If your home has been caught in a wind storm it’s likely that it’s experienced damages. Knowing how to navigate such an incident can help bring you and your family peace of mind. With that being said, here are some tips for cleaning up after a windstorm.
Filing an Insurance Claim
The main issue that many people run into when dealing with damages to their home is the price it takes to repair it. You may not have extra time or money lying around to fix your home on your own which is why you should file for a claim with your insurance. While you can assume your insurance provider will pay for the damage to a certain extent, how much of what they cover often varies. Because of this, it’s important to follow a few steps to make sure you’re getting the most from your insurance.
Wind damage coverage is different depending on which state you’re in, however, in Florida, because of the weather, it’s generally something a lot of insurance companies take into account. Another thing you can do is provide pictures showing what the house looked like before the damages. This helps clarify how your house was affected by the wind storm.
Getting an Assessment
Hiring a company of trusted professionals to do a storm damage assessment should be one of the first things you do after your home takes this kind of damage. Having someone come in to help you navigate your insurance claims will ensure that you’re getting the best coverage possible. This not only saves you money in the long run but time as well. Getting an assessment is the best thing you can do in a situation like this.
Once everything is said and done on the legal side of things, it’s time to get started on repairing your home. Wind damage can be unpredictable, your home could have suffered a variety of exterior damages meaning you might have your work cut out for you. There are plenty of professionals who will help you with that next step meaning that you won’t have to guess when you start repairing things. You should address any window or roof damages as soon as possible, having leaks in your house can lead to unwanted water damage.
While you’re scheduling repairs make sure that you don’t skip any issues you see as minor without getting a professional’s opinion first. Ignoring damages that seem inconsequential can lead to disastrous problems in the future.
What is Our Mission?
Disaster Management Recovery Group is here to assess your storm damage and determine the next step. If you need a roofing evaluation or have suffered exterior damage due to storms or other natural disasters, contact us and schedule a storm damage evaluation and start on the road to recovery.