Spring has finally arrived here in the Twin Cities! But with warm spring weather and growing gardens also comes dreaded spring storms. Unpredictable, extreme spring weather and water events can leave behind a trail of destruction with flooded property, damaged roofs and downed trees. As roofing professionals assisting in the repair of storm damage for the Twin Cities, we would like to offer a few tips to help avoid damage to your home as well as what to do in the event damage occurs.
For one, water damage from wrecked and leaking roofs can cause costly damage and become a breeding ground for dangerous mold. Wind-driven water can work its way under loose or missing shingles, cracked or peeling caulk, and even chipped or peeling paint. So, even if a storm doesn’t seem that major, you should still call in a roofing professional to do a thorough inspection if your roof is older or if you have recently experienced particularly stormy winter.
It’s time to get outside and take a good look at trees on and around your property that may have been damaged over the winter. Look closely at any within falling distance of your home. Be sure to get rid of weak and broken branches. This can prevent limbs from ending up on your roof or through your window during a severe spring storm.
And, even if you cleaned your gutters in the fall, get up and make sure that recent storm events haven’t created blockages that will back up roof drainage. Make sure that your drainage system, gutters and downspouts, are securely attached to your home and clear of any debris. A clogged gutter can cause water to enter your home during a storm and a loose drainpipe can bang against your siding causing damage.
At Eastern Roofing & Siding we understand just how important your roof and siding is to your home or business and we take that responsibility seriously. We are also experienced working with insurance companies to help you get the roofing repair you need and deserve. When your home experiences damage, call your insurance company to inform them of the damage. And, in the event of a storm do not hesitate to give us a call. We can come out to your home to inspect your roofing and siding and perform any roofing repair you need.
And, these are just some of the things you can do this spring to prevent and bounce back from storm damage. For more information about storm damage repair in the Twin Cities areas, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.