Storm Damage

3 Immediate Steps to Take After Storm Damage

June 20th, 2022|Categories: Roofing, Storm Damage, Uncategorized|

Storms can cause an immense amount of expensive damage to your home and health and safety hazards. However, a strategy to quickly deal with the aftermath can help you minimize your risks. Here are three steps you should take immediately after experiencing storm damage to your home.  Take Safety Precautions Physical hazards from storm damage can occur like standing water, collapsed roofing and shattered glass. In addition, moisture can soak into furniture or carpeting and create mold growth. If you experience extensive damage, you may want to contact a property restoration company to make repairs to make your home safe [...]

Are You Paying Too Much for Your Home Warranty Service?

September 8th, 2021|Categories: Contractor, Storm Damage|

Maybe a better question would be, should you be, does the one you’re using provide adequate coverage? Many homeowners, looking back, realize they didn’t use their home warranty service nearly enough to warrant the monthly fee. Especially when they call and find out what they need to be fixed is not covered by their plan. The average homeowner pays $39.99 a month for a home warranty. That’s not too bad when you look at it monthly, but over one year, that’s almost $500, or $479.88 annually.  Please, don’t take this as advice to stop your home warranty service. However, you [...]

5 Tips for Minnesota Homeowners with Storm Damage

July 28th, 2020|Categories: Contractor, Gutters, Installation, Insulation, Remodel, Roofing, Siding, Storm Damage, Windows|

Minnesota weather is nothing if not unpredictable. Minnesotans know that a sunny day can quickly change into a hail, wind, or thunderstorm that can cause all types of damage to homes, buildings, vehicles, and properties. While most storms roll through quickly and may not damage property, there is always a handful that results in branches or trees falling or hail damage to property. For Minnesota homeowners who have dented roofs from hail or broken windows from falling branches, here are five tips to ensure your damage is quickly repaired. Assess Damage for Emergency Repair The first concern for homeowners should [...]

Roof Winter Storm Damage? What to Do

January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Storm Damage|

Minnesota winters can be brutal to your home and roofing system. High winds, sub-zero temperatures and mountains of snow can put your roof to the test. Even the highest quality roof can succumb to damage when trees laden with ice crash onto your home or high winds strip away shingles. While winter is not the ideal time to perform roof repairs, sometimes there is no other option. Here is what you need to do if you have winter storm damage to your roof.    Carefully Assess Damage If a tree is on your roof, you know there is damage. For [...]

How Bad Is It?

August 28th, 2019|Categories: Storm Damage|

This summer has seen tremendous storms raging throughout the country. Here in Minnesota, we have definitely had our share of damage due to summer storms. Before heading into another blustery winter, make sure your home has been thoroughly checked for damage, so you can make the necessary repairs.  Free Home Inspections Signature Home Services is providing free home inspections for Twin Cities-area residents. After the storms we have experienced this summer, the damage some homes have incurred could result in more severe problems if repairs are not made before winter comes. Our free home inspections make it easy for you [...]

Signs Your Wood Siding Needs Repairing or Replacing

May 30th, 2019|Categories: Siding, Storm Damage|

You want your home’s exterior to look great but remember: Its primary function is to protect the home’s interior, including your belongings, and especially your family members. Damage to your wood siding can come in many forms. To recognize the signs, it helps to know the possible types of damage to look for: Wood Rot Woodpecker, squirrel, insect & rodent damage Trees, plants and ivy Outside elements […]

3 Unexpected Areas to Look for Hail Damage on Your Home

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Insulation, Siding, Storm Damage|

When there is a storm, most people think about checking windows and having the roof inspected. The problem with that is, hail has a habit of not conforming to traditional convention. Your entire property may need to be inspected for damage. These three unexpected areas to look for hail damage on your home should be obvious, but they are often overlooked. […]

Still have storm damage from last summer? The time to repair is now!

May 21st, 2018|Categories: Contractor, Roofing, Siding, Storm Damage|

It has reached that point in the year where time is running short to complete repairs from last summer’s storm damage. Before you panic that you may not meet the deadline for your insurance claim, there are a few important factors to consider. INSURANCE CLAIM STIPULATIONS Have you fully read the conditions of your insurance claim? If not, now’s the time to refresh your memory. Your insurance company will have set a time limit for completion of work. In some cases, you will have no more than a year from making the claim to completely sign off on the repairs. [...]