How to sell a home with tornado damage

It’s no secret that tornadoes can cause quite a bit of damage to a home. With it being tornado season, it’s important to be aware of the potential damage that can happen to your property and how to find a way to still be able to sell my house as-is. These are common types of tornado damage that are found in homes.

Common types of tornado damage

Sometimes a tornado's destruction isn’t as severe as destroying the entirety of a house. With high winds and other severe weather conditions, your home can endure a hefty amount of damage and still be able to be repaired. 

Damaged siding

Vinyl siding is known to be durable and low maintenance, but that doesn’t mean it can withstand the strongest storms. Common issues that arise after a storm include cracking or splits that can be seen running parallel to the siding.  Chipping is also common. Small pieces of siding can be broken off, usually in the shape of a half-circle. In the case of hail damage in a storm, your siding can break or even have holes in it and will no longer be protecting your home from elements and will need to be replaced. If you have aluminum siding on your house, an indicator of damage will be dented or if the siding is completely ripped off.

Shattered windows

Due to the pressure change in tornadoes, windows are especially susceptible to shattering. This can happen to more than just windows too. Patio doors can also break in their frames because of the pressure. If the pressure alone doesn’t break your windows, debris flying in the air surely will. Putting storm shutters or storm panels up on the outside of your windows can help prevent your windows from shattering.

Foundation damage

After a storm, if you walk around your home and suddenly your floors don’t feel even or level, it might be because of foundation damage. Check the exterior of your home to see for sure if the exterior is uneven. Due to high winds of tornadoes, they are able to lift your home, which can cause stress on the foundation which causes damage.

Damaged roof

Missing, cracked, or dented shingles are very common when it comes to roof damage. High winds are strong enough to rip shingles off of older roofs. Missing shingles expose your roof's insulation and cause a risk of water seepage. 

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