Summer storms have the potential to do much damage to your home or office, from loose shingles to structural damage. We want your summer to be fun-filled and worry-free, so we've compiled a list of safety tips on how to prepare.
Most importantly, know where to seek shelter in the event of a tornado, hurricane, or flood warning.
A watch means conditions are right for dangerous weather. In other words, a "watch" means watch out for what the weather could do and be ready to act.
If a Watch is in effect:
A warning means that the dangerous weather is threatening the area. For severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash floods, a warning means the event is occurring.
If a Warning is in effect:
Even if you take the proper precautions, storms could still result in damage. If your home, office, or property suffers damage due to a storm, know who to call.
Large hail, the size of a golf ball or better, will usually damage the structure of the home. With this type of damage, it is best to call a restoration company.
If a large tree or limb falls on your home or office and punctures the roof or damages the structure, give us a call. We can provide temporary structural support and roof tarping while working to rebuild the structure and mitigate any water damage that has occurred.
If water damage occurs in your home due to damage from a storm, i.e., fallen trees or damaged roof, call a restoration company to help mitigate water damage while working with your insurance company. However, water damage from groundwater (flooding) is usually not covered without a flood policy. While a restoration company can certainly clean up and restore the damaged property, the owner most often bears the expense.
If a few shingles, a piece of siding, or metal trim have been blown off your home or office, it is best to call a roofer who can easily repair the damage.
If you need us, call our emergency line. Our first priority upon arrival is to assess the situation and prevent further damage to your property. We will work with your insurance provider to help return your home or office back to normal as soon as possible. We provide:
For more information on preparing for a summer storm, visit www.amrest.com/blog.