Wind damage occurs when a storm system brings winds at high enough velocities to cause structural damage to your home or property. High winds from violent thunderstorms, wind storms, tornado’s, hurricanes and other natural occurrences cause all kinds of damages to property every year. High winds can cause debris to fly into your home or structure, cause trees to fall and lift parts of your home loose, even ripping shingles from your structure. Gusts of wind at 75 to 85 miles per hour can easily raise poorly-sealed shingles off your home in a second, exposing your roof to additional water damage. Some wind damage may not be noticeable by the untrained eye. In fact, you may not even be aware that your roof or other elements of your home or structure are damaged until you have a professional come out and examine your property. High winds carry debris and can essentially sand blast your home causing extreme weathering that renders external components of your property useless.
To the untrained eye, a roof could appear to be perfectly unscathed by wind damage, yet upon closer investigation, adjuster will notice the texture of the shingles appear to have a sheen on them which is indicative of shingle damage. The small rocks or ceramic granules that comprise the top of the shingle is literally blasted off of the shingle rendering the shingle ineffective. If your roof has been affected by wind storm damage you might not even know it. A trained adjuster knows to look for this kind of damage and can report it to the home owner and the insurance customer. A public adjuster will let you know if this kind of damage is present and advise you on your best course of action.
After any major storm where winds are extreme, have a professional inspect your property. In the event that you need to make a claim, you might consider consulting a public adjuster. They will examine your property and may even point out damages that your insurance adjusters have not disclosed or overlooked (inadvertently or otherwise).
If you need a public adjuster please give Randell Smith State Public Adjuster a call. Randell is qualified to represent your claim to your insurance carrier to help you get an equitable settlement on your wind storm damages. Randell does not collect his fees until your claim is settled. Hiring a public adjuster to survey your wind storm damage can mean the difference between getting a partial roof repair and having your entire roof replaced. Often times insurance companies will only allow for one slope to be replaced. A public adjuster can compell your insurance company to reconsider your damages and award you a full settlement to cover the cost of total roof replacement.