Hurricane season 2018 started 4 days early this year, with the damage brought by SubTropical Storm Alberto spreading from the gulf all the way to Canada. If you run a restoration company, then you are well aware of the damage that hail, ice, rain, and strong winds can cause to homes. Many times, your clients’ first point of concern will be whether their insurance policies cover the damage that has happened.
USA storm facts:
- According to the Insurance Institute of Business & Home Safety, there are about 3,000 hailstorms in America each year and these storms result in losses of approximately $1.6-billion.
- Figures from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies show that severe windstorms (including tornadoes and hurricanes) cause billions of dollars in property damage each year.
- While the average lifespan of a roof is two decades, homes in hail-prone areas need to be replaced every 7 – 10 years.
As a restoration expert, there are a few things that you can do to make the rebuilding process a bit easier.
- Site Inspection
First, a site inspection will be needed. The reason is that a homeowner may not be aware of the extent of the damage. An untrained eye may not see all the damage that needs to be repaired.
- Meticulous Documentation
With the increase in restoration projects during this time of year, make sure you are meticulously documenting the damage to both the interior and exterior of each building. Inspect all types of structural damage, as well as damage to paint, windows, or other items.
- Roofing Estimator Software
Roofing estimator software can make your job easier and more efficient. RoofSnap is the ideal mobile roofing app for restoration companies because it allows you to measure and estimate a roof from anywhere. Additionally, use RoofSnap to document damage by adding photos and notes to the project. You can even price your own removal services in app and add them to the automatically generated estimates! Not only is the app very user-friendly, but it is very accurate. When drawn correctly, RoofSnap measurements are within 2% of the actual roof.
Contact us for more information about roofing estimating software today.