Storm clouds are coming...
Obviously, as a homeowner your focus will be on returning your home to normal as quickly as possible after the storm.
Unfortunately, some of the damage caused by storms may be more complex than you realized and restoring your home could take time.
It’s important to understand the kinds of damage that storms may cause and what you can do to clean up afterward so that you can keep your home safe and sound and avoid long term damage.
It can be stressful enough dealing with the aftermath of a storm…the last thing you want is to leave your home open to further issues.
What Kind of Damage Can Storms Cause?
Storms can bring a wide range of severe issues, from damaging winds to heavy snowfall to flooding, all of which have the potential to adversely affect your home.
If your home already has issues, such as loose roof shingles, cracked foundations or other structural damage, it will be even more vulnerable to the kind of damage caused by storms.
In Denver, winter activities are a cherished part of life but winter weather can bring its own unique challenges.
Heavy snowfall can bring down branches and trees, damage roofs and contribute to flooding when it begins to melt.
Ice dams that build up in and around gutters can lead to leaks, which in turn can result in mold infestations.
Once water penetrates your home, it can cause severe damage to interior structures and belongings.
There is no doubt that storms can be severe and as a homeowner it’s up to you to do everything you can to mitigate storm related damage in order to keep your home safe.