Steps To Take Right After Storm Damage

Storms are inevitable and more often than you might imagine, they do cause an immense amount damage to homes. So what should you do immediately following storm damage to your home? These three steps will get you on your way to getting your home back in working order.

  1. Assess the Damage- the first step is to assess what has happened to your home and the severity of the damage. Things like missing shingles, damaged roofs, broken windows, dented shutters, damaged cars and more can all be claimed on your insurance and it is your job to start the assessment process so that you know what to point out to your insurance assessor when they come to file the official report. Knowing what damage was done is going to help move your process along. If you need to tarp your roof or windows, contact a roofing contractor to protect the interior of your home. 
  2. Document the Damage- though your insurance company is going to document the damage themselves, it is always helpful to have your own documentation of what damage was done. Having your own records can help protect you and can help move your claim process along faster than you might imagine. Take photos of the damage and try to write out a short explanation of what happened so that you can establish a timeline and get your claim started.
  3. Contact Your Insurance Company- your home insurance company has fail safes in place to help pay out when a storm or other natural force destroys or damages your home. By calling your insurance company you can start the claims process and get an appointment to have an assessor come to your home and offer you a pay out to have your home repaired. The assessor will tell you how much each damage is worth and will give you an estimate of when the payout will be for your claim.

Storm damage does not have to be permanent. Calling your insurance company can start the claims process and get your home back in tip top shape no matter the damage. At Paramount Building, we are dedicated to delivering outstanding quality at competitive prices. Our goal is to create long-term value by building trusting relationships with our customers. If your home has experienced unexpected damage and you're looking for a company to turn to for help, look no further than Paramount Building!