Storms in both summer and winter can wreak havoc on your home. Little is worse than when a storm damages your house. Even with the best preventative measures of keeping your home’s exterior and roof properly maintained, some storms will cause damage and you need a licensed and experienced contractor to repair the damage quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption to your daily life.
Hail damage is typically cosmetic in nature, but the effects can build up and compromise the structural integrity of your home. Small dings and dents from home simply look ugly, but more importantly, when paint is scratched or siding is broken it allows for the next storm to penetrate deeper and cause further damage. The best plan of action is to address minor damage immediately before it allows further damage to occur. Cosmetic appeal is not the end-all, be-all to your home’s usefulness, but cosmetic damage is a sign of maintenance work which needs to be conducted in order to assure your house remains as nice as your expectations dictate.
The Effects of Heavy Winds
Although your house was designed to withstand the normal weather in your area, exceptionally heavy winds can cause damage you may not expect. A few missing shingles or a loosened piece of siding may not seem like a problem, but they are. Each piece of roofing and siding are part of an overall system designed to work together; when one piece is compromised the rest of the system is no longer intact and much more vulnerable to further damage. It’s much easier to repair one instance of damage from a heavy storm than to wait for major repairs caused by ordinary weather because the original damaged space no longer protected your house.
Floods and Water Damage
If you aren’t convinced as to the importance of immediate repairs, consider what happens when a compromised exterior allows water from the next storm inside the house. When interior flooding happens, the damage is far more extensive than you can possibly imagine. The damage to your home goes far beyond what you might expect. In the worst case scenario, your house has to be gutted and rebuilt. In the best case scenario, some of you personal effects and memories will be destroyed. The better option is to maintain your house’s integrity against storms and keep a good relationship with a contractor who can mitigate the damage quickly and efficiently.