The wind is picking up and the storms are on their way to New England. Is your house ready? Are you prepared for the wind and rain? These are questions you need to be asking yourself at this time of year! You need to educate yourself and take the necessary steps before you must file a storm damage claim in Pawtucket!
Storm Damage in Pawtucket
Storms can affect many things in and around your home. From the foundation of your house to the fence around it, there are many different elements of a storm that can cause you expensive damage that will almost always require the best public adjuster in Pawtucket to assess the damages.
Protecting Your Home
Here are a few ways to protect your home before a storm:
- Replace missing or damaged shingles
- Repair loose siding
- Keep your gutters clear
- Make sure your sump pump works
- Make sure your doors and windows are sealed properly
- Look out for loose fence posts
- Trim your trees and cut down any that could easily fall
- Ensure that water can flow away from your home
- Keep a generator on hand
Lightning & Thunderstorm Damage
Lightning is an obvious and dangerous threat to your home and family. Lightning is extremely hot—a flash can heat the air around it to temperatures five times hotter than the sun’s surface. With that heat, you can imagine how easily a fire can start when it hits your home. Fire damage in Pawtucket can cost thousands to millions of dollars and risk the safety of their family.
Thunderstorms can cause things like flash flooding (which is not covered by your insurance company), high winds, and hail. High winds can blow fences over, knock sheds and decks down, and rip shingles off your roof. These are costly damages and will require you to file a storm damage claim in Pawtucket.
Hail damage can be small, but when it’s large pieces of hail, you’ll see broken windows, dents in siding, roof leaks, and water damage coming through the ceiling. Damages like this need to be addressed immediately as it can escalate and triple in price to fix.
Hurricane & Tornado Damage
We’ve all seen pictures and videos of hurricanes leaving towns and even entire states with complete devastation. Hurricanes are deadly and will take down anything and everything in their path. If Rhode Island, unfortunately, gets a major hurricane barreling through the state, our skilled adjusters will be on call to help you and your family during your time of need.
Tornadoes make thunderstorms look like nothing! Most tornadoes have winds that reach speeds of 110 miles per hour, while stronger ones can exceed 200 miles per hour. Winds like this are extremely hazardous to your home, no matter what kind of protection you put up.
Dealing with Your Insurance Company
Insurance companies tend to pay out as little as possible for storm damage claims in Pawtucket. When the entire city is hit by a major storm, claims become a huge financial inconvenience to the companies which will mean that the check they give you will be as small as possible. When hiring a public adjuster in Pawtucket, Performance Adjusting will be the top choice.
We’ll ensure that your insurance company will give you all the money necessary to fix your home and in a timely manner. If you need emergency restoration services in Pawtucket, our sister company, Performance Restoration, is available 24/7.
Filing a claim can be frustrating and confusing so it is important to call us first, before your insurance company, to ensure that the process is as beneficial to you as possible.
Need More Money for Your Storm Damage Claim in Pawtucket?
Have you already filed a claim with your insurance company for a storm that caused wind or water damage to your Pawtucket home in the past few years? It’s not too late to get the rest of the money you deserve to restore your home. Did the insurance company deny your claim? We’ve got that covered, too! Call us today for a free consultation!
If your home in Pawtucket, RI or anywhere else in RI, MA, CT, PA, NC, SC, or FL, has storm damage, call Performance Adjusting and we will help you and get you the money you need and more! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram for more information about what we do!
Learn more in our new YouTube video:
“10 Steps to Protect Your Home from Storm Damage.” Reinbrecht Homes, 8 July 2019, www.reinbrechthomes.com/10-steps-to-protect-your-home-from-storm-damage/.
“Lightning Facts and Information.” Facts and Information, 9 Oct. 2009, www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/lightning/.
“What Kind of Damage Do Thunderstorms Cause?” Sciencing, 2 Mar. 2019, sciencing.com/kind-damage-do-thunderstorms-cause-7462714.html.