Look Out for the Damage Caused by Heavy Rain

Learn how you can check for storm damage to your home.

For many homeowners around the country, spring means an increase in rainy weather.  While these frequent rainstorms are great for the greenery, they can wreak havoc on your home.  Learn how you can identify rain damage around your home and take steps to protect against future damage.

What to Do During a Storm

During a serious storm, it’s best to remain inside your home.  Now is not the time to worry about your home getting damaged; your personal safety should take precedence.  If you do notice water seeping or leaking into your home, then do what you can to deal with the problem while remaining inside.  You should only venture out for a home inspection once the rain and heavy wind has passed.

Where to Check for Damage

Because your roof and gutters are your main lines of defense against heavy rain, you should check these areas first after a storm passes.  Check for loose or missing roof shingles and repair them quickly to prevent water leaks.  Additionally, check to make sure that your gutters are intact and clear of any debris that might result in clogs.  After checking your home’s roof and gutters, inspect the exterior of your home.  Look for any damaged sidings, leaking windows, and weakened bricks.  Repair these issues to ensure that future rainstorms do not exacerbate the damage.  Remember, not all damage will be easily identifiable.  To ensure that you aren’t missing any issues, make sure you conduct multiple inspections at different times of the day.  The changing lighting could help you notice an issue that you did not catch previously.

Follow this advice to examine your home for damages following a rainstorm.  For assistance with your insurance, contact the professionals at Fullhart Insurance Agency. Serving all of Waldport, Reedsport, Sisters, and Tigard, Oregon, and the surrounding areas we serve all your personal and commercial insurance needs.

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