Whether you believe Chicago to be called the “windy city” because of the frigid breeze that comes off of Lake Superior, or because of the popular theory that it refers to the politicians that reside here and are full of “hot air,” wind damages are a real issue that people deal with from time to time — not just here in Chicago, but all around the country. Here at AG Restoration, Inc., we provide emergency restoration services and storm damage restoration to people that have been impacted by wind and other storm damages around the country — because, after disaster strikes, all you want is for your life to go back to normal. And that is pretty hard to do when your home is damaged.
In today’s blog post, we will be discussing a few of the most common damages that we see inflicted on homes by storms and high wind, as well as some of the most important reasons that the repairs should be made quickly.
What Types Of Wind Are Damaging
When people think of wind damage they tend to think of hurricanes and gale-force winds. While yes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other isolated storm systems are common causes for wind damages to properties, there are a number of isolated wind events that can be potentially damaging to your home or business.
Straight-Line Wind – Straight-line winds are isolated wind incidents such as the ones we just spoke of above. A straight-line wind incident is simply any wind event that is not a part of a rotating storm cell, instead of simply moving straight forwards. Additionally, straight-line wind can be a part of a storm, or isolated to the extent that it is a clear, and gusty day.
Downdrafts- A downdraft is a potentially damaging type of wind that is associated with a small-scale column of air rapidly being pushed towards the ground from a storm cell. While downdrafts in their entirety are not a dangerous wind gust, there are types of downdrafting that can be damaging to properties. Macroburst is the term that describes a dangerous downdraft. A macroburst is a large-scale downdraft that features air being forced rapidly down towards the surface, moving outward in all directions once it contacts the ground. Macrobursts have been known to destroy homes and even level stands of trees.
Gust Front – Arguably, some of the most common causes of wind damages are gust fronts. A gust front is the leading edge of a storm cell that is created by rain-cooled air. Gust fronts are typically the strong winds that you experience before a thunderstorm arrives.
What Are Some Common Damages?
Depending on the severity of the storm or isolated wind event, there are a number of damages that can be sustained by your home or business. If your home or business sustains minor damages, you might be looking at issues like missing shingles, missing siding, broken windows, hail damage, and other cosmetic fixes. If a storm is more severe, it can be extremely damaging to your home or business. In our years providing emergency restoration services, we have seen a number of horrific damages as a result of natural disasters and heavy wind events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and derechos. Severe storms that create winds of over 60 miles per hour can do a lot more damage to your home than your average gust of wind. We have seen damages such as missing roofs, fallen trees, and even some homes that were tipped, or moved, by the wind.
If your home or business has been impacted, and damaged, by a severe storm or isolated wind incident, it is imperative that you contact an emergency restoration services provider to help you restore your property to its former state.
Contact Us For Storm Damage Restoration
If your home or business has been damaged, there is only one thing to do — get in touch with us at AG Restoration, Inc. and ask us about our storm damage repair services. For years we have been providing home and property restoration to people across the country that have been impacted by a storm. Why is it so important to call us right away? To put it simply, if you put off restoring your home, it will result in the home becoming even more damages. So what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and contact us today.