High winds create all types of havoc—they can rip shingles off your roof, slam a tree into your house, and propel debris through your windows and walls. Wind damage can occur at any time of the year from many different types of storms and can range from very minor to severe. In those severe cases, it is vital to your home’s integrity to call DKI Restotech right away.
What are damaging winds?
Damaging winds are often called “straight-line” winds to differentiate the damage they cause from tornado damage. Strong thunderstorm winds can come from a number of different processes. Most thunderstorm winds that cause damage at the ground are a result of outflow generated by a thunderstorm downdraft. Damaging winds are classified as those exceeding 50-60 mph.
Are damaging winds really a big deal?
Damage from severe thunderstorm winds account for half of all severe reports in the lower 48 states and is more common than damage from tornadoes. Wind speeds can reach up to 100 mph and can produce a damage path extending for hundreds of miles.
Who is at risk from damaging winds?
Since most thunderstorms produce some straight-line winds as a result of outflow generated by the thunderstorm downdraft, anyone living in thunderstorm-prone areas of the world is at risk for experiencing this hazard.
People living in mobile homes are especially at risk for injury and death. Even anchored mobile homes can be seriously damaged when winds gust over 80 mph.
At DKI Restotech, we pride ourselves on being able to answer and respond to any calls in Orange County in about one hour. We will be onsite right away to assess your wind damage and board up the affected areas to secure your property from further harm like water intrusion. We then work with your insurance agent to repair the damage, cut and carrying away debris, stabilize the structure of your home, and mend all structural and cosmetic harm.