Category Archives: Wind Damage

Evaluating the History of a Leaning Garage

Posted by in Simple Forensic Methods, Wind Damage, Wood | April 28, 2014

Here are a couple tips for evaluating the history of a leaning garage. Sometimes a four foot level is helpful in measuring the lean of a garage.  Other times the lean is so obvious, no measurement is needed.    … Read More

Compare: An Adhesive Failure Vs. a Cohesive Failure in an Asphalt Shingle

Posted by in Shingles, Wind Damage | September 16, 2013

The wind resistance of asphalt shingles is strongly correlated to the sealing of the tabs.  That is, if the tabs are well sealed, the shingle have excellent resistance to damage from exposure to high winds.  An exception to this is… Read More

Some Considerations When Evaluating Wind Damage – A Case Study (Study #1)

Posted by in Wind Damage | August 20, 2013

Case Study #1 – July 10, 2013 – Bellevue, Ohio A severe storm passed through Ohio on July 10, 2013 causing various wind related damages.  The National Weather Service at Cleveland Hopkins Airport measured maximum winds of 38 MPH out… Read More