In the Chicago area, last month was a rough one in terms of storm damage. Most home exteriors took a beating, from shingles to siding, windows to gutters. Here are some steps you can take to minimize storm damage to your home. Taking these precautionary measures can mean the difference between a costly home repair and no repair at all.
Spring has finally sprung and with it, the threat of roof hail damage. Especially here in the Midwest, a brutal winter full of ice, snow, and dangerous temperatures is followed by a volatile Spring/Summer, giving our roofs quite a beating. Most homeowners have homeowner’s insurance but whether or not their policy covers roof hail damage is another matter.
Keep your eyes peeled for these key signs that it is time to call a roofing repair service and you'll be able to give your roof the care it needs before it's too late.
Homeowning involves a lot of upkeep and repair, especially with the roof. Some homeowners may not have to do much with their roof for the entirety of its lifespan, while others might need to constantly service it. Depending on the roofing material you choose, the expertise of the roofing contractor you used, and the area in which you live, your roof could be more or less prone to damage. There are certain kinds of damage that many homeowners may have to deal with, all of which will require some form of roof repair.
To file a roof insurance claim or not to file a roof insurance claim? That is the question. A roof is the most essential piece of your home. It protects everything you value most. Unfortunately, it also bears the brunt of Mother Nature’s force. When your roof is damaged or shows its age, should you file a roof insurance claim?
Worrying about hail damage to your home is one of the most nerve-wracking parts of weathering a heavy summertime storm. As you sit inside and watch the size of the falling hail increase, so does your anxiety about what it’s doing to your roof. The recent wave of severe weather in the Midwest has caused a surge of insurance claims and the immediate appearance of “storm chasing” roofing companies who seek out desperate, naive homeowners.
Many are still feeling the brunt of the chaos caused by strong winds that struck the Northeast United States. The storm left thousands without power for days and tore apart power lines, trees and buildings.
When you work for a roofing and siding company, you become an expert at spotting the warning signs that a home's siding is on its last legs. Unfortunately, these signs can be subtle enough that many homeowners don't notice them at all until it's too late. By that point, it's often too late to perform siding repair, and instead, the home requires a total siding replacement.
It’s spring and after a heavy spring storm, many homeowners [...]