Summer has indeed arrived and if you think that you are already safe from storms and hurricanes, then you have been terribly misinformed. There is a warm-weather phenomenon called “derecho” (derived from the Spanish word meaning “straight”), that happens usually during June to August and the usual effects are hurricane force winds and heavy downpours. But unlike other storms that can be detected as they approach, derechos can strike in minutes and this makes them more dangerous. They can easily damage your roofing materials like shingles and other parts of your home, especially since they have extremely fast wind speeds. An article on accuweather.com discusses this phenomenon:
Derechos are often referred to as inland hurricanes due to the hurricanelike conditions, in terms of ferocious wind and torrential rain, which are spawned by this weather phenomenon.
This term refers to a dangerous type of thunderstorm complex that is at least 240 miles wide, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). These violent severe thunderstorm clusters produce widespread and long-lived, straight-line wind damage.
Wind gusts of greater than 58 mph occur in derechos, but winds may exceed 100 mph, according to the SPC.
Very large hail, widespread flooding and isolated tornadoes can also occur.
The Washington area has suffered this in the past, resulting in casualties. This was, however, mainly because people weren’t prepared and no one knows when one is going to hit. As a lesson therefore, reinforcing your residential or commercial roofing today would definitely minimize damage to your property. Hire a contractor who knows how to deal well with the area’s weather like Tedricks Roofing Inc.
We use only high quality and durable roofing materials like GAF, CertainTeed and IKO. Be it for residential or commercial roofing, our highly trained roofers will make sure these quality materials are securely installed. Plus, we offer 24/7 Coverage so you can call us any time for emergencies and get your roof temporarily fixed until we can fully assess it.
No other roofing contractor in Auburn can give you this kind of service in the event that a derecho storm hits. Trust only Tedricks Roofing Inc. for your roofing needs.
(Article Excerpt from What is a Derecho?, Accuweather, June 5, 2014)