Spring, Summer, and even fall can be unpredictable times when it comes to the weather. As seasons change we see temperatures rise and fall, rain come and go, and humidity increase and decrease. All this can lead to a stormy season.
Summer storms are often harmless and some, even enjoyable. When storms start to incorporate close lightning strikes, dangerous wind speeds, or hail, however, that is when it gets a little more serious.
Of course when a severe storm hits your area, your first priority is always to keep yourself and your family safe. You should seek shelter in the lowest level of your home, in an interior room with no windows. This will allow your home to protect you.
In the case of a severe storm, your next worry may be if there is any way you can protect your home. Unfortunately, when it comes to mother nature there isn’t much you can do.
The best way to preemptively protect your home from a severe storm is to have homeowners insurance. Most homeowners insurance policies will help you repair or replace damages done to your home in the event of a storm or other natural disaster.
At Springfield Overhead Door, we are frequently repairing or replacing garage doors from storm damage. Why is this? Unfortunately, garage doors take up a large surface area on the outside of your home and for that reason are prone to catch hail or wind damage more easily than other portions of the exterior of your home.
This may have you wondering.
Is My Garage Door Covered on my Homeowners Insurance?
The answer to this question is likely, yes! Most homeowners insurance policies include coverage for the exterior of your home including your garage door.
This coverage will help you pay for repairs or replacement of your garage door in the event of storm damage. This can include damage from hail, wind, lightning, water or flooding.
Additionally most homeowners insurance policies also cover your garage door for other damages such as vandalism and breaking and entering.
We Got You Covered
If you find yourself in need of repair for your overhead garage door in Ohio, give our professionals at Springfield Overhead Door a call. We have years of experience repairing and replacing garage doors from storm damage and returning your home back to its original purpose of keeping you and your belongings protected.