Roof Replacement and
Roof Repair Specialist(703) 475-2446
Scientists can fly rockets to the moon and doctors can do microscopic surgery using nanotechnology, but not one of us can compete with nature or the storm damage caused by high winds. The effects of an earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, severe snow storms, heavy rain and hail on a house can be devastating. The first thing to be hit is usually the roof. When your roof goes, the rest of your house is in trouble. A hole the size of a baseball allows gallons of water to flood your home.
As professional roofers, we at Roofer911 know what weather can do. Let’s take a look at what happens to your home in a natural disaster. During strong winds roofing materials that are weak or have not been secured correctly lift up with the force. After the storm subsides you’ll find your shingles scattered across your lawn. Once they have been blown off by the wind, they can’t be refastened. Coupled with heavy rain, this type of storm dumps a high volume of water on your house, which now pours through the roof where the shingles are missing.
A roof is designed to bear a specific weight. A professional roofer knows how to construct it properly depending on the average snowfall in the region. A heavy accumulation of snow strains the roof deck and trusses to the point of cracking and sagging. If you don’t have adequate attic ventilation, you’ll end up with roof leaks caused by ice dams.
Hail damage is another catastrophe for your roof. It only takes a few minutes for thousands of chunks of ice falling several thousand feet at over a hundred miles per hour to do some major destruction. A hailstorm can tear the shingles off your roof or dislodge the asphalt granules to the point they are rendered useless.
Tornados and hurricanes come with their own special effects that wreak havoc with your roof. The unstable air pressure can literally lift the roof right off the walls. No number of hurricane straps will hold it down when things get really intense. In this case you are looking at replacing far more than the waterproof barrier and shingles. You’ll need an entirely new roof.
In the event your roof is harmed by a severe weather situation, you need to call us immediately. We at Roofer911 provide a temporary tarp service to protect your home while you until you arrange for emergency roof replacement. When you have storm damage, act quickly to ensure you protect your home from further flooding.