A Guide to Siding and Roof Storm Damage

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Storms can wreak havoc on your property, knocking down tree branches and causing hail damage to vehicles as well as your home. While hurricanes and tornadoes have a reputation for destroying property, even small storms can cause significant damage. Strong winds can blow around debris, knock down trees, damage gutters, rip off siding, or even tear off your roof. Lightning has the potential to knock out power and create extensive physical damage, while water damage can expose leaks or areas such as gutters that are in need of maintenance.

While there’s not much you can do about mother nature, you can protect your home by making sure that repairs get fixed quickly before they do additional damage to your property. A small water leak can do extensive damage over a short period of time if not repaired properly.

A post-storm roof and siding inspection can help identify any damaged areas. Before inspecting your roof or siding, ensure that it is safe to do so. Wait until the storm has passed before you proceed outside of your home. You may have the urge to crawl up on your roof to inspect any damages. However, this is best left to professionals like Volpe Enterprises.

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A roof inspection should be left to the pros, but a visual inspection, however, is helpful. You may also want to inspect your attic for additional damage. Here’s a roofing damage storm checklist that can help you assess the condition of your roof after a storm:

Roof Storm Damage Inspection:

  • Check for any visible signs of damage, such as missing or displaced shingles, dented gutters, or damaged flashing.
  • Look for any signs of water penetration, such as water stains or damp spots on the roof surface or in the attic.
  • Check for any debris, tree branches, or other objects that may have fallen on the roof and caused damage.

Siding Storm Damage Inspection:

  • Check for missing or damaged siding, fascia, or soffits
  • Look for evidence of mold on soffits 
  • Verify that shutters are still in place. 

Interior Storm Damage Inspection:

  • Inspect the interior of your home for any signs of water leaks or water damage on the ceilings, walls, or around windows and doors.
  • Check your attic for any signs of water penetration, such as wet insulation, mold or mildew, or water stains on the walls or ceiling.
  • Check your basement for any signs of water leaks.

Gutter Storm Damage Inspection:

  • Inspect your gutters and downspouts for any damage, such as dents, cracks, or detachment from the roofline.
  • Clear any debris, such as leaves, branches, or dirt, from the gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage. Gutter cleaning can be a tedious and dangerous task. Let the pros at Volpe Enterprises clean your gutters.

Contact a Storm Damage Professional:

If you notice any damage to your roof or suspect water penetration, it’s best to contact a professional roofing repair contractor like Volpe Enterprises to assess and repair the damage.

Remember, safety is a top priority when inspecting your roof after a storm. If you are not comfortable or experienced with roofing inspections, it’s best to hire a professional roofing contractor to assess the damage and make necessary repairs.

Volpe understands that storms can leave homeowners with roofing and siding problems that need to be addressed immediately. Let us help you repair your home quickly and safely. Call us at 610-539-6730.  

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