What to Expect After Severe Weather Events
Big storms can be furious and frightening, and safety has to be your first priority. If your region has seen major problems, play it safe. If you the risk of flooding or structural damage, keep your distance. Spending a few nights elsewhere is a small thing compared to your health.
After the storm, repairs and restoration should be your top priority. Below, learn about how various storm systems can cause specific damage.
Storm Damage Insurance
The amount you get from insurance depends on premiums and deductibles, the extent of damage, the previous condition of the property and more.
First, you should document the damage to your home to the best of your capability. Take photos and be sure to hang on to any receipts and documents having to do with maintenance work, supplies and major appliances that may have been damaged. Then, contact a restoration contractor and your insurance agent. Your insurer will send a representative. The best restoration contractors work directly with insurers to help you keep costs down.
Dangerous storm damage, lead to mold growth and much more.
- Damage from Flooding: Flood water can seep into foundations, ruin structures and possessions inside, lead to mold growth and much more.
- Hurricane 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.
- Wind Damage: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, destroy glass, destroy trees and landscaping and power grids and cause other problems.
- Hail Damage: Major hail storms can cause shingle and siding damage, causing hidden leaks and compounding damage.
- Winter Storm Damage: Blizzards can collapse roofs, lead to broken trees and electricity poles, and more.
Find an Experienced Contractor
It’s vital to repair storm damage as quickly as possible, but don’t put yourself in harm’s way. Before you start making repairs, get your insurer and a contractor on board. Call us for specifics.