Stand Strong Against Wind Damage
Wind and water damage are the two most common results of a heavy storm. There are many areas of the United States that have experienced heavy winds and storms that have caused significant damage to homes - it is important to contact a storm damage restoration professional like SERVPRO of Reston/Herndon as soon as the storm is over to help limit and repair the damage.
Important Facts to Know About Wind Damage
Wind Type Varies by Storm & Causes Different Degrees of Wind Damage
Thunderstorms are the most common source of wind and storm damage, but wind stemming from hurricanes or tornadoes are stronger and can cause more severe damage. It is essential to know when and what type of storm is headed towards your area so you know the potential and level of damage to expect. Thunderstorms are responsible for over half of all wind damage cases in the U.S., but the repair may be more costly for hurricane or tornado wind damage.
Characteristics of the Wind will Affect the Wind Damage
The wind has many characteristics that differ depending on the situation such as:
- Duration of Gusts
By recognizing the pattern and type of wind, you will be able to determine another part of how much potential damage to expect. If the wind is expected to come in long gusts, it's important to be aware of branches from trees. Depending on the speed of the wind, you may have to board up windows.
Preventing Wind and Storm Damage
Wind really isn't the thing that causes a majority of the damage - it is the items that get flung around by the wind. Whether it is your garbage can out on the edge of your driveway or debris from plants and trees, unsecured objects can become dangerous in windy situations. If a storm is approaching your area, ensure your patio furniture, toys, and garbage cans are secured or brought inside. It wouldn't hurt to double check your windows to make sure they're locked and secured, too.
The expertise SERVPRO of Reston/Herndon brings to storm damage cleanup and restoration in the Northwest suburbs leads the industry. Give us a call at 703-471-6040 today for any of for storm damage needs.