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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by Built Right
Each home posses different exteriors and foundations but when weather such as rain, hail, snow, strong winds and fly debris hits, it's important to know how your home exterior can be damaged.
CT vinyl siding is a beautiful option for home exterior but can be easily damaged in a storm. According to the National Storm Damage Center, the three most common types of damage sustained by vinyl siding are:
Stucco isn't easily damaged but when stronger weather conditions hit, your exterior can be compromised. Storm typically can puncture the stucco creating small and large holes. Some holes are easily noticeable but they may not always be easy to spot. After a storm, walk around your home's exterior and look for any small holes because once a hole has punched through, it will only grow larger over time. This can cause serious damage to the exterior as well as the interior to your home.
Wood is a very popular building material. There are significant weaknesses in wood that make this material exposed to moisture-related problems. Wood and the cellulose inside wood are a food source for decay fungi, mold, termites and other wood ingesting insects. It is also susceptible to dimensional instability, racks, splits and bows. Moisture easily seeps into the wood and these issues occur more frequently.
According to the National Storm Center, "many owners of brick homes overlook damage to their home until it is too late to file an insurance claim. While brick stands up well to most storm damage, the trim, window casings, gutters, metal flashing, vents and roof are highly susceptible to costly damage. Since storm damage is covered under most insurance policies, if you have a brick home, make sure you get a full property damage inspection from insurance restoration contractors as soon as possible."
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