We’ve all been there. An ice storm hits. You go outside to check things and see so many asphalt granules on and around your house that you’re shocked you still have shingles. I can’t count the number of people who call us up after ice melts and say, “I’ve got asphalt everywhere. I need a new roof. ”
Time to call the insurance company? Well, not necessarily.
You see, they put literally ten thousand percent more granules on your asphalt shingles than you need. Because they know it’s naturally going to wear off. So that means, after ice has been on your roof, you’re likely to see a lot of asphalt granules around your house, possibly even more if you’ve got newer shingles.
When will an insurance company pay for a new roof?
There are really only two weather-related ways to get your insurance company to pay for a new roof: wind and hail. That’s it. There’s no in between.
What’s your insurance company to do for ice? We’ve seen them come out and pay for the 20% of the roof that’s in the shade and then take your whole deductible.
Why do I need a roofing company to help navigate the insurance process?
Your insurance company is going to do everything they can to not pay for a new roof. Which is why you want an advocate like a roofing contractor when dealing with them. A knowledgeable, professional contractor comes out to your house with the adjuster, meets with them, and finds a win-win situation for the client.
It’s almost like being on opposite sides of a courtroom. But we’re both representing you.
Don’t fall for shady insurance claim tactics
I’m never going to encourage anybody to file a claim unless I’m 95% sure that it’s going to get paid for. I don’t want to waste anybody’s time. We’re not the kind of company who will go out and tell our clients to file a claim for just anything. Unfortunately there are companies which will.
At Messick, we want to make sure that you get a new roof when you actually need one. Not just when we want to get paid.
Get a Roofing Company on Your Side When Dealing with Insurance Companies
Messick Roofing has been helping Oklahomans get new roofs for more than 60 years. We understand the insurance process and work with insurance agents every day.
Call today at 918-747-7141 to see how we can help you.