A bad storm can do severe damage to your siding, and it’s essential that you react quickly to restore your home immediately after the storm. Knowing what to do will help prevent further property damage and may get the cost covered by your insurance company. The home improvement team at Atlas Roofing in Rochester, NY, explain what you need to do after the storm.
All About Storm Damage Home Improvement
Damage to Look For
There are a few clear signs that your siding has been damaged, so conduct a thorough inspection after the storm. If there are large fallen branches close to your house or other debris that has been flying around, it may have hit the side of your home and damaged it. Look closely at the siding itself for indications of damage. This could include something as large as missing chunks or smaller cracks and chips in the material.
Water damage may appear in the weeks following the storm – especially if it’s the wet season – which may cause siding materials to buckle, make the material soggy or swollen, or create discolored spots on the interior walls. If you see one or more of these signs, you need to call a home improvement professional right away for siding, soffit, and fascia repair.
What to Know About Insurance
Call your insurance company to submit a claim after your siding and roofing contractor has given you an estimate. You’ll then likely have an adjuster come to your home to assess the damage as well; their estimate should be comparable to the contractor’s. Look closely at your insurance policy to ensure they give you the best deal possible. For example, if you can’t find a siding material that will match your current material for the repairs, your policy might cover entirely re-siding the house.
When you need siding or roof repair, look to the team at Atlas Roofing. They are the local home improvement experts who have been serving the community for almost 40 years. They’ve built a reputation for their thorough work and cleanup, attention to detail, and affordable pricing. They will gladly work with your insurance company to cover your costs. Contact them online or at (585) 469-4214 to request a free estimate.