Severe storms affect the condition of homes each year, and there are often significant storm damage recovery costs associated with repairs and replacements. Many types of storms and inclement weather can cause serious damage to a property. This includes severe rainstorms, snow, sleet, hail, ice, tornadoes, and hurricanes, for example.
The exact amount for the recovery costs will vary based on a range of factors, such as the type and the extent of the damage, as well as the location. To determine the overall cost, you will need to consider all of the damage done by the storm. It may be helpful to speak with several contractors to get estimates for the various repairs that need to be completed. This will provide you with the most accurate estimate for your particular situation.
Storm damage repair: 2,500 sq.ft.home that was hit by a storm and has moderate damage.
Other considerations and costs
- You will also have to consider other potential damage that could have arisen from the storm, such as trees that may need to be cut down/removed from the property
- Repairs and replacements of broken windows can add to the cost, as well.
- If water has gotten into the home, removal of the water is necessary and will add to the cost.
- If the water is not removed quickly, it could also lead to mold problems that could require remediation.
- Homeowner’s insurance may be able to help pay for some of the repairs costs, but it will depend on your policy and what it will cover.
- Some DIY repairs are easy to handle, such as removing debris, shingles that have blown onto the yard, etc.
- DIY projects, such as replacing windows, repainting, etc. can help to reduce the overall cost when you hire professionals for the larger jobs that will require specialized knowledge or tools.
- To ensure proper repairs to severe issues, such as serious roof damage and flooding, you should have it handled by the professionals.
- Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
- Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
- Literature review of DIY Web sites.