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Should I Call A Roofer Or My Insurance Company First After Storm Damage?

October 19, 20222 min read

We all know how stressful it is to get your home repaired after an intense storm. 

Dealing with a leaky roof is already a lot to deal with after a storm, but now you need to figure out everything with your insurance company. 

Most people call their insurance right away after storm damage has been done to their roofs, but here at Reitzel Roofing & Exteriors, we have been in the roofing industry for over 20 years, and we have witnessed plenty of times first-hand that you should call a trusted roofer before your insurance.

In this blog, we will discuss exactly why you should contact a roofer first, and when you have finished reading, you will completely understand why it would be so much better for you to not call insurance first.

Should I Call A Roofer Or My Insurance Company First After Storm Damage?

Roofers Are Experienced

Unlike insurance adjusters who are experts in, well, insurance, we are experts in roofs. We know what specific damage you have and how much it should cost to fix it. 

We will look for more than just small damages that insurance adjusters were trained to look for. 

Also, most roofers have already had years of experience working with insurance companies. 

Roofers Will Advocate For You

The #1 priority for any roofer is to be an advocate for you. We will always give you an honest and professional inspection of your home, and we will stand up for you if your insurance doesn’t want to give you a certain amount of money to repair your home.



Your Roof Repair Doesn’t Have To Be A Pain

Easily the most important reason why you should call a roofer before your insurance is that if you call us first, it will be significantly less work for you! 

After we give our expert assessment and price estimate of fixing your home, we as the roofing company can do all of the nitty-gritty paperwork and communicating with your insurance company.

Believe us when we say if you call us first you will have to deal with a lot less headaches and stress.

Important Note

It is worth noting that not every roofing company has experience working with insurance companies. That is not inherently a bad thing and it doesn’t make them bad, but if you don’t want to deal with the annoyance of being in contact with your insurance company after some roof damage, it is best to work with a roofing company that specializes in doing so.



In Summary

If you need a roofer in Virginia Beach, Virginia and its surrounding areas to check out your home and send your insurance an estimate, consider hiring us as your roofer here at Reitzel Roofing & Exteriors

To book an inspection with us, call us here at (757) 513-7053. We are always happy to help!

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