During the second week of May, a storm brought lightning strikes in Menlo Park and Palo Alto in the South Bay, as well as in Concord in East Bay. An article from the Santa Cruz Sentinel indicated that no injuries or fires were reported.
While the lightning strikes didn’t cause damages, it is possible. A building directly hit by lightning can incur damage, specifically damage to roofing materials. When such an incident occurs, it’s a good idea to call in a Menlo Park roofing contractor right away. The roofing is one of the most important structures of the house as it is the primary protection of the interior, and consequently the inhabitants and the contents, of the house. Having it repaired immediately is paramount.