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Common Signs of Wind Damage after a Storm

February 19, 2015

 

After a storm has rolled through your community, you may notice a lot of wind damage. Common signs of wind damage to your home include fallen tree limbs and debris blown about your property. After the weather has passed, you’ll need to inspect and make note of any damage you find.

 

Inspecting Your Property

 

The wind from a storm kicked up dirt, trash along with other rubble and assaulted your house, making quite a mess. While inspecting your property, you’ll probably notice quite a bit of dirt has blown in. To get back to normal, your property may need to be cleared of debris, pressure washed and possibly need repainting.

 

When inspecting the exterior of your home, be sure to look for damage to your siding. Particularly, look for dents and missing pieces such as corner caps that have suddenly disappeared. Check for loose or missing window shutters, damaged screen doors and broken windows. Also keep an eye out for dents and dings in utility vents, roof gutters and down-spouts. All of these items will need to be repaired in some way.

 

Wind Damage to Your Roof

 

Your roof likely took the brunt of the abuse during a storm. The most obvious things you may be able to see from ground-level are broken, missing or bruised asphalt shingles. If you have tile, slate or concrete shingles, you will easily be able to see broken or missing pieces. Obviously, any leaks found inside your home are a symptom of roof damage that needs to be addressed immediately.

 

There isn’t much the average home owner can do, except for spotting the obvious from the ground or inside the home. In order to do a detailed inspection, a ladder and proper safety equipment must be used. This kind of inspection should be done by a licensed roofing contractor, so a good assessment can be made of the repairs needed.

 

After a storm, your home needs to be inspected by professionals. If your home has sustained wind damage and you’re not sure what to do, contact us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.

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