The ABCs of Dealing with Storm Damage

damaged roof from storm damage

The ABCs of Dealing with Storm Damage

When storm damage hits, dealing with the aftermath can be overwhelming and stressful. Many people don’t even know where to begin. Knowing the ABCs of dealing with storm damage can help you stay prepared if your home or business suffers a hit from Mother Nature. While it may be the last thing you want to think about, it’s worth familiarizing yourself with what to do to get your life back together sooner after a disaster.

Assess The Damage To Your Property

Once it is safe to do so, look at any damage you can see to the interior and exterior of your home or business. Note any leaks, water damage, structural damage, damaged items, or anything that may be missing. It’s always a good idea to take pictures as well to help bolster any insurance claims or provide accurate information to contractors you’ll need to hire to make repairs.

Begin To Make Quick Fixes

If there are any actions you can take to prevent further damage, especially to items within your property, now is the time to do it. Once you have everything documented as it was immediately after the storm, it’s an excellent time to make any minor fixes you can do yourself.¬†

This includes:

  • Removing any valuable items or electronics
  • Covering items that are too large to move with plastic or a tarp
  • Placing a container under any leaks or drips

Contact Those Who Can Assist

If anyone has been injured or there are public safety concerns, your priority should be contacting local emergency personnel. Next, contact your insurance company to submit a claim for damages. Finally, call the contractors whose services you’ll be needing.

Here are a few things to remember if you’re in an area with widespread storm damage. Avoid any areas with electrical damage, as wires may still be active even if they are not emitting sparks. Contact your family and friends in the area to check on them, and view your local weather report to identify more oncoming storms.

Don’t Accept Offers From Storm Chasers

When widespread events like hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes impact a community, roofing companies are often prepared to send workers to canvass the area offering their repair services to property owners. While these offers may be tempting, they are often predatory and take advantage of weary homeowners. Your best option is to wait for the professionals you know and trust to repair your home’s condition.

Expect A Wait 

Dealing with the aftermath of a large storm can be frustrating, but it’s good to be prepared for what you may encounter as you work to restore your property. Contractors will be in high demand if your neighborhood, town, or city faces significant storm damage. Just know they are working as quickly as possible to address everyone’s needs and get things back to normal.

Hulton Contracting: Your Storm Damage Experts

In the unfortunate event that your property has incurred storm damage, we stand ready to make the repairs you need. Our expert staff are highly trained in storm damage remediation and can be trusted to do the job efficiently and effectively. When you’re in need, we’re standing by. Contact Hulton Contracting today by phone at (887)766-3760 or email us at roofs@hultoncontracting.com. We look forward to helping you get your home back to perfection!

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