Given some of the extreme weather last winter, it’s no surprise that storm damage is high on the claims list.
As a general rule, damage to fences, gates and hedges are not likely to be covered, but your neighbour’s trampoline crashing into the conservatory should be.
Sometimes damage is unavoidable, but some simple steps should help you to weather most storms:
- Secure loose objects – like trampolines – that could cause damage or injury
- Make sure that doors and windows are secure
- Put your car in the garage or park it away from buildings and trees.
If you’re hit by a storm – and it’s safe to do so – avoid further damage using a tarpaulin or plastic sheet to keep out the elements.
Find out more about what to do in the event of storm damage.