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March, 22nd 2024
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Most common types of windstorm damage claims

What are the most common types of windstorm damage claims?

Windstorms can cause damage to property in a number of ways and can take many different forms, from gentle breezes to strong hurricanes and tornadoes. 

These windstorms have the potential to cause a variety of property damages, such as:

Strong winds have the power to uproot vegetation, knock down trees, and disperse debris, which can harm landscape both aesthetically and monetarily.

Strong winds have the ability to lift tiles, shingles, or other roofing components, which can cause leaks, structural damage, and possibly even interior water damage.

Powerful winds have the ability to rip off or loosen siding components, such as aluminum, wood, or vinyl siding, leaving the underlying structure vulnerable to possible harm.

Windows can be broken by flying debris or, by direct impact from powerful gusts. This can result in possible water damage, security problems, and heightened susceptibility to more wind damage.

Trees or large branches can fall onto buildings, vehicles, or other structures during windstorms, causing significant damage to roofs, windows, siding, and other property components.

Severe windstorms may cause structural damage to buildings, including wall collapse, damage to support beams, or compromised foundations.

Wind-driven rain can infiltrate buildings through damaged roofing, siding, windows, or doors, leading to water damage to walls, ceilings, floors, and personal belongings.

Windstorms can also damage outdoor structures such as sheds, fences, pergolas, and decks, compromising their structural integrity and functionality.

Windstorms often cause power outages due to downed power lines, fallen trees on power lines, or damage to electrical infrastructure, leading to inconvenience and potential property damage if backup systems fail.

Windstorms can cause damage to vehicles parked outdoors, including dents, scratches, broken windows, and more severe damage if struck by falling trees or debris.

Windstorms may disrupt business operations due to property damage, power outages, or safety concerns, resulting in lost revenue and additional expenses for repairs and recovery efforts.

In strong gusts, projectiles like garbage cans, signs, and other things can go airborne and endanger both personal safety and property.

Windstorms can result in storm surges or floods in coastal locations or areas that frequently see severe rainfall, which can seriously damage properties with water.

Property owners should secure unsecured objects, trim trees and branches, reinforce weak places, and insure their property to reduce potential damages in the event of a windstorm. 

Furthermore, minimizing the risk of damage and ensuring human safety during extreme wind events can be achieved by keeping up with weather forecasts and heeding evacuation warnings.

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