Storm Damage

What kind of damage can storms do to your home?

Storm damage

Storms and severe weather have the ability to cause property damage and threaten lives. We sometimes have warning, and sometimes do not. The threats of storm damage and severe weather varies by regions. The four major types of storms are winter storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms. Their force can leave behind severe destruction including collapsed roofs and buildings, flooding, electrical shock, and more. These natural disasters are often unpredictable and sometimes leave us no way to totally prepare for them. Safety should always be your first priority.

What kind of damage can hurricanes cause?

Known as the most violent storms- rotating columns of air with speeds between 100- 300 mph. According to an average of 1,000 tornadoes occur annually and typically kill as many as 60 people in the US. Damage from the winds can destroy structures, landscaping and more.

hurricane damage
hurricane damage

What kind of damage do Thunderstorms and lightning cause?

Lightning storms occur across the US and can bring the threat of fire and severe structural damage.  They can leave damage to electrical wiring, appliances, cable and more. Thunderstorms also bring the risk of flash flooding, hail and heavy winds, all capable of damaging your home or your family.

What kind of damage can be caused by winter storms?

Much of the northern part of the US deals with winter storms of snow, ice storms or freezing rain. Blizzards can cause damage to your roof and other structural damage such as windows, siding and exterior pipes.  It is not uncommon for  heavy snow and winds to knock down power lines, causing electrical outages that can lead to frozen pipes.

Flooding always presents a very real risk to you and your property. The U.S. National Severe Storms Laboratory claims that floods kill more people each year than lightning, hurricanes, and tornadoes combined.  Flooding can lead to contamination and  damage to drywall, support beams and basements. Mold can begin forming as quickly as the first 24 hours of a flood so quick remediation is vital. Floods can result from river floods that can overtake a structure and coastal storm surges can entirely destroy structures.

Will insurance cover storm damage?

Every policy differs and it will depend upon the nature and extent of the damage. Your ability to make a claim depends upon the type of policy you have and the policy’s coverage and exclusions. Call your insurance company as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Who do I call to assess my damage and restore my home?

Be sure to hire professionals. It is important to repair the damage as quickly as possible but it can be very dangerous. Don’t take on the repairs yourself. Hire only fully licensed and bonded contractors. Call an expert home restoration and repair service. They are normally available 24/7 for emergencies. The more quickly you act, the less long term damage you are likely to sustain.