Summer storms can bring breathtaking lightning displays and refreshing rainfall, but they can also leave behind a trail of destruction. Powerful winds and torrential downpours can wreak havoc on your home and leave your roof, siding, doors, and windows in need of repair.
Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your home is safe and sound after a storm.
Assessing Storm Damage
Once the storm has passed, it’s time to assess your property for signs of damage. While some forms of damage may be obvious, others can be more subtle and could require a professional inspection to ensure problems don’t worsen over time. Here are a few key areas to look over:
Roof: Check for missing or damaged shingles, dents, or cracks. If you see water stains on interior ceilings and walls, give us a call to schedule an honest free inspection to find and fix the problem as soon as possible before more damage occurs to your home.
Windows and Doors: Look for broken glass, loose frames, or improperly sealed openings that could cause leaking.
Exterior Siding: Check for dents, cracks, or sections that have been torn away. If you just weathered a hailstorm, pay particular attention to your siding as hail can cause significant damage to siding materials.
Gutters and Downspouts: Ensure they are clear of debris and securely attached to your house. Damaged gutters can cause water to pool around the foundation of your home, potentially leading to flooding.
Landscaping: Strong winds can knock down trees, break branches, and uproot plants. As you clean up the debris, make sure these hazards haven’t damaged your home’s structure in any way.
When To Get a Professional Storm Damage Inspection
While you may be able to identify some visible damage, a professional inspection from our team at 10K Construction can help uncover problems that are hard to spot through an untrained eye.
If you are seeing obvious signs of damage, are near neighboring homes that have needed repair, or simply suspect there may be an underlying issue, don’t wait for things to worsen, give us a shout and we will drop by your home or business to diagnose the issue.
Storm Damage Inspections for Minnesota Home and Business Owners
Once we arrive at your site, our experts will walk you through the entire storm damage repair process. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection of your property to ensure there are no problems. Our assessment works to detect damage early, helping you prevent minor issues from escalating into major, costly repairs.
If you do have storm damage and need help with an emergency repair or filing an insurance claim, we’re your guys. On the flip side, if your home is damage-free, you can move forward with confidence knowing your home’s structure is sound and in great condition. It’s a win-win!
So when summer storms strike, our team at 10K Construction is here to ensure your home continues to be a safe and beautiful haven for your family. Contact us today to schedule an inspection!