Do you know that there are approximately 1,200 tornadoes that touchdown in the U.S. every year that have winds speeds as high as 300 mph? While home insurance policies typically cover property damage from a tornado, there are some things you should know.
Myth #1: Tornadoes only touchdown in spring.
Fact: Although tornado season is dubbed from March through August, tornadoes can occur anytime of the year.
Myth #2: The southwest corner of the building is the safest place to be during a tornado.
Fact: If that location is near a window, then it is a dangerous place to be during the twister. Stay away from windows, and take shelter in a basement, cellar, or interior room.
Myth #3: After a tornado causes shingle damage, the insurance company will replace your roof.
Fact: The insurance company will inspect your roof; however, insurance companies are notorious for undervaluing claims or denying legitimate roof claims.
If your home sustained any damage from a tornado, you need to make sure that you are receiving a fair amount from the insurance company. Our insurance claim attorneys work with experts to examine your roof, shingles, and all aspects of your home in order to determine if the insurance company is telling you correct information about the tornado damage and the value of your insurance claim. Instead of more myths, you deserve the truth. Call a knowledgeable Texas insurance litigation lawyer at the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 today for a free consultation to make sure you are receiving the facts surrounding your insurance property damage claim.