Why Was Your Roof Insurance Claim Denied?

After a few big summer storms, many Twin Cities homeowners are filing roof insurance claims – and encountering denials.

In general, there are four standard reasons that roof insurance claims are denied. Learn more about them here so you’re more likely to get insurance coverage for your new roof.

Why should you hire a local contractor for roof replacements? Learn more here.

Four Reasons Insurance Companies Deny Roof Insurance Claims


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1. Roof Damage is Cosmetic

If your roof has suffered damage that is not structural, but simply cosmetic, your insurer may deny the claim.

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2. Roofing Materials Used

Insurance companies may only approve coverage for certain materials. Make sure to check with your insurer before choosing a roofing material.

3. Age of Existing Roof

Many insurance companies limit coverage based on the age of the existing roof. If you roof is more than 20 years old, for example, your roof insurance may deny part or all of your roof insurance claim.

Read More: Is It Time To Replace Your Roof?

4. Roof Deficiencies

No matter the age of your roof, if your insurer determines that it was deficient – if it leaks, for example – it may refuse to pay costs associated with damage caused by that deficiency. This is why it’s important to work with an experienced and reputable roofing company.


The Chuba Company has been replacing roofs for 50 years, and our vast knowledge and experience will ensure that your roofing system is reliable for decades to come. Give us a call at 763-441-4488 for a free estimate!

At The Chuba Company, we are proud to be your partner in home renovation and new home construction. From windows and roofing, to additions and green construction, to bathroom and kitchen remodels, and more, The Chuba Company is ready to help with any home project.

We’ve been proudly serving Elk River, Zimmerman, Ramsey, Monticello, Albertville, Rogers, Champlin and surrounding areas for 50 years. Contact us to talk about your remodel ideas or to receive an estimate!

This is an updated blog post that was originally published in 2014.

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