Dealing with Storm Damage? Know Who To Call
Annual hurricanes and other tropical weather that cause intense wind and devastating flooding have a big impact on homeowner’s wallets. Estimates top $50 billion in annual costs absorbed by homeowners throughout the country. If you live in the Sunshine State, and also own a home there, it’s wise to know exactly who to call when the weather isn’t as sunny as you might prefer and storm damage is what you’re left with.
Big storm damage caused by fallen trees
Tropical weather brings with it intense gusty wind that can top 60 miles per hour during a run of the mill storm. Sustained 90 MPH winds, which aren’t uncommon in Florida during hurricane season, are enough to topple almost any tree. Trees commonly fall on homes causing significant structural damage and branches from a fallen tree can cause significant roof damage that requires an immediate call to storm damage pros defore the damage gets much worse.
Missing shingles and gutter damage
High wind speeds can also rob your roof of shingles. Shingles are the protective barrier between the elements and the inside of your home. If you lose a cluster of them, water can easily find its way and wreak much more havoc. High winds can also cause damage to gutters which help drain water away from your home. If gutters aren’t working as they should, water and pool, puddle, erode land, and even find its way into your home.
Leaks caused by storm damage
During intense storms, water can be forced into your home by sheer force from the weather. Storms can also cause significant flooding, and structural roof damage that causes the roof system to fail and allow water into your home. Leaks can lead to mold and mildew which can be very harmful to your health. At the first sign of a leak caused by storm damage, call the pros in for a fix..
Shingle storm damage
If you examine a set of shingles closely, you’ll see that they’re coated in granules. These granules help to deflect the heat of the harsh sun away from the cool inside of your home. Storms often sweep away these granules leaving your home exposed to the potential of more damage in the future and less ability to deflect heat. If after a storm you see small piles of black grit collected in areas around your home, call in the pros for an inspection of your shingles.
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