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How Wind Can Damage Your Statesville, NC Home

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Grass blowing in the breeze under a stormy sky Wind can damage your home in more ways than one, so be prepared!

Your Statesville home is designed to protect you from the elements. In most cases, homes do a great job of weathering storms, but they’re not invincible. In fact, the wind alone can cause a lot of destruction to your property. After many years of serving the community, we’ve seen the many ways wind can damage your home.

Different Types of Wind Damages

1. Wind can knock over trees. Trees are great for the environment but terrible for your home. Yet each year, countless homes are damaged by fallen trees. In turn, these damages—often in the form of holes—expose your home’s interior to rain and other natural elements. If you have trees close to your home, you should consider having them removed, especially if they’re sick or dead.

2. Wind can throw loose debris. We often take for granted the things in and around our yard, but unrestrained objects pose a real threat to your property. Strong winds have the tendency to lift and throw lawn furniture, garbage cans, and other things. In addition to trashing your yard, these objects have the potential to damage your home. If you know a storm is coming, it’s recommended that you restrain everything in your yard.

3. Wind can damage your roof. High-speed winds can do a number on your roof. If you have loose shingles, for example, they can be easily stripped away. Even shingles in good condition can be ruined if the wind is strong enough. In some cases, chimneys can shift, which can expose your interior to water damage (and potentially mold).

Storm Damage Professionals

When we think of storm damage, we often think of flooding, but as we’ve shown, wind can be just as destructive, if not more so. When you’re preparing for an upcoming storm, be sure to consider how the wind might affect your  Statesville home. If you do have storm damage, however, you can call our team any time at (704) 872-7466!

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