Damage Storms Can Cause
Severe storms can be frightening and dangerous, and safety has to be your first priority. If your neighborhood has seen a lot of damage, be careful. If you suspect structural damage or more flooding, don’t go inside. Spend the night elsewhere until you’re sure.
Once the storm has passed, it’s necessary to examine the damage and start cleaning up. Below, read more about the harm different storms can cause and how you can protect your structure in different scenarios.
Storm Damage Insurance
Coverage varies based on your neighborhood, your insurer, the extent of damage and other factors.
To get max payouts from your property insurance policy, keep track of damage or take photos of the damage as soon as possible. Then, call your insurance agent and have an assessor come out. Next, find a storm damage contractor.
Storm Damage Scenarios
- Winter Storms: Heavy snow can collapse roofs, break trees and electric systems, and more.
- Hail Storm Aftermath: Major hail storms can cause shingle and siding damage, leading to long-term leaks and compounding structural damage.
- Damage from Wind Storms: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, destroy glass, wreak havoc on trees and power grids and cause additional damage.
- Hurricane and Tornado Damage: Circular winds can wreak havoc on your home or business, such as catastrophic damage to roofs, windows, siding and landscaping.
- Damage from Flooding: Water from floods can get into your building’s foundation, ruin drywall, carpet and framing, lead to mold problems and more.
Hire a Professional Contractor
It’s vital to repair the damage as quickly as possible, but doing so can be dangerous. Before you start making repairs, work with your home insurer and hire a fully licensed and bonded contractor. Call us for details.