Storm Damage Repair

Storm Damage Repair

Derecho Storm Damage

This past Friday June 29,2012, the Washington, DC area was hit hard by what is known as a “Derecho” storm that produced hurricane strength wind shears and widespread damage and power outages.  Still one week later, thousands are still without power. The heat-wave in the area has complicated matters, with thousands without power and much needed air conditioning.

“A derecho is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms. Generally, derechos are convection-induced and take on a bow echo form of squall line, forming in an area of divergence in the upper levels of the troposphere, within a region of low-level warm air advection and rich low-level moisture. They travel quickly in the direction of movement of their associated storms, similar to a gust front, except that the wind is sustained and increases in strength behind the front, generally exceeding hurricane-force. A warm-weather phenomenon, derechos occur mostly in summer, especially during June and July in the Northern Hemisphere, within areas of moderately strong instability and moderately strong vertical wind shear. They may occur at any time of the year and occur as frequently at night as during the daylight hours.”  — Wikipedia

Derecho is pronounced duh-RAY-cho.

Widespread Damage to Homes and Roofs

Mature established areas across Montgomery County, MD experienced an unusual amount of downed trees and power lines.  The result has been many homes damaged from the effects of the storm.

Areas affected included but not limited to Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Potomac, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington and Silver Spring.


If you or someone you know has experienced damage to your home and are in need of a construction contractor to help restore your home, contact us.  We are experienced with dealing with the insurance companies for these type of events and can help you get your home back in shape as quickly as possible!

Our storm restoration services include:




Common Insurance companies in the area include:  Erie Insurance, Allstate, State Farm, GEICO and Nationwide.

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