How to Deal with Storm Damage to Your Home
Call Your Insurance Company
Bad weather often causes property damage here in Northwest Ohio. Homeowners usually call their insurance agent first to schedule an inspection and appraisal, a necessary step to file an insurance claim. The problem is that their insurance adjuster is only there to represent the insurance company’s best interests. You need an independent property damage adjuster to represent your best interests — and save you money in the long run.
Call FrogTown Roofing Plus
Not only are we the top storm damage repair company in Toledo, but we’ll also send a professional property damage adjuster to do a thorough, accurate assessment of all the damages you may have, including:
- Structural damage
- Roof damage
- Attic and rafter damage
- Water damage and water stains
- Gutter damage
- Siding damage
Extreme weather conditions like flooding from rain, heavy snow and freezing water can be quite destructive to the structure of your home. Cracks in your walls or ceilings, bowing walls, mold stains and more can speed up deterioration, making unsafe living conditions.
Wind, rain, snow, hail and fallen trees can wreak havoc on your roof, leaving you with abraded or missing shingles, loose metal sheeting and holes or cracks.
Any damage to the roof can impact your attic, loft or top floor. Water leaks and rafter cracks are just a few issues that can arise.
Any time your home’s exterior is compromised, there’s a chance water has gotten in. Problems like water stains on your ceiling or even damage warranting full replacement of a hardwood floor is always an unfortunate possibility.
Severe weather can strain and clog your gutters, causing leaks, cracking, mold and a host of other problems.
Siding is susceptible to damage in most weather events: break offs, cracks, chips and water damage are common, but some damage is harder to identify.
Complete Exterior and Interior Inspection
With our property damage expert and repair crew, you’ll be able to catch all the problems and get them taken care of at the best price in Toledo while saving time, money and effort!
Winter Inspection and Repair Services
We also provide winter-specific services to Toledo for problems like:
- Ice dams — Gutters full of snow and debris make drainage impossible. When the resultant standing water freezes at the end of your roof, water is forced to run up under the shingles, damaging them as well as ceilings, walls and insulation.
- Burst pipes — Water that freezes in your pipes will expand and potentially cause an explosion — dangerous and costly.
- Icicles — They may look pretty hanging from your eavestrough, but they form when air is not flowing through your attic properly. Their potential to fall any moment could mean a major insurance claim against you.
It’s very important that you have someone on your side to correctly evaluate this situation.
It’s very common for inexperienced people to miss covered items while handling this type of loss.
Insurance company sends their evaluator to your home for an estimate
This step is critical, in keeping both the roofing contractor and the homeowner honest. They will evaluate the scope of work, the proposed budget and associated costs, and likely check to make sure the contractor was accurate with their estimate of the work needing to be performed. Another critical reason to pick a contractor that you trust, as this step can get both you and the contractor in hot water.
Contact Us Today
It’s very important that you have someone on your side to correctly evaluate your home for damage after a storm. If you think you have storm damage that requires an insurance claim, please call FrogTown today at (419) 466-2131.