Severe storms can come with little warning and cause devastating property damage and emotional pain.
Tornadoes, flash floods, hurricanes, ice storms, and extreme storms – and all have been known to strike Central Texas with a vengeance. Bring with them heavy rains, wind, hail, and sometimes snow which can leave a wake of damage in their paths. Storm damage can be severe. With roofs removed or windows were broken, furnishings and equipment are left exposed to further damage from the elements.
Premier Restoration can have disaster response teams staged and ready to deploy as soon as the storm has passed. Our unique ability and vast resources allow us to mobilize at a moment’s notice and efficiently restore order even in the wake of unprecedented storm catastrophizes.
Our storm response teams are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Our team specializes in:
Hail Storm Damage
Damaging winds are classified as those winds in excess of 50mph.
Straight-line winds, downdrafts, downbursts, microburst, gust front, derecho, and bow echo are types of winds that can cause.
Roof and Shingle Damage
Window and Siding Damage
An overflowing of water running out of a normal water drainage basin into the surrounding property from weather or storm phenomena or other events.
Creeks, rivers, streams, or lakes overflowing, storm surge, flash floods are all examples of flood damage that could occur.
Mold Damage: If water or moisture is left in building materials, then mold can start to grow within 24 hours. Usually, you have to remove all contaminated pores materials from your home and blast or scrub the remaining materials with a professional-grade solution.
Foundation Damage: If you see water damage coming from outside into your home, then you might have foundation damage. Usually, you can fix by waterproofing your foundation, crawlspace, and/or basement.
Drywall Damage: Water and moisture are the main damage to drywall during an emergency. Usually, all the affected drywall will need to be extracted from the house and replaced with new drywall
Typically, Central Texas does not have a lot of Snow or Ice Damage compared to other states. Ice and snow damage typically affects your home’s roof. Ice and snow can cause major roof damage, and if left unattended, can cause water damage inside your home as well. Snow and Ice that accumulates on your roof can lead to a roof failure because of the weight. An ice dam is a dam of ice on your roof that prevents water from flowing freely off your roof. Ice dams will back the flow of water from your roof and push it back under your shingles or roofing materials, which can cause leaks into your home.
Do you have an ice dam on your roof? Do not try to remove it. Instead, make channels every 2 to 4 feet to allow the water to flow. Trying to remove an ice dam can cause more damage to your roof. Also, if you remove the ice dam and it falls off the roof it can damage gas values, electrical lines, bushes, or other personal property.
If you have water leaking into your home during or after a winter storm, then call our professionals at Premier Restoration to properly help you repair your roof leaks and water damage.
Lightning Damage is a concern for Central Texas homeowners. If you are outside working or playing and hear thunder or see a thunderstorm, then you need to get inside your home. What happens if you home gets struck by lightning? Typically, lightning tries to find the fastest route to the ground and if it hits your house it will travel through the fastest available routes to the ground. Normally this includes electrical wiring, plumbing, cable or telephone lines, antennas or satellite dishes, and/or steel framework. The reason being inside your house during a thunderstorm is because homes and buildings typically have an abundance of grounding paths.
When lightning does hit your house it can cause major damage to your electrical appliances and plumbing. It can even cause your house to catch on fire and cause smoke and fire damage; we have occasionally observed structural damage as well. You will need a company like Premier Restoration to come to inspect your property to determine what needs to be repaired or replaced.
Tree Damage is another very common storm-related damage to a homeowner. High winds, ice, and/or snow increase the chance of a tree or part of the tree falling around your home. If you a dead or leaning tree within proximity of your home, then contact a professional to remove the tree before it has the opportunity to cause damage to your house or buildings. When you have tree damage to your home, call our Professional team at Premier Restoration to removed the tree, tarp your roof, and board-up any broken windows or openings.
Hail Storm Damage
Like most other storm damage, hail damage is classified as an “Act of GOD.” As such, you cannot be singled out by your insurance company for a rate increase because you filed a claim. Many residents in the Central Texas have already experienced a severe Hail Storm. You have probably witnessed the damage hail can cause to automobiles, homes, businesses, and other property. Typically hail affects most homeowners by damaging the exteriors of homes including roof, siding, shingle, window, metal, automobile, and skylight damage.
Hail storms are defined by the NSDC as thunderstorms that produce hail. Hail is a form of solid precipitation that is produced by cumulonimbus clouds also known as thunderclouds, and hail damage can occur when hail reaches .75 inches or larger in diameter.
Most people in Central Texas have hail damage to their home, but the hail was not big enough to cause roof failure or damage. Most insurance companies look for so many hailstone marks within a squared section of your roof to pay for damages. Sometimes there is damage to only parts of your roof depending on the slope/pitch of your roof and the direction the hailstones came from.
Interesting fact from National Storm Damage Center: The largest hailstone ever recorded in the U.S. was 8 inches and weighed almost 2 pounds, and it was recorded in Vivian SD on July 23, 2010. Also, hailstones can fall at speeds up to 120mph.
Roofs are the most commonly damaged part of a home or business during a hail storm. It is hard to detect, but left un-repaired will cause more damage as water leaks through the roof and into the walls. We highly recommend that you have a company personally inspect your roof to determine if severe hail damage.
Thunderstorms can produce a variety of damaging outcomes to your home and typically leads produce many hazardous weather conditions. Thunderstorms can produce high winds, hail, intense rain, sleet, and snow, tornadoes, and flooding which leads to damage to your home.
When a severe thunderstorm watch and/or warning are issued for your county, city, or town, you should seek shelter indoors in a secure building, away from windows. After the storm passes you can assess the damage around your home. If you have damage, call the professionals at Premier Restoration to help protect your home from more damage.
Water extraction and property restoration is a battle against time. Premier Restoration is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to respond instantly to your water extraction and recovery needs. A technician is available now to answer any questions and provide a free assessment.