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Common Problems Homeowners Face After Severe Weather

Updated April 3, 2014

When severe weather strikes, we get a ton of calls about water intrusion and damage from homeowners concerned for their property.  Here are some articles, videos and resources to address common home repair questions and problems.

How Properly Functioning Gutters Are Critical to the Health of Your Home – Given that most homes in Cincinnati have basements, failing to channel water away from the soil immediately adjacent to the home’s foundation is an almost certain invitation to a wide range of basement moisture-related problems.  Therefore, a properly functioning gutter system is not only essential for preventing damage to the lower portion of the roof, fascia and soffit components, but avoiding other expensive home repairs.

How to Prevent a Flooded Basement with a Battery Backup Sump Pump – One of our most popular videos and articles… shows you how a battery backup system can prevent water backup following a power outage or primary sump pump failure.

How to Prevent Mold Following a Water Leak – In this article, I discuss the immediate actions you should take to diagnose the source of the leak, repair the leak, and determine the extent of water damage.

How to Spot Wind Damage to Your Roof – Resources to assist in the evaluation of asphalt shingle damage following a major wind storm.

Common Causes of Roof Leaks – Often times homeowners are curious as to why their roof is leaking when it might not be that old.  Here are some common culprits that cause roof leaks and how they are easily repaired.

Warning Signs that Your Home Has a Serious Window Leak – Improper installation of windows is a common problem that leads to water intrusion.  Watch this video that will explain how new windows can leak and how they can be fixed.

Siding Repair  – Vinyl or aluminum siding that has wind damage or has been torn off the home must be replaced before water can get behind the vapor barrier or house wrap and cause damage.  Often times the damaged piece of siding can be matched or fabricated, saving you the cost of replacing a large section.

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