What to Expect After a Storm
Major storms can be furious and frightening, and you need to focus on safety. If your neighborhood has seen serious storm-related damage, use caution. If you the risk of flooding or structural damage, don’t go inside. Spending a few nights away is a small price to pay.
After you make it through the storm safely, repairing and restoring your property should be your top priority. Below, learn about how various storm systems can cause unique problems.
Storm Damage Insurance
Coverage amounts vary based on your neighborhood, your insurer, the severity of damage and other factors.
Most weather damage is covered under standard home and business policies, but filing ASAP is vital. If you don’t, you could lose money now and pay more later.
Dangerous storm damage, lead to mold growth and much more.
- Flood Damage: Flood water can seep into foundations, ruin structures and possessions inside, lead to mold growth and much more.
- Tornado and Hurricane Damage: Circular winds can completely destroy, such as catastrophic damage to roofs, windows, siding and landscaping.
- Damage from Wind Storms: This can damage structures, destroy glass, damage landscaping and electricity hookups and cause additional damage.
- Hail Aftermath: This can damage siding and shingles, causing hidden leaks and compounding structural damage.
- Winter Storms: Heavy snow can cause roofs to fail, break branches and power poles, and much more.
Find a Trusted Contractor
It’s vital to repair storm damage quickly, but the risk of danger is high. Before you start making repairs, work with your home insurer and hire a fully licensed and bonded contractor. Get in touch with us for more information.