Dealing with insurance companies

We can assist homeowners with insurance claims following storm damage. Our team can provide documentation to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Residential and Commercial Roofing Projects
Blackhawk Roofing
February 29, 2024
Dealing with the aftermath of a storm can be an overwhelming experience, especially when it comes to repairing the damages done to your roof. In most cases, home insurance policies cover storm damage, but the process of handling insurance claims and getting the necessary repairs can be a complicated one. The good news is that Blackhawk Roofing has put together some helpful tips on how to deal with insurance companies to repair your roof after storm damage.

Important Considerations

1. Assess the extent of the damage.

Before contacting your insurance company, it's important to assess the extent of the damage. If there are only minor damages, it may not be worth the hassle of filing a claim. However, if the damage is extensive, it's crucial to document it with pictures and videos. This will help you provide evidence to your insurance adjuster and speed up the insurance claims process.

2. Review your insurance policy.

It's essential to review your insurance policy to understand the scope of your coverage and the limits of your deductible. Make sure to read the fine print and understand what is and is not covered in your policy. If you have any doubts, contact your insurance agent for clarification.

3. Contact your insurance company.

Once you have assessed the damage and reviewed your policy, contact your insurance company. Report the damage and provide them with any documentation you have gathered, including pictures and videos. The insurance company will then assign an adjuster to assess the damage and determine the cost of the repairs.

4. Choose the right roofing contractor.

Choosing the right roofing contractor is critical when dealing with insurance companies. Make sure to choose a reputable contractor with experience in handling insurance claims. Blackhawk Roofing has a team of experienced roofing professionals who can work with your insurance company to ensure that you get the necessary repairs and that the claims process runs smoothly.

5. Get multiple estimates.

Once the insurance adjuster has assessed the damage, make sure to get multiple estimates from different contractors. This will help you compare prices and choose the best contractor for your needs. However, make sure that the estimates are for the same level of work. Some contractors may try to lowball the estimate to get the job, only to add on additional charges later on.

6. Document everything.

Throughout the entire process, it's important to document everything. Keep a record of all communication with your insurance company, including emails and phone calls. Keep all receipts and invoices for the repairs. This will help you in case there are any disputes with the insurance company.


Dealing with insurance companies to repair your roof after storm damage can be a complicated process, but it doesn't have to be. By following the tips outlined above, you can ensure that you get the necessary repairs and that the claims process runs smoothly. Remember to assess the damage, review your insurance policy, contact your insurance company, choose the right roofing contractor, get multiple estimates, and document everything. If you need any assistance with your roof repairs, contact Blackhawk Roofing today. Our experienced professionals can work with your insurance company to ensure that you get the necessary repairs and that your roof is back to its pre-storm condition in no time.

Blackhawk Roofing has built replacement roofs for thousands of residential and commercial customers in Springfield and Central Illinois. We've also done hundreds of roof repairs. Blackhawk Roofing provides outstanding value on every project. Call owner Dan Schnell at 217-741-6251 to schedule a Free Estimate.

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Blackhawk Roofing is a licensed, certified, and insured roofing contractor. We specialize in residential roofing and EPDM commercial roofing. We have repaired or replaced thousands of old and damaged roofs in Springfield and Central Illinois.

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