Has your home been damaged by hail, wind, fire, or water?
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Did you know that hail damage is the number-one event that homeowners file claims for through their homeowners insurance each year? Depending on the size of hailstones and how fast they fall, they can cause varying degrees of damage to your home, such as:
- Dents to aluminum siding and roofing
- Dents and damage to gutter systems
- Cracks in vinyl siding
- Dents and cracked in asphalt shingles
- Cracks and breaks in wood shake siding or roofing
While you can’t prevent a hailstorm from occurring (though we wish we could), there are ways to prepare your home for storms to minimize damage.
Protect Your Home from Hail Damage
There are steps you can take to prevent serious damage to your home in the event of a hailstorm. While there’s nothing you can do to determine the size and speed of hailstones, there are ways to maintain your home in order to limit the amount of damage that a hailstorm can cause.
One way to protect your home from extensive hail damage is to inspect your roof regularly. If you’re not a fan of heights, we get it, and we don’t want you to put your health and safety at risk just to ensure your roof is in good condition. That’s why Koalaty Siding Repair offers routine roofing inspections to keep your roofing system in the best condition possible. Our team follows special safety guidelines while inspecting your roof, and we’re trained to detect and address a variety of minor issues to prevent greater damage.
Another way to protect your home against hail damage is to invest in impact-resistant material like reinforced shingles. If you’re looking into roof replacement options, talk to our team about the different materials we offer that increase the durability of your roof against hail damage.
You can also prevent hail damage by keeping the trees and shrubbery around your home properly pruned. Hailstones can damage overgrown foliage and break branches. If these branches are close to your home or stretch over your roof, they can break windows, damage walls, and collapse your roof. Talk to your local landscape maintenance company about routine lawn and tree care if you’re not comfortable taking care of this yourself.
Detecting Hail Damage
When you suspect your home has sustained hail damage, it’s important to identify the extent of damage so you know what all needs to be repaired. Our team at Koalaty Siding Repair can also help you inspect your home for signs of hail damage and provide an estimate on repair costs. If you’re inspecting your home yourself, keep an eye out for these signs of hail damage:
- Dented gutters and downspouts
- Dented, dinged, warped, and buckling windowsills or siding
- Gaps between layers of siding
- Dimples, cracks, or dents in siding
- Dents or cracks in your patio
- Dents in metal flashing or roof valleys
- Cracked, bald, squishy, or missing shingles
- Water leaks in your attic or water stains on your ceiling
- Damage to exterior exhaust fans or ducts
If you’re unsure about the severity of damage to your home, contact our team at Koalaty Siding Repair. We are happy to inspect your home for signs of hail damage and help you prevent further damage down the road.
According to the National Weather Service, cities along the foothills are especially prone to high winds. Wind can travel at speeds of 60 mph to near 100 mph, and even exceed 100 mph in extreme cases. Understanding the effect that different wind speeds have on your home can help you prepare for and prevent wind damage.
At just 45 mph, wind can tear down tree branches and limbs, which can fall on your home and cause serious destruction. It can also blow off loose shingles from your roof, leaving it exposed to moisture damage.
As wind nears 60 mph, it can tear down and even uproot trees, as well as rip off shingles from your roof. This puts your home at even greater risk of damage.
At 75 mph, wind can wipe out several trees, flip top-heavy vehicles like mobile homes, and cause severe damage to low-slope or flat-top roofs. In these instances, it’s important to have vehicles stored somewhere safe, keep trees at a safe distance from your home, and ensure that your roof has been well-maintained to prevent extensive damage.
When wind reaches speeds of 90 mph or higher, it can cause significant roof damage and require a roof replacement. While these high-speed winds are rare, the hazards they present make it vital for homeowners to maintain the quality of their roof and property.
There are two main ways that your home can sustain fire damage — either from a wildfire or from a fire hazard within your home. Fire is a unique type of disaster because it can often be prevented, but it will spread quickly and cause devastating amounts of damage once it starts.
Whether caused by a wildfire or a house fire, your home is damaged either way. While there’s only so much you can personally do to prevent wildfires, you can prepare your home for the event of a wildfire to help minimize damage. Visit our Fire Safety page to learn more about how to protect your home from wildfires.
