How To Check Your Home For Storm Damage

Whether your home survived a rainfall or a harsh Kansas thunderstorm, it’s always a smart idea to check your home for damage following any storm. Below is a simple checklist that you and your clients can follow:

1. Debris On The Roof

Debris on the roof can be a reliable indicator when assessing if your roof suffered any damage. Scan your roof for debris, and then scan those areas for missing shingles, slipped shingles, and cracked shingles.  

2. Flashing & Gutters

The metal flashing around your chimney can often loosen, bend, or break during storms. Any of these flashing issues can result in water damage inside your home.  

Always check your gutters following any storm. If water does not drain off your roof properly through your gutter system, then the standing water might find a way into your home.

3. Check Crawl Spaces For Water Pools

Check your basement or crawl space for standing water, or in our case, check the drainage in your basement for water retreating into your home.  

If you do find standing water in your basement or crawl space, remove it quickly to avoid mold growth, wood rot, or potential structural damage.