Is Removal of a Tree That Fell on my Roof during a Storm Covered by Homeowner’s Insurance?

Here is an excerpt from a new blog post at GreggMarcus.com:

With Hurricane season still in full swing, chances are we will get hit with at least another bad storm this year. It is important to know if your homeowner’s insurance covers issues like these. If a tree falls onto your roof during a storm, your homeowner’s insurance policy WILL cover the repair of your roof as well as some, if not all, of the cost of tree removal. However, had the tree not hit your roof, your insurance may not cover any of the tree removal charges. In this post, Gregg S. Marcus, a Long Island Insurance Executive, explains what steps to take after a tree falls on your home’s roof during a storm.

ROOF DAMAGE
The first thing you need to do is contact the insurance company to report the damage. You should do this right away! Many insurance providers have 24/7 claims hotlines; so don’t hesitate to call them at any hour to let them know about any storm damage. The insurance company will want to send an adjuster out to your property to conduct an inspection, but you should also keep a record of the damage by taking pictures and/or videotaping the relevant area of your home.

To read this post in it’s entirety, click here to visit the Gregg Marcus official website.

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Preparing Your Home for a Flood

Here is an excerpt from a new blog post at GreggMarcus.com:

The premiums you pay on your homeowner’s insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars; depending on the insurance company you buy your policy from. Gregg S. Marcus, a Long Island Insurance Executive, gives you five other important things to consider when buying homeowners insurance.

1. Raise Your Deductible
A deductible is the amount of money you have to pay toward a loss before your insurance company will start to pay the claim, according to the terms of your policy. The higher the deductible, the less money your insurance premiums will be! Currently, most insurance companies recommend a deductible of at least $500. If you can afford to raise your deductible to $1,000, you may save as much as 25% off your premium. Depending on where you live, there may be separate deductibles for certain kinds of damage. For example, if you live in an earthquake-prone area, your earthquake policy has its own deductible.

To read this post in it’s entirety, click here to visit the Gregg Marcus official website.


Hurricane Irene has Passed, but the Risks Have Not

Here is an excerpt from a new blog post at GreggMarcus.com:

Exhaustion, Injury, Stress – take precautions to avoid these post-disaster risks.

Just because the storm has passed, does not mean the risks have as well. It is important that you continue to take care of the health of both you and your family.

Exhaustion
Avoid exhaustion by pacing yourself. While you may be anxious to finish any clean up and get life back to normal as soon as possible, don’t over exert yourself. Set goals and maintain a reasonable pace. Take care to drink plenty of water, rest and eat well. Remember the old adage, “slow and steady wins the race.”

To read this post in it’s entirety, click here to visit the Gregg Marcus official website.