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Storm Damage? Here Is What To Look For

10 May 2019

It’s Storm Season

Each year Oklahoma homeowners often experience regular thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail, and high winds during the tornado season. Weather conditions like these can have devastating effects on your home. Do you think you have storm damage? Not sure how to tell? Here are some tips on what to look for before the next storm hits:

 

Inspect Your Roof

Signs of roof storm damage can include raised or missing shingles, granule loss, and indentations on roof vents and flashing. If you are unaware or put off having any of these damages repaired big or small, you increase the chances of more damage to your home the next time you experience a storm. A compromised roof can lead to water leakage, mold, damaged rafters, ceiling joists, wall framing, and even fascia boards and exterior trim can become victims of water intrusion. Avoid all of that by taking the time to inspect your home or having a professional do so.

 

Gary's home in Broken Arrow, OK had been hit with a storm and the shingles were damaged from high winds and hail.
This home in Broken Arrow, OK had been hit with a storm and the shingles were damaged from high winds and hail.

 

Check Your Siding

Wind and hail can take a toll on your siding. If you discover any dents, cracks, holes or siding pulling away from the home, contact a professional. All it takes is a single crack for water to get underneath the siding and cause serious damage to the insulation underneath and interior walls. You don’t want to put off repairing this and have to deal mold and rotting boards.

 

Gutter Inspection

If you noticed any damage to your roof it’s more than likely you will find additional damage to your gutters. Depending on the severity of storm damage, damaged gutters can be tricky to see from the ground. If you do not feel comfortable climbing a ladder, be sure to contact a storm damage professional and have them evaluated. Warning signs of damaged gutters include dents, pulling away from the home, and water leakage. This can all lead to wet basements, foundation and landscape damage in addition to roofing and siding issues.

 

This Tulsa, OK homes gutters over time started pulled away from the wood fascia.
This Tulsa, OK homes gutters have pulled away from the home. The weight of the gutter and additional weight from the rain was unable to be supported and the nails weakened and pulled from the home.  

 

Storm Damage Experts

Contact LeafGuard® of Oklahoma right away so that the wind, hail, or other damage done to your roof and home exterior can be fixed as quickly as possible to prevent mold damage from roof leaks and other related issues. We will provide a comprehensive roof inspection and no-obligation quote for repair or replacement of your roof, siding, and gutters. 

LeafGuard® of Oklahoma is a GAF Master Elite® Contractor – the assurance that you’ll be dealing with a quality, reputable, and dependable professional contractor is important to us. Don’t trust your biggest asset to just any contractor, factory-certified Master Elite® contractors are your best and safest choice! 

Contact us today for your free storm damage assessment.