This is the time to start planning for the upcoming hurricane and tropical storm season. Most homeowners with two-story homes in the past (and maybe in the future) will have, or have had issues while installing second story accordion shutters.
Many homeowners with two-story homes have installed easy-closing accordion shutters, thinking this will give them ample time to close up their home for an incoming hurricane or storm.
The truth is many of these accordion shutters create more damage than most homeowners could imagine
Below you’ll see some photos revealing the type of mold damage and water damage that can occur within the interior walls of your home’s upstairs living areas while protecting your home with accordion shutters.
Most two-story homes are constructed with one wall of cement block and one or two walls of wood with plaster over mesh. I’m not sure why this is done – maybe in an effort to save on construction costs of the home?
When homeowners unwittingly install these accordion shutters, the bolts that hold the shutters in place penetrate through the plastered mesh creating an orifice where moisture and water can penetrate into the interior of the home creating the same kind of damages shown here.
So how do you know if your accordion shutters are causing damage to your home?
If you have installed accordion shutters, please feel free to contact Claims Aid Consultants Public Adjusters for a Free inspection of your home.
We will check for moisture that may be present as this could potentially cause significant water damage to your home. In the event you have suffered damages due to your accordion shutters, in most cases it is covered by your homeowners insurance policy.
Contact us today at 1-888-24-GET PAID to make an appointment for a free, no obligation inspection of your property.