Experts recommend checking your home after a storm or high winds. This is to ensure that your roof, siding, windows and the rest of your home did not suffer any extensive damage due to the weather. Unfortunately, there are things that you may miss while visually inspecting your home. Not all kinds of damage are obvious, especially if you’re not a trained professional.
In this post, Timberland Exteriors — a reputable provider of exterior home remodeling services — discusses a few signs of hidden storm damage that you should look out for.
Strong winds can create higher pressure in the corners and around the perimeter of your roof, creating various stress points that could weaken your roof and cause its failure. Typically, you’ll see the effect of strong winds through the lifting of the shingles. This usually starts out very small, so it often goes unnoticed until the damage has become more extensive that rain is able to seep into the shingles. That said, spotting this kind of damage at its early stage can be difficult. You’ll really need the help of a professional roofer in order to detect and fix the issue.
For your home’s siding, hidden storm damage can occur when high winds and flying debris impact the material. Oftentimes these elements can cause cracks, splits, or holes on the siding. In other instances, the damage can be more serious as siding panels could lift or completely break away from the home. Cracks, splits and holes are usually easy to detect. But sometimes they are so small that it could be challenging for you to see them. A siding professional or a home remodeling contractor would definitely be better equipped to detect this kind of damage.
People are used to looking through a window and not at it, so it’s not surprising that you’ll miss small cracks or damage on the glass, frame or other window components. Be careful of these seemingly minor damages, though. They can become bigger over time and cause serious trouble for your windows.
As a trusted general construction company, Timberland Exteriors carries out every job with keen attention to detail. We can handle various projects including roof replacement, siding installation, window replacement, storm damage repair and more.
Call us at (651) 439-1760 (Maplewood) or (218) 849-6675 (Detroit Lakes). You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Minneapolis, MN, and the surrounding areas.