Storm Damage to a Roof Can Happen Quickly!
Storms happen quickly in Oklahoma. Wind, rain, and hail can cause damage to your roof in the blink of an eye. Roof leaks can damage the inside of your home and your belonging.
Here at Perfection Roofing, we understand that some roof repairs simply cannot wait. Emergency roof repair may be needed if your roof has undergone serious damage that will only worsen the longer you wait. We go out of our way to provide high quality roof repairs that will help prevent future problems and do everything we can to satisfy your emergency roofing needs. We have been serving Tulsa since 1979 and have become the go-to service for emergency roof repair throughout the Tulsa area.
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When Roof Repairs Can’t Wait
Some roof emergencies are obvious. Oklahoma is known its volatile weather. Extremely strong winds can wreck havoc on our roofs. Storm damaged roofs need immediate service. Perfection Roofing is ready when you need us. Some Roof Damage is less noticeable and may have occurred over time, but the moment that roof springs a leak, its too late to prevent it. Here are some issues that your roof can have that constitute the need for immediate roof repair.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– Call your insurer to let them know your home has been affected by a storm. Your agent can advise you on 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 walkthrough, 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.
Severe weather can be unpredictable and dangerous. Don’t put your life in jeopardy by trying to fix roof problems while the storm is still ongoing. It’s better to be safe and have a little bit of water in your home than to lose your life trying to save the bedroom rug. Don’t wait to make the call to a professional roofer, though. That should be the first step for any homeowner with roof damage and can be done even while the storm is still raging.
Shingles that have been picked up by wind can let water seep into your home, creating the potential for structural water damage. Once the storm has passed you may need to look both inside and outside to determine where leaks are occurring. Cover all suspect areas on the roof, even if you aren’t seeing immediate signs of leaks from a particular spot. Use tarps, rubber sheets, plastic sheeting, or another sturdy, waterproof material to cover damaged areas. Use bricks or strong tape to secure the material and keep it from blowing away. It won’t be pretty, but it can help mitigate water damage until you can get in touch with a roofer for professional repairs. It’s also important to remove any standing pools of water on your roof, as these can create bigger problems if they’re left alone.
At Perfection Roofing, we understand that the aftermath of a severe storm can be harrowing. That’s why we offer emergency roofing repairs in the Tulsa area. If you have roofing problems following any severe weather event, you can rest easy knowing that our professional roofing repair teams have decades of experience to get your home back in tip-top shape. Contact us online, or call (918) 665-6747 today for a free consultation.
You never know when a thunderstorm, hurricane, or tornado will occur. When you wait until the storm is expected to hit, you’ll be fighting with crowds to stock up on supplies. Dedicate a section of your pantry or basement to bottled water and canned and freeze-dried foods, keeping a minimum of three days’ worth of food and water on hand. Invest in a generator powerful enough to run a refrigerator, sump pump, and a few other essential items.
Covering your windows and doors with functional, non-decorative storm shutters and panels greatly reduces the amount of damage your home suffers in a storm. Plastic shutters are costly but come in a variety of styles and allow light in the home. Roof clips serve a similar function. Fastening garage door braces to the garage door reduces the chance of it blowing away in a wind gust.
Before you suffer a severe storm and are facing storm damage repair, make sure you have proper home insurance. When you live in a region with a high incidence of hurricanes or tornadoes, it’s critical to acquire the right insurance coverage. Keep in mind a standard homeowner policy doesn’t include flood insurance, which doesn’t function in the same way as traditional home coverage. If you’re interested in flood coverage, consult with the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sit down with your family and devise an evacuation plan. Make sure your kids know where to go if you must leave the home quickly. For example, it may be easiest to meet in front of the neighbor’s house before getting in the car.
Roof Damage Caused By Storms
Hail and debris can cause damage to the shingles on your roof. When shingles are damaged, they should be replaced immediately since it can make your roof more vulnerable to potential leaks.
If you see any missing shingles, you should have your roof repaired immediately to prevent water damage to both the roof and your home. The last thing you want is water leaking into the home and damaging the structure as well as your possessions.
You should be checking your gutter system on a regular basis if only to keep it clean. If you notice any granules in your gutters, it means that your shingles are due for a replacement.
You can’t always tell if your shingles are damaged or missing by simply looking at the roof. However, if you see any leaks inside of your home, there’s a good chance that one of these issues is the source.
Damage Inspection For Homeowners Insurance Claims
After a serious storm, it’s a good idea to have your roof inspected immediately. Perfection Roofing is familiar with the Insurance Claims Process and will help you through every step.