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Steps to Take After Finding Storm Damage on Your House

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There is only one thing separating you from the weather outside and that is your home. It takes a beating in the snow, rain, thunder and lightning and protects you from foul weather, and that’s why it is important to take care of your home if it takes some storm damage. It can be scary dealing with storm damage, and you may even feel lost trying to start the process. Here are a few steps you should take if you notice that your home has taken a blow or two from some severe weather.

The first thing you should do after a big storm is check your house for damage. Not all damage will be obvious so you should really look and inspect your home to make sure there are no issues. Make sure while you’re checking your home that you are being safe because you are checking after a storm, there may be broken glass or exposed nails that could hurt you or even a downed powerline.

Secondly you will want to start assessing the damage to your home so that you can accurately tell your insurance company what has happened, and what was damaged. It is VERY important that you take pictures of the damage. This will help to protect you if something further happens to the house, and also help the insurance adjuster access the damage.

Next you will want to contact your insurance provider. Document the damage and losses that you have suffered after the storm has passed. This goes back to what we said before, but take pictures of the damage before anything has been touched, moved, or removed from the premises, and document any extra costs you may have had because of this incident. This includes the cost of hotels or other living arrangements if your home is not fit to live in. Follow your insurance providers instructions so that you can file a fast and easy claim and be on your way to fixing your home. Typically the insurer will coordinate the work to be done to restore your home so make sure you know who is going to do that.

And lastly, you need to find a trustworthy contractor like 663 Exteriors, to repair your home. We offer insurance work in and around Dundee, Ohio, so that you don’t have to worry about how you are going to fix your home. We use only the most trusted American-based brands like CertainTeed and GAF, backed by warranty so you can keep a peace of mind knowing your home is in good hands. Call us today at (330)466-6920 to get a free estimate on our services!

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