Severe Weather Doesn’t Have to Scare Us

Severe Weather…Storm Damage!

Be Prepared when Severe Weather Approaches

The severe weather and tornado that ravaged Moore, OK yesterday will likely go into history books as one of the costliest tornados in United States history. Thousands of homes were destroyed and hundreds more were damaged by this storm.

Our hearts go out to those who have lost their lives from this monster storm. Early comparisons to the 1999 event (F-5 Strength) in Moore OK, state that it was likely not as strong or as devastating as this latest 1 1/2 mile wide tornado on May 20, 2013.
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Characteristics of Hail Damage

Wood Roofs: Damage and Repair

Cedar shakes and shingles perform well in hail storms when compared to other products. According to Haag Engineering of Dallas, TX, they have determined that cedar products receive only superficial marring from ¾” (marble size) hail, while composition shingles are bruised, requiring product replacement.
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