Storm Clean-Up Services in Ann Arbor and the Surrounding Communities
ExactRecon’s storm clean-up experts will first board up or cover any areas of your building that are at risk of further damage. The most common types of damage after a storm include wind damage and flooding, but our team can adeptly deal with any issues that may arise.
Roof shingles or tiles can easily be broken or lifted off, siding can tear away, or trees or projectiles (such as other people’s roof shingles or lawn furniture) can crash through windows during high winds. Extensive damage due to storms and damage is possible, particularly with older homes.
Tornadoes vs. Straight-Line Winds
Your home or business doesn’t have to be caught in a tornado to suffer extreme wind damage. Damaging winds that aren’t associated with tornadoes are called straight-line winds.
The Fujita Tornado Damage Scale measures wind speeds in tornadoes and categorizing them between F0 (a minor tornado), and F5 (the highest wind speeds).
- F0 tornado. Wind speeds: 40 – 72 miles per hour. Light damage to chimneys, tree branches, and sign boards is typical in an F1 tornado.
- F1 tornado. Wind speeds: 73 – 112 miles per hour. Moderate damage to roofs; mobile homes can be pushed off foundations or overturned; moving vehicles can be pushed off roads; garages can be destroyed.
- F2 tornado. Wind speeds: 113 – 157 miles per hour. Significant damage to framed houses; mobile homes can be demolished; boxcars may be overturned; large trees can be uprooted or broken; windows can be broken; light-object missiles are generated.
- F3 tornado. Wind speeds: 158 to 206 miles per hour. Severe damage to roofs, walls, trains, and large trees.
- F4 tornado. Wind speeds: 207 – 260 miles per hour. Devastating damage to homes, and large missiles are generated.
- F5 tornado. Wind speeds: 261 – 318 miles per hour. Well-framed houses can be lifted off foundations, trees are debarked, and steel-reinforced concrete structures can be badly damaged or collapse.
Straight-line winds can occur with storms (not tornadoes) and under other ordinary conditions. They’re common with thunderstorm downdrafts. Wind speeds over 50 miles per hour can cause damage to structures and create missiles, but straight-line winds can reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour and create a “damage path” that extends for miles.
These types of winds are more common than tornadoes are, and they account for about half of all wind damage reports in the continental U.S.
Do You Need Storm Clean-Up in Ann Arbor or a Nearby Community?
ExactRecon serves Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Chelsea, and Dexter, as well as several nearby communities.
Call us for storm clean-up services at 734-352-9183. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free storm clean-up estimate today.