Our Restoration Specialists Can Repair Your Home
Storms are common in Florida and can leave your home with significant roof damage. When this occurs, you want to be sure you act quickly to restore your home and prevent further damage. Armstrong’s Restoration is here to repair storm damage at your Palm Bay, FL home. We have many years of experience in the restoration business and will be able to spot potential problems right away. As soon as a storm hits your area, call our team to schedule an inspection. We’ll take a look and ensure your home is returned to its original state. Reach out to our team to set up a time for us to visit your home.
How Do I Know If I Have Storm Damage?
Identifying storm damage on your roof is not a simple task, especially if you’re looking from the ground. The easiest type of damage to spot is loose or missing shingles because they are often visible when standing in your yard. If there has been a severe storm in your area, chances are some damage has occurred to your roof. This is even more likely if you notice others in the neighborhood having repairs done to their home. The best action you can take is to hire a professional to take a look.
I Don’t See Any Damage, Should I Still Get an Inspection?
As mentioned above, storm damage can be hard to identify, especially to the untrained eye. Even if everything appears normal to you, a professional may be able to spot areas that are cause for concern. It’s always best to get an inspection after any significant storm as hit your area. This will ensure you aren’t ignoring a problem that could become worse over time and result in a more expensive repair.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for Storm Damage?
Many insurance policies require that a claim be filed within one year of the storm. However, all policies are different, and some may only give you six months. Be sure to check the specifics of your policy. Even if you have extra time to file a claim, it’s usually best to have a professional address the issue immediately. Prolonging an inspection will likely only make the problem worse and may even lead to a larger repair bill.
Will My Insurance Premiums Go Up If I File a Claim?
In most cases, filing a single claim will not raise your insurance premiums, especially if the damage was caused by something out of your control, like a storm. However, it’s important to note that if a destructive storm strikes a large region, the entire region’s insurance premiums could see an increase.
Do I Need a Roofing Contractor Involved in the Claims Process?
While it is not required to have a roofing contractor when filing a claim, it is helpful. Having a roofing contractor present when your insurance adjuster inspects the damage helps ensure that nothing is overlooked and that you receive a fair assessment of the damage. Our team is more than happy to meet your insurance adjuster to ensure you get the appropriate funds to repair your roof.
How Do I Choose a Contractor?
When choosing a roofing contractor to repair storm damage at your Palm Bay, FL home, it’s essential that you do your research. Compare companies in your area by looking at their websites and reading online reviews. You should look for a company that is accredited with the BBB and is willing to provide proof of insurance and licenses, as well as references upon request.
Will My Roof Warranty Cover Hurricane Damage?
When you install a new roof, you usually receive two warranties, one from the shingle manufacturer and another from the contractor who installed it. The warranty from the shingle manufacturer typically has set wind ratings that the shingles will withstand. In most cases, this does not include hurricane-level winds. In addition, the warranty from your contractor will only cover leaks that occur in common rainstorms and will not cover damage caused by hurricanes.
Contact Us for Additional Information about Storm Damage
Our team is here to help you through the restoration process if your home has been affected by a storm or hurricane. Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions or would like to schedule an inspection at your house. Our goal is to return your home’s roof to a strong and stable state.