Siding Contractor Prior Lake MN | Tips To Prevent Water Damage And Flooding (Part 3)
Storms can have a big impact on your home, and with storm damage often comes water damage. In Parts 1 & 2 of this blog series, we noted that mindful landscaping, covering your window wells, getting a roof inspection, replacing windows, proactively looking for leaks, and repairing damaged shingles are all good maintenance tips to help reduce the risk of water damage. Here are a couple more important considerations to make when preventing water damage and flooding: Siding Contractor Prior Lake MN
Clean Out Your Gutters
Keeping your gutters clear of debris is an important part of maintaining your roof. When your gutters have debris such as leaves, dirt, twigs, and other unwanted items sitting stagnantly, or when this debris is filling up your downspouts, this can cause major clogging and can result in water damage in different areas. Without an operating and adequate drainage system, your gutters will start to pool with rainwater and impact the area adjacent to your roof. Roofing contractors can help you assess the damages.
Your shingles and roofing underlayment can become damaged with the stagnant water and can accumulate mildew, mold, and even fungus. Moreover, when your gutters overflow, the water doesn’t drain away from your house but rather pools against it. This runs the risk of seeping into your home if your foundation is cracked or if you have damage to your siding. If you notice your gutters are filling up, you may want to carefully clean them out or hire a professional to clear them out for you.
Repair Or Replace Siding
Damaged siding is a major cause of water damage, even in the interior. A home’s siding is susceptible to damage especially during the upper Midwest storm season, generally from May to September. Hailstones and impact damage can come down and have a high impact on your siding, causing dents and holes in your siding. High winds can tear at your siding, causing them to detach and sometimes even completely remove. When your siding is damaged, your house is vulnerable to outdoor elements. This is a quick way for water to find its way into your home.
It’s recommended that homeowners do a walkabout around their home, especially after a significant storm, and assess their home and property for storm damage. If you are noticing your walls or floors are wet or warped, you likely have damage to your exterior, and your siding is one of the first places you should look. Holes in your siding and siding that’s been completely stripped put your home at risk for water damage. Left unrepaired, it gets expensive. Contact your local siding contractor as soon as you can to repair or replace your siding.
Capstone Bros Contracting wants to help ensure the safety of your home. Water damage can be a costly problem, but proper maintenance can help deter storm damage that would otherwise impact your home without proper maintenance. If you notice that you’re in need of roof, siding, or window repair, or if you want to get a free roof inspection, contact us today to help ensure your home is resistant to storm damages.
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