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We were planning to replace a 17 year old roof and had even received bids. Hurricane Irma seriously damaged the roof. Can we ethically file an insurance claim?

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Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Unless you had anything to do with Hurricane Irma (only joking), there is no issue with filing a claim.

An insurance claim is for damage that was caused due to an event out of your control.

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