We handle your insurance project from start to finish with every step of the claim process.
We will communicate frequently with your insurance carrier to ensure your project progresses quickly and with minimal effort on your part.
Expect your inspection and entire project to be documented with pictures at every major installation milestone so you can see that no detail is missed.
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If you answer yes to any of these three questions, there is a good chance your roof has storm damage:
Do you have any dents in your metal gutters or fascia?
Have any of your neighbors had their roof replaced?
Do any of your vehicles have hail damage?
It depends on your carrier, but typically your insurer won't hike your rate since weather damage isn't caused by your negligence. However, your rate may increase if you've filed multiple claims within the last three previous years. In some cases, your insurer may not approve your claim and still require you to replace your roof due to its condition before continuing to provide coverage.
Yes, you can select a roofing product that costs more than what is covered by your insurance claim. Many homeowners choose to upgrade to an impact resistant asphalt shingle since they only have to pay their deductible plus the difference in cost. We call this extra cost the “Upgrade Cost.”
If you are confident there is sufficient damage to your roof to warrant filing a claim, it's not necessary to wait for a contractor to inspect the property beforehand. However, if possible it is highly suggested to have Iron Horse perform a proper inspection before the insurance inspector so you can share the findings and nothing is missed in his or her settlement offer.
We do our best to be present and answer questions during the insurance adjuster's inspection, but there are times when our schedules do not align.
Actually, it is against the law in most states for a contractor to negotiate with an insurance company on behalf of a policyholder. However, we will make sure that all necessary repairs are considered.
Once a claim is approved, we will work quickly with you to finalize the specifications and product selection. Next we place your material order and schedule our crew. The install should take one complete day in most cases. The entire process after settlement should take 2-3 weeks depending on weather.
Our storm specialists are trained to identify surface damage from severe weather that may not be apparent initially but will continue to deteriorate over time. These telltale signs of storm damage may not be visible from the ground. Homeowners expose themselves to unnecessary risk when they climb onto their roofs and attempt to photograph storm damage.
Iron Horse will mark and photograph damage and itemize materials and work needed to restore your home.
We will ask you to sign an agreement that commits you to use Iron Horse Building LLC if we work to reach an agreement with the insurance company on scope and price.
Supplemental is a settlement for additional work that is identified as required after the initial settlement agreement.
The insurance company will pay you directly and in stages and you will be responsible for paying Iron Horse the deductible and balance plus any upgrades.
That depends. If you have full replacement value insurance the age of your materials will not matter. Your policy will cover labor and comparable new materials. Without it the adjuster will depreciate the value based on age and condition of the materials.
Most insurance policies stipulate that materials should reasonably match. If the existing product is no longer available or it is too worn to match new materials, you should push for total replacement.
Insurance companies understand that some conditions cannot be assessed until demolition. If additional damage is discovered, you can submit a claim for supplemental repairs.
You may apply for financing and elect to pay for your roof over time rather than using your insurance proceeds to cover the full cost of the roof all at once.