Check your Home for Summer Storm Damage

dreamstime_s_31126341Summers storms in the midwest can wreak havoc on homes and landscape. After a big storm, you should immediately scour your home and roof for damage. Some destruction left unfixed can lead to more permanent problems, like leaks and foundation cracks. Find out what you should keep an eye out for and take a look at our tips when inspecting your home after a storm.

Wind Damage

  • Check your attic to see if there your insulation is still intact. Use a flashlight to look for any wet spots or leaks.

  • Shingles may blow off or lift in severe windstorms. Wind could also damage the shingle seal, causing water to damage your roof.

Hail Damage

  • Hail can cause dents and dings in your roof shingles. Larger pieces can even make cracks. Look for noticeable damage that could compromise protection against inclement weather.

  • While you’re at it, check your cars parked outside and home windows/doors for any dings or cracks due to large chunks of ice.

Tips

  • Take photos at multiple angles of any damage you find. You will likely need to turn them into your insurance company.

  • Try to lift a few roof tiles to see if they are loose.

  • Check your gutters to make sure they are still secure and don’t have any holes or cracks. They may also be clogged with leaves and debris, which can cause serious damage to your home.

  • Walk around your entire house to check siding and landscape.

The best way to ensure roof longevity is by getting regular inspections. Christian Brothers can do those inspections to check for damage for you. We are likely to see problems that may otherwise go unnoticed. If you are worried your home may be showing signs of storm damage, give us a call at

By |2018-06-08T16:06:56+00:00June 11th, 2013|Homeowner Tips, Roof Problems|0 Comments

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