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Flood Damage in Clearwater Beach Can Impact the Attic

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

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We Overcome Flood Damage in Attic Spaces

A compromised roof or related storm damage can direct flooding to your attic space. With this confined space already a challenge based on its size alone, cleanup can be even more considerable to manage with the additional work to replace a wealth of construction materials for the roof, underlayment, trusses, and wall systems. SERVPRO helps with:

  • Bulk Material Removal
  • Cleanup
  • Drying
  • Repairs

Roof and Underlayment Components

Flood damage in Clearwater Beach can often target the outermost portion of your home first, and in the case of a flooded attic, this would mean the roof. Battered by a storm, shingles and other outermost components of the building's roof assembly can be destroyed. This construction's vulnerability worsens after a brief period, allowing greater and greater volumes of runoff and floodwater to enter the home. Repairs for this damage could include temporary build-back and full-scale reconstruction of roofing materials.

The Ceiling and Flooring Assemblies

The combination of building materials used to construct the attic, the roof, and the structure between the attic and the living floor beneath must be considered. While flooring in the attic can slow how quickly pooling water in this upper portion of your house can reach where it intends to migrate, work is involved. Combining air movers and other drying tools can help to manage trapped water in these situations.

Insulating Materials

Insulation is essential to your attic's construction but can rapidly become overwhelmed by intruding floodwater. Some of the insulation impacted can be dried and reused if SERVPRO professionals have collected and preserved it neatly. We can roll out new sheets of insulation where necessary after the attic space gets dried.

Flood damage does not have to destroy your attic. Call our SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach team to help at (727) 614-0099. 

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