Monday, May 23, 2016

EF1 Tornado Roof Shingle

Protect your home with a wind resistant roof shingle by Atlas – built with HP Technology which has 2 lines of FASTAC® sealant that ensure they can withstand very high winds. With twice the actual adhesion capability of standard shingles, these shingles adhere faster. Atlas wind resistant shingles are built with HP Technology so they can stand up to Nature’s worst weather and are warranted up to 130 mph or an EF1 tornado wind speed. This is well beyond the highest current wind levels required by most building codes.

Source: Wind Resistant Shingles 

Tornado Alley

If you home or business is located in north Texas, there's a good chance it's located in Tornado Alley.  This is the massive area of the United States that stretches from South Dakota, through Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma into north Texas where tornadoes are most frequent.  Despite the elevated frequency of destructive tornadoes, building codes, such as requiring strengthened roofs and more secure connections between the building and its foundation, are not necessarily stricter compared to other areas of the U.S.  Therefore, it's even more important that homeowners and business owners prepare their roof for high winds.

Enhanced Fujita scale (EF-Scale)


The Enhanced Fujita scale (EF-Scale) rates the strength of tornadoes in the United States based on the damage they cause.  Introduced in 1971 by Tetsuya Theodore Fujita (Mr. Tornado), it began operational use in the United States on February 1, 2007 - a damage scale and only a proxy for actual wind speeds - differentiates tornado intensity and links tornado damage with wind speed. Fujita was a pioneer in the development of tornado overflight and damage survey techniques, which he used to study and map[3] the paths of the two tornadoes that hit Lubbock, Texas on May 11, 1970



The dry line is an important factor in severe weather (the potential to cause damage, serious social disruption, or loss of human life) frequency in the Great Plains of North America. Types of severe weather vary, however there are forms and effects of severe weather such as high winds, hail,  thunderstorms, downbursts, lightning, tornadoes, and more.

PERTEX will do more than repair or re-roof your home or business. We will educate you through the entire process from start-to-finish.

Insurance policies state that they pay for Accidental Direct Physical Loss due to a covered loss (ADPL) which means everything damaged – full scope of work – project requirements, milestones, deliverables, end products, documents and reports that are expected) by the high winds and hail, not just your roof. PERTEX will coach and help you navigate the claims process and maximize your insurance proceeds for the premiums you pay, complete with a 2 year limited warranty.

Hail and tornado season hits Texas every year, causing over $1 billion in damages to roofs. Save yourself hundreds of dollars by making sure you understand your coverage and taking time to have your roof inspected today.  Call (214) 734-6270 for better roofing solutions.


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