Immediately notify your insurance company so that the claims process can begin.
Document all expenses and keep receipts related to your claim, which can count towards your deductible.
The services could include tree removal, tarps, ice chests for food, and hotel accommodations.
Immediately report document damage. For your insurance claim and personal records, take photographs and videos.
Having more documentation makes filing your claim easier.
Avoid further damage. Cover broken windows with plastic to prevent further damage, or get a pro to cover the roof with tarps to keep the rain out.
Contractors who go door-to-door offering repair services and promising to file an insurance claim on your behalf should be avoided.
Once an insurance adjuster has reviewed the damage, hire a licensed contractor.
In many cases, solicitors offering free roof inspections will unknowingly use Assignment of Benefits (AOB) contracts to have you sign over your insurance policy rights to them.