As the weather changes from cold to hot, summer storms seem to come out of nowhere. Summer storms can move fast and do severe damage to your home in a short amount of time. Sometimes the damage caused by a storm can be hard to detect, and you may not discover it until after more damage occurs due to damaged roof tiles or other exterior damage.
Discovering how badly a storm has damaged your home sometimes takes a little detective work, but storms always leave clues to the damage they leave behind. To find damage done to your home by a summer storm, look for these four signs.
Roof Shingles and Other Debris in Your Yard
Roofs take the brunt of storms and often suffer the most damage. However, sometimes damage to your roof is minor or hidden and can be challenging to locate. After a storm, especially a storm with high winds, check the yard for shingles or tiles that may have blown off. Even if you don’t see any tiles in your yard, you should inspect the roof for damaged or missing tiles or shingles.
Cracked and Broken Windows
Storms with heavy rain, hail, and high winds can cause excessive damage to your home’s exterior, especially the windows. High winds can damage window frames, storm panes, and window glass. If you hear wind or air blowing through closed windows, you could have a broken or cracked window or damage to the window frame. A loose or cracked window frame won’t seal properly and allows air to enter or escape your home.
During a severe storm, your home can suffer significant damage. While some damage may only be cosmetic, such as chipped paint or dented siding, some damage could lead to more severe problems, such as water leaking into your home, which can lead to damage to your home’s interior and personal property. Give your home’s exterior a thorough inspection to check for damage to the paint, siding, and windows.
One of the best ways to locate storm damage to your home is to use a professional. Using the skills and experience of a storm damage restoration specialist to identify and repair any storm damage done to your home can save you a ton of time and money and give you peace of mind.
Damage Inside Your Home
Sometimes you have to look inside your home to find damage done to the outside. Look for water damage to ceilings, walls, and areas around windows. Moisture stains can mean you have damage to your roof, gutters, rooftop vents, or around your windows.
A key point to remember about summer storms is that even minor storms can cause damage to your home’s exterior over time. Never take any storm for granted. By following some of the tips listed above, you can keep your home looking its best and avoid future repair costs associated with damage done to your roof or other areas of your home.