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Different types of damaging winds

  • Tornadoes

    A tornado is a narrow, violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground. Because wind is invisible, it is hard to see a tornado unless it forms a condensation funnel made up of water droplets, dust and debris.

  • Hurricanes

    After a hurricane hits a coastal area, it can travel inland. At this point, the storm has typically weakened, but it can still cause damage.

  • Thunder storms

    Strong thunderstorm winds can come from a number of different processes. Most thunderstorm winds that cause damage at the ground are a result of outflow generated by a thunderstorm downdraft.

  • Microbursts

    Microbursts, also called downbursts, are powerful, localized columns of wind that occur when cooled air drops from the base of a thunderstorm at incredible speeds — up to 60 mph — and subsequently hits the ground, spreading out in all directions.

damaging wind speeds

According to the National Weather Service, slight damage can begin when winds reach 45 mph, but this range is considered “non-severe”. These non-severe winds may cause some tree branches to break off and can cause damage to already loose or susceptible shingles.

This is when winds turn severe and cause significant damage to landscaping and structures. At this range, wind will take down whole tree limbs, begin to uproot trees, rip off shingles that were in good condition and cause issues with chimneys.

At this speed, wind will cause widespread damage to trees, flip mobile homes and cause significant roof damage to commercial buildings and homes.

Wind at this speed is extremely dangerous , it can up root trees and can cause sever damage to homes.

how to identify damage to your home

SOFFIT
Wind can blow siding , soffit and trim loose or off entirely
Tree Limbs
Wind can blow tree limbs and other items into your home causing sever damage
Missing Shingles
If you notice shingles missing off your roof or laying in your yard you may have wind damage
Missing Cap Shingles
Missing cap shingles is a sign of wind damage
Roof Leaks
Check your attic for water infiltration after a sever storm
Lifted Shingles
Lifted shingles are also considered wind damage
Creased Shingles
Shingles that the wind unsealed and bent are also considered damaged
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If after a storm you see shingles missing on your roof ,or shingles laying in your yard ,you have wind damage 

If the wind blew tree limbs , or other forms of debris against your home you may have wind damage and possibly structural damage as well 

If your experiencing roof leaks after the storm , it may be due to wind damage . Check your attic after a storm for water on your roof decking.

Strong winds can weaken or remove siding and soffit from your home 

Shingles dont have to be missing for your roof to have received wind damage lifted, creased or broken shingles are damaged as well   

Your roofs ridge cap is its first line of defense and also the first part likely to receive damage from wind. 

Our Storm damage services

  • Inspection

    A Harleys Construction and Restoration trained representative will inspect every inch of your property for storm related damages.

  • Damage report

    We will do a full damage report documenting, measuring, and taking photos of all storm related damages

  • Get you approved

    We meet with your insurance adjuster, go over our findings and the best method to of repair.

  • Construction process

    We pull all necessary permits, order all materials needed, schedule the necessary crews, and over see the production.Putting your home back to pre-storm condition or better

If you have damage CLAIM it !

Filing any claims due to tornadoes, hail storms hurricanes and other” acts of God” weather related events are non chargeable claims. They cannot raise your rates individually for filing these types of claims and they cannot drop you, as these are circumstances beyond your control.

If you suspect you have damage and you dont do your best to mitigate the problem, you may be liable for any further damages that occur. 

Insurance companies put time limitations on the ability to file claims for weather related damages.Some has short as one year   

Wind damage doesnt always look  severe. Damaged  shingles often look fine from the ground but , they can cause leaking at anytime.

Since this is a non chargeable claim and you only have a limited time to make it , its a good idea to do so. The insurance companies  are not paying for roofs that have no damage. So have them meet your contractor on the property to put your mind at ease

what your neighbors are saying

John H.
John H.
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John Haddock recommends Harley's Construction and Restoration. February 8, 2019 · I had my siding and roof and windows and doors done by Harley's and they done a fantastic job on all work, this is a good Company to call for all your household needs...More
Scott M
Scott M
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Randy from Harley's Roofing came to my house the day after the big storm in March. He helped me through the entire experience. Randy took pictures and had a tarp put on the roof the following day. He was there with me when the insurance adjuster came to assess. Randy then took me for a drive to look at shingles... More
Vanessa V.
Vanessa V.
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Harleys construction and restoration was the 2nd construction company I had come out to give me a quote on my roof. Not only were they very detailed on what all needed to be done, they also told what did not need to be done. I had Mr Roof …More
Joe C.
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Did an outstanding job replacing our roof. Helped with getting the information to the insurance company. Installers were polite and professional. Great job by all.
Marilyn Rivera-B.
Marilyn Rivera-B.
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Jim at Harley's has been very helpful throughout the beginning stages of having our roof replacement. He submitted the claim to our insurance company and we got an approval within 24 hours. He has kept in touch with us from the initial contact with him and everything is moving smooth. Great customer service. Highly recommended
Daniel M.
Daniel M.
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5 months ago- Unresolved leak in garage that has damaged the drywall...Harleys sent out a top tradesman to correct the issue. He installed new flashing and I am confident that the issue is now resolved. A company is only as good as their ability to provide service to their customers by standing by their warranty. Upgrading back to 5 Stars.
James Sch
James Sch
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Without Harley's help, I would have had major house damage! Came home from work one evening to find someone walking on my roof at the shingles. I notices after the last storm we had that I was missing some shingles, but didn't think much of it. Thought, what is someone trying to sell my wife now?..More
Manny S.
Manny S.
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The bottom line is our roof needed repairs due wind damage and normal aging. Kyle walked us through the whole process and followed up with all necessary folks including our insurance company to get our roof finally replaced including repairs for internal water damage. Great job! Our house looks better than ever! Thanks
Robert A.
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value These guys are Great contractors! Finding an honest and reliable contractor these days is not easy, but the team at Harley’s definitely made the cut. My home is almost 100 years old so I was determined to select the best roof and contractors to install it. These were the guys and they did a spectacular job... more
Jimmy P.
Jimmy P.
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I am so glad that James Adair was referred to me by my friend Joel, one of his happy and satisfied client. James has provided us with a stress free experience in replacing our roof and in dealing with our home insurance provider. James and Robert who inspected our roof are very knowledgeable in what they are doing. I would like to commend Tom and his crew for an excellent job...more
Ruslan B.
Ruslan B.
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Excellent customer service. Explained to me all the available options and walked me through the entire process! A+
Malaya S
Malaya S
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Great Company, very Friendly and does what they say their going to do. Works with your insurance company to get your roof approved, and handles everything from the install to talking to the insurance company. Takes a little time, but in the end the install was great and it only cost me my deductible! Highly recommend
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