by TeamFFE

July 19, 2023

St. Louis Weather Alert: Protect Your Home From Severe Weather with Family First Exteriors

Hello, dear St. Louis residents! We hope you’re all safe and sound. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the weather reports, and it seems like we’re in for some heavy rain and potential hail storms in our area. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for parts of the eastern Ozarks into southern Illinois, and while the metro St. Louis area isn’t included in the watch, we want to make sure you’re prepared.

At Family First Exteriors, we understand the potential damage that severe weather can bring to your home. Heavy rain and large hail can wreak havoc on your roofing, siding, and gutters. That’s why we’re here to help you protect your home and ensure it can withstand the elements.

Preparation is Key

With the forecast predicting thunderstorms expected to develop after midnight, some producing torrential rain and hail up to the size of quarters, it’s crucial to ensure your home’s exterior is in top shape. Our team of experts can inspect your roof for any potential vulnerabilities and make necessary repairs or replacements. We can also check your gutters to ensure they’re clear and functioning properly, which is essential for managing heavy rainfall and preventing water damage.

Post-Storm Cleanup and Repair

After the storm, it’s equally important to assess any damage and make repairs promptly. In the areas of repeated heavier thunderstorms, locally two to five inches or more of rain can be expected. This could lead to fast-rising streams and creeks, and potential flash flooding. If left unattended, even minor damage can lead to significant issues down the line, such as leaks, mold, and structural damage. Our team can help with post-storm cleanup, inspect your home for any damage, and provide quick and efficient repairs.

Safety First

Remember, safety is paramount during severe weather. If you’re traveling in the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday, use extreme caution as water covering roads can be hard to see. And never drive into flooded roads! The rain should clear around sunrise Wednesday as the severe threat shifts south, but it’s important to stay vigilant and informed.

We’re Here for You

At Family First Exteriors, we’re committed to helping you protect your home and your family. We serve St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and a wide range of counties in Missouri, and we’re ready to assist you before, during, and after the storm.

Stay safe, St. Louis, and remember – we’re here for you. For more information about our services or to schedule an inspection, please contact us today.