Don’t believe that storm restoration can pay off big time? Read on.
When you think about home improvements, storm restoration probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. How could storm damage possibly lead to something better than you had before when it comes to your house? Well believe it or not, there are a number of ways storm restoration can make your house better than ever. Here are just 3 of them.
#1: External Damage
High winds, heavy rain, and hail can do extensive damage to the exterior of your home such as porches, decks, patios, siding, and windows. Debris gets blown into and onto them, hail can cause chipped paint, damaged wood, torn siding, and broken windows, and heavy wind can cause tree limbs can fall onto your house causing exterior damage, breakage, or even collapse.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that most insurance policies will cover the cost of repair from storm damage such as this. How does this make things better? Because as the damage is repaired, the home is upgraded with new windows, siding, gutters, porches and porch support, deck material, and patio material. Even if the exterior damage requires only repair and not replacement, it still means an improvement to the outside of your home.
#2: Internal Damage
Where wind and hail can damage the outside of the home, the result can be water damage to the inside. Torrential rains can end up as interior flooding due to misdirected downspouts, broken gutters, improper grading around the foundation, a cracked foundation, roof or siding damage, or even a malfunctioning sump pump.
Water damage can be a nightmare, so it’s hard to understand how such an event could lead to home improvements. But just like the outside of your home, most insurance policies cover storm damage such as this, though right now would be the best time to check your insurance coverage.
If you have damage from the storm that leads to interior water damage, one benefit is having professional restoration take care of the damage. Not only will your house be repaired after the damage, but the restoration could include improvements such as new carpeting, new flooring, and new appliances, depending on the damage and your insurance coverage.
Want to know another bonus? If you have broken gutters that resulted in water in your house, you can get those repaired or replaced, greatly reducing the chances this type of damage will happen again.
#3: Repairing “Silent” Problems
It’s not uncommon for water from heavy rains to end up inside your home because of damage you didn’t even know about. A cracked foundation is one example. Water from the rain seeps down into the ground and enters your house through the cracks in the concrete. Without the storm damage you might never know about the cracks and they could get worse over time causing, or allowing, even more damage. Repair and restoration of your foundation will keep this from happening.
What about leaky windows and doors? It’s hard to imagine a flood happening because of an improperly sealed window, but if you have a basement or a lower floor where windows are not installed properly or securely, an enormous amount of water can get in through those windows if there is enough water. Storm restoration could include the repair of the window and door frames as well as replacement of the leaky windows or door, both equal a house upgrade.
Although storm damage is hardly considered a benefit to most homeowners, there are ways the result of the damage can lead to better things. Home improvements, for one thing. So while no one looks forward to damage from a storm, seeing the silver lining can help get you through the restoration process.
Contact Can-Restore for help with storm restoration by calling (770) 735-2695 or by clicking this link.