New Orleans Roofing Insurance Claims
There are several perks to being a New Orleans homeowner: more tax deductions, greater security, and you have the freedom to paint, remodel, and design your property as you see fit (as opposed to following the restrictions of a landlord). With these benefits, however, also come more responsibilities. Since you own the property, it is up to you to make any repairs that arise in the future—and at one point or another, virtually every home will need to have its roof repaired. Although they can be quite expensive, you can often use your homeowners insurance to reduce the cost of your roofing repairs. As one of the most skilled roofing companies in the area, Shifflett Roofing does much more than handle your home improvements—we also help clients file New Orleans roofing insurance claims.
Your roof plays a big part in protecting your home from rain, wind, and other damaging elements. As a result, it is extremely important to have an insurance policy that covers any necessary repairs—so you should be sure to confirm the terms of your policy prior to making a purchase. If your homeowners insurance does cover roofing repairs, you qualify for a new roof if a storm or other “act of God” damages your existing roof. Should this happen, you should contact your insurance agent immediately to begin the claim process. To do this, you will need to provide specific details to your agent, such as when and how the damage occurred.
Although leaks are one of the most common signs of roofing damage, they are also one of the most costly repairs. In fact, a tiny leak can permanently damage your home’s interior and corrupt its structural integrity—which is why it is also important to let your agent know if you suspect your roof is leaking.
Once you speak with your agent, an adjuster will contact you for additional information. Along with photographing the damage, the adjuster will provide a written estimate of the repair costs and submit a claim to the insurance company. If the adjuster’s findings are approved, you can proceed to the next step—hiring a roofing contractor.
Before you select a company to handle your roofing repairs, do your homework. Check with friends and/or family members to see if they have any recommendations, read online reviews, and contact your local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau to verify the company’s credentials. Be sure to ask the company how they handle insurance claims and, most importantly, do not sign any contracts until your repairs have been approved by your insurance provider.
Although submitting a claim to your insurance company can be rather frustrating, Shifflett Roofing makes it easy. We will work with your insurance company to ensure the appropriate repairs are made. Fully licensed, bonded, and insured in the state of Louisiana, we handle every aspect of the roofing business. From residential repairs to commercial construction, we do it all!
To put our team of skilled roofing contractors to work for you, contact Shifflett Roofing today for a free roof inspection and a complimentary estimate. Submit your information online or call 504.329.5665 to schedule your consultation—we’re available Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. Or, if you prefer, you can also use our 24-hour emergency hotline to reach us during non-working hours.