• Winter Prep Checklist

Tackle the Rest of this Winter Season & Secure Your Commercial Property with Our Winter Preparedness Checklist

Last year, the 2020–21 North American winter brought over $200 billion in damage across the United States and resulted in the tragic loss of life of almost 300 people, and experts predict many of these trends will continue. With this year’s winter season already well underway, it is essential for everyone from property owners to risk managers and facility directors to stay prepared for any of the threats that the winter weather may hold.

With over 25 years of winter storm recovery experience, our team understands the importance of remaining constantly vigilant throughout the colder months and we know you do too. To aid you in finishing this winter safe & secure, Cotton’s team of winter disaster recovery experts have prepared this helpful checklist to ensure your commercial property is ready to face any winter event:


In the winter months, building managers can be faced with costly damages and interrupted business caused by ice dams, frozen pipes, collapsed roofs, and faulty or unattended heating equipment. Cotton understands that despite these unexpected threats, it is essential to limit any amount of business interruption to protect your revenue and reputation.

Our checklist entails every step of your preparation, beginning with your yearly disaster planning to what to do shortly before a winter storm arrives and how to respond while one is already taking place. It is essential you consider every component of your facilities' vulnerabilities when evaluating your property’s risk associated with a winter loss.

Lastly, you’ll find insights into how to recover in the aftermath of a major winter storm event, when nature has already run its course. From entering and surveying the damage to choosing the best restoration partner to help you on your road to recovery, this checklist contains everything you need to protect your commercial property from anything winter has in store.

Cotton Global Disaster Solutions knows that weather doesn’t take a day off, so neither do we. If you have recently experienced a winter loss or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your emergency response planning for winter storms, contact our 24-hour hotline and a representative will respond immediately - 877.900.8030.