Capable of reaching wind speeds of over 100 miles per hour, tornadoes are mother nature’s behemoths when it comes to inflicting damage upon man-made structures. Bill Voss and the legal team at The Voss Law Firm are dedicated to providing every bit of information you may need in case your home or business becomes damaged and your insurance company refuses to pay or underpays.
Typical Areas Affected by High Winds
The National Severe Storms Laboratory cites wind speeds exceeding 50-60 miles per hour as damaging winds. Parts of homes and business most affected are the the roofs, windows, and siding. In the case of mobile homes, even those secured to the ground, those are most susceptible to damage and can even cause harm or injury to those who live in them.
When looking for wind damage it is important to note the following when it comes to filing an insurance claim:
- Missing or damaged shingles
- Dents on vents or gutters
- Granules collected in the gutters or downspouts
- Cracked or broken tile, slate or concrete shingles
- Leaks in the roof or ceiling
For signs of damage to the exterior of your home or building look for:
- Breaks or holes
- Cracks and splitting
While some signs for damage to windows can be obvious such as cracks and shattering in the glass, it is also important to note any damage the frame could have sustained in high wind situations.
High Wind in the News
Saturday night, April 28th, forty-five parishioners are counting their blessings after a tornado touched down directly over them. Gathering to celebrate the communities high school graduates inside St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Emory, Tx, the parishioners were warned to take shelter after receiving a warning of the approaching tornado.
Taking refuge in the hallway of the church, the Diocese of Tyler reports in a recent Facebook post “By the grace of God and the protection of Our Lady, no one was injured.” The page is filled with photos and video of the damage sustained to the church showing much of the structure in shambles. Service resumed on Sunday outside of the church to give thanks to those that survived the storm.
The Voss Law Firm is thankful for the safety of those inside the church and wishes the parish a speedy rebuilding of their place of worship.
Damage caused by high winds is tough enough to handle without the added headache of navigating the legal tape that can keep you from your much needed recovery money: The Voss Law Firm is experienced in providing exceptional service to those that find themselves in this difficult situation. To learn more about our experience, or to reach a Voss Law Firm representative contact us at 1-800-215-0707 today or fill out a contact form here.