Storm damage mitigation should be on the mind of every homeowner, no matter where they live in the United States. Each geographic region brings its own challenges. In Colorado, for example, storm damage mitigation will include preventing hail and wind damage. During a hailstorm, however brief, your roof will take a beating as will the rest of your home. Let’s look at three reasons why you need storm damage mitigation at home.
3 Reasons Why You Need Storm Damage Mitigation
Prevent Exterior Damage
Storm damage mitigation can change the way your home handles bad weather, especially with Colorado’s afternoon thunderstorms and hailstorms. Whether you invest in impact-resistant shingles for your roof, stronger windows, and more durable gutters, storm damage mitigation comes from more than just one thing here and another there. By inspecting your home and finding ways to mitigate or reduce damage, you’ll save time, money, and frustration preventing property damage.
Prevent Interior Damage
Imagine for a moment that a bad storm rolls through your area and leads to small holes in your roof. If it rains for even fifteen minutes after that, that water is going to seep down into those holes and into your attic, walls, or crawl spaces. Over time, that water can create mold and other issues, leading to repair work that needs to be done. Many homeowners don’t realize that exterior property damage often leads to interior property damage when issues aren’t mitigated or taken care of in a timely manner. By protecting the exterior of your home as recommended above, you’ll by proxy protect the interior of your home.
Keep Insurance Claims Lower
The fewer insurance claims you file, the lower your insurance premiums and deductibles will be. While your insurance is there to help when something happens to your home, your premiums and deductible will increase the more you use it. By taking the time to invest in storm damage mitigation, you’ll be able to reduce the number of claims you file, keep your house safe and protected, along with saving money long-term on repairs and insurance.
Global Roofing can help all your storm mitigation needs. Let us know what you’re looking to prevent and our experts can help recommend what you need to do to protect your home.