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Can Storms Damage Your Roof?

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If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes or tornadoes then you are probably asking the question: Can Storms Damage Your Roof? If you live on or near a beach and are surrounded by water you have probably already asked this question. In fact I believe the main reason that I am writing this article is to provide a simple explanation as to what damage a hurricane, a tornado or even a tornado can do to your roof.

 

Hurricane and tornado damage can be devastating and can cause damage to all of your belongings. When a hurricane or tornado strikes you are usually given a 7 day warning. That means that if a storm should happen within that time frame you really need to make sure that you have taken all necessary precautions and taken care of all your supplies. If you don’t, then you could lose everything.

 

The first step to protecting yourself from a potential water loss is to make sure that there are no leakages inside your home. Many times water will build up in the attic of a home, basements and in crawl spaces. You need to be able to discover any leaks and quickly fix them before your roof is damaged. You also need to be sure that any flash flooding that may take place does not take place while you are inside your home.

 

Just like a hurricane, a tornado or a hailstorm can cause massive amounts of water damage within your home. This can be very costly and time consuming trying to dry out your home and making repairs.

 

Water can also enter your home through natural means such as when you clump water together and let it run down a side of your home or when you close off a basement. Even just one gallon of flood water can completely destroy or harm some items within your home. One thing to keep in mind is that natural water drainage will naturally run down the side of your home or down a basement and will eventually leave your house. However, the standing water in the attic and basements can pose a serious hazard if it begins to leak. This is something that you definitely do not want to ignore.

 

If you follow the above guidelines and precautions then you should have no issues with the risk of water damage within your home. In most cases if a storm has not hit your area recently you should not worry about the possibility of having water damage. However, if you live in an area that has recently seen a major storm then it is smart to be prepared for the possibility.

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Janet Smith