Many forms of storm damage can easily be seen, from missing shingles or siding to fallen tree branches. However, others go unnoticed. It’s these hidden ones that cause further damage to the home, especially when another major storm blows through. Right after severe weather, you must walk around your home to identify and address issues, regardless if they are obvious or concealed.
In today’s blog post, Silver Leaf Contracting, one of the leading roofing and siding companies in the local area, discusses the hidden signs of storm damage you need to be aware of.
Minor Holes and Leaks
The damage to a siding or roofing system could be minor, but if left unaddressed, it could worsen over time. Small holes on the roof’s surface may result in minor leaks that may affect the other parts of your home’s interior. The same problem can occur on siding, where it is exposed to the elements and can compromise the structural integrity of the rest of the exterior.
Broken Window Seals
Exposure to severe weather can cause the seals around the window frames to lose its ability to protect the interior against drafts and moisture intrusion. The problem may not be apparent to the naked eye, but it can be felt while inside your home. You may notice that following the storm, interior comfort levels require you turn to your HVAC system for heating or cooling. Window contractors can recommend replacement once the issue is identified.
Dents on Gutters
Take a look at your gutters right after a hailstorm has passed to see if they sustained dents. Up close, the problem could be cosmetic. However, if these already interfere with the gutters’ function of channeling rainwater away from the home, consider pursuing a replacement. That’s a better option rather than tackling repairs.
For your exterior remodeling needs, turn to Silver Leaf Contracting. We are one of the top roofing, siding and window companies you can rely on when your home has suffered damage following a storm. Our factory-certified pros are ready to restore your home to its original condition.
Call us today at (330) 236-4010 to learn more about our services. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a free no-obligation consultation.