Common Types of Tornado Damage
Tornados are devastating and have the power to completely destroy anything in their path. In addition, homes well outside the direct path of the tornado can incur significant damage from the severe storm that generates the tornado. At Global Public Adjusters Inc, we can help you with two things. Understanding your current property insurance coverage, and negotiate with your current insurance provider to get you the damage settlement you deserve. If you are wondering about common types of tornado damage, with the hopes that you will never have to experience this, then you have come to the right place at Global Public Adjusters Inc. In this article, we share some information about some common types of tornado damage.
A damaged roof
Contrary to what you might think, roof damage during a tornado isn’t done by sheer force from the outside, but by low pressure that builds up on the inside. When the combined interior low pressure and exterior high pressure surpasses the force exerted downward by the roof, it lifts up and is swept away in the wind. A tornado can also rip shingles off of the roof or metal panels. Additionally, with that, your roof can become damaged by debris that has crashed into your home’s roof.
The pressure difference between the inside and outside of a home in a tornado can also cause the windows and patio doors to shatter in their frames. The glass simply can’t withstand the force being exerted on it. This type of tornado damage can occur miles away from the tornado itself. Even if the pressure doesn’t shatter your windows and sliding doors, flying debris in a tornado definitely can.
Strong winds, flying debris, and hail can wreak havoc on your siding. Paint can chip or discolor, vinyl siding can crack or dent, stucco can have holes punched in it, and trim around brick walls can suffer significant damage. Of course, in extreme cases, tornadoes can hurl large objects such as cars, telephone poles, and mailboxes right through the wall of your home.
There are many things that happen during a serious weather situation like a tornado. We encourage you to get in touch with our team at Global Public Adjusters Inc if you want clarification about what damage you are covered for with your current policy.
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