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4 Common Types of Storm Damage

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Has your house been hit by a storm? Storm damage can be a really scary and dangerous thing. It can cause immense damage to your house, compromising the safety of you and your loved ones. As a homeowner, it is important that you are aware of the 4 most common types of storm damage and how you can deal with them effectively. It will also be useful if you can keep a reliable and trustworthy roofer’s contact detail with you in case you are hit with storm damage and require emergency roof repair service. SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan is a leading roofer in the United States, with over 50 years of expertise, making sure you get the help you need for your home.

Wind Damage

The strong winds from the storm can cause your roof to sustain serious damage. This is because the strong winds weaken your roof, lifting the shingles and causing cracks. Apart from that, flying debris in the wind can also cause holes in your roof and siding. Do look for any missing or damaged shingles on your roof and around your property. Approach your roofer immediately if you discover damage so as to avoid more costly problems.

Hail Damage

Hail damage can affect both your roof and your siding. Keep a lookout for shingles or missing bits of your roof. The penetration of asphalt shingles can lead to problems such as leaks and cracks. Hail damage is one of the most difficult types of storm damage to be identified. Any form of a hailstorm can cause long-term problems for your house and therefore we would strongly recommend that you engage a professional to help you inspect your roof for damage.

Water Damage

Water damage can be extremely dangerous and troublesome as it affects your entire house. It can seep into the walls and grounds of your property, compromising the structural integrity of your home. Not only so, but it also poses a fire hazard and mold growth, which may lead to several health problems. If you feel that your house may be suffering from water damage, you got to approach your contractor immediately. Water damage needs to be addressed immediately and swiftly to prevent extensive water damage to your home.

Impact Damage

Impact damage is normally caused by objects such as fallen trees and storm damage debris. The damage caused may not noticeable immediately and may only be problematic months or years later. Often, a complete replacement of the roof is needed for this type of damage. However, if only a side of the roof is damaged, a partial replacement of the damaged part is also possible.

At SERVPRO, we specialize in different kinds of storm damage. If your home has sustained any of the roof damage mentioned above, do contact us immediately. Storm damage has to be fixed immediately. Contact us at (973) 869-5801 today!

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