I’m sure you’ve all felt the recent increase in windy days here in KC. It seems that every time we step outside, the wind is in your face. What you may not know is that wind damage is homeowners’ top insurance claim. Studies show that wind damage has surpassed hail, water, and fire damage as the top claim for homeowners. Wind can cause tree branches to detach and hit the home, lift up roof shingles, or damage windows and doors. And since windy days are more likely to occur over say a fire or a flood, you should be sure that your home is insured and protected. Wind damage is covered by most standard home insurance policies; however, you should double check, especially considering many areas around and near KC have the potential to be affected by large wind gusts during tornado season.
Read more about the study and how to protect your home here.