Storm Damage

My Roof May Have Been Damaged by Weather, Now What?

When your roof gets a beating from Mother Nature, time isn’t your friend. Not all damage is obvious, and you might miss it with a quick look. That’s why scheduling an inspection with a weather damage expert is so important – they can uncover hidden issues that could turn into major headaches down the road.

Out of Pocket Expenses

Fixing or replacing a whole roof can be a bit of a financial rollercoaster. Things like the size of your roof, how it’s designed, and what materials you choose all play a role. There could be extra costs, like replacing damaged decking, getting top-notch warranties, improving ventilation, or upgrading materials.

For smaller repairs, you might spend anywhere from $650 to $1,755, while a full-on roof replacement can set you back between $12,000 and $25,000.

If your roof gets whacked by some wild weather, your insurance might come to the rescue and cover the bill for fixing or replacing it.

The Best Choice for Roof Repairs in Northern Utah

When our experts identify roof damage, we strongly recommend moving quickly on repairs to prevent potential complications. Delaying these repairs can leave you vulnerable to more serious issues down the line.

Also, if weather causes damage to your home, your insurance might step in to cover it.

A crucial point to remember: Damages resulting from mistakes made by a previous roofing company are usually not covered by your insurance. We specialize in spotting these errors and ensuring they won’t be a concern when you choose our services. Our meticulous attention to detail and dedicated production teams ensure smooth management throughout the entire process.


Insurance Terms To Know:

RCV, or Replacement Cost Value, represents the estimated cost to replace or repair a damaged roof with a new one of similar quality and functionality. When you file an insurance claim for roof damage, your insurer will use RCV to determine the amount they will cover for the repairs or replacement, factoring in current market prices and materials. It’s essential to understand your policy’s deductible and whether it provides full replacement cost coverage, as some policies may deduct for depreciation based on the roof’s age and condition.

ACV, or Actual Cash Value, represents the value of a damaged item, like a roof, factoring in depreciation. When you file a roof damage insurance claim, the payout is calculated based on the ACV, which considers the roof’s age and condition, leading to a lower reimbursement than the cost of a new roof. It’s essential to differentiate ACV from RCV (Replacement Cost Value), which covers the full replacement cost without depreciation

A policyholder is an individual or entity who holds an active insurance policy for their residential property. This policy provides financial protection and coverage for various risks and damages to the insured property, as outlined in the terms and conditions of the insurance agreement.

The deductible is the initial expense that the policyholder is responsible for covering before the insurance company starts covering the rest of the claim’s costs.

A formal request initiated by the policyholder to the insurance company, seeking compensation or coverage for a loss or damage that falls within the policy’s coverage.

The coverage limit for your homeowner’s insurance policy is the highest amount that the insurance policy will provide as compensation for a covered loss, as outlined in the policy’s terms and conditions.

A homeowner’s insurance premium is the regular payment made by the policyholder to the insurance company in exchange for coverage and protection for their residential property. The premium amount is typically determined based on various factors, including the level of coverage, property value, location, and the policyholder’s risk profile.

Underwriting is the process by which an insurance company evaluates the risk associated with insuring a particular property and determines the terms and pricing of the insurance policy. This assessment considers factors such as the property’s location, condition, value, and the policyholder’s personal information to establish an appropriate level of coverage and premium.

An exclusion is an event or situation that is not covered by the insurance policy. These exclusions are listed in the policy, and the insurance company won’t pay for damage or losses caused by these excluded events.

Will my roof repairs be covered by homeowner's insurance?

Once the insurance adjuster confirms that your roof has weather-related damage, your insurance provider will assess the cost of repairing or replacing the roof based on their thorough inspection.

It’s important to note that your insurance company may not only cover old roofs; they might also consider replacing discontinued materials on your home if they’re eligible.

If your roof isn’t covered by insurance, we’re still dedicated to offering you cost-effective roof repair and replacement solutions.

At Best Choice Roofing, we’re happy to provide flexible financing choices tailored to your specific requirements, so you can get the roof you need without breaking the bank.