Damage Severe Weather Can Cause
Major storms can be dangerous, and you need to focus on safety. If your neighborhood has seen major problems, be careful. If you suspect structural damage or more flooding, stay out until a professional says it’s safe. Stay with a friend or find other shelter until you’re confident it’s safe.
Once the storm has passed, it’s vital to assess the aftermath and plan for remediation. Below, read more about the problems different storm systems can cause and how to stay safe in different circumstances.
Serious damage from almost all storms is covered under home and business insurance policies, but the ins and outs are different. The amount you are responsible for paying depends on your premiums and deductibles, the building, the amount of damage, the value of surrounding property and much more.
To get as much money as possible from your property insurance policy, keep careful notes about the damage you find or take photos of the damage as soon as possible. Then, get in touch with your insurance company and have an assessor come out. Next, get in touch with a storm damage restoration specialist.
Storm Damage Scenarios
- Winter Storms: Heavy snow can collapse roofs, lead to broken trees and electricity poles, and cause other harm.
- Hail Aftermath: Major hail storms can bend and crack shingles and siding, causing hidden leaks and compounding structural damage.
- Flood Damage: Flood water can get into your building’s foundation, ruin framing and finish work, lead to mold growth and cause other problems.
- Damage from Wind Storms: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, break windows, destroy trees and landscaping and power grids and cause other problems.
- Tropical Storm and Tornado Damage: Circular wind storms can cause serious damage to all parts of your property, such as catastrophic damage to siding, roofs, landscaping and more.
Hire a Professional Storm Repair Team
It’s vital to repair the damage quickly, but don’t put yourself in harm’s way. Before you start making repairs, work with your home insurer and hire a fully licensed and bonded contractor. Contact us for details.