Seasoned Floridians know that they can expect severe storms, high winds, and hurricanes for the next several months, but newer Florida residents may not realize just how important it is to be prepared for storm damage. While you might install hurricane shutters or screens to protect your home from flying objects, it is important to be prepared to also protect your family from hazards from above.
Check your insurance coverage, inventories, and policy restrictions
Some homeowners’ insurance policies specifically exclude certain types of storm damage. You need to make sure that any roof damage will be covered by your policy, as well as any interior damage to the home that results from the open roof. If you’re not sure what your policy covers, check with your agent. You also need to make sure that your home inventories are up to date in case items are damaged by the open roof. Know where your policy is located and keep it in a fireproof and waterproof box or safe.
Have a roofer in mind
Even if you haven’t gotten roofing services since moving to the area, you should have a roofer in mind in case of storm damage. Check around with your neighbors and see who they recommend. You can also contact us to learn more about our company, our professional crew members, and how we can make repairs in a cost effective and low-impact way.
Get a roof inspection after storm season
Even if you think you made it through your first storm season okay, you might still have some roof damage that you just can’t see. If so, this could lead to water damage, which can be extremely costly in and of itself. Getting a roof inspection after storm season to make sure your roof is sound and paying for any necessary repairs will keep you and your family safe.