Top Areas to Check After Severe Wind Storms
You’ve probably taken steps to minimize damage from severe weather, but you could wind up with more damage than you bargained for. The occasional wind storm can have a significant impact on the overall durability of your home. However, you can mitigate the damage by knowing where to examine after a severe wind storm. First and foremost, check the roof. It will take the brunt of any weather-related damage.
A severe wind storm in the area can cause debris to fly about and damage your roof. Debris such as shards of glass, tree branches, and hunks of metal from the neighbor’s lawn can be more damaging than the high wind speeds. You’ll want to inspect the roof. The most obvious sign of roof damage for metal roofing are dents. For shingles, you’ll notice broken or missing shingles.
If you are not comfortable with climbing up on the roof, do not risk your safety. Instead, call in a roofing contractor. They are licensed and insured to examine roofing damage after a storm.
Windows and Doors
Again, the debris strewn about by high wind speeds can cause more damage than the wind itself. Just a single piece of loose debris can shatter a window. The same goes for the door, which could be damaged. Following a severe wind storm, take a moment to walk around your property. Examine each window and entryway for noticeable signs of damage. Often, the damage itself will be evident immediately, if you did not hear the glass break.
Following a severe wind storm, you may find the damage is too extensive to repair. If you wish to sell the property and find somewhere less windy, call Sell My House Today at (719) 476-2727. We’ll offer you a reasonable price for your home, no matter its condition, today!