The extreme weather in Oklahoma can produce tornadoes, heavy rains, high winds or hail storms that wreak havoc on a home. When you’re left with storm damage, your immediate priorities are keeping your family safe, and protecting your home and belongings from further harm. Here are some tips on how to deal with the aftermath of a damaging storm so you can get back to a normal life as quickly as possible.
Investigate the Extent of the Damage
– Check around the interior and exterior of your home for signs of damage, but make safety a priority. Use a flashlight if the power is out, and watch out for broken glass, exposed nails and hazards like downed electrical wires or gas leaks. If you smell gas, shut off the main gas valve, call the gas company and leave the house until the company arrives and locates the source.
Take Care of Emergency Repairs
– If you find any broken or badly cracked windows, seal the opening with plywood or plastic sheeting to keep water out. Then, head up to the attic to look for evidence for roof damage. If you discover that rain is entering the attic, contact us at Perfection Roofing for a 24-hour emergency repair to minimize the mess and potential damage from water intrusions.
Schedule a Professional Roof Inspection
– It’s usually fairly easy to spot severe roof damage that needs immediate attention after a storm, but slow leaks from a few broken or missing shingles can result in significant damage before you even realize there’s a problem. That’s why it’s wise to have the entire roof inspected right away if you suspect that a storm has caused any amount of damage, so you can get the problem areas fixed as soon as possible.
Contact Your Insurance Company
– Call your insurer to let them know your home has been affected by a storm. Your agent can advise you about the steps you need to take to file a claim and they’ll also schedule a visit from an adjuster. If you’re facing roof repairs and want to have an expert on hand for the adjuster’s walk through, just give us a call. We can also help you navigate the claims process with the goal of getting your roof repairs completed properly and promptly.
For help dealing with storm damage, contact us at Perfection Roofing, or call (918) 665-6747.