Damage Storms Can Cause
Big storms can be frightening and dangerous, and you should put safety first. If your region has seen major problems, play it safe. If you suspect structural damage or more flooding, keep your distance. Spending a few nights elsewhere is a small thing compared to your health.
After you make it through the storm safely, repairs and restoration should be next on your list. Below, learn about how various storm systems can cause specific damage.
Severe damage from many storms is covered under home and business insurance policies, but the details change. The amount you are responsible for paying depends on your insurer and your policy, the building, the amount of damage, neighborhood property values and much more.
Document the damage, keep a folder of receipts and call your insurer and a storm damage restoration company.
Dangerous storm damage, lead to mold problems and cause other problems.
- Winter Storm Damage: This can cause roofs to fail, lead to broken trees and electricity poles, and more.
- Hail Storm Damage: Severe hail can cause shingle and siding damage, leading to long-term leaks and compounding damage.
- Damage from Wind Storms: This can damage structures, lead to broken windows, wreak havoc on trees and electricity hookups and cause additional damage.
- Tornado and Tropical Storm Damage: Circular winds can cause serious damage to all parts of your property, including catastrophic damage to landscaping, siding and windows.
- Damage from Flooding: Flood water can get into your building’s foundation, ruin framing and finish work, lead to mold problems and cause other problems.
Seek Out an Experienced Contractor
If your business or home has been hit with storm-related damage, act now. Choose a professional team that is insured, credentialed and licensed, and that knows your area. Call today to schedule a consultation.