As a roofing company, our team at Contact Exteriors has the opportunity to see extremes in roofing needs. On one hand, we work with optimistic homeowners who are looking to make positive changes for their homes with a new roof, siding, or deck. On the other hand, we work with homeowners whose homes have been damaged in tragic accidents — many of which are a result of weather. After all, it’s not an emergency until it happens to your home.
Whatever the case may be, we work closely with you, the homeowner, to make sure you know your options. This helps you make the best choice when it comes to installing a new roof. We want your home to be beautiful, functional, and resilient.
We install weather-resistant siding and roofing all over the Carolina Coast, but we also work with homeowners who aren’t concerned about the weather until something catastrophic happens.
Along the Carolina Coast, heavy rain can lead to flooding in some areas. Even though we know it’s a possibility, we tend to think we’re immune until it actually happens. We’re not saying it to point fingers at anyone, we’re just saying it because it’s true. We’ve all operated by that logic at some point in our lives.
Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather. We can, however, prepare for it, and we can follow best response practices in an emergency. If you live in an area where flooding is even a remote possibility, you’re doing your home and your family a huge favor by preparing and planning.
Even if you prepare and evacuate properly, a flood still might damage your home’s foundation. If that’s the case, call your insurance company and get an inspection performed from a qualified contractor, as soon as possible.
Fall is quickly approaching and that means one thing for us — heavier winds. Not all of our windstorms cause damage, but it’s not unheard of, either. Wind is an inevitability along the Carolina Coast in autumn, so it’s best to prepare.
Wind starts to cause real damage to trees at 39 mph, and once it gets up to 64 mph, real damage to your home is possible. Even if you’ve lived through dozens of heavy wind warnings without a scratch, take wind warnings from the local weather service seriously. Protect your home and your family.
In the event of lost power or downed power lines, you might want to have a small power generator on-hand. Call your electric company and follow their advice before taking any action. It might take a while, but professionals will handle the power lines.
FEMA has some excellent resources on further preparing your doors, windows, and other areas of your home for heavy winds.
Some people love thunderstorms– smelling the rain, hearing the crash of the thunder, and watching the lightning arc across the sky. Some people are less enthusiastic about thunderstorms, and spend their time fretting and wishing for them to be over.
While there’s no use worrying, since you can’t stop nature, there are some preparatory steps you can take to protect your home from hail, high winds, and lightning — even if you love thunderstorms.
Extreme weather is a fact of life along the Carolina Coast, but you can protect your family and your home with a little bit of pre-planning and prepping. Emergencies are rare, but they can happen– and it’s best to be prepared and calm, with a backup plan set in place.
We’re a local roofing company, but we’d rather see your roof protected from the elements, because you follow best practices, than install a new roof because extreme weather damaged your home. Some damage is unavoidable, and we’re always available to help in those cases, but we want to see you safe and happy, even when the weather turns bad.