Hey There! Let’s Get You On Your Way To More Claim And Less Pain.

Hey There! Let’s Get You On Your Way To More Claim And Less Pain.

ROOF CLAIMS:
WIND DAMAGE

Even the most well-constructed roof can fall victim to the elements. Especially in areas with extreme weather. But, no matter what your damage is, we can help you get the money you need to get it fixed fast.

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And the risk of damage increases with higher wind velocities. While hurricane-force winds can blow up to (or over) 200 MPH, winds are considered damaging when they reach just 45 MPH. At that speed, wind can tear off shingles, blow away eaves, and break off tree branches.

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Wind Speed Damage Risks

Wind can damage roofs in a number of ways. Some are more perceptible than others.

For example, heavy winds can uproot trees or break tree limbs off that can impact and plainly damage your roof. But a windstorm can also apply stress to your building’s structure, opening up small fissures that can let in small amounts of water.

Generally, however, the most common forms of wind damage to a roof come from stripping tiles and knocking down trees or tree limbs.

45-57

MPH

Break off tree limbs and branches, remove loose shingles.

58-74

MPH

Uproot and tear down trees, rip off shingles and roof tiles.

75-89

MPH

Send limbs and branches airborne, flip mobile homes, rip off ceramic roof tiles and gutters.

90+

MPH

Rip off entire sections of heavy tiles, as well as entire sections of roof.

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Gust

One of the reasons wind is so devastating is because it varies in speed.

Gusts of wind come and go, making it difficult to measure its velocity, and causing trees to sway as they bend in the wind and then try to return to their normal shape.

Even in heavy wind storms that maintain a strong sustained wind speed, gusts can quickly amplify the velocity of the wind, and the magnitude of the damage it can cause.

In preparing for a wind storm, you should always expect winds to be at least 30% higher than what is forecast.

“If the wind rises it can push us against the flood when it comes.”

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Roof Damage:
The Usual Suspects

Your Roof Has A Hard Job. It Must Constantly Protect You And Your Belongings From Some Of Nature’s Most Savage And Unforgiving Forces.

Wind

Fire

Lightning

Hurricane

Tornado

Storm

Mold

Water

Hail

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The longer you wait, the greater the cost to repair will be.