How to Spot Minor Storm Damage

Severe storms are serious business. These storms are typically at their most intense during the spring months and can cause a lot of damage to homes and businesses. Many times, unfortunately, this damage is caused by tornadoes, high winds, and heavy rains, and is easy to spot. Other times, however, storm damage can be relatively minor and difficult to spot on your roof, home, or business. Even minor damage should be dealt with as quickly as possible, so here are a few tips on what to look for following a storm.


Hail damage is a very common cause of storm damage in Oklahoma and can range from minor to severe. One way to tell minor damage has been done to your home is to check if your gutters ...

Poor Weather and Your Roof:

Severe weather impacts just about every part of society. Wind, hail, and snow can all cause damage and even shut down cities. As you can imagine, they can also take a toll on your roof. Here are a few ways weather can impact your roof.


Strong winds, including tornadoes, can significantly damage your roof. Winds can cause impact damage by blowing debris on your roof, but they can also rip up shingles. Missing shingles can lead to leaks, which can lead to high energy bills and even cause damage to your home.

Hail is one of the most notorious severe weather events that can damage your roof. While large hail can damage the structure of your roof, small hail can tear off granules on the shingles...

Flat Roof Storm Drainage

Flat roofs and storm drainage seem like they should not belong in the same sentence. Flat roofs lack the pitch of a classic residential roof, giving water a difficult time draining off a roof. This can lead to leaks, dry rot, and mold growth. While water may not drain off flat roofs as easily as off steeper pitched roofs, there are a few actions you can take to aid in storm drainage.


Interior drains are a very common solution that work wonders to solve drainage problems on your flat roof. These are essentially a series of pipes that are installed near the center of your roof that helps drain water. You can also install protective measures to ensure leaves, dirt, and other debris do not clog ...

How to Safely Climb Your Roof

Sometimes, simple roof maintenance requires accessing and climbing out on your roof, putting you in a dangerous situation. However, there are techniques you can use when climbing up your roof that will ensure you safely get the job done.


1. When heading out on your roof, make sure to make an anchor for yourself by tossing a rope over your roof and anchoring it on the other side. Additionally, purchase and wear a safety harness and attach the rope to the harness instead of tying the rope around your body. This will make sure you are anchored more securely. Finally, do not tug on the rope as you climb the roof. The rope is not there to help you climb your roof, but is there to act as a lifelin...

Why Have a Professional Roof Inspection to Assess Storm Damage

At Billings Construction, we know that storms bring destruction. Not only is this true in nature, it can happen to your home as well. If your roof is damaged, it can lead to loads of issues such as leaks and dry rot. This is why it is so important to have your roof inspected following a major storm. However, what will an inspector look for and what are the benefits of having a professional inspection done following a storm?



A professional roofer will be able to inspect your roof and see all the little damage that can lead to big problems. For example, a professional will be able to spot small hail damage. This damage is tough to see by an untrained eye, but it can l...

How Big Does Hail Have to be to Cause Damage?


As most Oklahomans already know, hail can do significant damage to your roof. This damage can vary in severity depending on the size of the hail and the strength of your roof. Hail can knock off the granules on your shingles all the way up to damaging the integrity of the shingle altogether. So at what size hail does damage occur?

Hail sizes can range from pea-sized to grapefruit or softball-sized, so obviously each of these sizes will affect your roof differently. Pea (1/4 inch) or even dime-sized hail is pretty common when severe storms strike, and these sizes can knock granules off your shingles. While this damage may not seem very serious, it can shorten the life expectancy of your roof ...

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