Roof leaks can be devastating! Rain and strong winds are common occurrences in Florida, the hurricane capital of the world. Of course, when the two combine, roof damage is common. Unfortunately, even the smallest issues with a roof can result in significant problems.
What Happens When You Have A Roof Leak
Roof leaks can impact your entire property. Some of the issues they can cause include:
Problems with Your Ceilings
It makes perfect sense if you think about it. When water enters through your roof, your ceilings are one of the first places impacted. If dark stains begin to appear on your ceilings, you may want to have your roof inspected. Additionally, your attic may be compromised, so make sure you have that (and your insulation) checked as well.
Mold and Mildew Damage
Water damage from roof leaks can spur the growth of dangerous mold and mildew. These spores spread rapidly and damage goes far beyond the immediately impacted area, often becoming airborne. At this point, the danger grows as not only is the structure of your home compromised, but your physical health may be as well.
Water and electricity do not mix – and the result can be incredibly dangerous. Roof leaks often expose your electrical system to moisture, which can result in a fire. It is critical to address roof leaks immediately to protect your family as well as your property.
Furthermore, unaddressed roof leaks can go from just an inconvenience to a major headache and even larger expense over time.
Any water collecting or left untreated can impact your property’s foundation, causing deterioration and considerable damage.
Choosing to Work With A Public Adjuster is Critical
Because damage to your roof is not always covered by insurance, it can be challenging to get these claims paid. That said, when roof leak damage is a result of a storm, your damage could be considered a covered expense. Of course, an insurance adjuster experienced in Florida can help you through this process.
Dealing with your insurance company can be frustrating – and quite often you don’t have the combination of construction and insurance experience to adequately present your claim. So, you are really putting a lot of faith in your insurance company. Unfortunately, what is in your best interest is often completely different than theirs.
As a business, their focus is on their bottom line. Approving and paying claims is an expense that negatively impacts profits. Their goal is to have you settle for as little as possible. Additionally, identifying the full scope of the damage of your roof leak can be complicated. As a homeowner, issues can exist that you may not be able to see. An experienced insurance adjuster knows where to look and how to present your claim, giving you the best chance for an appropriate settlement.
What We Do
We understand that the claims process can be extremely stressful for property owners. Having a Public Adjuster fight for you can help eliminate the burden. We will meet with all representatives and experts sent by your insurance company, gather the necessary documents and information needed to fully investigate your claim, prepare a professional detailed estimate and negotiate your claim for the best possible settlement. We are there to guide you through every step of the process.
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Roof damage is serious. It can impact the integrity of your property and can be incredibly costly to repair. If your roof has been damaged by high winds, rain, or even a hurricane, reach out to us immediately. Our experts are ready to go to work for YOU!
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