It’s storm season and there are a lot of roofing companies offering “hail specials” and “free roof programs.” Essentially, these companies offer to absorb your insurance deductible by overcharging the insurance company. It was once a common practice but is now illegal in many states.
This unethical practice among disreputable roofing contractors has led insurance companies to include warnings in their homeowners policies. For example, here is the wording in Whirlwind Roofing owner’s personal home insurance policy:
“Hail/Windstorm Deductible: This policy contains a separate deductible, different than your Section I deductible, for windstorm or hail losses. This may result in a higher out of pocket expense if a loss occurs due to windstorm or hail. Your deductible will be listed with your Standard Policy in the Policy Deductibles section.
WARNING: Any person who knowingly, and with intent to injure, defraud or deceive any insurer, makes any claim for the proceeds of an insurance policy that contains any false, incomplete or misleading information is guilty of a felony.”
So, no. We can’t absorb your insurance deductible.
But we also understand that coming up with $1,000 or more out of pocket can be tough. That’s why we take credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) and offer 6-month interest free installment payments to ease the burden of coming up with your deductible money all at once.
It’s just another service Whirlwind Roofing offers to make your roof replacement or construction project less stressful. Call us at 918-366-3341 or Contact Us online for a free estimate or roof inspection after the next storm. We’ll be happy to help.
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