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New roof systems on East Coast condominiums are tested by Hurricane Isabel

by Krista Berns
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In late summer 2003, work seemed to be going smoothly on the roof systems of Pine Cone Harbor Condominiums, Hampton, Va. Seven of 10 buildings had been reroofed, and the crew was continuing to work efficiently. But the true test of its work was soon to come.

Hurricane Isabel slammed the East Coast in September 2003, leaving a wake of damaged buildings, including the three condominium buildings that had not yet been reroofed. The roof systems on those three buildings lost half their shingles, and one of the finished buildings lost its chimney.

Photos courtesy of The Roofing Co. Inc., Yorktown, Va.

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