Gulf Western Roofing Supports Project Recovery

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 2,200 children may be reported missing every day in the U.S. Since 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has helped recover more than 169,000 such children.

To encourage roofing professionals to become involved locally with the search for missing children and demonstrate their commitment to their communities, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) partnered with NCMEC in 2001 to create Project Recovery, which helps locate missing children through magnetic posters that can be placed on service vehicles. (Source: National Roofing Contractors Association)

Gulf Western Roofing is a proud supporter of Project Recovery. Several of our work trucks, visible throughout the state of Florida, have the magnetic posters to help locate missing children. The posters, which NRCA designs, include a photograph of a child at the time he or she was reported missing, biographical information and contact information in the event the child is seen. Many posters also include age-processed photographs to help people recognize a child as he or she may currently look. If a child is found, NRCA will send a “FOUND” sticker to place over the poster to let the community know the program has been successful. (Source: NRCA website)

Gulf Western Roofing continues to support this amazing charity. To participate in Project Recovery and help sustain the search for missing children in your area, head over to the NRCA website for contact NRCA’s director of communications at (800) 323-9545.

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Tornado Hits Cape Coral

Extreme weather can be unpredictable. This became especially clear in Saturday’s tornado, which touched down in Southwest Cape Coral. According to the National Storm Damage Center, there are 5 factors that determine storm damage:

  1. Wind Speed
  2. Wind Direction
  3. Wind Duration
  4. Flying Debris
  5. Strength of the Structure

The tornado that touched down in Cape Coral on Saturday evening was measured as an EF-2 on the Enhanced F-scale, creating winds that reached 132 mph. EF-2 tornado’s create winds between 111 and 135 mph, placing Saturday’s tornado at the top of the EF-2 classification.

Although the storm was only on the ground for seven minutes, it traveled 3.5 miles, spanned 182 yards at its widest point, and left considerable damage in its aftermath.

During a storm, your roof is one of the most vulnerable components of your home. Obvious signs of roof damage that can be seen from the ground include tree branches or other debris that have fallen on top of your roof, missing shingles that can be seen laying in your yard and bent, and missing or damaged rain gutters.

While you may think that any structural damage after a tornado would be obvious, unfortunately, that is not always the case. After a severe storm, roof damage may not be visible from the ground and such damage often only becomes noticeable once costly leaks have occurred.

Gulf Western Roofing does not recommend that any homeowner attempt to inspect their roof themselves, especially after a severe storm. To ensure your safety, we are offering free inspections for home and business owners who have been impacted by Saturday’s storm in Cape Coral. As a licensed general contractor, we are able to inspect the exterior of your home as well as your roof. Our experienced professionals specialize in inspecting your home and roof, documenting any weather related damage, and working with your insurance company to determine the best possible result for you.

If you are in the Cape Coral area and were impacted by Saturday’s tornado storm, contact us today to schedule a free inspection.

Gulf Western Roofing is Full Service Roofing

When you choose Gulf Western Roofing for your residential or commercial needs, you are guaranteed to work with a comprehensive, full-service commercial roofing contractor. We provide stellar customer service and exceptional results. That’s the Gulf Western Roofing advantage that has made us Florida’s roofing leader for 16 years.

Here is a list of the quality services provided by Gulf Western Roofing:

  • New Residential and Commercial Construction
    • Custom and Fast-Track Single and Multi-Family Homes
    • Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial Facilities
  • Residential and Commercial Roof Replacement
  • Residential and Commercial Roof Maintenance Plans
  • Extended Roof Warranty Programs
  • Repairs Including:
    • Storm Damage
    • Emergencies
    • Leaks
    • Legacy Roof Systems
  • Sloped Roof Systems Including:
    • Cement and Clay Title
    • Asphalt and Composition Shingles
    • Natural and Manufactured Slate
    • Standing-Seam and Metal Roofing
  • Flat Roof Systems Including:
    • Built-Up Roofs
    • Modified Bituminous Single-Ply and Built-Up Roof Systems
    • Insulated UL-Rated/Factory Mutual-Approved Commercial Assemblies
    • EPDM
    • TPO

As you can see, Gulf Western Roofing is a one-stop-shop roofing company, specializing in nearly all aspects of commercial roofing.

Contact Gulf Western Roofing today for a free estimate to determine the level of work required for your roof. Our commitment is to provide detailed information about your residential home roof or commercial facility to help you decide on the best roofing solution to fit your budget.