After a long day of work, knowing your home can bring you peace of mind, rest and rejuvenation is comforting. It can consist of a special chair in the living room, a pet nearby as a constant companion, or the love of family members to share. These are the memories our homes hold for us. We cherish memories made and those that will be made.
What happens when storms arise, as they often do in the Oklahoma City area, and disrupt our calm and relaxed life? What are some steps we can take to regain that peace and clarity we had? Here are a few tips to keep in mind as the storm season approaches.
First and foremost, make sure you, your family, and your pets are safe. This is of top priority. Homes can come and go, but your loved ones are precious. Keeping your family safe is essential, and it must be adhered to regardless goes for any type of weather disaster, whether large or small. Keep the following tips in mind:
- Stay away from downed power lines
- Never use an electrical device if there is excessive flooding present
- Use caution around damaged buildings and fallen trees
- Take a clear assessment of the area before stepping outside the home
Assess the Damage to Your Roof
Regardless of how sturdy a roofing system is, it just can’t compete with some of the major storms that present themselves. Take as many pictures as you can of your roof when conditions are appropriate. If you are able, get a video as well. It is better to have more pictures and videos than not enough.
Make Temporary Fixes
Is there water leaking into your kitchen from holes in the roof? If your home is not flooded, place five-gallon buckets, pails, or pots under the dripping water to collect it and eliminate more damage by leaking water. If there is minimal shingle damage, then a tarp can possibly be safely placed over the area until it can be repaired properly.
Contact Your Local Roofing Contractor
Always trust a local company to assist you with repairs after a storm. Avoid placing your trust, and money, in fly-by-night, storm-chasing roofing companies. Unfortunately, they tend to prey on the devastated and don’t deliver product material and service as a local contractor will. If anything goes wrong with the roof after the installation, the storm chasers have already left town and can’t be reached. A local company can quickly come and assess the situation and resolve any complications.
We are that local company you can trust. OKC Roofers is here to help you get back on your feet. We stand behind the quality products we choose and the exceptional craftsmanship we offer with amazing warranties. We strive for your 100% complete satisfaction!
Contact Your Insurance Agent
Make sure to call your insurance agent, and not the company itself. You have a good working relationship with the agent, and they should be able to guide you through the ins and outs of your policy. Ask questions about the sections regarding wind, storm, and hail damage. Some companies cover more than others. Know what your policy involves.
Be sure to keep the phone numbers of OKC Roofers and your insurance agent nearby in case of roof damage from a storm. We are here to help restore your home. Give us a call when complications occur and we will help with any and all roof restorations you may need. We have a vested interest in our community and helping where possible. We can restore your home and bring comfortable living conditions back.
Call us when you are in need and, as always, be safe after a storm.