3 Ways Wind Can Damage Your Home

By fiderioandsons Feb 26, 2016

New England weather can be unpredicatble and windstorms can happen quickly, before you had time to properly prepare. However, if you are aware of how these torms can damage your home and what to look for, it’s easier to be more prepared. Protect your home from severe windstorms and know what to look for after the storm hits.

Roof Damage

Windstorms can cause severe damages to your roof that can rip off shingles and eventually lead to water damage to the interior of your home. Your roof may be more susceptible to strong winds if a few shingles are already missing or weak. Just one missing shingle can cause more damage to your home than realized. Water can seep into the weak areas, which over time, leads to mold. If your home has an older roof or small damages, you should get an assessment from insurance restoration contractors that can work with you to fix any damages and protect your roof from any upcoming windstorms. Keeping your roof strong and taking preventative actions can end up saving you money and stress from having to make costly repairs.

Siding Damage

Your home’s siding is what keeps your house strong and durable. Strong winds pick up debris like branches from the tree in your yard and can toss them right into your home’s siding. The debris can puncture your siding, letting the storm winds enter the inside of your home. This, along with holes or cracks in the siding, leaves your home vulnerable to water damage as well. If your damage is limited to a few siding panels, individual panels can be removed and replaced without the need for a complete removal process. Your siding is important so the outside stays strong to keep the inside comfortable and safe for your family. It’s important to have your home inspected by a contractor who can spot potential problems and offer guidance for any necessary repairs. If your home has already been damaged, don’t wait until another storm hits, making the damages even more costly.

Window Damage

Your windows are used to let in warmth and sunlight but when storms such as rain, snow, hail and wind hit, you don’t want to invite the weather in. Wind picks up debris and shove them through your windows.Windows should be protected to reduce the risk of damage or injury caused by flying debris. According to Safety.com, in the event of an emergency, permanent storm shutters can be quickly and easily closed to protect the windows. Temporary plywood covers are more economical, but are less convenient and attractive.

Preventative Tips

  • Keep up with yard maintenance by trimming trees and disposing of any loose branches.
  • In the event of a strong wind storm, clear the outside of any furniture or loose items
  • Inspect your roof and siding for any weak areas that may be more susceptible to damage during a storm.
  • Invest in window covers such as storm shutters or temporary ply wood to prevent winds from tossing debris through the window.
  • Hire insurance restoration contractors to inspect your home and help asses any repairs.

Fiderio & Sons

The debris from strong winds can lead to broken windows, damaged doors or roofs, and a host of other structural problems. Fiderio & Sons home repair services work to assess the structural damage to your home or businesses, help you to file the insurance claim and perform the structural repairs to get your property back to the way it was.

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