The aftermath of Hurricane Michael and its rampage through the Florida Panhandle reinforces just how damaging a major storm can be and how important it is to take preventative measures. Thankfully, a storm like last year’s Hurricane Irma did not pass through South Florida, yet homeowners should be aware of items that deserve their attention, regardless of whether or not a storm is on the horizon.
Check the smoke alarm. As strange as it may seem, there are many homes that have yet to install any type of smoke detector. Then again, the home may have one but the batteries require replacement. Fires are not only deadly, but they are also among the costliest claims insurance companies have to deal with..
Keep close tabs on the roof. Per a National Association of Insurance Commissioners report, roof damage caused by hail or wind damage is among the most common claims made by homeowners. Depending on the type of roof a home has, it may require replacement every two decades or so.
Replacing or repairing a roof can be expensive, and insurance companies may not give you the money you rightfully deserve to have the roof fixed or replaced. If that’s the case, we may be able to help you get the money from your insurance company to take care of damages.
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