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Storm Damage and Insurance Policy: Does Your Roofer Know?

Jun 30, 2014

Most, if not all of us think of summer as that time of the year to sit back and enjoy your home, whether relaxing on the pool or tending your garden. However, a summer storm can interfere in the fun. Such as this sudden weather disturbance that thumped The Windy City late of June – as reported by Chicago Tribune:

A violent line of storms pounded the Chicago area late Monday, bringing torrential rains and powerful wind gusts and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power.

National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Friedlein said his office had “numerous reports of damaging winds” from throughout the region, with gusts over 70 mph reported in several spots. Many of the most severe reports were from northern Will and southern Cook counties, he said.

Chicago and many suburbs were back under a severe thunderstorm warning at 9:45 p.m. as a second line of storms moved through the area with the threat of high wind gusts and hail.

Tornado warnings then were issued for parts of Cook, Kankakee and Will counties.

After a storm, make sure to immediately check the condition of your home, especially your roof.  If it happens that a particular damage is excluded – or isn’t covered – by a homeowner insurance policy, it could take weeks or months to plan repairs or replacement. You may even need to save up to pay for them.

Of course, many issues that come up in the condition of your property are covered by homeowner insurance. Know that you can insure yourself against problems before they happen, that is why it is important that you and your contractor for roofing in Tinley Park IL have an understanding of your policy and risks. Moreover, most insurance policies have waiting periods for benefits even once you’ve obtained coverage.

From complete Dyer roofing inspections to insurance claims, Rogers Roofing, Inc. can help you. We will assist in documenting any damages, make sure that you will be able to contact your insurance company promptly and get you your payment as quickly as possible.

 

(Article Excerpt from Powerful storms, heavy wind batter Chicago area, Chicago Tribune)