Home insurance tips: The guide to successfully filing a claim

Going through homeowners insurance can often be more than just stressful—it can be downright confusing. Figuring out what types of repairs are covered by your home insurance policy and what will be an out of pocket expense is difficult, and if this is the first time you’ve had to contact your homeowners insurance company, it can be hard to know where to start.

In our guide full of home insurance tips, we de-mystify the process of filing a claim. When you download our guide, you’ll learn tips and tricks for:

Filing a homeowners insurance claim 101

First things first: whenever your home sustains significant damage, you need to contact your insurer no matter the time. Then you’ll need to photograph everything so you can prove your loss to the homeowners insurance adjuster. But that’s just skimming the surface. There’s a lot to keep in mind as you file a claim to minimize the risk of having it be denied.

A reputable roofing contractor should guide you through dealing with your home insurance company.

In this guide, we give you a step-by-step checklist for filing a claim from spotting damage to contacting your homeowners insurance company to dealing with your adjuster.

Finding the right contractor: The exactimate advantage

Xactimate, often misspelled as ”Exactimate” is a software used by many reputable roofing and construction contractors that sets price ranges for common home repairs.

Essentially, ”Exactimate” takes the guesswork out of getting the cost of home repairs approved by your homeowners insurance company. 

Working with a roofing contractor that uses ”Exactimate” for insurance claims lessens the chance your claim will be denied.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to find a contractor that will work within the guidelines of your homeowners insurance policy.

Whether you noticed your home’s roof is failing, or your home has just sustained significant storm damage, learn what you need to know about conducting repairs through homeowners insurance. Fill out the form to download our home insurance tips guide.

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