, foreign objects, or hurricane force winds and rain, BuildAligned is ready and able to assist with your roof replacement and related insurance claim.
What to Do After a Storm
When a storm occurs that may have caused damage to your roof, you’ll want to call a roofing contractor right away to assess the damage. A qualified contractor will spot any “hidden damage” that may not be immediately apparent. BuildAligned offers free in-person inspections to determine if you should file a claim. When it comes time to call your insurance company, BuildAligned is by your side throughout the process.
When the insurance adjuster arrives at your property, make sure your roofing contractor is on site as well. After a hurricane, many insurance adjusters are too busy, and without an extra set of eyes, even the best adjusters can miss things. Because that arrangement is so important, you’ll want your contractor to step up there for you.
Claim Status Results
If your claim is approved, BuildAligned will schedule a Work Order Meeting, where all details of your project are discussed and decided, including colors, products, upgrades, and schedule.
If your claim is denied, many property owners are unaware that there are other options they can pursue, including Resurvey, Engineers Report, Hiring a Public Adjuster, and Appraisal. The experts at BuildAligned are well versed in when each is appropriate and can advise on how to proceed.
Don’t Wait to Replace Your Roof
In many cases, damaged roofs may go unnoticed because the leaks are not immediately detected by property owners. But storm damage is long-term, and a roof loses its ability to shed water, leading to leaks. Claims must be filed 6 months to 1 year after the damage occurred, so it is very important to have your roof inspected for damage right away. When you’re ready to start the process, you can call BuildAligned.