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Storm damage is a broad term that encompasses many types of losses including straight-line winds, wind storms, ice storm/ice damming, lightning, hail, tornado, and tree damage.   The damage from a storm is not always obvious which is why it is important to have professionals take a look.  However big or small your loss is you need to call your insurance company and report the damage.

Additional damage can be prevented with a quick response and in some cases temp or temporary repairs.  Temporary repairs are also a great way to prevent water damage inside your home.

Types of storm damage are separated into the following groups:

Straight-line Winds Straight-line winds can have tornado strength, but unlike a tornado the winds have little or no rotation. 

Wind Storms Wind storms are defined as being a severe weather condition indicated by high winds and with little or no rain.

Ice Storm/Ice Damming When surface temperatures are below freezing, but a thick layer of above freezing air remains aloft above ground level, rain can fall into the freezing layer and freeze upon impact into a "glaze".  This kind of storm can cause roof and gutter damage and even down trees or power lines.  Ice Damming is caused by a barrier of ice that builds up at the rim of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof.  The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.

Lightning Lightning strikes can cause damage to the exterior of your house, damage to your electrical system or even a fire.

Hail Hail or hailstones are a form of precipitation that consists of balls or lumps of ice.  Hail can damage shingles, siding, gutter, and other exterior portions of a house.
Tornado Tornados are rotation funnels of air that can cause damage with high winds and the debris blown around in those high winds.

Tree/Foliage Damage All of the previous listed events may cause trees or other foliage on your property to fall over or loose limbs.  Trees and limbs can cause minor and major damage to a home.

Operations for dealing with each of these types of losses are different and will vary with each home or business.  Storm damage restoration is best performed by professionals who understand the difference in not only your type of loss but the best ways to repair that loss.  The average roofer may not have the experience or tools necessary to fix problems caused by lightning or tornados, which is why restoration professionals are the right choice for any storm damage restoration.