The 3 Pillars Of Storm Damage Repair

Modern homes are designed to withstand severe storms, but there's no foolproof way to avoid damage during adverse weather. Storm damage repair is a dynamic field of home restoration because storms can damage homes in a variety of ways. Here is an introduction to the three categories of storm damage.

1. Water Damage Repair

Virtually every weather event has the potential to cause water damage to your home. Heavy precipitation may lead to roof leaks that harm your ceilings, walls, and floors. Residential water damage can be more extensive than you might expect, so it's always better to leave repairs to a home restoration professional.

Repairing interior water damage first requires finding the source of the leak. After the roof leak is patched, any materials in the home that have been saturated with water will need to be replaced. This may include insulation, sheetrock walls, ceilings, or even the wood framing of your home.

2. Impact Damage Repair 

Impact damage is the term for damage caused by storm-blown objects hitting your home. Fallen trees and tree limbs are the most common culprits behind storm impact damage. Trimming overhanging branches away from your home helps to mitigate the risk of impact damage during a storm.

Hailstorms cause a unique variation of impact damage in climates where they can occur. In addition to damaging the roof, hail has a tendency to dent siding and shatter windows since it often falls at an angle. Large-scale hail damage necessitates an inspection from a home restoration contractor to locate and repair all impacted areas.

3. Wind Damage Repair

High winds are the strongest physical force a storm can muster against your home. Wind damage often affects roofs most severely; high winds are completely capable of stripping shingles, flashing, and even the underlayment of your roof. This is without mentioning the hazards of falling trees and downed power lines that high winds can cause.

Before you submit an insurance claim to replace your roof, consider getting in touch with a local storm damage restoration contractor. Your contractor can identify signs of damage such as curling or cracked shingles, loose granules, or detached flashing. Mild to moderate wind damage can be repaired and may extend the life of your roof by several years.

Residential storm damage repair is complex, and contractors need expertise in multiple areas to address it properly. If your house is damaged by a storm, a storm damage restoration contractor can provide a solution no matter what type of damage you're dealing with.

For more information, contact a company like Meschke Construction, Inc.