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How to Prepare Your Home for Summer Storms

Living in the Twin Cities area, you know all too well we don’t get many breaks when it comes to perfect weather. The brutal winters end only to receive an unpredictable spring followed by a tumultuous, scorching-hot summer.

A side effect of the hot summers is severe weather, which arises at the worst times. As a homeowner, the best thing you can do for yourself is proper preparation for possible damage that may occur during these summer storms.

Let’s look at some ways to get your home ready for Summer’s impending severe weather!

Knowing How to File a Storm Damage Claim

Despite diligent preparation, you cannot help the potential damage occurring on your property during severe weather. So, before severe weather rolls into the Twin Cities, you must brush yourself up on filing a storm damage claim.

You have a maximum of two years to file a storm damage claim. However, since our winters are so intense and last almost half the year, it’s best to file a claim as soon as you see evidence of storm damage.

Filing a storm damage claim is quite a complex process. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, call on a trusted contractor like Timberline Roofing & Contracting and ask about our insurance assistance!

Spotting Storm Damage

A crucial step in preparing for the summer storms is what type of damage to look for after one rolls through.

After a storm passes, you should conduct a walk-around your property to see if you can spot any damage. The easiest signs of damage to spot will be your siding. High wind speeds can easily rip off the siding from your house. Additionally, hailstorms leave dents and chips in your siding.

The next step in spotting storm damage is on your roof. Cracked, dented, and missing shingles are all telltale signs of a recent storm inflicting damage to your roof.

Finally, keep an eye on your energy costs; your insulation may be damaged if your energy bills spike after severe weather rolls through.

Gutter Maintenance

Gutter maintenance is imperative to your guide to storm damage preparedness. Be sure you're cleaning your gutters before storm season hits to ensure your gutters direct water flow away from your property. Next, check if your gutters are properly secure and tighten if they aren’t, as high wind speeds will rip them off the eaves of your home.

Contact Timberline Roofing & Contracting for Storm Damage Repair

Trust in Timberline Roofing & Contracting to assist you in any type of storm damage repair.

Request a quote online or give us a call at 612-284-5329 today!

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