Damage Severe Weather Can Cause
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 think your home has been structurally damaged or if flood risk is an issue, stay out until a professional says it’s safe. Find another place to stay until you’re confident it’s safe.
Once the disaster has passed, it’s important to assess the damage and get started with cleanup and restoration. Below, we’ve provided information about the harm different kinds of storms can cause and how to stay safe in different situations.
Storm Damage Insurance
Coverage amounts vary based on your neighborhood, the specifics of your policy, the extent of damage and more.
Most storm damage is covered, but filing right away is vital. If you delay, you could lose money now and pay more later.
Storm Damage Scenarios
- Winter Storm Damage: Heavy snow can cause collapsed roofs, lead to broken trees and electricity poles, and cause other harm.
- Hail Storm Damage: Major hail storms can bend and crack shingles and siding, and that can mean roof leaks and compounding structural damage.
- Damage from Wind Storms: This can damage structures, destroy glass, destroy trees and landscaping and electric systems and cause additional damage.
- Tornado and Tropical Storm Damage: Circular winds can completely destroy, such as catastrophic damage to siding, roofs, landscaping and more.
- Damage from Flooding: Flood water can seep into foundations, ruin framing and finish work, lead to mold problems and more.
Seek Out an Experienced Contractor
It’s vital to repair storm damage right away, but the risk of danger is high. Before you start making repairs, work with your insurance company. Call us for details.