Summer Storms - Is your roof ready?
Everyone knows that tornadoes and hurricanes can cause extensive damage to your roof. However, moisture and rapidly rising warm air often brings furious summer storms. The summer weather, especially in humid climates like the south-eastern United States can bring intense storms. These summer storms, which tend to be fast and fierce, can bring rain, wind, hail and can be as serious as a blizzard or hurricane.
What kind of damage can hail do to your roof?
The amount of damage a hailstorm can do will vary greatly. Travelers.com states these factors that affect the type and degree of damage impacted by a hailstorm:
What does hailstone damage to your roof look like?
With asphalt and composition shingles, the hail damage can look like the following:
The lightning accompanying a summer storm can occasionally cause a power surge (an unusually high amount of electricity briefly surging through the wiring). This can damage sensitive electronic equipment and appliances such as computers, digital washing machines, and televisions.
The following are ways to safeguard your home before, during and after a severe storm
according to networx.com:
As soon as the severe weather has passed, you should inspect for these common issues:
A severe summer storm can happen quickly and cause a great amount of damage. However, being prepared and knowing what you can do before, during and after a storm will help keep any damage limited.
Harper Roofing offers a free roof inspection. We will work with your insurance company to make any repair process as easy as possible. Check out our 5-star rating on Houzz.
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How important is an online review when choosing a service?
According to invespcro.com, 90% of customers check online reviews before visiting a business. Even more surprising, 88% of customers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. In fact, customers are more likely to spend more on a business with "excellent" reviews and 72% say that positive reviews make them more likely to trust a local business.
In other words, customer reviews are extremely important to any business. At Harper Roofing, we value your review for many reasons. Your online review helps us understand how and why you found our business. We gain knowledge about the ways our company can better serve the needs of our customers, what products are valued and those that are not, and how to better improve our service and communication.
Fifty-six percent of customers read between two to six online reviews before trusting a business and 98% of Yelp users intend to make a purchase. Online reviews make a real difference to a company's competitive edge.
Are you a past customer of Harper Roofing? Leave us a Google review! It's quick, easy, and your neighbors will thank you! Not only is your review important to our business, it provides much needed information to your friends and neighbors. Reliability, expertise, and professionalism are the most important reputation traits for a local business according to 76% of consumers. These are qualities that can only be evaluated by real customers who take the time to thoroughly evaluate the company and its service.
Online reviews help a business grow by making their presence on the web easier to find. This benefits the business and the consumer. The business is able to attract more customers and customers save time and energy searching for a reputable company. This makes online reviews a win-win solution for everyone.
Finally, submitting an online review is simply the right thing to do. When a company has met and/or exceeded their commitment to their customer, giving this company a superior review is a simple, easy, and free way to show your appreciation for a job well done.
Harper Roofing is working hard for your trust. An online review will help us help you and give your friends and neighbors helpful information so that they have confidence in choosing us for their roofing needs.
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ProArmor® Synthetic Roof Underlayment
Harper Roofing is now using ProArmor® Synthetic Roof Underlayment. This is because ProArmor is made with Fusion Back Coating Technology™ that is strong, durable and repels water. It’s also light, easy to install and contributes to safe working conditions.
Dual-surface slip resistance: Fusion Back Coating Technology™ paired with a non-woven surface provides excellent walking conditions during shingle application even on steeply pitched roofs. This also helps to resist stretching and tearing around fasteners.
ProArmor also repels moisture and helps provide protection against water infiltration which allows for the life of your roof to become much longer.
It is available in 42-inch lightweight rolls for easy installation and comes with a 10-Year Limited Warranty*.
**For use under asphalt shingles only
Here is a list of reasons why ProArmor® Underlayment outperforms conventional #15 organic felt:
ProArmor ® Underlayment with Fusion Back Coating Technology™is strong for the roof and safe for your crew. When it comes to doing a job right, few things are as important as reliable product performance and the safety of your crew. Our exclusive Fusion Back Coating Technology™ practically eliminates the underlayment from sliding against the roof deck. The result? A stable walking surface and minimal tearing around fasteners that could lead to water infiltration.
Harper Roofing is excited to be working with ProArmor and know their customers will value its high quality aspects.
If you would like to read more about ProArmor ® Underlayment with Fusion Back Coating Technology™click here> to download a brochure.
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Harper Roofing specializes in re-roofing residential homes in Charleston, South Carolina. Follow our blog for info on maintaining your home and protecting your family.