What to Expect After Severe Weather Events
Severe storms can be dangerous, and safety has to be your first priority. If your neighborhood has seen major problems, use caution. If you suspect structural damage or more flooding, stay out until a professional says it’s safe. Spending a few nights away is a small price to pay.
Get through the storm, and then assess the damage. Read the information below for more.
Insurance for Storm Damage
Coverage varies based on your neighborhood, your insurer, the amount of damage and more.
Document the damage, keep a folder of receipts and get on the phone with your insurer and a storm damage restoration company.
Storm Damage Scenarios
- Winter Storm Damage: Blizzards can cause roofs to fail, break branches and power poles, and cause other harm.
- Hail Damage: This can bend and crack shingles and siding, and that can mean roof leaks and compounding structural damage.
- Wind Damage: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, break windows, wreak havoc on trees and power grids and cause additional damage.
- Tropical Storm and Tornado Damage: Circular wind storms can cause serious damage to all parts of your property, such as catastrophic damage to landscaping, siding and windows.
- Damage from Flooding: Water from floods can ruin foundations, ruin structures and possessions inside, lead to mold growth and more.
Hire a Professional Storm Repair Team
It’s an absolute must to repair the damage quickly, but doing so can be dangerous. Before you do it yourself, get your insurer and a contractor on board. Get in touch with us for details.