Storm Damage: What to Do After the Storm

Storm Damage: What to Do After the Storm   
Birmingham Alabama Restoration Company

Severe weather can include a wide range of weather activity, such as tornadoes, high winds, large hail, and flooding. Severe weather can result in costly storm damage and water damage repair. So, when the storm is over, it’s essential to know what to do and what not to do. If you’ve experienced storm damage of any size, whether in your home or commercial property, follow these essential storm damage restoration tips.   

Interior Water Property Damage   

If the roof and other exterior storm damages aren’t taken care of appropriately, they’ll inevitably cause interior damage. Immediate signs of internal damage are usually reasonably visible. Things to look for include water staining on walls and floors, wet insulation, water seepage in the attic or crawlspace, and cracked skylights. 

Even a small amount of water left sitting after a storm can cause considerable household problems, like the risk of mold growth. When called in early enough, restoration professionals can help prevent even more costly cleanup and repair costs down the road.  

Exterior Property Damage   

Exterior damage includes damage to siding, gutters, windows, and more. Common signs of exterior damage to the home are dents in the siding, chipping and discoloration of paint, and dented or falling gutters. More prominent window damage can range from broken panes and damaged frames, cracks, completely shattered windows when damaged in a storm.  

Roof Storm Damage   

Wind Damage: Wind damage typically happens when wind speeds reach 45mph or higher. Signs of wind damage are missing and damaged shingles and granules that are worn in a narrow line.   

Hail Damage: Hail is a solid form of precipitation that forms inside of thunderstorm updrafts. Indicators of hail damage are divots at the edge of shingles, missing granules, the visible indentation in shingles, and significant accumulation of granules at the end of the downspout.   

Falling Debris: Some common causes and signs of storm damage is falling debris. Fallen limbs, uprooted trees, and downed power lines are all results of severe storms and can take the roof out with them.   

Call on Brookstone Restoration for Storm Damage Restoration  

Whether it is damage from storms or floods, fire, smoke, or mold, you can depend on Brookstone Restoration to take care of you for your commercial building restoration or residential building restoration. Our mitigation experts have years of experience and are standing by and ready to provide storm damage restoration to return the property to a pre-loss condition. They are well-trained and use the latest state-of-the-art techniques to get your home looking as good as new. We can help you determine the full extent of the damage and perform services following industry standards and best practices.