Tornados can cause sudden and shocking destruction, sometimes wiping out individual buildings—or entire industrial parks—in only a moment’s time. When industrial policyholders are able to start surveying and assessing the extensive and costly damage done, one of the biggest questions is, “How did it all happen so fast?”
Industrial Buildings Take Extensive Damage From Combined Factors in a Tornado
It’s not unusual for industrial buildings—whether metal, brick, or more temporary building materials—to take significant damage in a tornado, and some structures may even be completely destroyed. This destructive power is usually due to a combination of:
- Debris. High winds can toss debris across long distances with great force, whether that debris is made of loose branches and roofing material or large trees and twisted steel.
- Wind. Once debris has broken windows or punctured a building, high winds rapidly rush into the structure. This causes a kind of “inflation” effect that can cause roofs to lift, ripple, and even collapse entirely. Industrial buildings may also have features, like large bay doors or specialized roofing, which can also allow tornadic winds to rush into the building and cause significant damage.
Extensive Industrial Tornado Losses Can Be Followed by Frustrating Insurance Claims
No matter how carefully industrial policyholders prepare their tornado-loss claims or how extensive their losses, they still run into problems with unfair delays, mysterious denials, and disputes over the cost of recovery. If you are having trouble negotiating a fair resolution for damage to your industrial property and need help, connect with our experienced team today.