What to Expect After a Storm

Severe storms can be furious and frightening, and safety has to be your first priority. If your region has seen serious storm-related damage, use caution. If you suspect structural damage or more flooding, keep your distance. Find another place to stay until you're sure.

Once the storm has passed, it's vital to check out the impact and get started with cleanup and restoration. Below, we've provided information about the damage different kinds of storms can cause and how you can protect your property in different circumstances.

Insurance Payouts

The most severe damage from the majority of storms is covered by property insurance, but the ins and outs vary. What you must pay depends on your policy, the age and structure of the building, the amount of damage, neighborhood property values and much more.

Document the damage, keep a folder of receipts and get on the phone with your insurance agent and a storm damage restoration company.

Storm Damage Scenarios

  • Winter Storm Damage: This can cause roofs to fail, break trees and electric systems, and much more.
  • Hail Damage: Major hail storms can cause shingle and siding damage, leading to long-term leaks and compounding damage.
  • Wind Damage: This can harm structures, destroy glass, destroy trees and landscaping and electric systems and more.
  • Tornado and Hurricane Damage: Circular wind storms can wreak havoc on your home or business, including catastrophic damage to siding, roofs, landscaping and more.
  • Water Damage: Water from floods can get into your building's foundation, ruin drywall, carpet and framing, lead to mold proliferation and cause other problems.

Seek Out a Trusted Contractor

If your home or business has been hit with storm-related damage, act without delay. Choose a professional that is fully licensed and insured, and that knows your area. Get in touch today to set an appointment.