Storm season is upon us again and the risk of your property ending up damaged is prevalent. If you are concerned about your property suffering from storm damage, or if it has already been damaged, our team is here to help. Here at Abscan Building Consultants, we are backed by more than 30 years of industry experience which includes assisting a range of clients with their insurance storm damage assessment requirements. If you would like to learn more about that is involved with an insurance storm damage assessment, have a read of our guide below.

What to do after a storm

Before the insurance storm damage assessment comes into play, you should first investigate to see the degree of storm damage that has occurred and take lots of photos or a video record. Whether you’re the property owner, property manager or body corporate, it’s essential to understand the full extent of the property damage after a storm has hit. Damage inside and outside a property is both possible and it’s essential to thoroughly inspect the entire area. If safe to do so, you may choose to complete a quick inspection yourself or you may require assistance. The roof of a property is often the area likely to experience the most storm damage. In many circumstances, it can be very unsafe for you to conduct a roof inspection yourself—in these instances, it’s best to contact a professional who can safely and efficiently inspect your roof.

Storm insurance explained

Many insurance policies will include cover when it comes to storms, cyclones, strong winds, rain, lightning, hail or rainwater run-off. Every insurance policy will be different, so if you’re the property owner, it’s essential to fully understand what exactly your storm insurance policy includes so that you have the peace of mind that you’ll be protected in the event a damaging storm hits. Here in Queensland, we aren’t strangers when it comes to wild weather that can cause storm damage, so it’s particularly important for us to get our insurance products in order. Many insurance companies will reimburse the cost of an independent, professionally prepared damage and remediation works report.

How Abscan Building Consultants can help

At Abscan Building Consultants, we can assist with your insurance storm damage assessment requirements. We are skilled and experienced in assessing a range of different issues of all shapes and sizes and we provide our services through the North Queensland region. This could include leaking roofs, damaged roofs and hail damage. For further details on how we can assist you, be sure to get in touch with our team of experts today on 07 4721 5244.