What To Do After Storm Damage

Storm season can be pretty scary. Rain can cause flooding, wind whips through streets and around buildings, and tornados and hurricanes cause serious damage to structures and homes. In the south, tornado season is typically March through May, and hurricane season is June through November. The state of Alabama is known to have a second tornado season that runs from November through mid-December. 

Steps To Take After A Storm

Your home can take a beating and most are built to weather these storms, but when damage is done you need a professional service like Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors to help complete repairs. Let’s look at what steps you should take after a storm has damaged your home.

  1. Stay Safe

Just because the bad weather is over doesn’t mean it is safe to return to your home or neighborhood if you evacuated and there has been severe damage. Down powerlines can cause electric shock in puddles of water. Gas from generators or damaged gas lines can be a fire hazard. You will want to check local news stations and government agencies to determine if it is safe to return.

  1. Clean Up

Once it is safe, document all damage with photos or videos, and make a written list of damaged items. Once that is complete, clean-up can begin. You will need to remove small debris from the yard. If a chainsaw is needed, or other tools, be very careful when operating. If there is roof damage but the house is still intact, cover the damaged area with a tarp to protect it from rain until you can contact your insurance company and repairs can be completed. 

Contact Your Insurance Company

You should already have photos or videos of the damage as well as a written list of damaged items. These are to provide to your insurance company. Before making the call, find your homeowner’s policy and read it thoroughly to see what is and isn’t covered. Give your insurance company a call to report the damage and file a claim. Your insurer may recommend completing emergency work first to make your home habitable again. This can be things like a plumber fixing water lines. 

Working With Insurance

You’ve made a claim, and the insurance company sent you a check for repairs. Don’t be so eager to try to spend the check right away. Some insurance companies will actually make you pay for the repairs upfront before a check is sent out. Whether you paid for the repairs yourself or you received a check from the insurance company, be sure to keep all receipts. You will want to file these receipts with your claim.

Scheduling Repairs

Whether you need roof repairs, roof replacement, gutter replacement, or even siding repairs, Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors in Tampa, Pensacola, Mobile, and Huntsville is perfect for the job. Our experienced crew works professionally to get the job done in a timely manner. After a storm, contact Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors to schedule your storm repairs.

Get A Quote With Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors

Providing the highest quality customer service should be the goal of all roofing companies, and it is certainly ours. As a licensed general contractor and homebuilder in the state of Alabama and a licensed roofing contractor in the state of Florida, we have years of experience and can answer any questions you might have. We don’t sacrifice quality over quantity so we ensure you get the best repairs after a storm possible. 

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