Water damage is one of the most common problems many homes face all year-round. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute reports that one in every 50 insured homes will submit a claim for water damage every year. Roofing and siding contractors are perhaps the most familiar with types of water damage as, even without flooding, roofs and siding can still be prone to uncontrolled amounts of moisture.
Luckily, it’s easy to find help when dealing with this type of problem. However, experiences may vary from one home to another. Let our restoration specialists at Allstar Construction explain the factors that can affect the cost of repairing water-damaged homes.
Types of Water Damage
Exterior renovation and roof repair companies classify water into three main categories: clean, gray and black water damage. It’s highly unlikely you’ll suffer from black water (technical term for fresh sewage) damage on your roof or siding. You’re more likely to suffer from gray rainwater exposure and leaks in your attic and ceilings. These three categories can be the deciding factors for repairs costs.
A contractor would also take your home’s location into consideration before submitting an estimate. Homes that require additional protection from frequent rains, storms, or floods will, of course, be charged accordingly. On the other hand, homes that rarely get the same problems might receive a different price depending mostly on the extent of the damage.
What to Expect
Your local water and fire restoration team will usually begin by getting rid of any surface water that might worsen the issue. For roofing work, this could involve reinforcing any deteriorated support beams and patching up broken shingles. A flooded basement might require post-removal cleanup services before being complete.
Don’t let water damage get you down. At Allstar Construction, we are your leading provider of exterior restoration services. Give us a call at (763) 220-3444 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit or request a free estimate today.