New Hampshire is a coastal state at risk for hurricanes. The dangers associated with hurricanes come from flooding, heavy rain, and severe, powerful, damaging winds. Hurricanes are known for their high winds, and the damage they can cause to roofs. William “Bill” Covert of Dover, NH, has dealt with these types of damages before. Owner of Seacoast Roofing of NH, Bill Covert has been serving the seacoast area towns in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine since 1987.
The largest recorded hurricane to strike New Hampshire was the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. It reportedly caused $22 million in damages. More recently, Hurricane Bob slammed into New Hampshire in 1991 and was responsible for $2.5 million in damages. On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall near Brigantine, New Jersey causing around $68 billion dollars in damages, and was the second costliest hurricane in US History. The costliest hurricane being Hurricane Katrina which made landfall near New Orleans, LA, in 2005 causing nearly $108 billion in damages, and was followed barely three weeks later by Hurricane Rita which made land fall further west near Port Arthur, Texas, causing $12 billion in damages. Driving through any modern storm damaged region leads to a landscape of neighborhoods with houses covered by blue tarps. These homeowners, these survivors, are trying their best to keep their homes dry, as they wait for wood, and roofing supplies to become available to get the roof repairs they so desperately need.
Even normal thunderstorms have caused roofing damage and flooding in the Northeast, especially the weakened remains of hurricanes which originally made their land fall in the South. Roof damages are associated with the quality of the roof installed on your home. Poor maintenance can be an important reason why your roof is damaged during storms. Roofs need regular inspection to catch any small problems that can be repaired to extend the life of the roof and protect your home. If your roof does not have a slope then regular maintenance is especially important. Wind damage can loosen nails in the roof. Once the nails become loose, even a strong wind can easily damage the roof. During thunder storms, debris has been known to strike the roof causing even more damage. In addition, the winter storms that drop heavy snow cause stress to the roof and underlying structure. Even a good hailstorm can lead to severe weakening of the roof. A proper maintenance inspection several times a year can keep the roof in good health allowing you to save money in the long run.
William Covert leads a Team of highly trained professional roofers. Seacoast Roofing of New Hampshire has been known as the “One-Day” Roofing Specialists. Bill offers a free homeowners report: The 9 Things You Must Know Before Getting Your Roof Done which is available at his company website. If you are in Dover, NH, and surrounding areas, and you are in need of a free roof estimate, they can easily be found at:http://www.SeacoastRoofingNH.com/.