Minimize Storm Damage With These Tips

Storms can cause a lot of damage to your exteriors. Modern products like vinyl siding are designed and built to withstand Mother Nature’s worst but they can still sustain damage after some particularly bad weather. In most cases, the damage is visible, giving you a clear sign to contact your local roofing and exterior restoration contractors for some repairs. The dangerous part is when the damage remains undetected, slowly becoming more serious behind the scenes, and surfacing only once the problems require expensive repairs.  

Minimizing storm damage will not just protect you from potential troubles in the future, but it can also extend the life of certain parts of your home. This can be done by familiarizing yourself with the necessary first steps to make sure your exteriors are in good shape after a storm. Here are what our experts at All Professional Remodeling Group recommend to help you spot storm damage in your home.

Prioritize Safety

It’s tempting to go out and check your roof or residential skylights as soon as the skies clear up but this can be risky. If your home has sustained heavy damage, do not attempt to enter or inspect the affected areas. Instead, you can use this time to contact your local roofers for a thorough inspection. This should be your first step in post-storm home maintenance.

Document Everything

Once it’s safe to do so, walk around your property and visually inspect your siding, roof, gutters, and other parts of your exteriors. Document all the problems you see and take pictures of the damage. This will help you file an insurance claim for repairs later.

Call the Professionals

While your insurance provider can help you assess the damage caused by a storm, it’s also best to include a report from a professional contractor for your roofing and gutter systems. They can help you identify areas of concern that may be completely invisible to untrained eyes.

Keep your roof and your home safe before, during, and after a storm with the help of our professionals at All Professional Remodeling Group. Give us a call at (973) 358-8341 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection and get a free estimate today.