Damage found on your roof after a severe thunderstorm means us hefty roofing repair work. Unfortunately, thunderstorms are inevitable. In fact, the Tri-State area recently went through very rough weather. As reported by cbslocal.com:
Upstate, the storms killed four people and destroyed four homes in the town of Smithfield between Syracuse and Utica.
National Weather Service meteorologist Joanne LaBounty said investigators were set to go to the area to determine if a tornado touched down.
In New Jersey, overhead wire repairs Wednesday morning left the NJ TRANSIT Montclair-Boonton Line running up to an hour late.
There were also tens of thousands of homes and businesses across the Garden State without electricity Wednesday morning. By 4:30 p.m., the number had been reduced to 990, after Public Service Electric & Gas restored power to more than 70,000 customers.
A large tree fell on a power line in West Orange overnight, knocking out electricity on an entire block. In Edison, powerful winds also knocked down trees and power lines.
Fortunately, you can prepare your home to be a safe haven in case thunderstorms strike. Given the level of severity of damage which thunderstorms can do, as a homeowner, how can you protect your family from all the dangers of thunderstorms? How can you prepare your home?
Check Your Wirings
According to National Geographic News, there are three common ways that lightning enters our home. It can strike our house directly or through pipes or wirings. Make sure that your wirings are properly attached or hidden away from possible exposure.
Your Roofing Material
Metal roofing serves as a lightning protection due to its thickness and capability to disperse energy and not flammable. Reliable NJ roofing contractors like us here at Up And Above Contractors, LLC offers durable, fire-resistant roofing systems as such.
Thunderstorms are inevitable, and the only thing we can do is to protect ourselves from its devastating wrath. To have a home which has superior roof that can safeguard your family from extreme weather conditions, roofing contractors in NJ like Up And Above Contractors, LLC offer a wide array of high quality metal roofs which are all made by renowned roofing manufacturers in the industry.
(Article Excerpt From Scattered Severe Thunderstorms Strike Tri-State Area Yet Again, newyork.cbslocal.com)