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Storm Damage: A Survival Guide for Homeowners

Dealing with hail and wind damage doesn't need to be a daunting task. We’ve put together a simple, four-step guide on how to handle storm damage the smart way.

For homeowners that have the misfortune of going through a severe hailstorm, the task of dealing with storm damage can seem daunting. But, with Western Products’ help, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here is a four-step guide on how to handle storm damage the smart way:

1. Get a Professional Assessment for Your Storm Damage

While most of the trademark signs of hail and wind damage are hard to miss, some forms are less noticeable. Unfortunately, hail damage on your home’s exterior can be hard to spot and doesn’t mean your home isn’t affected. Things like pitting can go unnoticed by an untrained observer.

These unaddressed issues can cause big problems. They can develop into worse issues down the line, like premature shingle aging and leaks. Even worse, if you don’t make claims on hail and wind damages early enough, they may fall outside of some insurance companies’ requirements for claims, costing you money.

You can be preparing for your insurance company by having your home examined professionally and expertly assessed for damages after a hailstorm. Thankfully, Western Products offers free inspections for storm damage. Click here to see our full storm damage page.

Not sure if you need to give us a call?  Check out our post about the 8 signs your roof might need to be replaced. 

When you call us at (800) 743-3632, we will send one of our professional storm damage assessors to examine your home for free, at your convenience. Know where you stand after a storm by giving us a call.

2. Team Up with Our Specialists

The great thing about having one of our professionals give you a free inspection is, if they don’t find any hail or wind damage, you can rest easy knowing that an expert has given you the ‘all clear.’ If they say your home is damage-free, then you can trust that your home is damage-free.

But, what happens if they do find damage? Well, Western Products takes pride in our signature customer service. So, we are dedicated to giving you help when you need it.

The first thing we’ll do is assign you a personal, dedicated home improvement specialist. This specialist will work directly with you throughout the entire process. They will answer all of your questions along the way and make sure restoring your home is as simple and stress-free as possible.

3. Make Your Claim the Smart Way

With the help of one of our home improvement specialists, filing insurance claims doesn’t have to be confusing. Western Products has helped in the settlement of thousands of insurance claims, so we know how to handle your storm damage.

The claim process starts with the damage assessment, where your specialist will provide you a free, no-obligation quote. Following this, they will help walk you through the claim process.

Here are two crucial points to know while your specialist helps you file a claim:

  1. Most insurance companies only pay claims for damages sustained, and also filed, within six months to one year of the event. Get the process started early by calling Western Products for a no-obligation damage assessment.
  2. Thankfully, hail is considered an “act of God” when it comes to insurance. Because of this, it’s not likely that your premiums will go up when you file a claim for hail damage.

4. Work with the Best for Repairs and Renovations

After the skies have cleared and you’ve settled your insurance claim, the next step is repairing your home. Western Products has you covered from a simple repair or embarking on your dream renovation.

With nearly 75 years of experience improving homes in the Upper Midwest, we are experts in roof maintenance, replacement, reconstruction assessment, and coordinating storm damage repairs. And of course, through our dedication to quality products and signature customer service, we’ve become a leader in siding, roofing, gutters/rain carrying systems, window replacements, and more.

Contact us today for a free quote, and don’t let a little bad weather rain on your parade!

Let Us Help!

Our home improvement experts are committed to helping turn your home renovation dreams into realities! Stop by one of our showroom locations in either Fargo or Bismarck, or give us a call at 800-743-3632 to set up a free in-home consultation or a virtual consultation. We can talk to you no matter where you are through our virtual consultation service.

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