3 Tips To Dealing With Storm Damage On The Exterior Of Your Home

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When a storm causes damage to your property, there are many areas that may be damaged, including the roofing, woodwork and exterior finishes like siding. Once the danger of a storm has passed, you will be ready to inspect the damage and get started with the repairs that are needed. Here are some tips that will help you deal with the storm damage to your home:

1. Inspecting Damage That Needs Emergency Repairs

There is a lot of damage to your home that will need repairs, but there are some problems that are more urgent than others. After the storm passes, you will want to do a visual inspection of your home. First, look for any utility damage and contact the company to help with repairs. You will also want to look for structural damage that may be a hazard to you and your family and have the problems addressed as soon as possible. You never want to begin repairs to your home until the utility company has repaired damaged electrical and telephone lines.

2. Having Your Roof Inspected for Damage That Needs Repairs

One of the areas that will get the most damage in a storm is the roof of your home. Contact a roofing contractor and have them inspect your roof. It is a good idea to have the roof inspected even if there is not any visible damage. You may want to have your roof inspected regularly, which will also give you an idea of when you are going to need to have the roof replaced and the current condition of your roofing.

3. Covering Damaged Areas to Protect Your Home from Other Problems

Once you have looked at all the areas of your home that have been damaged, you will be ready to cover the areas to protect your home from further damage. It is a good idea to use smaller tarps and firmly secure them in areas where your home has been damaged in the storm. If you need help with installation of tarps to protect your home, contact a roofing contractor and talk with them about emergency tarp installation and getting an estimate for the repairs that need to be done to your home.

These are some tips that will help you deal with the storm damage to your home. Contact a roofing contractor, such as at Pyramid Roofing Inc, to help with inspection and repairs to your home after a storm has caused severe damage. 

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12 December 2017

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