What is Storm Damage?
Storms can be a huge catastrophe; the damages in properties can be devastating and expensive. At Restorations Control we take care not only of you but also your business and your investment. We took the preventive measures to a storm as well as proper procedures during and after it happen.
Storms can leave huge marks not only in homes but also in commercial properties all across the country. Roofs and siding catch a brunt of it; and often go unchecked to see what damage was done. You could have unseen damage right now. For example, when was the last time you got on the roof? For us is a daily task, to check on places that are often forgotten until some incident happen. You have to be aware that unseen damage creates bigger issues over time. At Restoration Control, we will provide an inspection of your business place. If there is any damage, we can contact with your insurance provider to review it them, then they can determine if the necessary restoration will be covered under they insurance policy. If your storm damage is not covered, out team can provide you with a reasonable quote to get your property back to like-new condition in a timely manner.
Storms usually bring damaging hail and high wind that can be devastating to your business place. You may not know where to turn when your property, like the roof, suffers damage. Hail damaged property, such as bruised shingles, dented gutters, torn window, screens and compromised fence stain is something difficult to notice by an untrained professional. When storm damage happens on your business place, turn to Restorations Control for help with your complete restoration. We guarantee the highest quality of installation, repair, and maintenance in the business as your contractors.
TYPES OF STORMS
1. Derecho Storms
A Derecho is a large series of storms following each other over a path of at least 240 miles with wind gusts of at least 58mph.
These types of storm are hard to predict, but often happen in warm weather in June and July.
Floods occur due to rain and other water rising faster than the drains can handle. Flash floods can leave buildings and roads under several inches of water in a matter of minutes.
Flooding often leads to severe damage to homes and commercial buildings, other property and infrastructure.
Flash floods are responsible for around 200 deaths in the US every year.
3. Hail Storms
Hail storms often cause a lot of damage as they are hard and can fall at speeds of up to 120mph.
Damage caused by hailstorms often includes roof, windows and skylights, siding, guttering, as well as other property and vehicle damage.
Whilst small hail stones are most common, the largest hailstone ever seen in the US was 8 inches in diameter, and weighed almost 2 pounds.
4. Snow Storms
Heavy snow may seem more of an inconvenience than a cause of damage to your home, however heavy build ups of snow can lead to collapsed roofs or gutters, and blocked drains can cause flooding.
The hurricane is the most powerful type of tropical cyclone, and is identified by low pressure systems, high winds, heavy rainfall and storm surges and swells.
Hurricanes that reach land can be extremely destructive damaging property and affecting infrastructure.
6. Ice Storms
Ice storms produce freezing rain which covers everything in ice, making everything slippery, and causing hazardous conditions and potentially affecting homes and vehicles.
Lightning is often to blame for storm damage, and is usually the cause of falling trees, wildfires, structural fires and power outages.
Thunderstorms can cause a wide range of different types of weather, such as hail, tornadoes and flooding. This can cause damage to property.
Lightning strikes from dry thunderstorms, where there is no rain, often cause wildfires.
Tornadoes are extremely dangerous, from the high winds often in excess of 300mph, to the debris carried by these high winds.
Tornadoes are so prevalent in certain states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri that the area is named “tornado alley”. Minnesota lies on the northern edge and sees around 26 tornadoes per year, an average of more than 2 a month.
10. Tropical Storms
Tropical storms must have wind speeds of between 39 and 73mph, and are prevalent in the Pacific and Atlantic.
The main damage caused by tropical storms include damage caused by water, and damage caused by debris picked up by the wind.
WARNING SIGNS IN CASE OF A STORM
Different cloud types indicate different types of weather.
• Do you know your cumulus from your stratus, or your cirrus from your nimbostratus?
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, then perhaps you need to know more about clouds.
The temperature is likely to drop suddenly if a storm is on its way.
• If you’re outside and suddenly feel cold, look at the sky and see if the weather is about to change
3. Darkness often means thunder
It often gets darker when a thunder storm is approaching.
• If the sky suddenly goes black, now might be the time to get back inside, or perhaps find some shelter
4. Animal behavior
Animals are often a good indication of what the weather will do next as their sense of smell and hearing is far better than humans.
Many animals can smell rain from several miles away, and some will become more excitable as the stormy weather approaches.
Birds tend to fly lower if bad weather is on its way, whilst cows often lie down when it’s about to rain. Sheep will huddle together if they sense a storm is imminent.
• What are the animals near you doing?
• If you’re not in the city center or on the highway can you see what cattle and birds are doing?
Perhaps the wind has suddenly changed direction, or has got stronger.
This could indicate that a storm is on the way, and that you should keep your wits about you.
• Major weather moves from west to east
If you’re outside working, and can see the clouds moving from west to east, then perhaps it might be time to come inside
6. Common Sense
Sometimes you just sense something is wrong.
• Perhaps everybody is moving in the same direction trying to get indoors
• Perhaps there’s nobody around and there should be
It’s always a good idea to look at the weather forecast and have some idea of where you’re going and what you will be doing, in case the weather does change.
We know first hand the severity with which storms roll through the area. Once the fury of the storm has passed, you are often left with the damage in your business place. Sure insurance companies may pay a portion of the damage, but what happens to the rest? Here at Restorations Control we will come out to inspect your damage and communicate with your insurance company to get the compensation you deserve. The storm restoration services involve:
- Re-roofing from storm damage.
- Roof repairs.
- Gutter and downspout replacement.
- Window and screen replacement.
- Exterior paint.
- Fence constructions and re-stain.
As you can see, Restorations Control is committed to ensuring your business place is repaired quickly and efficiently so you can go back to work like nothing happen. Let us handle the disaster left by the storm and don’t worry about anything else.