The warm weather is finally here, and with it comes the summer storm season. While everyone loves a long day on the lake, no one looks forward to the storm damage severe weather can cause. Thankfully, there are a few simple steps you can take to minimize the likelihood of storm damage to your property.

Inspect and Clean Your Gutters

It’s time to get out the ladder and make sure your gutters are clean and clear. Gutters are designed to collect rainwater and divert it away from your home. Broken or clogged gutters can cause water damage when excess water pools on your roof or near your home’s foundation. Making sure all leaves, twigs, and debris are removed will keep rainwater flowing away from your house and extend the lifespan of your gutters by minimizing corrosion and rust. 

Fix your Leaky Windows, Doors, or Roof

You don’t want leaky cracks to cause water damage inside your home during a storm. Small leaks can be fixed with weatherstripping or caulking to seal the gap and keep rain runoff outside. If you suspect your roof may be leaking and in need of repairs, our team of roofing experts at 10K Construction can offer you a free inspection to help you decide on the best way to fix any roofing problem.

Trim the Trees Around Your Home 

Inspect the trees around your home and trim back any branches that are too close to your house or growing into your siding. Be sure to remove dead trees and branches since they pose a greater risk of breaking off and causing damage during a storm. 

Trimming your trees at the start of summer helps minimize storm debris and makes post-storm clean-up much easier. While trimming small branches is a straightforward task, cutting down large trees (especially those close to your home) is best left to a professional tree service company. 

Have a Storm Damage Restoration Plan

Even with all of your careful preparation, you will inevitably experience storm damage at some point. When it happens, it’s best to have a plan on how you will handle your restoration project as quickly as possible.

Our team at 10K Construction is here to help with all your storm damage repair needs. 

We specialize in storm damage restoration and work directly with insurance companies to help make the process as smooth as possible for you.  

If your roof, siding, doors, windows, or gutters are damaged during a summer storm, our team at 10K Construction is here to help!