Rosemont, Ill.—In the aftermath of damage caused by recent severe thunderstorms, the National Roofing Contractors Association is encouraging East Coast building owners to check their rooftops for damage and missing shingles caused by hail and excessively strong winds.
Roofs are designed to resist wind loads but often cannot withstand the most extreme conditions. Strong winds and hail can incrementally damage a roof system.
NRCA strongly urges that homeowners and business owners do not attempt repairs on their own. Damage assessment of a roof system and subsequent repairs should be done by a professional roofing contractor.
NRCA also warns those affected by recent severe weather to be aware of unprofessional contractors who may approach them about performing roof system repairs. If it is necessary to hire a roofing contractor, homeowners and business owners should keep a healthy skepticism about the lowest bid. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Price is only one criterion for selecting a professional roofing contractor; professionalism and quality workmanship also must be considered. Potential contractors should be thoroughly evaluated before a deposit is made or any reroofing work begins.
For tips about locating an NRCA professional contractor and how to address storm damage, homeowners and business owners should visit NRCA’s consumer website, everybodyneedsaroof.com.
Since 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association has been the home for generations of entrepreneurial craftsmen and enterprises who shelter and protect America’s families and businesses and each other. Our vision is the recognition of oaur members as professionals and to unite the industry to that purpose. NRCA is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit nrca.net.