Oklahoma Ice Storms And The Impact On Your Roof
We just had our first real bit of an arctic blast in Oklahoma. Anyone who has lived here for an extended period of time can tell you that Oklahoma ice storms come out of no where and have devastating impacts. We have had a few detrimental ice storms in recent years and Oklahomans have lost power and property to them. What these can do to your roof is beyond simple repairs, and you should prepare for them ahead of time. Keep the experts at Roof Co on speed dial.
Where Do Ice Storms Come From?
This time of year in Oklahoma provides the perfect conditions for freezing rain. We don’t have cold enough air for now, and the earth’s temperature isn’t low enough to ice the roads. However, other surfaces like cars and building are cold enough for precipitation to freeze. on contact and build up. This means added weight in a hurry. Objects quickly weigh between 10 and 100 times their normal weight, which is why we see trees and power lines snap in half almost instantly.
This added weight on your roof causes ice damn and ultimately leads to roof leaks. Preparing for this weather by insulating your attic and having a roof inspection done will make sure you make it through the winter.
What To Do When Your Roof Leaks
It is not safe to perform roof repairs on your own and it is especially dangerous to perform them with ice on the roof. There are several steps you will want to take if you are noticing winter roof leaks. Cover your furniture around the leaking area and unplug all appliances. Use buckets and containers to catch any water that is dripping. If water makes it into your walls it can cause mold growth and further damage, so prevent it if possible. Call your insurance agent immediately. These things are often covered in your policy, so make sure that you are covered.
Call A Professional Roofing Company
Roof Co Oklahoma roofers can help you with your roof if you are noticing leaks. From simple repairs to complete roof replacement, we can help you get what you need to survive the winter. We perform both residential and commercial roofing so that we can cover your home or business when you need us. We will also work with your insurance company to help you with your claim. Call us now or send us a message to get started today.