The latest of the UK storms, Imogen, sent hurricane force winds and heavy rain earlier this week, leaving 19,000 homes without power, chaos on the roads and damage to homes.
Storm Imogen follows on from, Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva, Frank, Gertrude and Henry – and forecasters believe that it will not be the last one of the winter period. The next storm will be called Jake, followed by Katie, Lawrence and Mary.
After Storm Imogen comes Storm Jake are you prepared?
The storms have battered Britain with extreme winds causing serious damage to properties, so don’t wait until it is too late to protect your home from Jake. Winds can put a large amount of pressure on the structure of your home, therefore it is important to windproof your home from the possible effects of the next storm.
- Roof – Your roof could be the most vulnerable part of your home in the event of a strong winds as it is the most exposed. It is important to ensure that your roof is well maintained, all slates are secure and there is no sign of damage.
- Windows and doors – Make sure all your windows and doors are closed to prevent them breaking or smashing.
- Garden and surroundings – It may be wise to trim any large trees that could fall and damage your property. You should also consider storing or securing any garden furniture, toys and barbecues.
With further storms predicted, Aspray are here to help people experience a less stressful claims process in the event of having to make a property damage insurance claim. We will liaise directly with the insurer ensuring that you achieve a fair settlement and, working with vetted contractors, will help ensure that your homes are reinstated to their previous condition as swiftly as possible.
If you need to make a property damage insurance claim, call us on 0800 077 6705 or send an email to email@example.com.