After Storm Damage Report

After Storm Damage Report
by Powell Roofing

After enduring a severe weather event, such as a storm or hurricane, it is crucial to prioritize the safety and integrity of your home by having Powell Roofing conduct a thorough inspection. The aftermath of severe weather can leave behind hidden damages to your roof, which if left undetected, could escalate into costly repairs or even compromise the structural integrity of your home. Powell Roofing’s expertise in identifying weather-related damages, including missing shingles, leaks, or weakened areas, ensures that any issues are promptly addressed, safeguarding your property and providing peace of mind for you and your family. By entrusting Powell Roofing with this essential inspection, homeowners can proactively address any potential issues, mitigate further damage, and ultimately preserve the longevity and value of their investment in their home.

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Impact Charleston Hurricanes Have On Homes

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Although Charleston did not experience a direct hit from Dorian, the storm brought significant rainfall, storm surge, and strong winds to the area. Homes along the coast and in low-lying areas experienced flooding and wind damage, including roof damage and downed trees.

Hurricane Dorian (2019)

Florence made landfall further north along the North Carolina coast but still brought significant rainfall and storm surge to Charleston. Homes in flood-prone areas experienced inundation, with water entering structures and causing damage to walls, floors, and belongings.

Hurricane Florence (2018)

While Charleston was spared a direct hit from Irma, the storm still brought heavy rainfall and strong winds to the area. Some homes experienced flooding, particularly in low-lying areas and along the coast. Wind damage was also reported, including downed trees and power lines.

Hurricane Irma (2017)

Matthew caused widespread flooding in Charleston, particularly in areas prone to storm surge and along rivers. Many homes experienced flood damage, with some structures suffering from water infiltration and mold growth. Additionally, high winds led to roof damage and fallen trees.

Hurricane Matthew (2016)

Although Hugo struck over 30 years ago. Hugo caused extensive wind and storm surge damage to homes, buildings, and infrastructure in Charleston. Many homes suffered roof damage, structural failures, and flooding, leading to widespread destruction and long-term recovery efforts.

Hurricane Hugo (1989)

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How to prepare your home for a hurricane - Powell Roofing

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1. Secure Windows and Doors

Install storm shutters or board up windows with plywood to protect against flying debris. Reinforce doors with additional locks or bolts.

2. Clear Gutters and Drains

Remove any debris from gutters and downspouts to prevent water buildup and potential flooding.

3. Trim Trees and Shrubs

Prune overhanging branches and trim back foliage to reduce the risk of branches breaking off and causing damage during high winds.

4. Secure Outdoor Items

Bring in or secure outdoor furniture, decorations, and any other loose items that could become projectiles in strong winds.

5. Check Roof and Siding

Inspect your roof and siding for any loose or damaged areas and make repairs as needed to prevent water intrusion.

6. Secure Important Documents

Gather important documents such as insurance policies, identification, and medical records, and store them in a waterproof container or safe location.

7. Stock Up On Supplies

Build an emergency kit with essential supplies including non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, first aid supplies, and any necessary medications.

8. Evacuation Plan

Familiarize yourself with evacuation routes and have a plan in place for where you will go and how you will get there if instructed to evacuate.

9. Backup Power

Consider investing in a generator to provide backup power in case of a power outage.

10. Stay Informed

Monitor weather forecasts and heed any warnings or evacuation orders issued by local authorities. Keep a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio for updates.

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At Powell Roofing in Charleston, SC, expect seasoned professionals with extensive industry experience. Our roofing contractors bring years of expertise to every project, ensuring that your roofing needs are handled with skill and proficiency.

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When you choose Powell Roofing, expect nothing but the highest quality materials and workmanship. We are committed to excellence in every aspect of our services, from initial assessment to final installation or repair. Your satisfaction and the longevity of your roof are our top priorities.

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