When storms and wind combine, a mess is often left behind. And the possibility of storms damaging your home comes with living in the state of Florida. Natural disasters and severe thunderstorms can happen quickly and leave serious damage in their wake. If your home or business is compromised due to storm damage and wind damage, floods, or falling trees, Maven Construction Group can help. Our restoration company provides complete storm and tree damage cleanup and restoration to residential and commercial structures throughout the greater Gainesville, FL, region. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t wait — contact us right away.
Common Signs Of Storm & Wind Damage
- Shingles and roofing materials that appear peeled back, torn, or missing
- Broken glass, branches, and other debris on the roof
- Debris clogging gutters and downspouts
- Dents, holes, any opening in the home’s exterior that wasn’t planned
- Broken, shattered, and/or damaged windows
3 Steps To Successful Storm Damage Restoration
When you contact Maven Construction Group for storm restoration, you can rest assured that your home or business is in expert hands. We will perform the following three steps for successful storm damage remediation and restoration to your structure.
Step 1. Damage Control
During the first step, we will immediately tarp, board-up, and provide structural support for your property. Structural support can include a damaged roof, wall, porch, or any portion of the home that was damaged by a falling tree and/or branch. Once secure, a damage assessment is conducted and clean-up and repair needs are prioritized. Finally, we secure your personal belongings.
Step 2. Site Cleanup
Once the structure is secured, the second step includes removing external debris left behind by the storm and cleaning the interior of the property. Your personal belongings may have been exposed to the rain, wind, and other debris when your home was damaged. How extensive the internal damage is depends on the factors mentioned, but every home and storm is different.
Step 3. Reconstruction
During the third step, we prepare accurate, highly detailed repair estimates and complete repairs and reconstruction. Lastly, we coordinate your claim with the insurance company. Our self-funding restoration projects means we can get to work immediately and not wait on insurance monies to come through.
Common Types Of Storms & How To Prepare
Sometimes those afternoon thunderstorms we’re accustomed to in Florida pack an extra punch. If a thunderstorm has hail one-inch in diameter or larger, winds of 58 miles per hour or higher, and/or a tornado, it’s considered a severe thunderstorm.
Common Severe Thunderstorm Damages
Both hail and high winds can damage homes and roofs. Additionally, severe thunderstorms can bring heavy rain in a short amount of time, leading to flooding and water damage if the roof or home is damaged by hail and/or high winds. Lightning can also strike a home or roof, potentially causing a fire along with damage from the strike itself.
How To Prepare For Severe Thunderstorms
Before you hear thunder and the sky darkens, there are steps you can take to protect your home from severe thunderstorm damage.
- Dead or rotting branches should be removed from surrounding trees.
- Outdoor objects, such as patio furniture, should be secured or brought indoors.
- Repairing a roof as soon as the damage is located will prevent further damage to your home.
Heavy Rainstorms With Winds
Florida is well acquainted with rainstorms. In fact, Florida reports more thunderstorms per year than any other state in the country. However, despite their frequency, many people still sustain property damages from them. A rainstorm brings heavy rains, strong winds, and lightning and can cause anything from power outages to flash floods.
Common Rainstorm Damages
One of the most common damages from rainstorms that your property might sustain is water damage. Although rainstorms may not last very long, they often bring heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding. If your property is affected by water damage, we provide water damage restoration. Winds from rainstorms can also pick up dead tree limbs and other light objects and hurl them towards your property. Lightning strikes can knock down trees or strike your property directly causing severe damage. We can provide you with fire, wind and storm damage restoration cleanup and repairs.
How To Prepare For Rainstorms
Rainstorms occur very often in Florida and can include less warning-signs than larger storms. However, there are still some measures that you can take to protect you property. Before the storm, ensure that all debris and leaves are removed from gutters and drains to promote proper water redirection. Also, secure any light objects that are outside of your property that could be picked up by the winds. Always maintain trees properly trimmed and ensure that all doors and windows are properly sealed.
A tropical storm is a storm that develops when a low-pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that create a circular wind flow. To classify as a tropical storm, winds must reach or pass 39 mph but stay under 73 mph. Tropical storms are very large and can affect an area for several hours before it passes.
Common Tropical Storm Damage
The biggest dangers with tropical storms are caused by their rains and winds. Water damage is very common with tropical storms not just because of the amount of rain that falls, but also because of how long your property could be exposed to heavy rainfall. Tropical storm winds can reach high speeds and easily pick up objects outdoors that are not secured and cause damage to property with them. Sometimes they can even knock down light trees. Our storm damage contractors can restore damages in your home from water and wind.
Tropical storms are tracked from the moment they are formed, giving property owners time to prepare. When a tropical storm is approaching, ensure that all windows and doors are well sealed to prevent water from seeping in. Inspect your roof and replace or repair any damaged shingles or tiles. Secure or bring indoors any light or medium objects that are around your property. Even heavy objects should be secured or stored if possible.
When a tropical storm reaches maximum sustained winds between 74 and 95 mph, it becomes a category one hurricane. Hurricanes can go up to a category five reaching sustained winds of over 156 mph. Hurricanes can cause severe damage to properties and measures need to be taken to avoid disasters.
Common Hurricane Damages
Hurricanes cause everything from flooding, water damage, roof damage and wind damage. Because of this, at Maven Construction Group, we provide water and wind damage restoration cleanup and all forms of hurricane damage repairs. Hurricanes can be so strong that they affect your property in multiple ways and in different areas.
How To Prepare For Hurricanes
When a hurricane is approaching, you should ensure that every area of your property is properly sealed to avoid water from entering and areas prone to flooding should be reinforced with sandbags or other forms of flood prevention. All property outdoors should be stored indoors to avoid damages both to it and because of it, and shutters should be placed over windows and doors.
What Does Storm Damage Restoration Include?
If something needs to be done as a result of storm or tree damage, we can do it. This includes tree removal, roof repair, siding damage, window board-ups and replacement, interior and exterior clean-up, repair estimates, complete reconstruction, insurance claims, and more. No job is too small or too large. We will repair damage to properties caused by wind, lightning, hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, and falling trees.