A severe thunderstorm, tornado, or hurricane can cause a lot of damage to your house. When the storm is over and you are safe, you need to check out your home and see if there is any damage from the storm and what kind of damage there may be. There are several kinds of damage your house may have incurred from the storm, and you need to know what to look for when checking everything out. Don't check until the storm is over, and if there are downed power lines in your area, make sure that you avoid them so that you aren't at risk of hurting yourself. Take notes on what you find so you can let the contractor you hire to fix the damage know and your homeowner's insurance.
One of the things that you need to check for is wind damage. Wind damage can cover things getting blown into your house, but the most common wind damage you will see is on your roof. That's because the wind can get under your roofing material and peel it up. The wind can do the same thing to your roof, and parts or all of your roof might end up on your front lawn. When checking for wind damage, you should look for missing shingles, peeled-up roofing material, and bare spots on the roof.
Hail damage isn't always easy to spot. The bigger the hailstones were, the easier it would be for you to find, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will be easy. On your roof, you should look for any pockmarks where heavy hailstones may have hit your roof, but those aren't the only signs you should look for. If you have an asphalt shingle roof, then you might see shiny spots where layers of the shingles have been damaged, leaving the roofing vulnerable to the elements. You should also check your siding because hail can easily be blown sideways under your roof and into your siding. When you check out your siding, you need to look for cracks, dents, or dings. A dent won't necessarily let moisture in, but you should get it repaired as quickly as possible.
You must check out your house and look for storm damage if you have just had a severe storm. Then you can call a storm damage repair contractor to have them check out the damage and tell you what repairs will look like.Share
9 November 2022
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