What to Expect After Severe Weather Events
Severe storms can be furious and frightening, and safety has to be your first priority. If your neighborhood has seen major problems, use caution. If you think your home has been structurally damaged or flooding risk remains, keep your distance. 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.
Storm Damage Insurance
The amount you get from your policy depends on things like how much you pay in premiums and deductibles, the extent of damage, your property’s condition and more.
First, keep track of the damage to your structure to the best of your capability. Take photos or video and keep your receipts having to do with maintenance work, supplies and major appliances that may have been damaged. Then, reach out to a restoration contractor and your insurance agent. Your insurer will send a claim representative or assessor. The best storm damage repair specialists work directly with insurance companies to help you keep costs down.
Storms that cause property damage may lead to mold growth and cause other problems.
- Water Damage: Floods can seep into foundations, ruin drywall, carpet and framing, lead to mold growth and cause other problems.
- Tropical Storm and Tornado Damage: Circular wind storms can cause serious damage to all parts of your property, including catastrophic damage to siding, roofs, landscaping and more.
- Wind-related Property Damage: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, destroy glass, wreak havoc on trees and electricity hookups and cause other problems.
- Hail Storm Damage: Major hail storms can bend and crack shingles and siding, and that can mean roof leaks and compounding structural damage.
- Winter Storms: Blizzards can cause roofs to fail, break branches and power poles, and cause other harm.
Find a Professional Contractor
It’s an absolute must to repair storm damage as quickly as possible, but the risk of danger is high. Before you try making repairs yourself, work with your insurance company. Contact us for details.