Good night Irene! The last of the storm’s winds have blown over now. In the storm’s wake, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage. Locally, we had numerous trees down throughout the region. Many homes lost power. There was localized heavy flooding. What kind of impact will this weather have on area homes?
Milford: Roof Damage
Hurricane Irene and other high wind events can cause significant damage to your roof. The wind can peel up and remove shingles, metal roofing, and the roof itself. If your roof has been compromised, you will want to talk to a Milford building contractor right away. While tarps can be used to temporarily protect your home from the elements, they are far from ideal. Getting roof repairs done quickly is essential to protect your home’s integrity.
Milford: Water Damage
When water enters your home, either through a break in the roof, compromise to your walls or windows, or via flooding, it can do a tremendous amount of damage. This damage can range from cosmetic issues, such as damaged wallboard and soaked carpeting, to structural damage to the foundations, walls, and support joists. A thorough inspection is essential to identify areas needing repair. If flood waters have compromised your electrical or plumbing systems, you’ll need to have a licensed electrician or plumber make sure those systems are safe to use again. Your Milford building contractor can do the structural and cosmetic repairs to make your home safe and comfortable once again.
Keeping Safe: Hurricane Repair
Be aware that after a hurricane or other natural disaster, there is an opportunity for unscrupulous people and con artists to scam vulnerable people, promising quality home repair. Often, these con artists take some money for a deposit – and then disappear, never to be seen again! Work with a Milford building contractor who has strong ties to the community and a good reputation. Check references! Your home is your largest investment. Choose highly qualified repair specialists.