Being a homeowner comes with a unique set of challenges, one of them being home repairs. Damage happens, and when it does you need to be willing to take the necessary steps to fix it. But before damage ever needs to be repaired, it’s important that you know what kind of damages you can expect and how they can harm your home. Here are some of the most common damages that result in home repairs and home remodeling.
Water proofing is probably one of the most important preventative measures you can take in your home. Water damage and mold cost the insurance industry upwards of $2.5 billion annually, making these two situations some of the most costly in terms of home damage and repairs. Of course, this can happen for multiple reasons. Water damage most typically occurs as a result of a damaged roof, leaky windows and doors, along with cracked pipes, or flooding. Depending on the location of your home, you may want to consider water proofing or another home remodeling project to prevent any water damage.
If a tree falls on a house and nobody’s home, is the house still damaged? Yes. But jokes aside, wind and storm damage is quite common and quite costly. Wind damage can rip sections of roofing away and down trees. In addition, intense rain may cause more water damage. Fortunately, repairs to the exterior of your home are available in either of these situations. Termites follow water into your home, a water leak is a great conduit for termites to enter into your home and it is usually behind the walls.
The trouble with termites is that they encompass two problems. The first is a pest issue. How do you get rid of the colony and keep it away from your home? The second is a structural issue. Pests like ants and spiders don’t really inflict damage on your home the way that termites do, and the aftermath isn’t pretty. Termite damage repair can be costly, but it can also help prevent termites from entering your home in the future. If you suspect termites, don’t hesitate to have your home inspected, as termite damage repair can be extensive if the infestation has gone unnoticed for too long.
Whether you suspect water damage or termite damage, make sure you’re aware of the signs and you prepare adequately. Call Beaches Construction for an evaluation.