Preventing House Fires
Protecting your home from house fires and protecting your home from wildfires are very different. One danger starts on the exterior of your home, while the other starts in the interior. You can prevent or minimize the damage of house fires by taking certain precautions. Prevent a house fire by:
- Installing smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
- Testing smoke detectors and fire extinguishers every six months
- Cleaning your stove, oven, microwave, and other heated cooking appliances regularly
- Practicing kitchen and cooking safety
- Regularly examining electrical cords for fraying
- Having a professional inspect dryers, fire places, chimney, and other heating sources annually
- Never leaving lit candles unattended
- Turning lights or lamps off after a few hours OR switching to lightbulbs that produce less heat like LEDs
- Using UL-listed appliances that are safe and properly manufactured
- Using surge protectors and avoiding overloading power strips and outlets with too many electrical cords
As a rule of thumb, practice safety around any items that produce heat or flame in your home. These are the usual suspects in house fires. For more tips on preventing fires, visit our Fire Safety page.
Repairing Fire Damage
After a fire, it’s important to assess the damage to your home. You may need siding repairs, roof repairs, or an entirely new roof installation — it all depends on the extent of damage. Another thing to consider is repairing the water damage. This might not sound logical at first — after all, your home was damaged by a fire. However, water and chemicals are needed to put the fire out, which means that your home can sustain moisture damage on top of fire and smoke damage. Koalaty Siding Repair can inspect your home for both fire and water damage to help you determine the best course of action for replacement windows, roof repairs, and more.
After the inspection, you can decide to either demolish what’s left and rebuild, or you can keep what’s still standing and make repairs. Often, homeowners find that it’s more cost-effective to demolish and rebuild certain parts of their home rather than try to mitigate and repair damage. However, the decision is dependent upon the amount of damage and your preference.
If you decide to restore the damage, you’ll first need to hire a fire mitigation team to address water damage, soot, and smoke damage. This includes drying soaked materials, deodorizing belongings, smoke removal, and HVAC system cleaning. After that, our team of siding and roofing contractors will get to work on your new siding installation, roof replacement, and whatever else is needed.
If you choose to demolish the damage and start from scratch, we can get to work once the demo team has finished and removed debris. At Koalaty Siding Repair, we understand how devastating a fire can be to your home and your family. While we can’t replace your belongings or your memories, we can rebuild so that your home feels safe and comfortable to help you heal and make new memories. If your home has sustained fire damage, contact our team today.
If you suspect your home has sustained water damage but aren’t sure what the source is, start by inspecting the exterior of your home. From the foundation of your home to the roof, there are ways you can eliminate the opportunity for moisture to seep into your home and cause damage.
Check your foundation and ensure that the ground slopes away from your home. If it doesn’t, water can sit and start to seep into the foundation of your home.
Examine your gutters and downspouts around your home for cracks, leaks, or clogs. When water can’t be diverted away from your home through your gutter system, it can cause damage to the exterior of your home, creating the need for roof repairs and siding repairs.
As you walk around your home examining your gutters and downspouts, check out your siding for signs of damage. Missing or damaged sections can leave your home vulnerable to moisture damage, so schedule siding repair right away if you notice this.
Inspect your roof. This can be dangerous, so we recommend hiring a professional roofing contractor to complete. They’ll check for cracked, dented, or missing shingles. They’ll also inspect flashing for any dents or broken pieces. Your roof is one of your best defenses against the elements and moisture damage, so scheduling regular roof inspections and roof repairs can prevent serious, costly damage down the road.
Check your windowsills and doorframes. If there’s any separation or soft spots, this is an indication of a water leak or potential for one. Replacement windows and doors are often a good way to prevent moisture damage and mold growth within your home.
Preventing Water Damage
Be sure to have the following inspected, maintained, and replaced as necessary to prevent water damage to your home:
- Gutters and downspouts
- Windowsills and doorframes
- Plumbing pipes
- Water heater
- Washing machine
- Dish washer
For assistance inspecting the exterior of your home and for estimates on roof repairs and siding repairs, contact Koalaty Siding Repair.
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Has your home been damaged by hail, wind, fire, or water?