The National Storm Damage Center (NSDC) is an independent consumer advocacy organization founded to help homeowners affected by violent storms.
When violent storms cause significant property damage, homeowners are faced with a confusing and often frustrating restoration process. Below are a few common issues with which homeowners struggle.
- What does my insurance cover?
- How do I file a claim?
- What do I do if my claim was denied?
- How do I avoid contractor scams?
- Which contractors are reputable?
- What is the value of my personal belongings?
Through free information, proactive home monitoring services, and post-storm advocacy and resources, the NSDC helps homeowners navigate the insurance restoration process.
Free Information for Homeowners
How do you best protect your home before a storm? How do you select the right insurance coverage? How do read and understand your insurance policy? How do you spot and avoid contractor scams?
These questions and many more are answered by our experts throughout this website. The NSDC strives to provide the most accurate and up to date storm damage and insurance coverage information. Also, our call center is available to answer questions and connect you with reputable contractors and public adjusters.
Pre-Storm Home Protection Programs
Think of the NSDC’s home protection programs like having AAA for your property. Your home is typically your most valuable asset and NSDC home protection and monitoring programs provide you valuable resources and services both before and after a storm hits your neighborhood.
Post-Storm Resources for the Insurance Restoration Process
Whether you are an NSDC member or not, the NSDC is here to help homeowners connect with a trained and certified storm damage contractor or a public adjuster that can help them navigate the insurance claim and storm damage restoration process.
If you have damage to your home, visit this page to connect with an NSDC certified storm damage expert in your area for a free inspection.
Training and Certification Programs for Contractors
The NSDC is acutely aware of the challenges reputable contractors face . . . especially during the feeding frenzy that often ensues after a major storm.
If you are a reputable contractor committed to quality craftsmanship as well as assisting homeowners with the insurance claim process and would like to differentiate yourself from unscrupulous operators and outright scam artists, visit our contractor page to learn about NSDC training, certification, and lead programs.
Liaison for Insurance Agencies
Insurance agencies are often made out to be the bad guys. With major news outlets tending to focus on denied claims and negative stories, the good work that insurance companies do often gets lost in the shuffle.
Through information, advocacy, and mediation, the NSDC is an independent third party that strives to smooth the friction between homeowners, contractors, insurance agencies and the media such that all parties are treated fairly.
Storm Damage Experts for Media
The NSDC is committed to providing the public with reliable information on how to prepare for and recover from a severe storm. Because many homeowners living in areas with a high propensity to severe weather have been victims of unlicensed contractors, scam artists and fly-by-night companies, the NSDC makes its storm restoration experts available to the media.
If you are a member of the media and would like access to a storm damage and insurance restoration expert, contact us to schedule remote interview or live appearance.