Do You Have Storm Damage from Last Summer?
The Summer of 2022 was a very active storm season. Most of the Twin Cities Metro and Western Wisconsin was impacted by one if not multiple storms. The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting one of the hottest summers in the last century with plenty of wind, hail, and rain. If your home was affected last year, it’s a good idea to get it checked out before it gets hit again.
Often storm damage gets overlooked because it doesn’t appear to be catastrophic enough to raise concern. Even if a tree didn’t fall on your house, you still could have damaged shingles and siding. Once a storm hits your home, the resulting damage can shorten the life of the exterior of your house. This can lead to worse damage the next time a storm rolls through, this additional damage can allow water to enter your home. Often the initial damage is covered by your insurance company, anything afterwards may not be.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR:
If you can access your roof:
Bruising on your shingles where it appears that the granules have fallen off.
Shingles that are sitting slightly higher than the surrounding ones.
Look for dimples on the soft metals such as valley metal and vents.
If you are unable to access your roof:
Check your window frames, door frames, and fascia for small divots.
If you have any painted wood, look for multiple spots that are missing the paint.
Look for small holes and cracks in your siding.
If you see anything or need a second opinion, don’t hesitate to call us! We always offer free inspections and consultations! (763) 434-1500