Wind & Storm Damage Services in Kamloops
You never know what life will blow in your direction; so, it's good to know that Thompson Valley Restoration DKI will come through for you. Sometimes the extent of the damage to the buildings is not readily apparent. Undetected damage from high winds can weaken a structure, creating possible hazards. That's when the highly skilled staff at Thompson Valley Restoration DKI steps in to ensure that the job is done in a thorough and timely manner.
Our wind and storm damage services include:
- 24-hour immediate service
- Tree removal
- Tarp over
- Roof repairs
- Structural repairs
- Total restoration
Damages to Your Roof
Wind alone, even without objects flying through it, can damage your roof. Wind moves over your shingles in an non-uniform way. This leaves areas like corners and the perimeter susceptible to high wind pressures while the centre of your roof with have lower stresses. Wind damage on your Kamloops roof will most likely start at the edge, or anywhere your roofing is loose. The wind can peel back layers of your roof, and if the insulation becomes exposed can lead to leaks and water damage in your home.
During a storm, flying debris is also going to be able to damage your roof. Shards of glass, tree branches and other debris can cause more damage than the wind itself if it hits your roof at the right angle or with enough force. After a storm, we recommend inspecting your roof as well as your eavestroughs where debris can clog the downspouts and cause drainage problems. How to Check for Storm Damage in Kamloops
After a storm it’s best to inspect your roof to check for any damage so you don’t have leaks or punctures leading into your home.
- Outdoor Inspection: First perform an outdoor inspection, looking for missing or damaged shingles that are curled, cracked, or torn. If this damage is localized in a small portion of your roof, roofing repairs might be able to address the problem. More extensive damage sometimes necessitates complete roof replacement. Other parts of your home, including the chimney, ventilation pipes, roof flashing, gutters and fencing, can also become damaged, so be sure to inspect them for damage as well.
- Indoor Inspection: After checking the exterior of your home, it’s important to look inside for damage as well. This may be in the attic or near windows. Indoor damage includes moisture marks, brown, yellow, or grey stains, and peeling paint on walls and/or ceilings. These signs could indicate a damaged, leaking roof. Check your attic for damp rafters or leaks, and if you experience a sudden rise in your energy costs, it could be a sign that your roof ventilation has been compromised.
- Call a Professional: If you’re unsure how extensive the storm and wind damage to your roof are, call in a Kamloops roofer for a professional inspection. Getting on your roof yourself is not recommended as it can lead to personal injury and even further damage to your property. A trained professional will have the tools and safety techniques necessary to get up on your roof and check for damage without issue.
When it’s stormy outside, lightning can strike your property and cause a fire to erupt. Has your property been damaged by fire or smoke? We also restore homes and businesses affected by fire and smoke damage. Call us now to see how we can help you.