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May
04
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.


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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 ...


Mar
10
Winter Roof Problems

During the winter months, winter weather is always a threat. It can affect electrical power, road conditions, and visibility drastically. This weather can also have a significant impact on your roof. Following the wild winter weather Oklahoma had this past winter, here are a few things you can look out for next winter so you can keep your roof in good shape.


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Heavy snow can cause significant damage to your roof. As the snow piles up, so does the weight. This causes a lot of stress on your roof and over the course of the winter, it can weaken your roof.

One of the best ways to control damage from heavy snow is to purchase a roof rake. These are long poles with a “blade” attached to t...


Mar
10
Emergency Roof Repair Tips

As most Oklahomans know, high winds and tornadoes can do severe damage to your home and to your roof. They can rip off whole sections of shingles and even your roof decking. Should this happen to you, you should have an emergency roof repair plan in place and ready to go. Any damage that is left unrepaired can result in even more damage to your home. Here are a few emergency roof repair tips to help you be prepared in the face of disaster.


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One of the first things you should do if your roof is damaged by high winds is to cover that area with a tarp once the winds settle down. If your roof is left uncovered, it is susceptible to rain that could cause water damage to the decking and lead to a la...


Jan
11
Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Leaking roofs can be a big pain for a home or business owner. The time and money required to repair a leaking roof can be a tough pill to swallow. Knowing what signs to look for ahead of time can go a long way in preserving your sanity and your wallet. Here are a few common causes of roof leaks so you can stay ahead of the game.


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One cause of roof leaks in the wintertime is ice dams. Ice dams form when snow or ice melt at the top of your roof and refreeze at the bottom. This prevents the roof from draining properly, and the water can end up in your house. This commonly occurs when gutters are clogged and cannot drain properly.



Poor skylight installation can also cause roof leaks. If the hol...


Nov
16
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.


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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...


Nov
16
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.


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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 ...


Jul
09
What Causes Rust on Roof Flashing?

Roof flashing is a vitally important part of your roof, even though you do not really see it. It is usually made of metal and is used to seal edges where the roof meets an outside wall, around a vent, or near a window. This performs an essential function – protecting against leaks and dry rot. Just like any other piece of metal that is exposed to air and moisture, however, flashing can weaken over time and even rust.



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Flashing is extremely important to the structure of the roof. Without it, your roof is essentially worthless. This means we should keep an eye on the roof flashing and make sure it is still in good shape.


Flashing can be damaged by sun and time, wearing it down, weakening i...


Jun
08
Should You Roof in the Rain

When you are on the verge of completing a roofing project, it can be tempting to urge your roofing company to get the job done as quickly as possible – even when poor weather is rolling through. This can be exacerbated by the thought of bad weather messing up the work that has already been completed. It can be nerve-wracking for a home or property owner, and you may be tempted to have your roofer finish the job immediately. However, is this a good strategy for your roof? Can you roof amidst rain and poor weather?


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While it may be tempting to have your roofer come to your property to finish the job in the rain, it is usually not a wise decision. One of the most important reasons is safety...


Apr
15
Causes of Roof Leaks

A leaking roof is a major hassle that can pain homeowners from time to time. Whether it be leaking due to the age of the roof or from a strong storm, it stands that leaks can originate in a variety of ways and require a variety of solutions. If you have a leaky roof or would like to be prepared when one strikes, here are a few reasons why you may have a leaky roof.


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Broken and damaged shingles are fairly common causes of roof leaks. Whether due to age of the roof or to storm damage, water can easily find its way through your shingles and into your decking when the shingles are not functioning properly. This can cause severe water damage including dry rot.


Clogged gutters can also cause roof l...


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