What are the Signs of Storm Damage to the Siding or Roofing of my Home?
One of the things that homeowners need to be aware of when it comes to the exterior of their home is storm damage. Whether it is wind, debris or hail, during a storm, no matter how prepared you might be, it is impossible to fully protect your home. Though some storm damage is highly noticeable, there could also be small signs of storm damage that you might not notice at first glance. If you are concerned you might have storm damage or are questioning whether to consider using insurance for the repairs, contact Yates Builders today for your Free Estimate.
The following are some signs that your home might have sustained some storm damage:
Check Your Attic for Possible Roof Damage
One of the signs of storm damage you may miss at first glance is roof damage. However, many times, you will be able to see the effects of the damage in your attic. This is especially the case when it rains. Following a storm, take a look at your attic for holes, cracks or leaks. You can find these by looking for drips or wet spots, seeing light shining through holes or even visually seeing cracks.
Dings, Dents and Cracks in Your Siding
Another sign that you have storm damage on your property are dings, dents and cracks in your siding. Though some damage will be seen immediately, you may need to take a close look at your siding following a severe storm. Even small cracks or dents in your siding can turn into a major issue as time goes on. For instance, if you have aluminum siding and the aluminum cracks in a storm, it will eventually start to corrode. This is unsightly and makes the aluminum weak, possibly leading to more issues with your home.
Walk Around Your Home and Property
Finally, you will want to take a walk around your home and property to look for anything that is amiss. Some possible signs of storm damage include roofing tiles on the ground, strange metal that shouldn’t be near your home, hanging gutters or large branches and other debris near your property. Anything you find, you should investigate to see if it is from your home.
These are the most common signs of damage to your siding or roofing from storm damage. Keep in mind that it is in your best interest to contact a trusted contractor to get a second opinion on whether these damages could have been caused by a storm or just wear and tear. A professional at Yates Builders can get you an estimate which in turn could help you with a decision on whether you want to contact your insurance company to place a claim on the damage.