Though modern weather forecasting provides a bit of forewarning before a major storm strikes, major weather events can be unpredictable. And in the Twin Cities, where severe weather is pretty common, it’s important to be proactive about protecting your home from storm damage. Below, the experts at Kiser Construction discuss four of the most common types of storm damage and how you can take steps to protect your home.
Your roof is your home’s primary protective component and during a severe weather event, it can take quite a beating. Shingle damage and loss ( are the most common types of roof damage resulting from severe weather, but more extensive damage can also occur. However, severe roof damage usually happens during extreme weather events, especially those that include excessively high wind speeds.
While there’s not much you can do to prevent shingle granule loss and other minor forms of roof damage, you can keep up with proactive roof maintenance. Performing routine roof inspections and cleanings will help keep your roof in the best possible condition, so it can properly protect your home.
If you’re unsure of the current condition of your roof, it’s never a bad idea to schedule an inspection with a qualified roofing contractor. A simple inspection can alert you to potential issues that may compromise the integrity of your roof and lead to damaging leaks down the road.
Hail storms and high winds can do quite a bit of damage to the exterior cladding on your house. Depending on the type of siding you have, severe weather can cause dents, dings, and holes or, even cause siding detachment. To ensure your siding is well-protected from this type of damage, make sure you’re performing proactive maintenance on a regular basis.
Take the time to clean your siding at least a few times a year. During your cleaning process, inspect for signs of siding deterioration and damage that may allow water to penetrate the structure underneath. Red flags to keep an eye out for include:
● Cracked or loose panels
● Warping or rotting panels
● Holes and dents
● Significant color fading
These signs of deterioration typically indicate the need for siding replacement, depending on the severity of the issue. Having a siding contractor replace your damaged siding will help keep your home protected against water damage that may occur as a result of severe storms.
Interior Water Damage
When your home’s exterior components are in disrepair, your risk of incurring interior water damage during a severe storm may be high. That’s why practicing proactive exterior maintenance is so crucial.
At Kiser Construction, our roofing contractors, siding contractors, and gutter contractors are here to ensure your home is ready to stand up against severe weather events. Don’t hesitate to contact us when you need an inspection or any form of exterior maintenance or storm damage restoration!
Kiser Construction: Your Twin Cities Source for Comprehensive Storm Damage Restoration
Protecting your home against the hazards of severe weather doesn’t have to be difficult when you work with our team at Kiser Construction. As restoration contractors, we specialize in a wide variety of repair and remodeling services and can help you ensure your home is well protected against the elements. To learn more about our services or schedule an appointment, call our Elk River, MN office at 763-633-2010 or contact us online.
If your home recently suffered water, fire, or storm damage and you require emergency restoration services, don’t hesitate to call us on our 24/7 emergency line at 612-518-8852.