Wind Damage and its Effect on Homes!
Did You Know?
Damage from severe thunderstorm winds account for half of all severe reports in the lower 48 states and is more common than damage from tornadoes. Wind speeds can reach up to 100 mph and can produce a damage path extending for hundreds of miles.
So What is Storm Damage?
Damaging winds are often called “straight-line” winds which are different from damages caused by tornadoes. Most of these winds come from a downdraft generated by thunderstorms. Damaging winds are classified as those exceeding 50-60 mph.
Is Your Home at Risk?
Any homes that are located in thunderstorm-prone areas throughout the world are at risk to receive damage from winds.
Here’s 6 Ways to Make Your Home Storm-Resistant:
- Cover Windows & Doors.
- Secure Shingles
- Fasten Metal Sidings & Metal Roofing
- Remove Trees that are too Close to Your Home
- Anchor Anything that Could Go Flying (Sheds, grills, etc.)
Reinforce Garage Doors.
Recently, we’ve been working on a home that received wind damage. Lucky enough, this damage is small in comparison to what could be a result from severe thunderstorms so take the tips above make your home storm-resistant.
Below, you will see property that has been damaged by falling siding.
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