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November 10, 2020

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale and Why It Matters in Florida

Most Floridians are familiar with the categorization of hurricanes as defined by the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale; Category 1 is the weakest and Category 5 is the strongest. Any serious storm under the Category 1 speed minimum is a tropical storm or tropical depression. There is always a danger that people don’t take a storm […]
November 10, 2020

Which Roofing Materials Have the Best Reputation for Standing up to Wind Damage?

There are several answers here depending on how you interpret the question. Roof materials themselves are one thing, but installation type also plays a role. There’s also variation between manufacturers of roofing materials. Some roofers will swear by GAF asphalt shingles, while others will say Owens Corning or some other brand is better. Opinions […]
November 10, 2020

Finding Hidden Roof Damage After a Storm in Florida

When most people see the iconic pictures of hurricane damage in news stories, it’s pretty obvious something cataclysmic happened. There are lots of broken things strewn all over or there is water covering cars and rising into homes and businesses. The majority of hurricane storm damage isn’t like that. Those places are usually at […]
November 10, 2020

How Drones Are Changing Hurricane Response and Damage Assessments

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October 19, 2020

Hurricane Flood Water Hazards in Florida

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October 19, 2020

What Are Public Adjusters and When May I Need One

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October 19, 2020

When Will Homeowners Insurance Pay for Mold Remediation?

Florida homes damaged by flooding after a hurricane or tropical storm often face the double whammy of not having any of the water damage covered and then not getting any assistance with mold remediation. This is true for any water damage that’s caused by a peril the insurance company decides isn’t covered. Consider these […]
October 19, 2020

Choosing the Right Florida Contractor to Repair Hurricane Damage

It’s always preferable to avoid getting hurricane damage lawyers involved with home or business claims to repair hurricane damage.  Ideally, you schedule a consultation with a contractor, get an estimate on repairs, the insurance company reviews your claim filing, agrees the amount you’re requesting is fair and pays your claim. Life is frequently not […]
October 19, 2020

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Hurricane Claims

I haven’t received a response to my claim. When should I start getting nervous? The insurance company has several deadlines when it comes to hurricane claims. The insurance company must acknowledge and respond to communications from you within 14 days. They must start investigating your claim within 10 days of receiving your proof of […]