It is no secret that Florida is prone to severe storms with high winds, hail, and sometimes hurricanes. It is important to be prepared for severe weather and the effects of it on your home and property. While there are some measures you can take to try to prevent storm damage, such as hurricane screens or shutters or impact resistant glass, it is also important to be prepared for the storm damage that is likely to eventually occur. Here are some ways you can be prepared to deal with storm damage.
Check Your Homeowner’s Policy
Does your homeowner’s insurance policy cover you fully for storm damage? Most policies in Florida do include coverage for damages caused by severe weather, but there are some exceptions. Most people will get flood insurance through FEMA. Make sure that all of your belongings and property is covered by the policy. You’ll be glad you double checked if you end up with costly storm damage that you can’t afford to pay for.
Stock Up on Supplies
There are some supplies that you may need to have handy if you end up with storm damage. Having a few heavy tarps of a few different sizes can be extremely beneficial. You can tarp off roof damage so that it doesn’t cause leaks and water damage while you’re waiting on a roofer to make repairs. You can also use tarps to cover holes, shattered windows, and other potential issues. Make sure you remember to also get fasteners to affix to the tarp so that it will stay put.
Have a Contractor Ready
Rather than waiting for an emergency to look for a storm repair contractor, have one ready to go in case of need. If you are looking for a contractor to add to your address book in case of emergency, we are experienced and happy to be of assistance. Contact us today to learn more.