Some owners of homes and condos have already recognized the damages the storm caused. In one instance, a four-story condominium complex lost its roof, as it was blown off Thursday, December 1, 2011. Other homes and buildings had trees fall on them, damaging chimneys and siding.
Damage caused by windstorms can include:
- Window damage
- Structural damage
- Siding damage
- Roof damage
Because most roofs in Steamboat Springs are sloped for snow loads, serious windstorms can cause damage to the roof structure and lift up the roofing materials. Due to the snow that blankets rooftops at this time of year, many homeowners will not know the extent of their damage until snowmelt occurs or a rainstorm causes leaks.
The danger is that if a homeowner waits too long from when the event took place until they discover damage, the insurance company may attempt to deny coverage. This is why it is important to get a roof inspected as soon as possible after a serious windstorm and not wait until water leaks start to reveal the damage months down the line.
If you are attempting to get a residential insurance claim paid and the insurance company is acting in bad faith, denying your claim, or playing hardball with you, do not give up. Call an experienced Texas insurance claim attorney for help at 888-614-7730. The Voss Law Firm will give you a free, no-obligation consultation today and inform you of your rights.