Avoiding an Insurance Claim: 7 Tips for Weatherproofing my Wisconsin Home
The best way to avoid a bad faith insurance claim is by avoiding filing a claim in the first place. By taking the proactive time to weatherproof your home, you can help protect it from damage caused by harsh Wisconsin weather. However, it’s important to remember that even the best-prepared homes can still be affected by severe weather.
- 1. Keep your gutters and downspouts clear of debris. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up and damage your roof or walls.
- 2. Inspect your roof for missing or damaged shingles. Damage to your roof can lead to leaks and water damage inside your home.
- 3. Check your windows and doors for leaks. Caulk and weatherstripping can help prevent water from entering your home.
- 4. Make sure your sump pump is in good working order. A sump pump can help prevent basement flooding during heavy rain or snow melt.
- 5. Keep trees and bushes trimmed away from your home. Overhanging branches can cause damage to your roof or walls during strong winds or heavy snow.
- 6. Insulate your attic to help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This can also help prevent ice dams from forming on your roof.
- 7. Have a professional inspect your home’s foundation for cracks or other signs of damage. A damaged foundation can lead to leaks and water damage inside your home.
MGW Law is the only firm in Wisconsin representing those facing denied or delayed insurance claims. It’s not a part of what we do; it’s all we do. With over fifty years of combined experience working for insurance companies, we know how the process works and we’re prepared to make your insurance provider pay what’s fair. If you’re facing a denied or delayed insurance claim we can help.