How Long Do I Have to File an Insurance Claim?

How long do I have to file a hurricane irma claim collis roofingWe have had numerous people call in, message or email us letting us know they cannot get a hold of their insurance adjusters, they don't know when an adjuster will be out and not sure how to start the claim for Hurricane Irma.  Please know it's OK, because under Florida Law Statute, 627.70132 Notice of Windstorm or Hurricane Claim, you have 3 years to file a claim within 3 years after the hurricane first made landfall or the windstorm caused the covered damage.   Insurance companies are even more overwhelmed than roofing contractors at this time, and it may be a while before they can get to you, but you do have time. 

If you do not have visible damage or leaks, we respectfully request that you would allow us to address those who do to allow us restore those with the greatest needs quickly.

If you would still like us to take your information, we will, but they will not be scheduled until we address those with the greatest needs first.

We are currently not offering inspections for life expectancy, real estate for listings for negotiation for a buyer or seller,and those who are curious if they had damage but have no leaks or visible damage at this time.

We are continuing to work through the requests as quickly as possible and appreciate your understanding during this time where over 281,000 claims have been filed in our service area.

As of September 26th, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, there are currently over 605,000 claims for Hurricane Irma, and 46% of all the claims being filed are in Collis Roofing service areas.

While many roofing contractors can only see on average of 50 with a few able to see about 100 customers a week because of their size, Collis Roofing is able to provide ethical and accurate estimates to hundreds each week across 17 counties in Florida. 

Click here if you would like to request an estimate for a roof repair or are filing a claim for a roof replacement and would like an estimate. 

We are still family owned and locally operated, as we have been for the past 25 years, serving only Florida. As of 2017, we are currently the 20th largest roofing contractor in the USA, the 2nd largest commercial roofer in Florida and 1st largest residential roofer in Florida. We currently have 4 branches, and maintain the highest levels of manufacturer training and certifications. Most of our estimators are Haag Certified, which is the highest certification for ethical insurance claims. All of this allows us to have the greatest capacity to give you the help you need that will be the most ethical when managing your insurance claims and reliable workmanship that you can count on in the years to come.

The national average wait time, before Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, was 4-6 weeks to have a roof replaced due to quality labor shortages by those with the legal right to work in the US. Now with the extreme increase in demand due to the widespread damage during Hurricane Irma, no matter where you go, there will unfortunately be a long wait for estimate and for work. It may also be a few business days before we can call and let you know when an estimator can be in your area.

At Collis Roofing, even though there will be a long wait, we are currently using multiple different methods for estimators to be deployed to you, to install tarps, repair damage and replace roofs that will help shorten the wait time you will have as much as possible. 

We have created a page full of resources to protect you, your home and loved ones, provide financial assistance, and help you avoid things that you may not have thought of that might slow down your time to get your home or business repaired or have a roof replaced.  Click here for 15 tips and resources you should be aware of while you are waiting for help from Collis Roofing.

Thank you again for your continued patience as we work diligently to help all the families in the communities that we live in and serve in, and please remember Collis Roofing Cares!!!!