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Why You Shouldn't Wait to Fix Storm Damage to Your Home

Why You Shouldn't Wait to Fix Storm Damage to Your Home

You can tell it’s springtime in Minnesota by all the green grass and pollen that’s brightening up the landscape and making a fair share of us sneeze. But springtime in this part of the country brings a whole lot more than just vibrant spring blooms. It also brings some pretty wicked springtime storms that will expose any and every vulnerability in your siding, roof, or windows.

When strong winds and hail come whipping through, they can end up leaving damage in their wake, and the worst thing you can do is to postpone storm damage repairs when this happens. In this post from the Restoration Network in Maple Grove, we’re taking a look at why you shouldn’t wait to fix storm damage to your home. To schedule your storm damage repair services, call Restoration Network and get the help you need fast.

1.   Roof and siding damage can hit your energy bills hard.

An invisible thermal barrier or thermal envelope made of your roof, siding, insulation, windows, and doors is what keeps your home comfortable without overworking your heating and air conditioning system. If that invisible barrier is damaged, creating a point of air infiltration, this weakens your thermal envelope and causes your HVAC system to have to work much harder. Not only does this create more wear and tear on your system, but it also leads to outsized energy costs that can spike during the coldest winter months each year.

2.   Material costs could go up in the future.

Anyone who didn’t understand the implications of supply chain issues for the general public prior to the pandemic struck likely does now. That’s because supply chain problems have caused costs to skyrocket in almost every industry, and the construction industry is no exception. With prices expected to continue to go up in most sectors over the next year, it makes good financial sense to invest in home repairs sooner rather than later.

3.   Putting off repairs can lead to harmful mold growth.

Anytime moisture is able to infiltrate your home through a damaged roof or siding, the risk of mold growth becomes significant. The longer mold is allowed to proliferate inside of a home, it can be very difficult and costly to remediate. Worse, it can lead to serious and lasting adverse health effects for individuals who are exposed to it including allergies, respiratory problems, and neurological damage.

4.   Cumulative damage can cost you more in the long run.

When your roof is damaged, it isn’t going to get any better on its own. In fact, it will only get worse with each rain or strong wind that blows through your area. Every point of vulnerability in your roof or siding is likely to worsen, leading to more expensive repairs. That cumulative damage can even lead to premature roof replacement, one of the most expensive costs you can encounter as a homeowner.

Schedule Your Home Storm Damage Repair Services Today

Don’t take a chance with your home by putting off storm damage repair services when you need them. At Restoration Network, we provide a complete range of storm damage repair services including roof, siding, gutter, and window repair as well as other general contractor services. To schedule your storm or water damage repair services, give us a call at 612-564-0202 or contact us online today.

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