If you live in an area with frequent storms, you may be familiar with the procedures that must be followed following a severe storm.
There are some steps and tips that you can use to minimize the damage and prevent secondary damage. These are the steps you should take if you find storm damage at your property.
First, you need to walk around the property and look for any damage. You should inspect your roof for damaged shingles and broken gutters. Your roof could be completely or partially blown off. When inspecting your attic be very careful. You may also have substantial water leakage.
Your landscape may be compromised as well as broken windows, doors and fallen trees. Once you’ve assessed all the damage get in touch with your preferred local storm damage contractor right away.
Here are some pro-tips:
Take photos of any damage that you see, and then make sure to have your homeowner’s insurance paperwork. It will be much easier to file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance. This is a great way to be proactive. Before you call your local storm damage contractor, keep these important steps in mind. It is also recommended to call your local roofing contractor if you are not sure if your roof has suffered damage.
Once your contractor has confirmed that the repairs will exceed your deductible, it’s time to call your homeowner’s insurance and notify them about the incident. Don’t delay in sharing the photos and assessment of the damage. Also y our insurance company will send you your claim number. They will also assign a field adjuster who will come out to assess the damage and start the settlement process to get your home restored back to its pre-storm condition.
Choose a contractor who has extensive experience in handling insurance claims. Not only are they experience in insurance mitigation they are also quick, efficient and helpful in reducing stress after a storm damages your home. Many experienced contractors work directly with your insurance company, which ensures that everything goes smoothly.
Be wary of scammers who often ask for full upfront payment, avoid having them restore the damage for you.
In order to mitigate any risk after an installation be sure to use the best roofing contractor, one who uses the latest tools and installation methods.
Are you prepared in case there is another emergency?
The bottom line
Knowing what to do after storm damage can help you save time and resources. It is important to act immediately in order to not delay the repair and restoration process ,which could impact the structural integrity of your home. All to keep your family safe.
You can now relax. Knowing that you have everything in place for the storm be sure to keep the number of your professional contractors and insurance company handy. Call them as soon as possible after the storm passes.
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