This can be a very volatile time of year for Delaware and the Tri-State area and storm damage to your home can happen at any time. This is the time of year where the skies can be vibrant blue with fluffy white clouds one moment and suddenly darken with ominous black threatening clouds the next.
Driving home from work yesterday, I experienced a variety of weather conditions. The glaring sun and blue sky called for a rapid search for my sunglasses so that I could make my way through the parking lot to my car.
Then a lovely spring shower began to sprinkle the windshield with small sparkling drops of water, which eventually turned into a soft downpour that merited turning on the intermittent windshield wipers. In my rear view mirror, I could see the beginnings of a full fledged rainbow.
Looking at the heavy darkened clouds in front of me, I knew that what lay ahead. And sure enough, that soft downpour turned into a deluge of sideways rain pelting the windshield at a rapid pace that merited using the wipers at full speed and a slow down in pace, as visibility was now impaired. Leaves, trash, and a mix of I don’t know what were also pelting my vehicle. Then little pieces of hail began to bounce off the windshield and body of my car.
I’m sure this is an experience all of you have had. At times, the hail is large enough to actually dent vehicles or crack windshields. As a homeowner, we all should be aware that these natural occurrences have a multitude of ways of causing major storm damage to our homes.
A huge thunderstorm with damaging hail and high winds can cause storm damage to your home, especially the roof, windows and siding. These storms seem to barrel through the Tri-State area on a pretty regular basis and being prepared can make a big difference. By following the three tips below, you could prevent the need for costly repairs.
Ferris Home Improvements can help get your home in tip top shape so that it can weather this season’s storms. Please get in touch if you need any help with storm damage repairs, we can handle roof repairs, gutter clean-out or replacement, siding repair or window replacement. We’ll get you in good shape for all the storms to come!