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5 Types of Damages from a Storm

2/11/2023 (Permalink)

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You've probably seen the news and thought to yourself that it would be pretty bad to have a storm come through your town. But did you know that storms can cause significant damage to buildings and property? There are several types of damages caused by storms, including roof damage, broken windows, water damage and debris littering the premises.

Roof damage

If you’re dealing with a roof that has been damaged by a storm, it can cause structural damage to your house and lead to interior problems problems. It can also lead to electrical problems. The most common types of roof damage include:

  • Water damage – water leaks into the ceiling and walls, causing mold and mildew.
  • Electrical problems – lightning strikes during stormy weather could cause your electrical system to fail or start fires.

Broken windows

Broken windows are a common occurrence during storms. Broken windows can cause water damage, which can lead to more damages in your home if a professional is not called immediately. Broken windows can also be dangerous for pets, who could get stuck or injured by broken glass shards.

Water damage

Water damage is one of the most damaging types of storm-related damage. It can be caused by broken pipes, burst water heaters, and flooding. Water damage can cause mold and mildew to grow in your home. Wood will rot if you don’t address it quickly after the storm has passed through your area. Electrical systems may fail due to water damage as well as flooring that warps from being saturated with too much moisture from rainfall or floodwaters

Debris littering the premises

Debris is one of the most common damage caused by storms, and it can be dangerous for you and your property. Debris may include tree limbs, roofing materials, doors, tables and furniture. Each piece of debris can cause injury to people or damage to property. Additionally, they create a fire hazard if they are left in place too long after a storm has passed through an area. It is important that these items be removed as soon as possible so they do not present additional risks to those who live in the area or visit it after the storm has occurred.

Commercial and Residential Property

In addition to causing damage to houses and other residential structures, severe storms can also cause damage to commercial buildings. The same forces that cause roof shingles and siding to blow off a home will also rip the roof off of a commercial building, or even completely destroy it. Since most commercial buildings are constructed with concrete walls and steel beams, they don't have much flexibility when they're hit by strong winds—and this means that if you're living above a strip mall or shop in an area that's prone to severe weather, there's a good chance your building could be damaged by high winds.

Inspect Your Building for Signs of Damage  

In order to get an idea of what kind of repairs might be necessary after the storm passes through your area or if it hasn't passed through yet, take some time before the storm arrives so that you can inspect any problems areas on your property where water may leak inside during heavy rains or floods such as around windows.

It is important to know what kind of damage your building has sustained and how you can mitigate it. Give the professionals a call to quickly assess the damage of your home or business property to help reduce doors closed or excessive expense to your pocket book.

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