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Press Releases March 4, 2020

NRCA Urges Homeowners and Business Owners Hit by Recent Tornadoes to Use Caution When Repairing Their Roof Systems

Rosemont, Ill. – In the aftermath of the damage caused by recent tornadoes, the National Roofing Contractors Association is encouraging homeowners to check their rooftops for damage and missing shingles caused by excessively strong winds.

Roofs are designed to resist wind loads in their locations but often cannot withstand the most extreme conditions. Strong winds can incrementally damage a roof system.

NRCA strongly urges that homeowners and business owners do not attempt repairs on their own. Damage assessment of a roof system and subsequent repairs should be done by a professional roofing contractor.

NRCA also warns those affected by recent severe storms to be aware of unprofessional contractors who may approach them about performing roof system repairs. If it is necessary to hire a roofing contractor, homeowners and business owners should keep a healthy skepticism about the lowest bid. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Price is only one criterion for selecting a professional roofing contractor; professionalism and quality workmanship also must be considered. Potential contractors should be thoroughly evaluated before a deposit is made or any reroofing work begins.

For tips about locating an NRCA professional contractor and how to address wind damage, homeowners and business owners should visit NRCA's consumer website,

NRCA uses WeatherGuidance StormIntelligence® for near real-time weather data. Homeowners and business owners should visit for details on verifying wind damage events at their specific property location(s).


Since 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association has been the home for generations of entrepreneurial craftsmen and enterprises who shelter and protect America’s families and businesses and each other. Our vision is the recognition of our members as professionals and to unite the industry to that purpose. NRCA is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit


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