Exterior Moisture Damage

Newer homes often come with the benefit of energy efficiency that older homes lack. In order to do this, homes are built in such a way that allows for insulation to keep the home from getting too hot or too cold based on the outer environment. The drawback, however, has been an unexpected increase in exterior damage to roofs when snow and ice accumulate. In the past, overly hot roofs were able to quickly melt any snow or frozen water which accumulated on the roof. However, cooler roofs mean less melting, which results in prolonged exposure to the moisture of ice and snow remaining on the roof. Unfortunately, this damage can be costly, and individuals must rely on their homeowner’s insurance to be there for them to cover repairs.

If your home has exterior damage from moisture and your insurance company has denied or underpaid your claim, a Dallas insurance attorney may be able to help you obtain the money you need. To speak with a skilled attorney today, contact the firm of Smith Kendall, PLLC, at 214-361-6124.

Examples of Exterior Moisture Damage

Water from snow and ice can remain on roofs for several weeks, slowly causing damage by dripping down into the home. Some of the ways snow and ice can cause damage include:

  • Soaking ceiling and wall cavities, potentially creating mold
  • Damage to insulation
  • Cracking plaster and drywall
  • Rotting of wood in attics
  • Peeling paint

These problems can be very expensive to repair, especially if left unaddressed for a prolonged period of time.

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If your home is damaged by environmental factors, your insurance company may be contractually obligated to help you pay for repairs. Unfortunately, many insurance companies seek to deny or underpay legitimate claims. If this has happened to you, don’t hesitate to contact the Dallas insurance attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC, at 214-361-6124.

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