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Top 4 Types of Storm Damage

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

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4 Types of Storm Damage

After a disaster, such as flooding, you will need to have a remediation company come and assess the damage. However, it is still good to know what types of damage to expect from different storms. Keep reading to find out the 4 Most Common Types of Storms.

High Winds

High winds are often associated with tornadoes and hurricanes. Severe winds can fall into the following categories:

  • Straight-line winds
  • Downdrafts
  • Downbursts
  • Microbursts
  • Gust fronts
  • Derechos
  • Bow echoes
  • Tornadoes
  • Cyclones

Damage from high winds can occur on your home, landscaping, and asphalt. Fallen trees and poles can damage your home. Additionally, winds can tear away window screens, siding, and roofing. 

Winter Storms

Winter storms include snow, ice, and freezing rain. Blizzards and heavy snow can cause damage to your structure, roof, siding, and gutters. Additionally, they can be associated with high winds. Ice and freezing rains can lead to water damage in homes.


Hail can happen anywhere. Hail damage is not always noticeable at first. It is often including cracked shingles, bent vents, and damaged gutters.

Additionally, siding can be damaged. The worst part about this type of storm is that the impact can damage structural materials. Hail damage requires an immediate evaluation. Otherwise, you could end up with water flooding into your home.


Lightning storms happen everywhere and often bring fire damage. Even homes with a lightning rod could see damage to appliances, wiring, satellite dishes, antennas, communication lines, and steel structures. Unless your home is on fire, stay indoors during a lightning storm to avoid getting struck.

Storm and flood damage must be repaired quickly. Therefore, it helps if you know what types of damage are associated with different types of storms. Be on the lookout for flooding after any storm. 

If you want to be prepared for the next storm or need damage repaired now call SERVPRO Ajax today Tel: 289-460-5124. Let us do the dirty work for you and ensure it's done the right way!


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