August 6, 2018

2017 was a bad year for flooding. According to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), during 2017 the United States experienced a historic year for flood and storm events, including 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events including three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms and two inland floods. The potential for flooding has never been higher since 2011’s historic flooding season. This year could be worse. To get ahead of potentially devastating floods, some homeowners are taking robust actions to protect […]

June 25, 2018

We’ve written lots of features here at Shamrock Roofing about the threats to your home posed by hurricanes, tornadoes, dangerous winter storms, and flooding. But there are plenty of things you can do to help protect your home or building before severe weather arrives. Here are six proactive steps you can take for protecting your home, family or other occupants from dangerous storms. Tip #1: Inspect and Repair your Roof Letting a leaky roof […]

February 29, 2016

When it comes to natural disasters, you never want to be left in the dark. Fortunately the technology in our smartphones is more powerful than ever. Now there are advanced weather apps that can track local weather conditions in your area – much more advanced than the weather app built into your smartphone. So if you’re not near a TV or radio, you can still be alerted of any serious weather alerts – as […]

January 4, 2016

Home damage and repair is never a cost we want to incur, however sometimes these costs cannot be avoided. And if you think you are covered under a standard homeowners insurance policy, you might want to think again. Here are four things that are surprisingly not covered by most standard homeowners insurance policies. Earthquakes Most basic homeowners insurance policies cover fire, wind, hail, theft, and lightning damages. However, they do not cover damages associated […]

December 7, 2015

If there’s one place where you want to be comfortable, it’s in your home. But a high level of humidity can really lower your level of comfort. Depending on the amount of moisture in your home, a dehumidifier might be just what you need to fix those levels and get you back into the comfort zone. What’s a Dehumidifier? Put simply, a dehumidifier reduces the moisture in the air. When there is humidity in […]

September 14, 2015

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. And whether you live in a high-risk area or a moderate to low risk area, you are susceptible to experiencing flooding some point in your lifetime. Within the past five years, all 50 states experienced floods and flash floods. And if you think you’re covered with homeowners’ insurance, think again, because homeowners’ insurance does not cover flood damages. Floods vs Flash Floods The […]