Understanding Storm Damage on Your Home

Storm damage is one of the things dreaded most by homeowners. When it happens, everyone concentrates on evacuating their prized possessions from home and getting to safety. Once it’s over, the structural integrity of the home and its ability to deal with the damage resulting from the storm is compromised, and if not addressed in time, it could lead to the complete destruction of the home. Here are a few things that you need to understand about storm damage restoration on a home.

Assessing the damage

Storms can lead to water damage, wind damage, and damage from debris. After a storm has cleared, it is essential to assess the entire home to see how much damage you have to deal with. Note down the broken doors and windows and the rooms where water has pooled in. When calling in the restoration experts, you will need to give this information to get assistance.

Roof damage

If the wind was strong during the storm, it might have blown off either the entire roof or sections of it. Roofing damage is dangerous because the roof protects the entire house’s interior, improves the stability of the home, andis necessary for effective temperature regulation. Common roofing damage after a storm includes blown off shingles, leaks, and visible structural damage. If something extreme such as a power line or a tree fell on the roof, have a professional check the structural integrity to avoid the roof caving in with people inside the home.

Water damage

Stormwater tends to collect in the basement and other lower parts of a home during a storm. If the roof begins leaking as a result of the storm, the inside of the home could be susceptible to water damage. Try and isolate the section of your roof or wall where the water is coming from. Another major source of water damage after a storm is flooding, which is dangerous because it is categorized as either category two or three. Water damaged which is not assessed or treated in time leads to mold, decay, and rot to floors, structure supports, and more.

These are some of the things which every homeowner needs to know about storm damage. Give us a call if you need any help restoring your roof after a bad storm. We will be happy to help you get your life back in order.

Resources:

Roofing Rennovations | Stormy Weather: Common Roofing Issues to Watch For

Broadco | Steps to Take Immediately After a Storm Damage

Houselogic | What to Do in the First 24 Hours After a Flood

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