Repairs – dlines once you are aware of what’s covered by your insurance policy
The most severe damage from weather may require extensive repairs that could last for a few weeks, or possibly even months. To prevent frustration for both parties make sure you set specific dates. For example, having windows repaired within 3 days of an insured loss will lessen disruption and also ensure that replacements are made within the fastest timeframe possible in periods of cold weather when windows tend not to fit closely once installed on the outside. Most insurance providers will explain to you what to do when a storm damages your house and will reimburse qualified contractors who’ve carried out similar jobs in the past. Working with an experienced contractor will reduce the stress level straight away.
Fire caused by lightning is often considered to be the most dangerous of all kinds of damage caused by storms due to the fact that it’s typically initiated by a direct hit with lightning. The modern weather forecasting system and technological advancements have made deaths from lightning far less prevalent. It is the most likely that you’ll suffer a fire in your home. A fire caused by lightning could be extremely difficult to extinguish, no matter what your emergency protocols are.
Large hailstorms can result in structural damage to both your property and cars parked outside – and hail storms usually contain plenty of small stones, too, making it important to be aware of how hail can affect your insurance coverage before you leave the house on a stormy day.
After you’ve assessed the magnitude of the damage and assessed the extent of the damage, you can begin cleaning up. It is likely that you should first clean up any areas that are damaged on the outside of your home and any other areas which may have let in water or windblown debris into your property. When these areas have been cleaned up, it’s possible to take care of the interior of your house.