Winter Weather Damage After the Storm

Yesterday’s winter storm has past, but unfortunately with temperatures well below freezing, the threat of accidents and damage to your home is not over. Take the following steps to minimize risks to your family, your home, your car and your neighbors:


If you do experience some storm damage, it may be covered by your homeowners policy. Most policies cover the following:

  • Wind damage to your home or roof.
  • Damage from trees or tree branches that fall on your home, including the cost of tree removal.
  • Pipe bursts caused by freezing conditions, however you are often required to take some measures to prevent pipe damage, such as keeping the heat on and properly maintaining pipes and drains.
  • Roof and water damage due to ice dams, which occurs when ice blocks water from properly draining through your gutters and damages your celiengs and walls.
  • Damage caused by the weight of snow or ice that causes a collapse.

Contact your insurance agent if you experience any storm damage to assist you in filing a claim. If you are unsure of your coverage or interested in evaluating your policy to discover potential savings, contact Blankenship Insurance Services here.