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Wind Damage

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Everyone loves a warm, gentle breeze; but wind can also cause major damage during a storm. When property suffers damaged due to wind or storms, our emergency response team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide tree removal, and emergency board up and tarp coverage when needed.

How Does Wind Cause Damage?

During high winds, wind speeds fluctuate and winds may change directions. This puts enormous pressure on all parts of a building. High winds can also cause debris to become airborne which can then penetrate or damage your home. Keeping your home well sealed on the outside will prevent wind from getting into your home and causing damage.

Roof

The roof is one of the most vulnerable parts of your house. The connection between the roof and walls must be strong enough to resist the effect of strong winds. By having a building professionally inspected to make sure the roof sheathing is properly installed you may be able to prevent wind damage from occurring to your home or business. Diamond Restoration LLC can come out and provide a free assessment to uncover any areas that may be of concern.

Windows and Doors

Windows should be protected to reduce the risk of damage or injury caused by flying debris and pressure changes. There are two different options that you can use when determining how to protect your home from debris and wind damage including permanent storm shutters or temporary plywood covers. In the event of an emergency, permanent storm shutters will quickly and easily close to protect the windows. On the other hand temporary plywood covers are more economical, less convenient and attractive. For your safety, don't forget to cover any glass sliding doors, French doors, and skylights.

Another safety feature to check is your entry door. Is it secured with at least three hinges and a deadbolt security lock? If you have solid wood or hollow metal doors then these doors are more likely to resist wind pressure and flying debris.

Yard

Be aware of your surroundings and trim the trees around your house that could create a threat by falling or hitting your home. In the event that you are planning to plant new trees in your yard, try to choose varieties that can withstand high winds. Make sure you put away any yard furniture, barbecue grills, tools, toys, and anything else that could become a flying object.

Garage Doors

Garage doors (especially two-car) are also vulnerable to damage from high winds. If installing a new garage door, be sure to get one that is designed to withstand high winds. For an existing door, there are fitted bracing kits available to provide additional support.

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