Snow and Ice Damage Claims
We are your snow and ice damage claims experts, serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
When winter temps drop below freezing or even lower, and there is rain and/or snow, it causes ice particles to form which presses on the external infrastructure and can causes parts of the structure to break away. This ice build-up and ice melting on the roof can also cause water to permeate under the roof. This process is known as ice damming.
What are ice dams?
When the temperature inside your attic or crawl space is above freezing, snow and/or ice on the roof will melt. When the melted snow and/or ice trickles down the roof and runs into the colder eaves, it refreezes.
If this cycle repeats over the span of several days, the freezing snow and ice builds up and forms a dam of ice, behind which water pools up into large puddles. This puddling water can back up under the roof shingles and leak into the attic or along outside walls.
The optimal weather for ice dams are normally when the outside temperatures are in the 20s for several days with several inches of snow on the roof.
Heavy snow and ice can collapse roofs, especially on older buildings. Older homes and buildings have a greater risk of corrosion, which can weaken its structural integrity. Newer buildings that have roofs that are flat or do not have adequate supports are more likely to collapse under the pressure of heavy snow and ice. Where there are heavy wet snowfalls, especially multiple storms, partial or full collapses can result on roofs and even entire buildings.
In some cases, you should be concerned about the snow/ice loads on:
• Roof overhangs / eaves
• Multilevel roofs
• Flat roofs
• Shingled roofs
Save with Winter Preventative Maintenance
Try and keep snow and ice off roofs that are sloped, make sure your attic is well ventilated, so the snow does not melt and turn to ice. Snow and ice that melts can enter a roof through the eaves and flat roofs can experience severe water damage if ice dams form. Snow that builds up on walls and windows can also cause water damage if it melts and leaks in through improperly sealed windows. Preventative property maintenance is key during the stormy winter months to help avoid costly repairs.
Can a Public Adjuster Really Help Me with My Snow and Ice Damage Claim?
Public adjusters are hired by commercial or residential property owners to represent them in their involvement with their insurance provider. Our main goal is to get the homeowner or business owner paid every single dollar you are owed under your insurance policy. There are no upfront fees to use our public adjusting services. We work on a contingency basis and our fees are based solely on a % of the snow and ice damage claim payments we obtain from your insurance company. Therefore, we are very motivated to bring you the maximum settlement amount possible under your policy.
File Your Snow and Ice Damage Claim Immediately
Community Public Adjusters recommends contacting a local public adjuster before you communicate with your insurance company. When directly communicating with your insurance company, make sure you provide details of the snow and/or or ice damage incident, including the date of the snow and ice damage, location of the damage, list of damaged items, and general condition of your home. The snow and ice damage claims process is lengthy and tedious. Therefore, it is important to retain a public adjuster to handle all aspects of your snow and ice damage claim from the beginning. Even if you are in contact with your insurance provider, you may still need to take on some initial expenses yourself. The expenses you may incur immediately after a snow and ice damage claim can consist of temporary housing or relocating. Therefore, it’s extremely important to contact Community Public Adjusters as soon as the damage occurs on your property. Community Public Adjusters will minimize your out of pocket expense and request compensation from the insurance company to maintain your lifestyle and/or keep your business running.
Other Types of Property Damage Claims
Many times, Insurance companies will initially deny your snow and ice damage claim. We have many years of snow and ice damage claims experience and have helped property owners across Pennsylvania and New Jersey get the maximum insurance settlement for their insurance claim.
Community Public Adjusters can handle any type of claim including the flowing types of claims.
Building Collapse Damage Claims
Building collapse can occur due to uneven pressure of a structural element in the space between the floor and ceiling. Read more about building collapse damage claims.
Fire and Smoke Damage Claims
Fire losses are usually the most damaging and dangerous type of loss that can happen. Fire and smoke damage require immediate decisions from homeowners or business owners. A public adjuster should be hired immediately after the fire. Read more about fire and smoke damage claims.
Flood Damage Claims
Whether it’s the rainy season or dry season, many residential and commercial properties are one storm away from flood damage. Read more about flood damage claims.
Theft and Vandalism Damage Claims
Theft or vandalism can be very costly to homeowners and business owners and detailed reports are needed to verify an event happened. Read more about theft and vandalism damage claims.
Water Damage Claims
Water damage is one of the most common types of property insurance claims. Water will always find the path of least resistance. An extreme amount of water can destroy your buildings foundation. Read more about water damage claims.
Wind and Hail Damage Claims
When a home or building is subjected to wind and hail, the damage can be very costly. Getting the money needed to repair the damaged is challenging. Read more about wind and hail damage claims.
Claim types can also include
• Burst Pipes
• Frozen Pipes
• All Plumbing Leaks
• Toilet Overflow
• Roof Leaks
• Blown Off Shingles & Siding
Have a snow and ice damage claim? Submit it here
How Does the Claim Process Work?
The process starts by contacting Community Public Adjusters at 800-204-2463 or by visiting our website. Next, we will review your claim and contact you shortly so we can proceed with your damage loss assessment.
The Claims Process
• We inspect the damage site and conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your property.
• Next, we gather photographic evidence and use industry experts to examine your loss.
• Next, we fully document the extent of the damage.
• Next, we submit your claim, which is backed by scientific evidence and expert testimony.
• Finally, we negotiate with your insurance company to attain the best possible settlement.
Why Trust Community Public Adjusters with Your theft and vandalism damage claim
- We are experts in theft and vandalism damage claims
- We have helped many clients get money for fire and smoke damage to their property
- We have Over 150 years of combined public Adjusting experience
- Our public adjusters are licensed and bonded in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
- We are members of various local and national public adjuster associations
- We understand all aspects of the tedious theft and vandalism damage claims process
Community Public Adjusters Testimonials
“We are very pleased with Community Public Adjusters regarding our recent water damage claim. They answered all our questions and did a great job inspecting and documenting the damage, even finding more damage that we never noticed.”
Mike and Patti M.
“We could not be happier with Community Public Adjusters after we hired them to handle our fire damage claim. Their assistance was invaluable, they helped our family get thru a very serious and stressful time.”
Jason and Kim S.
“I had a great experience with Community Public Adjusters. The claim was handled extremely fast and the insurance settlement was above my expectations. I would recommend Community Public Adjusters with no hesitation.”
Community Public Adjusters - Top FAQ
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What areas do you service?
Service areas include:
- Philadelphia County
- Chester County
- Delaware County
- Montgomery County
- Burlington County
- Atlantic County
- Camden County
- Ocean County
Buck County, Pa, locations include
- Southampton, Pa
- Warminster, Pa
- Bensalem, Pa
- Doylestown, Pa
- Yardley, PA
- Newtown, Pa
New Jersey locations include
- Atco, Nj
- Trenton, Nj
- Cherry Hill, Nj
- Atlantic City, Nj
- Brick, Nj