The Truth About Storm Damages And The Loss In Home Efficiency!

Do You Have Storm Damage?

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Storm damages from severe weather, such as heavy winds, hail, fallen limbs, and snow buildup, can wreak havoc on a home’s exterior. Moreover, homeowners may understand the importance of investing in their roofing system, siding, and windows but will still push the repairs off to a later date. As a result, pushing these repairs will likely result in further damages down the line and could cost homeowners thousands of dollars. Here are some reasons why it’s crucial to schedule immediately.

Water Damage

One of the first things homeowners run into during storm damage is moisture. Moreover, it could be damage to your siding, the roofing system, or around a window frame. These openings are vulnerable to precipitation and could cause water to build up, increasing the risk of mold growth. In turn, mold growth can cause respiratory issues for anyone exposed. Luckily, addressing the damage sooner will prevent any further damage from occurring.

Loss In Home Efficiency

Storm damages don’t only cause moisture problems; they can also create a loss in home efficiency. Additionally, siding, roofing, and windows act as a protective layer from inclement weather. Furthermore, when this protective layer is damaged, outdoor air is allowed to enter the home’s structure, while the climate-controlled air inside escapes — causing energy bills to increase drastically due to the ever-changing temperatures.

Future Issues

Storm damages can be a fast fix in most cases. Although, if the damaged area is open to inclement weather, more damage will occur. As a solution, by tackling this early, homeowners will prevent the existing damage from spreading and save thousands of dollars down the line.

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