Tropical storms, high volumes of annual rain, humidity and rodents, are all detrimental elements to your roof in Louisiana. Luckily for you we have the best Shreveport roofing company out there; A-1 Roofing, at your service. We know what your roof needs to ensure its longevity and we are a local Shreveport roofing company, so we know what your roof goes through. We know when storm season is, we know when it’s time for roof to undergo routine maintenance, and we know that fall brings more than just Halloween, it brings more wait of fallen debris on your roof.
So in the spirit of this season, we will be talking about two horrific and true, roofing stories, which could have been prevented if a licensed professional was hired. The first story consists of a warehouse containing vats of arsenic, just waiting to be properly disposed of. The second, a jailbreak, freeing 7 violent felons, four which remained at large for several years and two who were charged with first degree murder.
Our first story takes place in an old warehouse, which had at the time been designated a location for storing ample amounts of arsenic until it could be disposed of properly. The owner of the warehouse knew that his buildings roof had lost its structural integrity an needed to be replace and that’s exactly what he did, for cheap.
The warehouse owner hired an unlicensed contractor, who’s work would eventually lead to the demise of his building, as well as his business. By cutting corners and not hiring a licensed professional, the owner of this building had just signed his death warrant.
The contractor took out the original drainage system and reduced the piping sizes, while adding more gravel to the roof to ensure that it would all be covered. The roof could withstand 20 pounds of pressure per square foot, which would have been all the building needed, except the drainage system was improperly installed and the piping was too.
One work day, during a storm, which brought a small flood with it, the drainage system was put to the test and it failed. The rain was just too much for the tiny drainage pipes to handle and the gravel started shifting, clogging the drain even further. Now the roof has over four inches of water, at about five and a half pounds per inch. Conclusion: one collapsed roof, vats of arsenic being thrown down off their secondary containment and one deceased building owner.
The next poorly constructed roof ends up with a jailbreak, seven violent felons at large and family members being arrested.
It was in Clovis, N.M. where seven violent inmates would escape from the Curry County Jail through the roof. With the help of some inmates who stayed on the inside and their fellow escapees, these seven men escaped by obstructing camera views, climbing the jail’s piping and cutting a hole with homemade objects in the jail’s roof to escape.
Because of this poorly constructed roof a man who murdered a 10-year-old boy and a man who robbed and killed a convenience store attendant, were now on the lamb with other violent inmates. Though most of them were caught, Edward Salas, who was featured on America’s Most Wanted and Larry McClendon were free for over two years. Who knows what they could have done in those two years which could have been detrimental to other civilians.
On top of all of this, these men got their families and friends arrested by making them lie to officers about their whereabouts and feeding them misconceptions about the amount of contact that they had with these men. Today they are all serving time and the jail has learned to hire a real roofing professional when it comes to preparing their roofs.
In the Shreveport area, the elements takes a toll on your roof on a daily basis and it is important that you hire a professional Shreveport roofing service that you can trust. With seasonal storms and other harsh weathering patterns out there, your roof gets beaten and worn down and it is up to you to protect it from that. It is up to you to find the right Shreveport roofing company for your safety and the safety of those around you.
Now you may not be running a prison, or even own a warehouse which contains extremely volatile elements, but chances are that you do have a roof and need it to last and A-1 Roofing can help. A-1 Roofing is a Shreveport roofing service that you can trust with your roof. A-1 Roofing doesn’t cut corners and gets the job done right the first time, guaranteed. So if you are in the Shreveport area, or any of its neighboring cities, contact your Shreveport roofing service today.
You can also go online and check out their site, to see all of the great roofing services they can offer you. So before you waste your time with the rest, get with the best. A-1 Roofing, your Shreveport roofing company, at your service.