Storm & Wind Damage Costs and Repairs
Heavy wind and storms have hit many parts of the United States hard in recent times, and that means many homeowners are now facing damages that they don't know how to handle.
Wind and water damage often result from heavy storms and the first thing you should do when such damage occurs is have a storm damage restoration professional come look as soon as possible. Continue reading to learn more about the costs and repairs associated with storm and wind damage.
Considerations For Storm & Wind Damage
What to Know About Wind Damage
Wind damage can be caused directly by strong winds or indirectly, like by wind causing debris to hit and damage your house. Thunderstorms are the biggest culprit when it comes to wind and storm damage, but hurricanes and tornadoes produce such strong winds that they cause severe damage.
When a storm is approaching your area, you should always consider wind speeds and the type of storm so you know what damage you might expect. When it comes to wind damage cases in the United States, thunderstorms account for over half of all of them. However, the damage repair costs for more severe storms is generally far worse than a thunderstorm ever causes.
Preventing Wind Damage
When thinking about wind damage, there are many characteristics of the wind that can change the outcome of the situation. Aside from the wind's speed, you also need to think about its direction and the duration of its gusts. These things will help you proactively prepare for and better prevent wind damage before a storm comes.
Since most wind damage is a result of the wind picking up objects and debris and blowing them into the structure, you should always bring in outdoor furniture and plants before a big storm. Other objects should be secured, including grills, garbage cans and anything else sitting outside. Bring what you can into a storage building or into your home temporarily. Secure your doors and windows as well.
Repair Costs for Wind Damage
When wind damage does occur, the repair costs will depend on your location and the severity of the damage. Broken windows, fallen branches, and more severe damage that harms your garage, roof, or car will all add up. Every year, the nation spends billions on repairing wind damage.
The cost for an individual can range wildly, between $880 and nearly $11,000. Most homeowners spend an average $4,600 to $7,000 for repairs after wind damage. You'll want to reach out to a professional in your area as soon as possible for a more specific and accurate estimate.
In general, the best thing you can do is work to prevent wind damage and, secondly, make sure you are covered in the event that wind damage does occur., including your car with comprehensive insurance, is important to ensure you don't face financial hardship due to a storm hurting you or your property.
Call Aldo's Today!
Aldo's Restoration & Construction provides high-quality storm damage restoration in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding communities. Contact our restoration contractors today at (704) 607-9783 to get your home or property back to new. We look forward to working with you!