Insurance Claim Assistance for Contracting Work in St. Louis, St. Charles & Monroe Counties
Step-by-step walkthrough of the insurance claim process
When you have an issue at your property that could fall under your insurance coverage, it’s important to know how to handle it to make sure that you get the most from your coverage.
Our company can perform FREE insurance inspections to let you know how much the damage your building has sustained will cost to repair, something that is far too important to guess on. Learn about our entire insurance inspection process below.
One of our professional field representatives will inspect the property and make note of all damages present.
2. Filing the claim
If you have not already done so, the insurance company should be notified of the loss after the inspection. Once they have opened a file, they will assign you a claims number, and either set up a time for the adjuster to come out or have the claims adjuster call you to set up the appointment.
3. Initial insurance inspection
It is very important that you have a representative from Zykan eXteriors STL present during the inspection. As a home owner, it is not your responsibility to be an expert in what storm damage is, or what it takes to make the necessary repairs. That is our area of expertise. We will be a guide to the insurance adjuster who often after a large storm does not have the time to do a thorough inspection. If the adjuster approves the claim, they will submit their findings to the insurance company, and then have a check issued for a portion of the project cost.
5. WIP (work in progress)
It is during this step that the materials for your roof, siding, and other damaged areas are going to be ordered, the permit will be pulled, and the project scheduled. Once the appointed day arrives, our crew will complete the work, and make notes of any damage that was hidden. If damage is found it will lead to a progress supplement.
6. Progress supplement
One of our field representatives will check for unforeseen or hidden damage. The cost of these items will be included in the final check sent by the insurance company.
7. Project complete
The work is finished, the city has signed off on their inspection, and now you will sign a completion certificate. This certificate along with a final invoice that includes all of the cost involved in the project will be sent to the insurance company for approval. Once approved they will issue a check for the remaining balance.
8. Mortgage company sign-off
Often the final check will arrive with the mortgage companies name included. This will need to be sent to them for a signature. Zykan eXteriors STL will handle this tedious task for you. This is a valuable service because in addition to the signature many times the mortgage company will require an additional inspection, photographs, and seemingly endless forms before they will approve the signature.
At the end of this long process, you will have received the final check back from the mortgage and the project is completed and paid for fully!
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Zykan eXteriors did an excellent job! Zykan replaced my siding, roof, fascia, gutters, and downspouts. Zykan was professional, responsive, and kept me informed through the entire process. They were quick and the quality of work was excellent. They didn’t leave a mess when the job was over. They cleaned up yard wonderfully. Zykan did work on several houses in my neighborhood and all my neighbor’s had excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend Zykan to my friends and family. - Jay