Living in the Chicago metro area, we see our share of hazardous weather. High-velocity thunderstorms roll through on a regular basis, bringing heavy rains, strong winds and damaging hail. This can be bad news for a homeowner, as significant storm damage is a common result. Here are some issues to watch out for if there have been heavy storms in your area.
Wind, hail and blowing debris (such as tree limbs, garbage or lawn decorations) can cause major damage to a roof. Shingles can get curled, chipped, torn or pulled off completely, leaving the roof exposed to leaks. Wind can also get under the shingles and lift them upwards, loosening the nails and breaking the seal (this type of damage is very hard to see from the ground, but your Fiji rep will get up on the roof and check things out). Flashing, soffits and vents can also sustain tears, buckling or other damage, while gutters can get clogged, dented, bent or detached from the house.
Hail, strong winds and flying debris can cause dents or splits in your siding and can even rip portions of the siding right off the house. A thorough inspection should always be done after a storm, as even a small hole in the siding can allow moisture into the home, which can lead to mold growth or rotting framework. Fiji Construction offers FREE inspections so our experts can point out the damage you might have missed.
Storm damage can also extend to the windows on a house. Falling hail can travel at incredibly high speeds and can easily shatter windows. The same is true for flying debris like tree limbs or outdoor furniture, or even entire trees that get hit by lightning and fall. This is why it’s so important to stay away from windows during a storm, in order to avoid potential injury from breaking glass.
Even though major storm damage can be left behind after severe weather passes, a homeowner might not even realize it is there. Or maybe you DO see the damage but don’t know what to do next?
You call the storm restoration experts at Fiji Construction! We always provide FREE estimates so you know exactly what damage has been done and what it will take to repair it. We’ll even handle everything with the insurance company along the way so you can avoid any hassle and simply enjoy your newly restored home. Contact Fiji Construction at 847-462-0990 or fill out our online form for a free home inspection.