Even if a storm didn’t produce a torrent of rain or volley of hail, wind alone can cause enough damage to your roof to warrant repair or replacement. So after a tornado, thunderstorm, hurricane or hailstorm, make sure to check the condition of your roof. If you have damage, contact your insurance agent to assess the situation and determine whether you should file a claim. The Illinois Department of Insurance suggests documenting any damage that occurred. Also, keep receipts for all work, including any you do yourself, such as covering windows or holes in your roof to facilitate reimbursement if you file a claim. Many policies will cover these expenses when submitted with a claim.

Finding a roofing company such as Midwest Roofing & Renovation that has both a strong claims department and experienced repairmen will help by investing its time and expertise to assist the homeowner with an insurance claim.