5 Common Types of Storm Damage
Here in California, the weather is ideal - cool winters and warm summers are bliss. However, here in Northern California, winters get wet and summers get dry. These weather conditions leave us prone to flooding and fire damages should the elements of the weather cause incident.
Rainy season can bring forth hailstorms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning, and flooding. Our rainy season typically lasts from October through April. In one moment, the sky can be crystal clear and in the next, a storm is brewing.
Types of Storms and Damages Expected
Hailstorms cause the majority damage to the exterior of the home or facility. Common causes of damage to the property because of hail is roof damage, siding damage, shingle damage, window damage, and automobile damage.
Thunderstorms can cause a variety of damaging weather like lightning, hail, tornadoes, and straight-line winds, flooding even. Hail and wind are the biggest culprits in property damage with thunderstorms.
Most damages from tornadoes are caused by the high winds. Large damages happened in “tornado alley’ which is in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri, however, California has tornadoes and property damage is expected in this case.
Lightening causes extensive damage. Lightning hits trees and the ground and is a common cause for wildfires. Fires break out and damage buildings, homes, and can cause power outages.
After a heavy rain, water will rise fast and at times the levees near local rivers and storm drains can’t handle it. Flash floods cause a lot of damage to homes, businesses, both exterior and interior.
When storm damage presents itself, it is important to contact your insurance and the right company to handle your mitigation and restoration needs. The quicker your insurance provider and restoration company is reached the fewer damages. It is imperative that damages are stopped at its source right away. A simple roof leak can lead to damages to your roof, ceiling, walls, flooring, and more.