In 2012 there are 22,500 severe weather reports, 7,000 hail storms, 10 Hurricanes, 19 named tropical storms, 1,120 tornadoes, 14,300 storms with damaged winds, 19 major floods and 6 severe winter storms.
Total cost of the property damage by weather is $ 140,000,000,000. Most of these are not permanent effects but are minor and temporary affects which include leaky windows, basement leaks, ice dams, mold, roof damage, and shingles falling of roof.
Home owners spent about $18,500 on roof replacement, $11,000 residing project cost, basement finishing cost $ 60,000.
Water proofing material for roofs costs for $ 400 for minimal protection and $ 800 for superior protection. Weather barrier materials for walls costs $ 1,800 and basement waterproofing $ 3,300.
With the recent uptick in severe weather, it is important to know how to keep the home protected from Mother Nature. "Building as usual" is no longer an option. Selecting the proper construction materials is paramount to prevent future damage from wind driven rain, snow and ice, and to ensure the home is built to las