If your property ever suffered losses and damages from a wind storm or hurricane, you understand that the ramifications are nothing to scoff at. As the claims are brought in, insurance companies across the entire country make a habit out of cautioning homeowners and commercial property owners to take needed steps that minimize risk and general liability exposure.
First off, they say, get the facts about weather conditions in your vicinity. Know how high the winds will blow and the potential damage they can cause by familiarizing yourself with the four related characteristics:
Wind Uplift: how the wind drifts up and above your home’s roof, resulting in a ‘lift’
Wind Racking: how the wind works up parallel pressure that may result in ‘home tilting’
Wind Sliding: how the wind works up parallel pressure that may result in foundation ‘home sliding’
Wind Toppling: how the wind causes your home to pivot … Read More