General Signs of Storm Damage | SERVPRO® of Billings
When you experience a natural disaster, like a tropical storm or hurricane, or even a severe thunderstorm, both wind and water damage can affect your property. It's not always easy to discern what natural effects caused damage, and you might have problems dealing with your insurance company.
- Hail damage
Smaller hail can create dents and holes in siding, damage windows, and destroy gutters. On the roof, you can lose shingles, which is your roof's first defense. Once you lose a shingle your roof is more susceptible to further damage.
- Missing shingles
You might not realize what the storm has done to your home until you look at your roof. Storm winds can have the strength to lift the edges of shingles, and with enough force can rip them away. This is especially true if your roof is older. If you don't get it repaired, the insulation or sheathing will be exposed, putting your home at risk of water damage underneath the shingles.
- Damaged shingles
Your roof shingles don't have to be entirely missing to indicate storm damage. They can be lifted, dented, or even cracked.
- Water stains on your ceiling
If you see stains on your ceiling, you may have a leak, which could be caused by damaged shingles or even clogged gutters. Your attic could also have dark spots of damp insulation.
- Siding dents
These can be easy to repair if you have aluminum siding or it's made of another soft material, but this needs to be done as soon as possible before water can seep into small cracks and gaps.
- Broken or clogged gutters
This leaves water with nowhere to go except down the side or your house then under the shingles, which can cause damage to the structural integrity of your roof.
We Can Help You Through the Process
When you’ve already experienced damage to your home and likely personal belongings because of wind, water, or storm damage. SERVPRO of Billings is dedicated to providing 24-hour emergency service. We have highly trained experts in not only water mitigation and fire restoration, but also mold remediation and emergency storm clean up.