Bad Weather and Your Home Structure: Before, During and After
With winter approaching, it is time to do a home inspection and to pay some extra attention to your home structure. Whether from the snow, rain or wind, with some preparation, you can have your roof inspected to prevent potential problems or to have them addressed in a timely manner. Not sure what to do? Here’s where to start:
- Inspect Your Structure Ahead of the Storm
Before the bad weather arrives, check the roof from inside the house which you can access through the attic. Check for any current indications of leaking, or where the structure may be weak, and if possible (and safe), look across the top of the structure. This visible check will alert you to any current problems which could be hastened in bad weather. In addition. Try to remove any large branches that are near the top of your home that could potentially blow or break off and cause damage.
- Watch for Signs During the Storm
During the storm, listen for sounds that occur overhead, such as loud bangs, cracks or snaps. If it is raining or snowing, regularly visit the attic to check for leaks. The first signs of leaks may simply be that the air feels damp, and it may be some time before you have water pouring in. this is especially the case if you have a metal roof overhead, which tends to lend itself to a slower leak than shingle alternatives.
- Have a Professional Inspection After the Storm
After the weather has passed, it is important to act in a timely manner to call in professional roofers in Sterling Heights and have them properly inspect your roof. While it is likely that you will know if there is a serious leak or serious damage, you cannot see the whole roof from the ground and there may be damage that has occurred in an area that is not visible to you from standing below. Having a professional climb up will allow them to walk on and assess the entire structure, noting any damage, or seeing areas of weakness that may have been compromised during the weather and could become an issue later on. With this information, you will be able to work with the professional you have hired to come up with an appropriate solution to the problem, or arrange for a follow up inspection later on to check for further deterioration.
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