The tornadoes that hit North Carolina on April 16, 2011 remind homeowners about the threats of off-season storms and the importance of protecting their homes and their families using preventative measures wherever possible.
Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) May 27, 2011
The devastating tornadoes that hit at least twenty counties in North Carolina on April 16, 2011 caused fatalities and injuries, demolished homes and destroyed property. In the aftermath of the storms, officials with Advanced Metal Roofing contacted metal roof customers in areas hit hard by the storms to check in and see how they and their homes had fared.
One Advanced Metal Roofing customer's home in Sanford, N.C., who had recently installed a MetalMan Roofing System, managed to escape significant damage from the tornadoes, although there was evidence of the high winds in terms of damage to his property including torn trim on the house and a bent steel fence. Just a few feet away, a neighboring house was devastated, leaving just a shell of the brick house standing without a roof or windows left intact. Another neighbor lost most of his asphalt shingle roof in the winds, while area trees and metal light posts were bent and broken.
The Sanford, N.C. Advanced Metal Roofing customer was lucky to be barely out of the storm's destructive reach, but because he sustained the high winds of the storms, he greatly benefited from the protection that the MetalMan Roofing System provided for their house. Not only was the metal roofing unharmed, but the interior of the home was protected and they were saved from expensive repairs and damage to highly valued items.
For photos of the Sanford, N.C. home and neighboring homes after the tornadoes, please visit http://on.fb.me/lZLpHa.
The MetalMan Roofing System, exclusively offered by Advanced Metal Roofing, is wind tunnel tested at wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. This metal roofing system provides resistance to high winds and hurricanes in addition to the highest fire and impact rating. In storms such as the ones that occurred in North Carolina on April 16, 2011, homes and property can sustain serious damage and, frequently, one of the first things to fly off a home in high winds are asphalt shingles. Lost or torn shingles expose the underside of the roof, leaving it without protection and susceptible to further damage. Damage to a home's roof can cause leaking, water damage, and damage to interior structural elements and owner's possessions. The repairs from roof damage can be time consuming, expensive, and inconvenient.
Eastern North Carolina residents already understand the threat of hurricanes and the destruction they can cause. The tornadoes of April 16th remind homeowners about the threats of off-season storms and the importance of protecting their homes and their families using preventative measures wherever possible. The MetalMan Roofing System is one such preventative measure which can potentially mean the difference between devastating destruction or safety and protection.