Like any imposing event in nature, storms definitely deserve our respect. They can be problematic, dangerous and even deadly at times, and their effects on homes lead to literally billions of dollars being spent on repairs and replacements, throughout the country, on an annual basis. It’s clear then that knowing how a storm can damage your home can be very important, since it will teach you what areas of your home to fortify.
The roof is naturally one of the most frequently affected areas of a house. Roofing damage is common during stronger storms, especially hurricanes and hailstorms, but not excluding thunderstorms and snow storms. Shingles are often damaged in some way – either cracked, broken or bent out of shape – and flashing damage will usually lead to leaks.
The Elmhurst roofing gutter system and siding is also damaged in many cases due to a powerful storm, which leads people to choose durable siding materials like fiber cement, and select a more expensive gutter system complete with gutter guards.
Finally, older windows and wooden doors will usually be affected by precipitation over longer period of time, leading to their structural integrity being impaired. It’s a good idea to have them replaced with vinyl or metal windows and a strong metal door.