Roofing problems that arise as a result of severe weather conditions need to be addressed right away; otherwise, the damage can only worsen before long. Unfortunately, one household in New Jersey had to wait for a year and rely on donations before their roof could be repaired, after it sustained heavy roof damage due to Hurricane Sandy. According to NJ.com, this situation is pretty common in some areas in New Jersey that are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy:

According to Michelle Loughlin, Communications Manager at UWHC, thousands of homes in Hudson County were severely damaged like Jones’s house and are still in need of repair.

“Insurance won’t cover [the cost of repairing the homes], FEMA won’t cover it,” she said. “People are living in extreme conditions a year after Sandy.”

“The government can’t do everything,” admits one county executive in New Jersey. “We rely on organizations like United Way to provide services to people. Times are tough, and these people are scrambling for money. We try to grease the road for them a little bit.” As NJ.com further points out, many homes in Hudson County sustained the kind of damage that “could not be seen from the outside and was mostly internal.”

New Jersey and California might be on opposite coasts, but the fact remains that storm roof damage remains a significant threat, from the Garden State all the way to the Golden State. Even NASA agrees that sunny California isn’t fully immune to hurricanes, as evidenced by Hurricane John which made landfall in Baja back in 2006. As such, the services of a reliable Menlo Park or Sunnyvale roofing contractor like Shelton Roofing will no doubt come in handy.

Any roofing system, be it part of a residential or a commercial property, must be inspected thoroughly after every storm for prompt repairs and replacements. Along with seemingly minor things like loose roof granules, obvious signs of damage such as holes, missing shingles, split seams, and leaks require emergency roof repair in Sunnyvale or elsewhere in Santa Clara, California. Loose granules, after all, can be an indicator of roof sealant deterioration, which can cause further leaks or even lead to a catastrophic roof collapse.

(From Jersey City home damaged by Sandy first being repaired for free by non-profit One Home at a Time project., New Jersey On-Line, September 23, 2013)