What to Expect After a Storm
Big storms can be dangerous, and safety has to be your first priority. If your neighborhood has seen major problems, use caution. If you the risk of flooding or structural damage, stay out until a professional says it’s safe. Stay with a friend or find other shelter until you’re confident it’s safe.
Get through the storm, and then examine the impact. Read on for more.
Storm Damage Insurance
Coverage varies based on your neighborhood, your insurer, the extent of damage and additional factors.
To get the biggest possible payout from your insurer, make sure you document and photograph all the damage immediately. Then, call your insurance agent and have an assessor come out. You should also find a storm damage contractor.
Dangerous storm damage, lead to mold growth and cause other problems.
- Damage from Flooding: Floods can seep into foundations, ruin structures and possessions inside, lead to mold growth and cause other problems.
- Tropical Storm and Tornado Damage: Circular winds can wreak havoc on your home or business, like catastrophic damage to roofs, windows, siding and landscaping.
- Wind-related Property Damage: This can damage structures, destroy glass, damage landscaping and electric systems and cause additional damage.
- Hail Storm Aftermath: Severe hail can cause shingle and siding damage, and that can mean roof leaks and compounding damage.
- Winter Storm Damage: This can cause roofs to fail, lead to broken trees and electricity poles, and cause other harm.
Seek Out an Experienced Contractor
It’s necessary to repair any damage as quickly as possible, but the risk of danger is high. Before you start making repairs, get your insurer and a contractor on board. Contact us for details.