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.