The aftermath of severe weather can be just as dangerous as the severe weather itself. More than just water damage, the storm can create physical, electrical and fire hazards after it passes, which can harm you and your loved ones.
As an experienced roofing, siding, and deck building contractor, Carolina Custom Exteriors shares what should you do after a storm hits your area:
Pack Your Bags
Unless you hear news stories or advisories discouraging you from going outside, it may be best to evacuate your home temporarily. This is especially important when you found compelling evidence of storm damage.
Go to a friend or a relative, or stay at a hotel until you can get your home thoroughly inspected by Carolina Custom Exteriors. Carry several days’ worth of supplies with you, particularly pieces of clothing, but don’t prioritize bringing most of your possessions when safety is a concern.
Any form of storm damage to homes and sunrooms should be well-documented. It’s wise to begin taking pictures of your property ahead of the violent weather’s arrival. This way, you have images of different rooms before and after the storm.
But then again, know the line you shouldn’t cross. Don’t climb the ladder to take snapshots of your roof under any circumstances. Leave the job to a professional crew equipped with the necessary tools to document the damage.
Notify Your Insurance Company
Don’t procrastinate on your insurance claim application. Insurance providers for residential properties, including sunrooms, won’t wait forever. The sooner you could have an insurance adjuster to investigate your claim, the more likely you are to receive a settlement.
But then again, it’s smart to have Carolina Custom Exteriors on your side when filing an insurance claim. Our proven expertise tells you that we know what it takes to strengthen your claim, and help you get maximum compensation for any loss you incurred.
Let’s get your storm-damaged home restored ASAP. Call us at (828) 202-9988 now to schedule an inspection and receive a free estimate in Hendersonville or Asheville, NC.