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Storm Damage Recovery: Steps to Safety

How to Get Safe After Storm Damage

It can be hard to find your way around after a storm, but at Absolute Exteriors, Inc., we want to make that journey easier. Our expertise in storm damage recovery ensures that your home is returned to its pre-storm condition efficiently and safely. For more information about our range of services, visit our services page. Our experienced team is ready to provide the necessary support and guidance, backed by a strong history of positive customer reviews.

A Look at How to Fix Storm Damage

We at Absolute Exteriors, Inc. know how hard it is for people to get their homes back in order after a storm. Storm damage recovery is a critical process that requires immediate and thoughtful action. As experts in the field, we offer comprehensive services to assess and repair storm damage, ensuring your home returns to its pre-storm condition.

Immediate Steps Post-Storm

Safety is paramount after a storm. It’s crucial to conduct a preliminary damage assessment to understand the extent of the impact. We recommend homeowners visually inspect their property, taking care to avoid any hazardous areas.

7 Immediate Steps to Take Post-Storm:

  1. Ensure Safety: First, make sure it is safe to move around your property. Avoid any downed power lines or standing water.

  2. Visual Inspection: Conduct a visual inspection of your property for visible damage, such as broken windows, damaged roofs, or fallen tree limbs.

  3. Document Damage: Take photos or videos of the damage for insurance purposes.

  4. Check for Water Leaks: Inspect your home for any water intrusion, as this can lead to further damage if not addressed promptly.

  5. Cover Broken Windows or Roof Damage: Temporarily cover any broken windows or significant roof damage to prevent further water entry.

  6. Contact Your Insurance Company: Report the damage to your insurance provider as soon as possible.

  7. Seek Professional Assessment: Contact a professional, like Absolute Exteriors, for a thorough damage assessment and to discuss repair needs.

Professional Damage Assessment

After a storm, it’s crucial to have a thorough damage assessment. At Absolute Exteriors, we bring over 40 years of combined experience in dealing with residential and commercial properties. Our experts meticulously inspect every aspect of your property, identifying not just obvious damages but also subtle issues that could escalate if unnoticed. From roofing to siding, we ensure every corner is checked for storm impact.

Repair Tips for Homeowners

For immediate repair tips, we recommend homeowners first ensure their safety. Temporary measures such as covering broken windows or leaking areas can be crucial. However, for significant repairs, especially those involving roofing or siding, professional intervention is recommended. Our team’s extensive experience ensures quality workmanship, whether it’s a simple repair or a comprehensive renovation.  Here are some repair tips for homeowners, each elaborated for clarity:

  • Temporary Leak Fixes: If you find a leak, use tarps or plastic sheeting to temporarily cover the area. This prevents water from entering and causing more damage.

  • Secure Loose Items: After a storm, ensure any loose items in your yard, like patio furniture, are secured or stored to prevent them from being blown around and causing damage in future storms.

  • Clear Gutters and Downspouts: Ensure your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris to prevent water backups, which can lead to roof and foundation damage.

  • Inspect and Repair Siding: Check your siding for any damage. Loose or damaged siding can be an entry point for water and pests, so prompt repairs are important.

  • Roof Inspection: Look for missing or damaged shingles. Small roof damage can often be repaired individually, but extensive damage might require professional intervention.

  • Check for Electrical Issues: Be cautious with electrical systems, especially if there’s been flooding. If you suspect any damage, consult a professional before turning the power back on.

  • Prevent Mold Growth: If water has entered your home, act quickly to dry out wet areas to prevent mold growth. Use fans, dehumidifiers, and open windows to aid in drying.

Navigating Insurance Claims

Handling insurance claims can be daunting. At Absolute Exteriors, our licensed public adjuster is ready to assist you through the process. With over 50 years of experience working with insurance companies, we help ensure you receive the rightful coverage for your storm damage, guiding you through claim filing, documentation, and follow-ups.

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Long-Term Prevention and Readiness

To prevent future storm damage, regular maintenance and upgrades are key. Our services include gutter repairs and renovations using solutions designed to handle significant movement, a common issue in storm-prone areas. Moreover, considering solar solutions can be a proactive step, as they often involve upgrading your roofing system, which is a critical component in storm resistance​

Restoring your home after storm damage doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Absolute Exteriors Inc. is here to guide you through every step, from initial damage assessment to final repairs. We understand the challenges and are equipped to handle them. For any inquiries or to start your recovery process, reach out to us at (630) 439-5298 or visit our contact page. Let us help you bring your home back to safety and comfort.

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