What to Expect After a Storm

Severe storms can be frightening and dangerous, and safety has to be your first priority. If your neighborhood has seen major problems, be careful. If you the risk of flooding or structural damage, stay out until a professional says it’s safe. Spending a few nights elsewhere is a small thing compared to your health.

Get through the storm, and then examine the impact. Read on for more.

Insurance Payouts

Coverage varies based on your neighborhood, your policy, the severity of damage and more.

Most storms are considered acts of God, and that means that your insurance company can’t single you out for rate increases. But not filing claims early can harm your chances of a fair payout, and your whole neighborhood can see rate increases following disasters. That means you should always file claims immediately so you don’t end up with no payout but higher premiums.

Dangerous storm damage, lead to mold problems and cause other problems.

  • Winter Storm Damage: Blizzards can cause collapsed roofs, lead to broken trees and electricity poles, and cause other harm.
  • Hail Storm Damage: This can damage siding and shingles, and that can mean roof leaks and compounding structural damage.
  • Water Damage: Water from floods can ruin foundations, ruin framing and finish work, lead to mold problems and cause other problems.
  • Wind-related Property Damage: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, lead to broken windows, destroy trees and landscaping and power grids and more.
  • Tornado and Hurricane Damage: Circular wind storms can completely destroy, including catastrophic damage to siding, roofs, landscaping and more.

Hire an Experienced Damage and Remediation Professional

It’s an absolute must to repair storm damage quickly, but doing so can be dangerous. Before you do it yourself, get your insurer and a contractor on board. Call us for more information.