Each year, some of the nation’s most notable news stories involve severe weather, often from tornadoes, hail damage, torrential rains, or ice storms. These are typical weather patterns in the United States’ Midwest. Although wind, snow, ice, and hail are relatively regular and anticipated in wintertime, when these weather phenomena grow severe or prolonged, the costs can be mind-boggling.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters Table of Events, more than $1 billion in losses were recorded in the US in 2017 for 16 individual weather and climate disaster events. From losing entire roofs and shingles in a windstorm to the insidious and unseen damage caused by water seepage into old, rotted roofing, the financial and emotional costs sum up a lot.
Loss of business due to severe weather costs American companies millions of dollars in damages. Not only are there losses from property damage and restoration, but also, there is a loss of income, productivity, and efficiency to do business. These can have devastating effects on our workforce as a whole.
Also according to the Insurance Information Institute, Missouri holds 6 of the top 10 spots citing the costliest tornadoes in US History. It’s also interesting to note that the United States is home to the highest occurrence of tornadoes in the world. This doesn’t make it easier on your roof.
You can prepare for severe weather forecasts by understanding the effects and implications and knowing your available resources to better restore normalcy after catastrophic events. Your home and roof are necessary to keep you covered and sheltered, even in the aftermath of these events. Contact us to learn more and to schedule an inspection. We’ll analyze the integrity of your roof and look for areas of improvement and repair, so you and your loved ones can weather any storm.