Post-Ike Roof Damage Lingering in Houston & Texas

Houston, TX (PressExposure) January 31, 2009 -- Hurricane Ike’s effects are still being felt on business and commercial roofs in Houston and elsewhere in Southeast Texas, according to a Houston roofing expert involved in roof repairs and replacement throughout the region.

“Ike intensified the stresses on weak flat roof areas where future leaks are likely to occur,” said Gallagher Construction ([]) president Mike Gallagher. “Where Ike didn’t just blow a roof off, it caused a tremendous amount of movement in the structures, which has affected the metal edges at the perimeters of flat roofs that expand and contract as temperatures rise and fall.”

“The results we’re seeing on Houston roofs are devastating,” according to Gallagher. “Owners of buildings with flat roofs can have leaks that will persist and seem to never stop.”

Because flat roofs are like a huge membrane that has to be terminated by being attached to a metal flashing at the building perimeter, that’s where the greatest stress occurs and split seams and leaks result, he explained.

Gallagher’s proprietary “modified bitumen wrap” applied around the edges of the perimeter metal flashing enables the flat roof and materials to withstand temperature and building-movement stresses without separations that allow leaks. The Gallagher method is illustrated in a video hosted on YouTube at

Using this method, Gallagher, who has repaired or installed thousands of new flat roofs and sloped residential roofs over the past 33 years, provides a 10-year leak-free warranty. “We can prevent these flat roofs from leaking and provide an owner with a leak-free roof for many years to come,” he says.

During Gallagher’s Construction 33 years of operation, the company has repaired or replaced thousands of roofs in Texas, sloped residential roofs and the flat roofs more commonly found on industrial and commercial buildings. Gallagher’s is the developer of a proprietary method of wrapping and adhering bitumen material around the metal flashing at roof edges to achieve a weather and stress-resistant leak-free roof, enabling the company to provide a 10-year leak-free warranty on all its work . Gallagher’s can be reached for information or project appraisals at 713-261-4809, or by email at

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Gallagher's Construction
3262 Westheimer Road #618
Houston, Texas 77098

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Press Release Submitted On: January 31, 2009 at 5:25 pm
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