Storm Damage to the Exterior of One’s Home

Every year the weather becomes more unpredictable and today’s storms cause more damage than ever before. Your home, your most important investment experiences a lot of extreme weather, consequently suffering some damage in many storms. This exterior damage is not always visible, but it should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent the damage from getting worse. You, as a responsible homeowner should take advantage of exterior storm damage blaine mn to repair all the imperfections your home has developed after surviving through heavy rains, high winds, tornados, hurricanes, etc.

Roof Damage from Temperature Changes

The roof is the most common part of the house to experience some form of damage due to extreme weather. In the summer, heat and humidity can cause roof damage. Heat causes wooden roof components to expand (rafters, joist, support beams and decking). When the support beams expand, they can cause the roof’s flashing sealant to expand and crack. Sunlight can also damage plastic flashing. If the sun shrinks the asphalt shingles, the nails could pop out, destroying the integrity of the roof.

Roof Damage Caused by Storms

Roofs are commonly damaged by hail, falling trees and flying debris. These elements are sent through the air during a storm and they inevitably cause damage and its usually damage to the roof, but it may also damage other areas of your home. After a hail storm, from the ground, look for damage to the gutters and metal fascia along the roof. If there is damage to any of those areas, there is probably more roof damage that you cannot see from the ground. Upon climbing to the roof, look for damage to the chimneys, vents and skylights. Look closely to see if your shingles have suffered from the impact of hail. This will take the form of bald spots, missing granules on an asphalt shingled roof. These bald spots reduce the integrity of the roof. Leaks can easily develop from this type of damage.

Types of Damage Caused by Storms

• Broken Outdoor Lights
• Dings and Dents on Garage Doors
• Damaged Pool Pump
• Blown Away Shingles
• Damaged Window Well Covers
• Broken or Cracked Glass
• Torn Window or Door Screens
• Dents, Dings or Paint damage to the Doors
• The Growth of Algae or Moss on Shingles
• Damaged Siding
• Damaged Gutters and Downspouts
• Damages Window Sills and Casings
• Mailbox Damage

Your house can suffer from other exterior damage during a storm. Your siding and other elements that sit on the outside of your home, like the air conditioning condenser units or heat pump as well as the decking, patio cover, porch or shed could easily be damaged after an intense storm.

Heavy Rains

Your home’s constant exposure to moisture is yet another way it can be damaged. Moisture, by itself can eventually cause significant damage. So can mold, which is by-product of too much moisture. Between dampened wood rotting and mold developing within a space exposed to too much dampness, much of your property could be ruined. Weather can take its toll on a property. The best way to protect yourself from extreme property damage is to inspect your property after every storm and get the damage repaired quickly.