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With over a decade of experience in storm damage repair, we understand how important it is for homeowners to choose a trustworthy and knowledgeable contractor.
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If you're like most people, you probably don't consider the possibility of home improvements during the deep winter months. The fact of the matter is, your contractor is perfectly capable of working in the winter, and there are some advantages when you utilize such an option. First, even if you want to wait until spring to start the job, the contractor can start with designs and permits and be ready to start the physical construction when you're ready. Secondly, work during the winter may take some extra time in terms of the length of the job because of shorter days and unpredictable weather, but the billable hours will remain the same and you won't be outside in the cold weather anyway so workers aren't in your way.
Water damage alone is devastating. Consider the potential damage caused by damages caused during a storm. Thunderstorms cause power outages, leaks and roof damages, and it’s important to micromanage any wet areas before the storm passes. If you don’t, you might face hefty roof replacements, exterior painting jobs and even wood siding repair. The damage might’ve already been done, but it shouldn’t be allowed to get worse. Check out our tips for in-storm water damage recovery.
Now is the perfect time to think about preparing the outside of your home for winter. Why? Because the weather is cooling off but it has not become too cold to do routine maintenance outside. Here are some ideas to get you started.
As a homeowner, you understand the importance of making rainwater go where it needs to be rather than pouring over your home to land randomly wherever gravity takes it. Part of your house's practical and functional design assures rain goes to your lawn rather than your foundation, or worse, inside your home. Water has to be directed to avoid mold and immediate damage, and it is the universal solvent and will eventually destroy anything it contacts if not properly channeled.
You may think of storm damage as being associated with the winter weather and the weight of snow and ice, but summer storms can also cause damage to your house. Hail can cause unsightly dings and scratches, and can either directly damage aspects of the home or cause damage via debris or fallen tree limbs. Hopefully you’ll never have to manage such damage, but the best way to handle it is to be prepared beforehand with a plan for what to do should it occur.