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Bad weather breeds storms, and from those storms, come damaging winds. These sudden bursts of wind that batter your home or business can lead to significant damage.  Although you can’t prevent the wind from blowing, there are a number of things you can do to protect your house or business and minimize the need for wind damage restoration. Hail, wind, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and even the weight of snow cause damage to roofs and building envelopes. The first priority is to prevent further damage. We offer solutions for both repair and replacement while adhering to industry and manufacturers guidelines.

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 on the ground are a result of outflow generated by a thunderstorm downdraft. Damaging winds are classified as those exceeding 50-60 mph. Wind speeds can reach up to 100 mph and can produce a damage path extending for hundreds of miles.

The first thing to do is to keep your property in good condition from the start. A roof that’s in good condition keeping water from getting inside your house, stopping leaks and preventing structural damage. Windows that meet local code requirements can withstand windborne debris. You might also consider storm shutters for extra protection. Doors to the house and garage should be strong, sturdy and fit tightly.

Second, make sure your yard is neat and tidy. Make a habit of storing items in the garage or shed, rather than leaving them out in the yard. Trim your trees on a regular basis and have damaged or broken limbs removed ASAP. Also, listen to weather reports on a daily basis and get regular alerts when you hear the stormy weather is on the way.

After you’ve done all you can, if damage still occurs, look to a well-established restoration company with a reputation for excellence and service to help repair the damage nature has wrought. Blue River Restoration is that well-established company you can count on and not worry about getting the job done correctly.

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