3 Important Things to Do After a Severe Storm
A storm can take its toll on your home. The damage it may cause can be overwhelming, but you can deal with it efficiently through careful planning. Sprague Construction, your go-to company for roof repair and replacement, discusses the important things you need to do to deal with the aftermath of severe storms:
Prioritize Your Safety
Whether your home has sustained wind damage or was hit by lightning, the aftermath of a storm can pose major risks. It’s best to leave your home until the weather clears up. Consider staying with friends or going to an emergency shelter until you’re able to get a professional to inspect your home.
Document the Damage
You’ll need to record the extent of damage caused by the storm as soon as possible, especially if your homeowner’s insurance only covers specific types of damage. Take photos of the structural problems you detect, and make sure to note any possible issues like mold growth and exposed power lines. It’s also wise to keep photos of your house’s state before the storm hits. Be sure to work with reputable contractors like Sprague Construction for roof restoration services. We can assess your roof’s overall condition and make the necessary repairs to prevent further damage.
File an Insurance Claim
It’s important to file your insurance claims early since most policies limit the time for submission. Your insurance company will then send a claim representative to inspect your home. Have your contractor present during the adjuster inspection to make sure that your insurer provides you a fair assessment. Keep in mind that even minor damage should lead to an approved claim since any type of damage can devalue your home. Rest assured that we’ll assist you throughout the process to get the compensation you deserve.
Whether you’re in need of roof or gutter repair, Sprague Construction has the expertise to keep your home structurally sound. Call us at (406) 200-9080 to get started. We serve Billings and various areas in MT.