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Most people only deal with weather related damage to there home once in a lifetime. For that reason it is important to arm yourself with as much information as possible before making any decisions.

As a home owner dealing with potential damages to your property, the first step is to get a clear understanding of whether or not your home has been impacted.  Having a professional examine your property is recommended.  All other steps are based on getting this information right. There are two important things to think about when you are ready to have your property inspected. First, and most importantly, you want to have your home inspected by a contractor BEFORE you call your insurance company to adjust the property. After a major storm the insurance company is going to be flooded by claims. By having your property looked at by contractor who specializes in storm damage you, and the insurance claims adjustor will know that the damage is legitimate. Claims adjusters are very busy after a storm. They have very limited time to inspect each property, a preinspection helps the adjuster move quicker and get to their next appointment on time. A storm restoration professional should be on site to assist the adjuster in locating all the visible damage. This helps home owners get their repairs faster, because your home won’t be subject to time consuming reinspections when undocumented damage is discovered.

Second, remember that all roofers are not the same. Although many claim to be storm damage experts, there are few who are willing to make the commitment to become true specialist. There are many unique factors that are involved in storm restoration work. One of the most important is being able to identify what hail, and wind damage looks like. This sounds simple, but storm damages can look like many different things. Hail damage for instance can look VERY similar to nail pops, mechanical damages, or lichen that has fallen off. It takes a trained eye and sense of touch to understand the differences in different types of damages. Along with an understanding of damages, the person inspecting your home needs to understand your states insurance regulations, building codes and the requirements and guidelines of your insurance company for your specific area of the country. Many people are unaware that insurance companies have different coverage guidelines in different areas of the country. Combining knowledge of these regulations, along with the knowledge of exteriors construction is what allows for an accurate accounting of damages. This accounting is an integral piece in making your home whole again while using the proper tools, and materials in as short a time as possible.

Once your home has been inspected by a trained professional, you now have the necessary information to move forward with confidence. With the unquestionable knowledge, experience and expertise of UASRC contractors, you can be confident in the information and advice you receive and therefore be confident in the decisions you make regarding your home.

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