Common Home Damages

By Morgan Saylor

As a home owner, you are most concerned about damages to your home. As much as we try to prepare for the worst, it’s good to know what home owners around the country are experiencing the most in the case of damages. has created a list of the 5 most common causes of homeowner’s insurance claims – some of which you might be surprised by.

According to the article, wind is the number one perpetrator alleged by insurance claims, at 25% with the second reason for insurance claims being non-weather related water damage, or issues caused by appliances and plumbing.

Also topping the list were hail, weather-related water damage, and theft.

For more information specific types of damages linked to these issues, check out’s The No. 1 Thing Most Likely to Damage Your House.


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