There’s certainly no question over the fact that Florida is a state that is incredibly vulnerable to lightning damage and fatalities. After all, according to recent studies, the Sunshine State sees an average of about 3,500 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes per day.
In this case, it’s easy to see how your property is statistically at-risk for being hit by lightning.
However, particularly as not many people are going to expect to be hit by lightning every day, you may not have put a whole lot of thought into how a lightning strike actually could damage your home. So… if it did, what exactly would you be facing?
Well, to start, you might need to quickly fend off fire damage. Especially if you have an older house with weakened wooden support, a lightning strike could potentially set your house on fire, or present an even greater problem just having a massive hole in your ceiling.
Also likely, would be the aftermath of a shockwave. The shock wave, or a surge of power following a lightning strike, is what causes thunder, and it can be highly destructive if your property is hit. A shock wave can damage just about any material, from cinder blocks to brick to plaster or other types of stone. Plus, your windows could be blown out or your home may end up with a cracked foundation. In any case, the result won’t be pretty and won’t be preferable.
In effect, a lightning strike could actually cause a whole host of new problems and, if you were planning on entering the market soon, you’ll likely have to start pushing dates back.
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