I would suggest reviewing your policy to see if the roof is covered in your insurance, then contact the claim department at the insurance copy to file a claim.
You can make a claim, but if you are claiming the same damages that is insurance fraud and it is a federal crime. If you have unrelated damages you can make a claim, or you can disclose the prior claim to your insurance carrier and they will advise you if there is any coverage that would apply.
It is VERY important to have a professional roofing insurance resoration specialist inspect your roof first. This person will determine whether or not you have a claim. Next, you will contact the insurance company to make a claim and an appointment. The restoration specialist will be there to meet with your claims adjuster.
File a claim on your comprehensive auto insurance if you have it. Your homeowners insurance will not cover damage to your vehicle.
You make the claim as soon as possible within reason after the roof damage occurs. If your roof was already damaged prior to purchasing the policy. it will not cover pre-existing damage.
No, proceeds of an insurance claim are repayment for your financial loss. It's not considered income.
This question doesn't really make sense. You can't make a claim on your roof damaged by a storm then repaint your automobile if this is what you mean. You must fix what the insurance company pays you to repair or they will certainly cancel the policy.
Usually a year, but the sooner the better. The policy may not cover it if you reported the claim late. If the roof is due to age, wear, tear or faulty construction the roof would not be covered anyway.
Absolutely, or else they would pay for every roof in America, then go bankrupt.
The amount paid to replace a roof is not taxable unless you tried to take a deduction for a casualty loss on your taxes for this.
Most insurance companies are going to want to inspect the roof after repairs are made. Also, if you don't repair the roof your insurance may be canceled. If you are able to do the work yourself you can save some of the repair money but, you really need to know what you are doing because it's not as easy as it looks. I'd say, get the roof repaired.