NEED TO REPAIR SOME STORM DAMAGE IN AMES?
YOUR LOCAL & EXPERIENCED STORM DAMAGE CONTRACTORS
Has your home suffered storm damage from hail or high winds? Do you need to make an insurance claim? Brincks Exteriors can help you with all of your storm damage repair needs. We can even assist with the insurance claims process.
Every year, severe storms can cause significant damage to homes around the world. Whether it’s falling tree branches, hail damage, or asphalt shingles being blown off due to high winds, storms can be dangerous and costly.
Brincks Exteriors is here to help you through the storm damage restoration process. We respond promptly to all emergency roofing & other repair requests and always advise our clients on how to avoid the risks of further damage to their property.
STORM RESTORATION SERVICES IN AMES
Our team of professional storm damage repair contractors have years of experience and strive to provide the best customer service in the industry. Unlike the big name contractors, we personally work with each customer to educate them throughout the process.
The team at Brincks Exteriors provides the following storm damage repair services throughout Ames:
Storm Damage Roof Repair
Hail Storm Damage Repair
Tree Storm Damage Repair
Storm Damage Siding Repair
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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM STORM DAMAGE
As heavy storms happen more frequently, it is important to protect your home from damage and costly repairs. The steps below will keep you prepared for any form of storm damage.
Protect and maintain weak points in your home.
Ensuring adequate maintenance is carried out regularly on your property is important. It will ensure loose fittings, damaged gutters, etc. do not cause further damage during a storm.
Failure to carry out this maintenance may leave you unprotected when making claims. Items that need regular maintenance include your roof, gutters, windows, doors, and garden.
Have a flood plan if your area is prone to flooding
A flood plan should cover everything you need to do in case of a flood. It typically involves how you evacuate and secure your home in the event of the unforeseen.
Ensure that you have adequate insurance coverage
Most insurance companies work to provide homeowners with a protection plan for their specific needs. But you should still shop around or work closely with a trusted insurance agent to make sure your coverage fits your needs and your budget. Much like auto insurance, it may be helpful to shop around every so often to make sure your getting the best options for your specific needs.
Prepare your building for the storm
At the first sign of an impending storm, the first thing to do is to walk around your home and watch out for anything that might be loose, which could get blown away or damaged by high winds. Other steps to take include:
Ensure all windows and doors are closed
Ensure cars are parked away from fences and trees
Take all garden items inside
Stay indoors throughout the storm
Make sure any light objects are secured
WHAT TO DO AFTER A STORM?
Staying updated on changing weather conditions can not only keep your family safe, but it can also help you protect your property. However, after a storm blows through, what should you do first?
After the storm has passed and it’s safe to venture outside you should walk around your property and look for any signs of storm damage. This could include mutilated flower pots, holes in your siding, broken windows, missing shingles, downed trees, etc. Make sure you are wearing the correct protective equipment during this inspection to prevent personal injury.
Take Pictures Of Any Damage
In most cases, most homeowners will not file an insurance claim for minor storm damage for fear that they will lose their coverage. By taking photos to document damage, you can help not only make your case to the insurance company, but it will also act as a great record if damages aren’t directly present or if a claim needs to be filed years later. Do not leave any damages undocumented! The insurance companies will be left to determine when or if damages occurred to your property, often leading to denied claims.
Schedule An Inspection
This is one of the most important steps! Most people believe that small hail stones or only a couple minutes of hail won’t cause any damage. They would be wrong. Even though damage may not be visible doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen. You’re better off scheduling an inspection by a professional. Most contractors will offer a free inspection, so why not take advantage of this service?
Most homeowners will skip this step if their personal visual inspection doesn’t turn up anything. This can lead to denied claims from insurance companies if they can determine the age of damage. Don’t leave it to your insurance company to determine what should be fixed and shouldn’t! A roof leak due to damage from 3 years ago could cost you thousands to repair when a simple inspection could have been done for free.
File An Insurance Claim for Storm Damage Repair Costs
As mentioned previously, minor damages may not require an insurance claim to be filed, but without a professional inspection you might never see an issue until it’s too late. Following your inspection, review your insurance policy to determine if a claim should be filed. Brincks Exteriors offers assistance to homeowners throughout the claims process and can even work on your behalf with the insurance companies to complete the repairs. We are experts in all aspects of the repair process.
SERVING AMES & CENTRAL IOWA
Our professional storm storm damage repair contractors near Ames routinely travel throughout Iowa to complete projects. The map to the right shows some of the locations our crews have been to complete projects. For a full list of locations that we serve, check out our Service Area.
Don’t see yours on the list? Contact Us! We have experts throughout the state that would be glad to meet you and discuss your needs.
WHY CHOOSE BRINCKS EXTERIORS DES MOINES?
LOCAL EXPERTS WITH YEARS OF STORM DAMAGE REPAIR EXPERIENCE
FULLY LICENSED, BONDED, AND INSURED
FINANCING OPTIONS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET
5-YEAR WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY ON ALL PROJECTS
INSURANCE CLAIM EXPERTS TO HELP WITH YOUR CLAIMS
HELPING CUSTOMERS IS WHAT WE LOVE TO DO
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
Additional Services Offered in Ames
Replacing the windows in your home can help create a more energy efficient space, saving you hundreds on your heating and cooling costs each year. Brincks Exteriors is the home window replacement company that you can trust to assist with your next window replacement project.
As a homeowner in Ames, water can be your worst enemy. Your home's gutters help keep your basement and foundation dry. Brincks Exteriors offers gutter repair and seamless gutter installation throughout the Ames area.
Brincks Exteriors is partnered with one of the premier injection foam insulation contractors in Ames, Inject-A-Foam Insulation. Their special spray foam insulation offers a high-quality, energy efficient solution for insulating existing walls of residential and commercial properties.
Storms can leave your home or business completely wrecked and can cause you more stress than you know how to handle. We have extensive experience in repairing homes and business from storms of all kinds including thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, and strong winds throughout Ames and the surrounding areas.