Severe Weather Damage Scenarios
Major storms can be frightening and dangerous, and safety has to be your first priority. If your area has seen major problems, play it safe. If you suspect structural damage or more flooding, keep your distance. Spending a few nights elsewhere is a small price to pay.
After the storm, repairs and restoration should be your top priority. Below, learn about how various storm systems can cause damage.
The payout you get from insurance depends on policy specifics, the severity of harm to your property, the previous condition of the property and more.
Most severe weather events are considered acts of God, and that means that your insurance company can’t single you out. However, not filing claims early can harm your chances of a fair payout, and your whole neighborhood can see rate increases following severe storms. Don’t delay and always file claims as quickly as possible so you don’t end up paying more in the future without receiving the benefits now.
Dangerous storm damage, lead to mold growth and more.
- Winter Storms: This can cause roofs to fail, break branches and power poles, and more.
- Hail Storm Aftermath: Major hail storms can bend and crack shingles and siding, leading to long-term leaks and compounding damage.
- Damage from Wind Storms: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, destroy glass, wreak havoc on trees and electricity hookups and more.
- Tropical Storm and Tornado Damage: Circular winds can completely destroy, including catastrophic damage to landscaping, siding and windows.
- Flood Damage: Flood water can seep into foundations, ruin framing and finish work, lead to mold growth and more.
Find a Professional Contractor
If your property has damage from a storm, act quickly. Choose a professional contractor that is licensed and insured, and that knows your area. Get in touch today to learn more.