In the sunny state of Florida, storm damage is an unfortunate yet unavoidable occurrence. In fact, Florida homeowners can never entirely prevent storm damage. Living in Florida or anywhere that experiences frequent thunderstorms, tornadoes or hurricanes requires certain precautions. As a homeowner living in any part of Florida, you know that storm damage could mean thousands of dollars, if not more. Over a quarter of all homeowners in Florida have made storm damage claims to their insurance companies. Using a public adjuster makes the difference between taking whatever amount your insurance company will give you and receiving the full amount that you need to actually cover the damage.
When you experience a storm, the first thing that you’ll want to do is make sure that you and your family are safe. Make sure that your lawn furniture is put in your garage along with your vehicle(s). The most common form of wind damage is ‘Falling objects’. This happens when a tree falls onto your home. In Florida, you may also experience damage such as:
✔ Parts of your roof ripped off
✔ Damage to gutter and siding
✔ Roof shingles blown off
✔ Windows broken
✔ Mobile homes overturned or badly damaged
✔ Homes shifted off their foundation
✔ Exterior doors damaged
Every year, Florida is battered by severe storms, with residents and business owners left clearing debris from their property and arranging for repairs. Storm damage can range in severity, coming from punishing winds that can topple trees, and golf ball-sized hail that can cover your vehicle in dents, destroy your skylight, or worse.
Estimates for repairs after wind or hail damage can be costly. Fortunately, Bermudez Claim Services, Inc., a Florida public adjuster, can easily help you file your claim with the insurance company. The experienced adjusters at Bulldog Adjusters deal with insurance companies all the time. When you experience storm damage, it’s important to take particular steps in order to get the most out of your claim.