Whether you’re a business owner or a property manager, the well-being of your building’s occupants as well as the state of the property itself are your responsibility. Unfortunately, there are many kinds of storms that can bring damage to your property. Once that happens, it won’t only be you who’s affected but the occupants of your building as well. This is the main reason it’s always important to be as proactive as possible when it comes to storm damage prevention.
In this post, emergency roof repair service provider Stormaid Restoration discusses the top four storm damage prevention tips that property managers may find useful.
Document The State of Your Property – Before the storm even arrives in your area, make sure to thoroughly document the current condition of your property. That way, you can compare and contrast its condition once the storm has passed. Take photos of the property and have the roof, siding, windows, gutters and downspouts inspected beforehand. That way, the process of filing insurance claims will be easier for you.
Check For Drainage Issues – Another way you can prevent storm damage is by contacting a local landscaping expert to see if your yard has any possible drainage problems that can cause basement flooding. If they find that your yard does have drainage issues, they’ll add soil to the low areas or install drainage pipes to drain water away from your property.
Gutter Inspections – No matter the season, it’s likely that debris such as leaves and twigs can fall and build up on your gutter, preventing proper drainage during rainy days. This can cause damage to your fascia boards and will eventually lead to indoor leaks in your home. With that in mind, make sure your gutters are free of debris before a particularly bad storm. If you’re uncertain of doing it on your own, consider calling a gutter cleaning and roofing repair contractor to get the job done.
Check For Potential Debris – On the other hand, if your property has any trees with overgrown limbs, it’s best that you call a professional to have it trimmed. This is because strong storms can easily cause overgrown branches to break and fall on your home, which can cause damage to your roofing system and allow leaks to occur in your home.
Turn to Stormaid Restoration for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of exterior and complete roofing services. Give us a call at (513) 906-8411 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in West Chester, OH and other nearby areas.