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How Weather Can Damage Your Home’s Exterior

Severe weather can wreak havoc on your Maryland home in more ways than one, but the most common is exterior damage. Heavy rain, thunderstorms, high winds, hail; all of these can cause major problems for your roofing and siding. Taking some steps to prevent damage to your home is an important part of home maintenance. Let’s look at some ways weather can harm your home’s exterior.

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Roofing Damage

Roofing issues are among the most common weather-related issues our clients see. In Maryland, weather conditions can quickly become severe and have the potential to cause major damage within a matter of minutes. Whether it is several feet of snow sitting on your roof or a tree branch that is downed during a severe thunderstorm, roof damage should be addressed as quickly as possible.

Keeping your roof in good condition is one of the most important ways to prevent damage. Weak areas of the roof can become a much bigger problem when exposed to excessive rain, snow, wind, hail, or ice.

Siding Damage

Siding problems are frequently caused by high winds and flying debris. A strong summer thunderstorm has the potential to pull siding off your house and leave your home exposed and your exterior unsightly. Having siding damage repaired in a timely manner is important because siding protects your home’s “bones” from the elements. Fortunately, a professional Maryland exterior remodeling company can come to your home, assess the damage, and provide an effective solution.


You can’t control the weather, but there are some things you can do to try and prevent major damage to your home. Having regular roof inspections is a great way to know that your roof isn’t compromised. Weak areas on the roof can easily become more damaged and lead to bigger problems during extreme weather. Additionally, you can limit the risk of damage to your roof and siding by reducing the amount of potential debris during a storm.

Trimming back tree branches and removing weak or sick trees is a great way to ensure you won’t have branches coming down on your house during a storm. Securing outdoor furniture and trash cans is also helpful in preparing your home for inclement weather.

Protect Your Home with Platinum Exteriors

At Platinum Exteriors we are a Maryland exterior remodeling company with many years of experience in the industry. Whether you need an inspection for your roof, or you are in need of siding repairs from a recent storm, we are here for you. Give us a call today – we’d love to help!