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Tarps Limit Damage to Homes Following Natural Disasters

Stevensville, MI, February 13, 2018 – Riding out a severe storm, hurricane or tornado is bad enough, but what about the damage to your home after the danger has passed? The disaster recovery process can be slow and frustrating, but there are things you can do to ease that frustration. Tarps Now helps provide homeowners immediate shelter while preventing further damage to homes by using flexible Poly Tarps to cover leaking following a natural disaster. A few simple supplies and a little time is all it takes to install tarp coverings to help shelter family members, while prevent further damage to property and contents. Tarps Now recommends the following steps:

Step 1: Supplies

Secure a variety of tarps in sizes needed to cover roofing, windows and doors, together with additional supplies to close exposed areas.

1 Plastic roofing tarp big enough to cover leaky area

1" x 2" boards (enough to place them every 3 feet across the roof)

8 penny nails

Nails with plastic washers

Duct Tape

Step 2: Identify Damaged Areas and Apply Tarps

Locate the leaking area and place the appropriate size tarp over it. Be sure to flatten and smooth the tarp so that it lays flush with the roof.

Step 3: Install Tarps in Fixed Positions

Place the 1" X 2" boards at three foot intervals across the tarp. It is extremely important to put the boards down vertically as horizontally positioned boards can cause water pooling which can lead to further damage. Vertically placed boards allow moisture to run off.

Step 4: Secure Tarps and Make Adjustments

Secure the boards by attaching them to the tarp and the roof with 8 penny nails. The nails should be placed around 16 inches apart. About every 24 inches, insert a nail with a plastic washer to help keep the board flush with the roof surface. Be sure to keep smoothing and flattening the tarp as you go for maximum protection.

The best tarps to use for emergency roofing are water resistant and tear resistant; however, it really depends on how long you think the tarp will need to be in place. Of course, super heavy duty tarps and construction tarps are also extremely effective at preventing further damage from leaky roofs. Tarps are such effective emergency roofing solutions FEMA often uses these as a temporary roof in the aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados and floods. Whether you install your temporary tarp roof yourself or take advantage of disaster recovery service tarp programs, you can rest assured that your property will continue to be protected until more permanent repairs can be made.

For more information on the use of tarps for preparedness and disaster recovery, contact Tarps Now.

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About Tarps Now features an extensive online catalog of canvas tarps, poly tarps, custom tarps and covers, mesh tarps, vinyl tarps and divider curtains. As specialists in custom, canvas and vinyl tarps, they are the low price leaders in their category. The company offers the convenience of fast, easy, online ordering as well as a knowledgeable staff to guide customers through the specification process insuring their project will be completed on time and in budget. TarpsNow has the experience and scale to insure customer specifications are carefully followed and expectations exceeded, for every project, large or small. For further details visit www.TarpsNow ...

News Release: Tarps Limit Damage to Homes Following Natural Disasters
Submitted on: February 14, 2018 09:12:24 PM
Submitted by: Alan Rosenhagen
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