Last yearâ€™s EF-5 tornado may have leveled houses and erased a number of Missouri landmarks off the map, but to MB Roofing, Inc., the Joplin tragedy is a reminder that hope can be regained and communities rebuilt.
Online PR News – 30-May-2012 – Kansas City, MO – MB Roofing, Inc. â€“ Last yearâ€™s EF-5 tornado may have leveled houses and erased a number of Missouri landmarks off the map, but to a local roofing contractor, the Joplin tragedy is a reminder that hope can be regained and communities rebuilt.
MB Roofing, Inc. today released a primer on Kansas City roof repair to help homeowners make the â€śrightâ€ť choices when it comes to replacing or repairing damaged property.
Rebuilding a home is never easy, but with extra hands and the right help, no task is impossible, the asphalt shingle roofing expert said.
Help Offered by Extra Eyes
Topping the companyâ€™s list of recommendations is for homeowners to insist on roofing inspections prior to any re-shingling job or new installation.
The composition roofing contractor said that proceeding without a survey is just like building a basement in Joplin.
Experts had earlier found Joplinâ€™s rocky terrain as unfit and unsafe for underground rooms to be constructed. The finding has since prompted homeowners to opt for â€śsafe roomsâ€ť â€“ fortified cubicles designed to resist extreme weather conditions â€“ instead of basements.
MB Roofing, Inc. stressed that roof check-ups are crucial, as they perform the following functions:
â€˘ Confirm the structural integrity of the roofing system and the ability of the structure to accommodate extra load and foot traffic during repairs
â€˘ Gauge the scope of the home improvement project and estimate the quantity of materials needed to complete the job
â€˘ Inspect problem areas up close and identify which sections the repairs will target
It is uncommon for a roof repair professional in Kansas City to dish out cost estimates based on the description of the problem alone, the company said.
It added that a conscientious contractor will never forgo a preliminary assessment just so it can provide prospective clients with immediate figures.
MB Roofing, Inc. is inviting Missouri homeowners and interested parties to view the free primer for the rest of the rebuild and repair tips.
Life After the Sweep
The storm in Joplin is the â€ścostliest single tornadoâ€ť in 60 years, reported the Associated Press. The disaster claimed 161 lives, affected 17,000 others, destroyed 8,000 structures, and registered a collective damage amounting to almost $ 3B.
Under the National Weather Serviceâ€™s Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale, an EF-5 tornado carries average wind speeds that exceed 200 mph â€“ something that even storm-resistant asphalt shingles are unable to withstand.
Today, where debris and rubble used to sit, new buildings rise. Other spots however remain empty as officials wait for funding request approval from the federal government over recovery and rebuilding projects such as replacing the signage lost during the storm.
About MB Roofing, Inc.
For 16 years and running, MB Roofing, Inc. stands as one of Kansas Cityâ€™s trusted authorities when it comes to asphalt shingle roof repair and replacement. The contractor has consistently fared well in the Better Business Bureauâ€™s surprise and recurrent performance checks and continues to maintain its A+ rating among reviewers. This year, MB Roofing, Inc. transitioned from preferred contractor to platinum preferred contractor under the Owens Corning network.