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Ice Damming Claims Pittsburgh

If you are experiencing ice damming on your Pittsburgh property, Pfister Adjusting, Inc. will help you assess the situation, analyze your current coverage and negotiate what you rightfully deserve to cover any damages and loss.

Unfortunately, owning property in Pittsburgh opens the possibility of experiencing ice damming on the roof of your home or business.  A harsh winter can have lasting effects that go unnoticed until the damage is done.  Knowing what to look for and taking the proper precautions can help avoid potential damage.  But first, let us help you understand what ice damming is.

Ice dams, the leading cause of water damage in the winter months, are ridges of ice that form at the edge Ice damming Claims Pittsburghof a roof and prevent melting snow from draining off the roof.  The buildup of water on the roof can lead to leaks through the roofing material.  As a result, ceilings, walls, insulation, and other structures can potentially be damaged.  In addition, the ice dams become a dangerous hazard if they become loose, potentially harming someone or causing further property damage. Most physical damage is covered by insurance policies, but the hidden mold that forms due to moisture that has gone unnoticed often is not.

To avoid ice damming on your Pittsburgh residential or commercial property, it is important to regularly remove snow from the roof and look for ice buildups.  To avoid injury and additional roof damage, this is best handled by a professional snow removal service.

If you have experienced damage from ice damming and need to file a claim, it is crucial that you act quickly.  As an advocate for residential and commercial policyholders, Pfister Adjusting, Inc. can assist with filing your ice damming claim in Pittsburgh.  Our team strives to lessen the burden associated with documenting a claim, providing evidence and negotiating what you rightfully deserve.

Pfister Adjusting, Inc. will provide the following services when dealing with your Pittsburgh ice damming claim:

  • Inspect and assess the damage to roofing materials, shingles, siding, insulation, interior walls and ceilings, window casings, structural framing, and other possible damage-affected areas
  • Thoroughly document damages
  • Photograph damages
  • Identify any hidden damages that may go unnoticed or may surface later, such as mold and mildew which can cause serious damage to your health
  • If housing is needed, ensure that a replacement house of equal value is provided
  • Consult with experts for additional information
  • Identify resources for snow removal and roofing repairs
  • Evaluate current coverage
  • Estimate and present damages
  • Negotiate with the insurance company

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