Homeowners should look for roof and rain gutter damage after severe storms in Connecticut.  Check for signs of water damage in your attic and around your chimney.

summer storms in connecticut cause roof damageHow to Check for Damage or Leaks after a Summer Storm in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, summers storms can be sudden and unexpected.  They can also be violent in nature and cause severe damage to homes. Connecticut residents have become somewhat accustomed to summer storms.  A recent round of tornadoes caught a lot of people off guard.  There were 5 confirmed tornadoes, a rare event in Connecticut. It was also early in the summer storm season. It’s not officially Summer here in Connecticut yet and these storms happened a month ago.

These tornadoes and the storms that came with them caused a lot of damage to homes. Homes all over Connecticut suffered extensive damage.  Some of the damage experienced included:

Connecticut homeowners are no stranger to summer storm damage to their homes. What is often overlooked is the hidden damage.  After a severe storm, homeowners might look around for obvious damage (down drain spouts, missing roof shingles, broken windows). Homeowners in Connecticut might miss the not so obvious damage, or damage out of eye site.

How to reduce the risk of property damages in summer storms?

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There isn’t a lot that you can do when facing an intense summer storm. You can take several precautions to reduce the number of leaks and damage to your property. You can start by cleaning up or filling up puddles (if any) to make sure that the rainwater doesn’t puddle around any area of your property. This would decrease the chances of permanent rotting and damage to the property. It would also decrease the possibility of mold which can be very dangerous to your family. You may also dig a ditch or a water channel that would help direct the water straight away from your property and into the sewers. Repair any damaged roof shingles/tiles and rain gutters as soon as possible. Prolonged exposure to water can be very damaging to a home.  A minor damage can become a major problem after another storm.

How to look for roof leaks and damaged rain gutters?

There are plenty of signs that you have a leak. Yargueta Construction put together a list of what to look for, and possibly repair, after a severe summer storm.

It’s important to fix any damage you find to your roof or rain gutters as quickly as possible.  The longer you wait the higher the chance that more damage will occur.  It’s also advisable that you speak to a professional roofing contractor.  A roofer knows how to efficiently and correctly fix roof damage to prevent further problems.

4 Responses

  1. If you discover a leak or damage to the roof then take pictures and speak to a professional roofer.

    It’s important to fix any damage you find to your roof or rain gutters as quickly as possible.

  2. It’s also vital to check both the interior and exterior parts of your home and property for signs of storm damage or flooding, as it will appear in various forms in different areas. While any part of your home and property can be affected, some areas may be more vulnerable than others.

  3. As we all know, This is a great post on roof repair and maintenance. All the points are helpful for keeping a roof in the best condition possible.

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