What to Do if You Need Storm Damage Repairs
Despite the beauty and sheer power severe weather offers, it can leave quite a mess in its path. Even though you might love the awe of lighting strikes, the roar of think, the dappled taps of rain, and the rustling of the wind, you might find yourself with a bit of exterior damage if a storm is powerful enough.
Your home’s exterior is a whole investment in itself and--once damaged--could be a costly repair or lead to deeper problems down the road. A prompt response to storm damage could significantly affect the amount of money and stress it causes you.
So, let’s look at proper storm damage response!
Conduct a Walkthrough
After a nasty storm blows its way through your Twin Cities neighborhood, getting a quick assessment of the damage is a prudent idea once it’s safe to do so.
Let’s lay out a checklist of what to look for during your walkthrough:
Most storm damage is mainly caused by intense wind. Take a walk around your house and look for any damaged siding, such as cracks, dents, or chips. Additionally, missing siding is a sure sign of further damage. These types of siding damage lead to further moisture and structural damage over time.
While walking around your home, look at the state of the gutters: are they sagging or pulled off their hinges? Are your gutters spitting out sufficient rainwater, or do they seem clogged? Improperly working and clogged gutters are detrimental to the state of your roof since it keeps water from pooling and damaging it.
You can spot roof damage on the ground level at times by looking for loose granules. These granules shed off asphalt shingles over time, but if you spot a hefty amount after a storm, it’s usually an indicator of damage. Additionally, if you are able to get on your roof, look for any dented, cracked, chipped, or missing shingles, as well as water pooling. All these are signs of potentially serious damage. If you cannot safely go on your roof, find a trusted roofing contractor to do so.
Contact Apple Exteriors for Trusted Storm Damage Repair
After spotting damage, you need a trusted contractor with comprehensive storm damage repair services like Apple Exteriors. We’ll even help you file a claim with your insurance company!
Get a free quote online or call us at 651-36-APPLE (651-362-7753) today!