Intense storms can often generate tornados, or high damaging winds, often referred to as straight-line winds. These winds can reach speeds up to or exceeding 100 mph and pose a significant risk of damage to your property. Typical high wind damage can come from direct, or indirect impacts to your property from flying debris.

A building that has been demolished and is being torn down.
A house that is being demolished on the beach.
A house that has been torn down and is being remodeled.

Some common damage from high winds includes the following:

  • Shingles or other roofing material will be lifted, missing, or damaged.
  • Windows and screens checked and tested to ensure they
  • still meet standards.
  • Siding can be loose, missing siding, or damaged.
  • Trees/Landscaping can be uprooted.
  • Window seals could broke in high winds.
  • Gutters and downspouts compromised.
  • Electrical lines down.
  • Fencing blown down.
  • Personal Property damage.
A close up of the roof of a house
A window with water drops on it and trees in the background.

Unfortunately, high wind damage can go beyond what you first see. Major roofing or window damage can lead to water entering your building, impacting your flooring, sheetrock, wiring, or insulation. It is essential to ensure that you note and list this damage as a part of your initial assessment.