What to Expect After Severe Weather Events
Major storms can be furious and frightening, and safety has to be your first priority. If your area has seen serious storm-related damage, use caution. If you suspect structural damage or more flooding, don’t go inside. 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
Severe damage from the majority of storms is covered by property insurance, but the specifics are different. Your financial responsibility depends on your premiums and deductibles, the structure, how much damage there is, neighborhood property values and much more.
Most storms are considered acts of God, and that means that your insurer can’t single you out. However, waiting too long to file can cause problems, and neighborhood rates go up anyway following severe storms. Always always file claims right away so you don’t end up with no payout but higher premiums.
Dangerous storm damage, lead to mold proliferation and cause other problems.
- Damage from Flooding: Floods can ruin foundations, ruin framing and finish work, lead to mold proliferation and cause other problems.
- Tornado and Tropical Storm Damage: Circular winds can wreak havoc on your home or business, like catastrophic damage to siding, roofs, landscaping and more.
- Damage from Wind Storms: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, destroy glass, damage landscaping and electric systems and cause other problems.
- Hail Storm Aftermath: This can damage siding and shingles, causing hidden leaks and compounding structural damage.
- Winter Storms: Heavy snow can collapse roofs, break branches and power poles, and much more.
Find an Experienced Damage and Remediation Professional
If your property has storm damage, act without delay. Choose a professional that is insured, credentialed and licensed, and that knows your area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.