Damage Storms Can Cause
Major storms can be frightening and dangerous, and safety has to be your first priority. If your region has seen a lot of damage, be careful. If you the risk of flooding or structural damage, keep your distance. Spend the night elsewhere until you’re confident it’s safe.
After you make it through the storm safely, restoration and repair should be the next priority. Below, learn about how each kind of storm can cause specific problems.
How much you get from insurance depends on premiums and deductibles, the severity of harm to your property, your property value and more.
Most severe weather damage is covered, but filing quickly is very important. If you delay, you could lose coverage and see rate increases anyway.
Storm Damage Scenarios
- Flood Damage: Water from floods can seep into foundations, ruin framing and finish work, lead to mold growth and more.
- Tropical Storm and Tornado Damage: Circular wind storms can wreak havoc on your home or business, such as catastrophic damage to siding, roofs, landscaping and more.
- Wind Damage: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, break windows, wreak havoc on trees and electricity hookups and cause additional damage.
- Hail Damage: Severe hail can damage siding and shingles, and that can mean roof leaks and compounding structural damage.
- Winter Storm Damage: This can collapse roofs, lead to broken trees and electricity poles, and more.
Hire an Experienced Contractor
It’s vital to repair any damage as quickly as possible, but the risk of danger is high. Before you try making repairs yourself, work with your home insurer and hire a fully licensed and bonded contractor. Contact us for more information.