Storms can be unpredictable, sometimes dangerous and destructive, leaving little time to prepare your home. If your home does endure a storm, there are a few things you can look for after the storm to make sure your house remains in great condition.
Check for Immediate Threats to Safety
When looking for damage around your home, the first step is to look for anything hazardous that would pose an immediate safety threat. You need to ensure that there aren’t any power lines that could cause fires or gas leaks that could harm you or your family. It is also important to ensure that drinking water is safe for your consumption.
Inspect Your Home
- Check Your Roof: When checking your roof for damage, there are a few things you can look for. Look out for raised or missing shingles and large dents in the roof, gutters, or downspouts. In hail and windstorms, the damage is often confined to one side of the home, so make sure to check all sides of your house before determining if any damage has occurred.
- Check Your Windows and Doors: Windows and doors can be some of the easiest to damage during a storm. Look for holes, cracks, and broken frames or panels when looking at the inside and outside of your home. If your windows have shutters or awnings, check them too.
- Check Your Home’s Exterior: Check your siding for evidence of chipping, cracking, dings, or dents. It is important to check at various times of the day to ensure you see everything in different lighting.
- Check Your Air Conditioner: Check your air conditioner coils and fins to ensure no debris has affected or damaged them.
Remove Debris and Standing Water
Try to clear any standing water away from your home to avoid mold growth within your home. Gutters can build up with clogged water and flow underneath your home’s shingles. This water can build up and cause damage to your roof. Removing any debris brought to your home by the
storm is also important to avoid compromising structural integrity.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Once you have inspected all the damage throughout and surrounding your home, contact your insurance company to file a claim. Make sure to take pictures of any sufficient damage to your insurance provider or have a professional from the company come out and assess the damage.
Work with G. Fedale Roofing and Siding
If you need damage repaired to your home, you want to ensure you’re working with a reputable company. G. Fedale Roofing and Siding provides window, roofing, siding, and storm repair services. We have years of experience in the industry, and we take great pride in our craftsmanship and customer service. Visit our website to learn more about our storm repair services and how we can assist with your roofing and siding needs.