Hail

Hail

There are some things that are just strange.

They don’t sound like they could actually be true, but they are. Take lobsters for instance, according to Boredom Therapy, they don’t die of old age, only from external causes. At its launch, the iPhone had the same computing power as NASA in 1969 when it launched the historic manned mission to the moon.

And, the song “Happy Birthday to You” is copyrighted. Warner/Chappell owns the copyright, and continues to insist that no one can sing the “Happy Birthday” lyrics for profit without paying royalties. In 2008, it collected about $5,000 per day ($2 million per year) in royalties for the song.

Hail Seems Strange

Something else that seems strange is that often in the summer, not winter, ice can fall from the sky. It comes in the form hail. Hail occurs during thunderstorms when heat in the atmosphere gives fuel to their formation. Cumulonimbus clouds that can reach over 40,000 feet high into the sky can create conditions that are favorable for the formation of hail.

Hail Storms Can Be Strange

Hail can range in size from pea size to as large as a softball. Thunderstorms create hail by freezing a drop of rain and carrying it up into the freezing levels of the clouds and then dropping it back down where it thaws and collects more droplets of rain and then once again carries it back up freezing it again where the hail pellet grows larger. This process is repeated over and again until the hail stone becomes too heavy to remain aloft and it falls to the ground.

Hail Damage

When those hail stones do fall to the ground, it causes a lot of damage. Cars, homes, and outdoor work takes heavy damages. Those roofers in midland have been busy this year because of all the hail storms they’ve had in West Texas.

These thunderstorms that form can be very dangerous when large hail accompaniments them. The heavier the hailstone, the faster it falls. Hailstones can fall at speeds of over 100 mph depending on the size of the hailstone. The size of hailstones are measured by their diameter. From pea size with a diameter of ¼ inch to softball size which is 4 ½ inches. The largest hailstone on record is measured at 8 inches in diameter and weighing one pound, fifteen ounces.

Thunderstorms with large hail can cause extensive damage to homes, businesses, automobiles, and farm crops. Each year, storms with hail cause over a billion dollars in damages.

At the heart of every major hailstorm Roofing Companies spring into action as first responders. They lead the way in covering damaged roofs with tarps, attaching plywood to broken windows and doors, and in general helping homeowners re-coop a sense of well-being after such a harrowing experience. Professional qualified roofing contractors know how to safely, quickly, and compassionately help homeowners get back to normalcy.

What is “not” strange is, there are great roofing companies whose owners are honest, qualified, and have integrity. They can help lead you through the sometime arduous process of meeting with your insurance adjuster to replacing your roof with a new one.

 

Flex Seal Your Leaky Roof

Flex Seal Your Leaky Roof

Go ahead, flex your muscles. You are going to need something strong to repair that leaky roof. And one of the fastest and easiest ways to do that is by using a product called Flex Seal. You can get a contractor to help you if you need help. The guys at roof repair rockwall can help you do use this product.

Flex Seal is a rubberized product that sprays from a can and rubberizes as it seeps into any holes or cracks you may have in your roof. Though major roof damage may call for a complete roof replacement, Flex Seal can take care of those smaller annoying places on your roof allowing water to seep in at a fraction of the cost.

As with any project that requires getting onto a roof, extreme caution should be taken to make sure safety is paramount. Make sure you understand what the projects involves and what you will need to make the job successful and free of any risks of harm. Always use safety equipment if necessary. Ladders, clothing, tools, and materials should be well thought out before you start your project.

Finding the hole or crack where the water is entering through the roof can sometimes be the hardest part of the job. Just because you find a water stain on your ceiling in a certain area doesn’t mean that is where the water entered. Unless you can visibly see the hole from outside of the roof to address the problem then you will have to get inside the attic in order to trace where the water entered.

Finding The Leak

This will involve using a water hose on the outside of the roof allowing the water to run down over the suspected area of entrance then searching for the leak from inside the attic. Once you have located the point of entrance then you can address the problem. Be sure to thoroughly clean the area you will be repairing. The area should be free of any dust, dirt, and debris.

Flex Seal should be shaken well for at least a minute before using. This will guarantee the product will work at its very best. Just aim the can at the hole, crack, or problem area and spray. The spray will completely cover the holes and the area surrounding it. Spray evenly over the problem area until you are satisfied it has been adequately covered. Flex Seal will cure in forty-eight hours and you can repeat if you feel it is necessary.

After Flex Seal thoroughly dries you may paint it. Or, it comes in 12 different colors so you can get the closest match as possible to the color of you shingles. Flex Seal comes in twelve different colors; black, white, off white, clear, terra cotta, brown, red, green, almond, yellow, blue, and silver.

So if you are looking for an affordable way to address those annoying leaks then Flex Seal is the way to go.

There you have it… muscle in a can. Flex that muscle wherever you need to. It will take care of the job.

 

 

Summer Roofing & Fast Cars

Replacing Shingles in the Summer

Is it time to replace your roof? You may have just been through a severe thunder storm that damaged you roof with hail and high wind and you don’t have a choice whether or not to replace it. Or maybe your roof has started leaking, or maybe it is just old and tired… and it looks like it.

Whatever the situation is, there will have to be a number of decisions made concerning the replacement of that roof. One of the questions you may want to ask is; when is the best time of year for me to replace my roof?

*Roofing in an Audi? No, not possible, but the car is nice, isn’t it?

Most shingle manufacturers and roofing installers will tell you the best temperatures to roof should be between 40 and 85 degrees. Asphalt shingles are not easily broken, chipped, or torn at these temperatures. Below 35 degrees and the shingles become easier to damage. They can become hard and brittle. Above 85 degrees the shingles can be easily damaged during installation if you don’t know how work with and walk on the shingles.

During the spring and fall the temperatures are generally ideal. It’s not too cold, and it’s not too hot. Unfortunately not everyone can have their roofs replaced at the same time of year. And many homeowners may not have the luxury of being able to wait until the weather is perfect. So it is important to have quality roofing companies replace your shingles if you choose the summer months.

Temperatures above 90 degrees can make it difficult to install asphalt shingles if the installers don’t pay attention to how their nail guns are set for nailing the shingles down. It is always important to use roofing companies with a proven track record. Working in hot weather is not a problem for seasoned roofers they are used to the heat and the problems that come with it.

Summertime Roofing

Summer is generally a great time for replacing shingles. Shingles become flexible and will lay down on the roof better than any other time of year. There is an adhesive strip on the back of every asphalt shingle that adheres to the shingle beneath it. The hot summer sun causes the strip to attach itself to the shingle below it. This keeps it from lifting and allowing water underneath the shingles during wind and rain. Summer is the perfect time for roofing shingles to lie down and seal themselves to each other.

Early in the day is the best time for roofers to install their shingles. As the sun bears down on the roof the shingles are more apt get scuffed from work and being walked on. Most seasoned roofers know  to start on the opposite side of the roof from the sun. Usually this means they would start on the west side of the roof in the morning and move to the east side in the afternoon.

There are other factors, some pro and some con for replacing your roof in the heat of summer, but a well thought out decision will give you the peace of mind you’re looking for.