That was the day Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, arrived in the Houston area. It lasted through the 29th and left major devastation. It was the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the area since Carla in 1961.
While the yearly average wind speed in our area is about 8 miles per hour, the day Harvey made landfall, it got up to 145 miles per hour and blew many roofs off and collapsed walls in homes and buildings all across Houston and its suburbs. Harvey was unusual because it stalled over the Southeast Texas area for days, rather than moving inward, which usually happens with a hurricane, and it produced torrential rainfall and flash flooding.
Of course, this doesn’t happen every year and we hope it won’t this year. But, this might just be possible, considering the crazy weather we’re having in the USA lately. So, don’t count it out. However, it’s much more likely that we have less severe weather this summer and fall, perhaps just enough to do some minor damage to our roofs—like lifting shingles and causing leaks or damaging vents and fascia.
If you find yourself in this situation, contact Royal Crown Roofing for help. They will not only repair your roof, first doing a free inspection, but they will also aid in filling out insurance papers to help you get reimbursed. Contact them when you need them!