Michigan’s extreme weather, or in any state for that matter, is a home’s worst enemy – that’s for stating the obvious; but in fact, a severe storm has different ways to compromise a home’s structure, from wind and water damage to electrical and gas problems.
Perhaps nowhere is storm damage more noticebale than on a home’s windows. Even if designed to stand up to the toughest blows, windows are still susceptible to damage, especially in those instances where high winds stir up piles of heavy debris. As such, its not uncommon to see many homeowners needing window repair in Ann Arbor or in other cities across Michigan immediately following a severe storm, as in this related case that hit parts of Texas:
People living in Orange Grove are continuing to clean up after they were pounded by a storm. High winds and hail ripped through town early Friday morning, leaving a trail of destruction.
Some property out in Orange Grove is in obvious need of roof repair, others are a little harder to notice from the ground, but adjusters are finding the damage is there. and that damage could cause leaks if it rains.
Its not just roof repair Leal is waiting on, we found plywood covering what used to be a window, the skirt below the mobile home needs to be entirely replaced and all around the yard there are scattered pieces of what used to be a part of the home.
As you would expect, storms are unavoidable and people are left with no choice but to pick up the pieces and start rebuilding. In areas like Michigan where an average of 30 days of thunderstorm activity is recorded per year (In fact, many communities in the state are equipped with tornado sirens to warn residents of approaching tornadoes), concerned companies like Tittle Brothers Construction are attentive in checking the roof and windows of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Birmingham and Troy residents.
(Article Excerpt and Image from “Orange Grove Homeowners Waiting on Insurance Coverage to Kick In” KRISTV.com, April 7, 2014)