Destructive weather can happen at any time of the year, but summer can be especially hard on your property due to strong thunderstorms with heavy winds and rain. After such a storm, it’s important to check your property for any signs of damage. If you aren’t sure what to look for, you can get the professional services of a roofer in Severn by contacting Cox Roofing, to assess your home after a summer storm.
After a Storm
Once the storm has passed and you can safely go outside, here are some things you want to check:
- Roof: Walk around your property and visually inspect your roof for things that look out of place (such as missing shingles, debris on the roof or standing water).
- Gutters: Check the gutters for dents or holes. Dents can keep the water from flowing properly through the gutters, and holes can cause water to leak out and cause damage to your property.
- Vents: Look at the vents outside your home for damage or debris.
- Windows: Inspect windows for cracks, loose weather stripping or torn screens.
- Trees: If you live in an area with a lot of trees, look for limbs on the roof or against your home.
- Attic: Go into your attic and look for signs of leaks or water spots. Sometimes roof damage is hard to see on the outside, but visible on the ceilings or walls inside.
- Porches: Check the porch for damages. If your porch is covered, make sure the roof over the porch hasn’t separated from the main structure of the house.
Take Note of Damages
When you are doing your walk around, take note of anything that looks out of place. In addition to looking for wind or water damage, look for damage from other storm hazards such as lightning. Inspect your patio furniture, decks and sheds for damages as well as your home.
Contact a Roofer in Severn
For a more thorough inspection, contact the professionals at Cox Roofing, a roofer in Severn. Here at Cox Roofing we can assess your home after a storm and give you a free estimate on repairing the damages. We can also inspect your structure before storms to give you more peace that home can withstand storms in the future.