What to Expect After a Storm
Big storms can be furious and frightening, and safety has to be your first priority. If your neighborhood has seen serious storm-related damage, use caution. If you suspect structural damage or more flooding, don’t go inside. Find another place to stay until you’re sure.
Get through the storm, and then assess the damage. Read on for more.
Serious damage from almost all storms is covered by insurance, but the specifics change. The amount you are responsible for paying depends on your premiums and deductibles, the structure, the extent of your damage, the value of surrounding property and much more.
The faster you are to file a claim, the easier getting payouts will be. You could miss out if you don’t act quickly.
Storm Damage Scenarios
- Water Damage: Water from floods can ruin foundations, ruin drywall, carpet and framing, lead to mold growth and cause other problems.
- Tornado and Tropical Storm Damage: Circular winds can cause serious damage to all parts of your property, including catastrophic damage to siding, roofs, landscaping and more.
- Wind-related Property Damage: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, destroy glass, wreak havoc on trees and power grids and cause additional damage.
- Hail Aftermath: This can damage siding and shingles, causing hidden leaks and compounding damage.
- Winter Storm Damage: Blizzards can cause collapsed roofs, lead to broken trees and electricity poles, and much more.
Seek Out a Trusted Damage and Remediation Professional
If your home or business has damage from a storm, act now. Choose a professional contractor that is licensed and insured, and that knows your area. Contact us today to set an appointment.