Thursday, June 14, 2012
Swiss Avenue homes took serious beating in Wednesday’s hail storm
It can cost as much as $20,000 to replace the roofs on homes on Swiss Avenue.
DALLAS Lakewood-area streets are littered with tree limbs and leaves and lined with cleanup crews and repairmen. The teams that weren’t already at work were circling the streets like hawks, but from the looks of the area, there will be plenty of work to go around.
Some of the damage to clay tile roofs and windows of these beautiful, historic homes was jaw-dropping. The worst of the damage on Swiss Avenue appeared to begin around Munger Avenue and got progressively worse moving east but seemed to taper off around Abrams.
I put in a call to Cobalt Commercial Roofing and spoke with company president Chad Schultz to get an estimate of how much it would cost to replace a clay tile roof on an average size home on Swiss Avenue.
“We price it in squares, and the average size house on Swiss would be about 40 squares. And it’s $500 per square. So, on average, you’re looking at about $20,000 to replace one of these roofs.”
You can hear Chad talk about roofing issues live on Real Estate Talk with Willie Lambright on 1160 AM Tuesdays. I would almost bet he’ll be talking about all the roof and water damage caused by Wednesday's storm.
A few blocks over, the Lakewood Theater also suffered serious damage to its marque sign. I saw major home and car window damage as far east as West Shore and Gaston.
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