What to Expect After Severe Weather Events
Severe storms can be frightening and dangerous, and you should put safety first. If your region has seen a lot of damage, be careful. If you think your home has been structurally damaged or flooding risk is a problem, don’t go inside. Spending a few nights away is a small thing compared to your health.
Get through the storm, and then take a look at the aftermath. Read on for more.
Severe damage from many storms is covered under home and business insurance policies, but the ins and outs vary. Your financial responsibility depends on your premiums and deductibles, the building, the extent of your damage, property values in your neighborhood and much more.
Most severe storm damage events are considered acts of God, which means that your insurance company can’t single you out. But waiting too long to file can harm your chances of a fair payout, and neighborhood rates go up anyway following major weather events. Always always file claims immediately.
Storms that cause property damage may lead to mold problems and more.
- Winter Storm Damage: Blizzards can cause collapsed roofs, break trees and electric systems, and cause other harm.
- Hail Storm Damage: Severe hail can damage siding and shingles, leading to long-term leaks and compounding damage.
- Damage from Flooding: Flood water can get into your building’s foundation, ruin drywall, carpet and framing, lead to mold problems and more.
- Wind-related Property Damage: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, destroy glass, wreak havoc on trees and power grids and cause additional damage.
- Tornado and Tropical Storm Damage: Circular wind storms can wreak havoc on your home or business, such as catastrophic damage to siding, roofs, landscaping and more.
Hire a Professional Storm Repair Team
If your business or home has damage from a storm, act now. Choose a professional team that is fully licensed and insured, and that knows your area. Get in touch today to schedule a consultation.