What to Expect After Severe Weather Events
Severe storms can be furious and frightening, and safety has to be your first priority. If your region has seen a lot of damage, play it safe. If you think your home has been structurally damaged or flood risk remains, keep your distance. Find another place to stay until you’re confident it’s safe.
After you make it through the storm safely, restoration and repair should be next on your list. Below, learn about how various storm systems can cause specific damage.
Coverage amounts vary based on your region, your policy, the extent of damage and more.
First, document the damage to your home to the best of your capability. Take photos and keep track of expenses having to do with maintenance work, supplies and major appliances that may have been damaged. Then, reach out to a storm damage repair service and your insurance agent. Your agent will send a claim representative or assessor. The best contractors can coordinate insurers to help you save as much money as possible.
Storms that cause property damage may lead to mold proliferation and cause other problems.
- Water Damage: Water from floods can get into your building’s foundation, ruin structures and possessions inside, lead to mold proliferation and cause other problems.
- Tornado and Hurricane Damage: Circular winds can wreak havoc on your home or business, such as catastrophic damage to landscaping, siding and windows.
- Wind Damage: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, lead to broken windows, wreak havoc on trees and electric systems and cause additional damage.
- Hail Damage: Major hail storms can damage siding and shingles, and that can mean roof leaks and compounding damage.
- Winter Storm Damage: Blizzards can collapse roofs, break branches and power poles, and more.
Hire an Experienced Contractor
Storm aftermath can be dangerous, and hiring a professional restoration service company can help you get the problem solved quickly and correctly. Reach out to us as soon as possible.