Storms can do a number on your vinyl window installation, your siding, your roof, or any other exterior part of your home. In some cases, storms can be bad enough to even cause a full roof replacement in a home. Unfortunately, Minnesota can be a host to a number of storms every year. This is why it’s important to always be prepared in case your home falls victim to some particularly nasty storm.
Part of being prepared is knowing the first few steps to take in case you incur some damage. These first moments are crucial if you are to minimize the extent of the problem and make sure your home suffers as little as possible. Here are some tips from our experts at Timberland Exteriors on what to do immediately after a storm hits your house.
If you believe that your vinyl siding installation, or your replacement windows, or even your roof has been damaged, do not try to take a closer look. Safety should be your top priority so avoid getting outside your house until after you’re sure the storm has passed. If the damage is visible, take photographs and document everything. Then call your local general contractors for a thorough inspection right away.
Check Your Insurance
While it may not sound like a good idea, it pays to at least scan through your homeowners insurance policy to see if your storm damage is covered. There’s nothing more frustrating than to expect that your provider will cover the cost of a new roof only to find out that this is actually not covered.
Get Repairs Quickly
Some insurance providers may deny coverage if you don’t get storm damage restoration as soon as possible. Delaying repairs often leads to worse problems, which can be construed as not mitigating your problems as much as you can. Call your local contractors for repairs as soon as the weather clears up.
At Timberland Exteriors, our professionals can help you and your home recover from any bad storm. Give us a call at Maplewood: (651) 439-1760, Detroit Lakes: (218) 849-6675 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in St. Paul, as well as other neighboring areas in MN.