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preparing your roof for spring storms

Preparing Your Roof For Spring Storms

Spring storms can wreak havoc on Oklahoma properties. While there’s no way to avoid this annual onslaught of severe weather, there are several easy and affordable things that homeowners can do to help protect their homes damage.

Keep Your Trees and Large Bushes Trimmed.

Getting rid of weak and broken branches can help prevent those limbs from ending up on your roof or through your window during a severe spring storm.

Check Your Roof’s Flashing.

Flashing, the metal pieces that protect the seams of your roof around vents and chimneys, is more likely to become unattached than your roofing materials. Checking these areas and reattaching or replacing any damaged or loose flashing you find will help keep them secure in high winds.

Wait To Put Out Patio Furnishings.

Chairs and other lawn accessories can get blown into your house during thunder storms. Waiting until later in the spring to decorate your deck and porch may help save both your furnishings and home..

Secure your gutters.

It’s important to make sure that your drainage system — your gutters and downspouts — are securely attached to your home and clear of any debris like branches and leafs. A clogged gutter can cause water to enter your home during a storm and a loose drainpipe can bang against your siding causing damage. You can easily check these yourself and clear them with little issue.

While there’s no way to keep spring storms out of Oklahoma, you can help your home to weather the storms by utilizing these easy tips. If your roof does sustain damage during one of Oklahoma’s infamous spring storms, contact Roofscapes Exteriors, LLC immediately for repair help.

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Caution: Ice Dams

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that can build up and form at the edge of your roof. When snow builds up on your roof, the snow underneath will start to melt from the heat your house is creating. This meltwater will then run down to the eaves, and because eaves tend to be the coldest point on the roof, it freezes. Once this happens, meltwater will continue to run down the roof, and the ice will continue to grow due to the initial ice that froze in the eave of the roof. As the meltwater continues to drip with nowhere to go, a water backup will occur.

Standing water and your roof are never a happy mix. If you see this happening contact us right away for a free inspection.

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