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Where to Spot Wind and Storm Damage Around Your House

Where to Spot Wind and Storm Damage Around Your House

Any damage to your home is cause for concern. Wind and storm damage can be especially significant as well as tricky to deal with.

Any damage to your home is cause for concern. Wind and storm damage can be especially significant as well as tricky to deal with. This type of damage can take different forms, can be in difficult to reach spots, or can be merely hard to notice. Many home insurance policies have strict or limiting coverage options and rules governing wind and storm damage. This makes it imperative to spot and fix any damage, preferably through a damage restoration contractor who knows exactly how to manage the situation. Today, let’s go over a brief rundown of the types of wind and storm damage you could see as a homeowner.

Roof Damage

Severe storms and winds can seriously damage the shingles or materials that make up your home’s roof. Missing, split or damaged shingles can result in leaking and water damage from follow up storms. This water damage, in turn, can cause mold and wood rot. This is a homeowner’s worst nightmare as mold and wood rot are the prime culprits for health problems for the inhabitants as well as structural problems with the house. Other common roof damages include dents and blockages on gutters and downspouts or patches of roofing material that are entirely missing. This occurrence alone is reason enough for homeowners to inspect their gutters at least twice a year.

Damages to Exterior Structure

The exterior of a house undergoes the most wind and storm damage. Storm debris, wind, and torrential downpours are all common causes of damage to your home’s exterior. Debris is a very common factor for the damage on siding, paint, or wood parts of the exterior. Debris can range from large tree branches or heavy hail to objects from the surrounding environment tossed up in the strong winds. Damage to the structure or outside facing materials can lead to problems similar to that of roof damage.

What To Do if You Find Damage?

Do not attempt to fix the damage yourself, especially if located in an unsafe spot such as the roof or high up on your home side. Damage restoration specialists are equipped to handle nearly every type of damage possible to your home and are uniquely qualified for the job at hand.

Storm Damage Restoration from Smith & Son’s Contracting

At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your home remodeling needs. For a great job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-410-245-5954 for 24/7 home improvement and home remodeling services. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.

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