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Understanding Home Inspection For Storm Damage

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

In the aftermath of a storm, it is normal to expect some damage to have been wrought on your home. You may wish to carry out a quick home inspection before calling in the professionals. Always remember to do this safely, especially if you need to inspect your roof. In this article, we share with you more about the signs to watch out for when conducting a home inspection for storm damage.

Spotting Signs of Damage on Your Roof

As the part of your house that is most exposed to the elements, your roof may have sustained the bulk of damage. Below are some warning signs to watch out for:

  • Shingle granules in the surrounding areas, such as your yard and possibly your neighbors’ yards
  • Water damage in your attic, including leaks
  • Dents in your shingles
  • Pieces of roof that may have washed down your gutters

Keep in mind that storm damage to your roof can be directional, which means that just one side of your roof is affected, with the other three sides looking completely fine. When inspecting damage on your roof, the safest way to do so is from ground level. Never attempt to crawl out onto the roof by yourself – always leave that up to a professional.

Spotting Signs of Damage on Your Windows and Doors

Another vulnerable part of your home is your windows and doors. When strong winds cause flying debris to hurl against the exterior of your house, windows and doors can bear the brunt of the damage. Look out for any cracks, dents and broken panes, and remember to give your shutters, awnings and window caps a one-over too.

Spotting Signs of Damage on The Exterior of Your Property

Even though the exterior of your house is made to be durable, it can also sustain damage during a storm. You will want to watch out for any damage caused to shingles, siding as well as cement and brick boards. Any dents, cracking or chipping are a sign that the exterior of your property has sustained some form of damage. You may also want to check any exterior features such as pipes and A/C parts.

SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan/Financial District Can Come to You for Storm Damage Restoration

When your home has sustained storm damage, a timely response will go a long way in reducing secondary damage as well as keeping restoration costs down. Our team at SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan/Financial District is always ready, day or night, to respond to your emergency call. We are able to get to your property promptly to evaluate the damage done and provide restoration solutions. We have access to a wide selection of specialized equipment that will enable us to get the job done efficiently and to your satisfaction. If you have any questions about our services, please feel free to contact us today.

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