What To Do After a Hurricane Damages Your Home
Hurricanes are certainly the wrath of the seas; colossal screaming storm clouds whipping heavy winds and rain up and down the eastern seaboard, sometimes causing an unthinkable amount of damage.
Living in the Sea Islands means you’re no stranger to hurricane season and its effects on the residents. However, if you’re a new homeowner or you’ve recently had your house damaged by a hurricane for the first time, you may be at a loss on what to do.
So, let’s cover prudent steps after your home suffers hurricane damage.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Following a damaging hurricane, the first step is to call your insurance company and file for a storm damage claim.
You should make a detailed log of your records before your insurance company gets someone out there to look at the damage. More evidence logged and detailed helps maximize your claim and lessens the chances of being denied.
If working with an insurance company makes you frustrated or nervous, you should be able to find an exterior contractor like Sea Island Residential that offers insurance assistance. Having a trusted exterior contractor to help you through the insurance process takes the pressure off you while nearly guaranteeing maximized storm damage claims.
Tarp Your Roof
Any work performed on your roof will not likely be completed on the same day a storm hits. Depending on the weather after a hurricane and the number of homes damaged, it could take a few days to get someone working on your damaged roof.
In the meantime, you will want to throw a tarp over the damaged area. Rain still may be in the forecast, and an exposed roof leads to all sorts of water damage in your home, so it’s best to clear up any spots you can while you wait for a repair.
If a hurricane damages your home, the best thing you can do is take steps to prevent future damage from happening. South Carolina Safe Home is a statewide program to retrofit and secure single-family homes against hurricanes. You may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in grants to help bolster your home's defense from the wreckage of a hurricane.
You must work with an SC Safe Home-approved contractor to be considered for such grants. Luckily Sea Island Residential meets those credentials!
Contact Sea Island Residential for Comprehensive Storm Damage Repair
When you need top-to-bottom storm damage and hurricane repair services, trust Sea Island Residential!
Give us a call at 843-593-3049 or get a quote online today!