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Potential Types of Winter Storm Damage to Your Lawton Home

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

Icicles hanging from eave of home Icicles are pretty but can lead to water damage.

Lawton residents should be prepared to pull out the warmest coats and bundle up this winter!  The Farmers Almanac is predicting freezing conditions and temperatures this winter in Michigan.  There are many different possible types of storm damage in the winter months.  The following are a few to be aware of:

  • Strong winds may loosen roof shingles.
  • Strong winds may pick up small hard items and throw them against siding and windows.
  • Snow and ice and potentially make its way into holes and cracks in your foundation, roof, or siding.
  • Tree branches can fall onto your roof or scrape against siding or windows.
  • Ice dams can block water from flowing down gutters and force water under roof shingles.
  • Heavy snows can potentially cause your roof to collapse.

There are actions that you can take ahead of time to prepare your home or business prior to a winter storm.  Check out our blog, Protect Your Middleville Home From Winter Storms, for information on what you can do to prevent winter storm damage to your property.

Call SERVPRO of Allegan / Barry County and SERVPRO of Van Buren County if your home or business has been affected by a winter storm, 2696-686-0664, we are Here to help®

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