What You Need to Know About Storms & Roofs in Oklahoma City

September 6, 2016

What You Need to Know About Storms & Roofs in Oklahoma City

If you have spent Tornado Season in Oklahoma City, you know the area seems to attract more than its share of harsh weather. The National Weather Service has recorded 160 Oklahoma City tornadoes in 123 years. Our state has also tallied 57 tornadoes so far in 2016. Unsurprisingly, storm repair is big business for Oklahoma City roofers. Homeowners need to keep a weather eye not just on the skies, but on the contractors.

Shingle Roofs and Storms

Uplift is one of several roof problems caused by href=”https://www.accordroofs.com/take-action-storm-damage/”>storms and high winds. This is not a wind that gets under individual shingles to pick them off your roof. Uplift is a difference in air pressure below and above the roof. High-speed winds across your roof lower the air pressure, while higher air pressure in your attic space pushes up on the entire roof. This allows air to escape the attic through any tiny opening, such as the required expansion spaces between roof sheathing. This is the upward pressure on your nailed shingles, and it can tear off an entire course (row) or roof in seconds.

A second storm repair issue with tornadoes and thunderstorms is hail damage. Fiberglass-asphalt shingles are pliable (this gives them water resistance and sealing ability). Hail can leave dents and dings in your roof.

A third issue that may call for storm repair on your Oklahoma City home’s roof is wind-driven water. Your roof is designed to be weather-tight from downward-directed rain. High winds can direct water nearly horizontally. The winds from a tornado or thunderstorm can drive water up under shingles, directly under the drip edge, or behind the fascia.

Efficient Repair

Accord Construction is experienced and knowledgeable in storm-related roof repair. We have the right equipment to work safely on any roof, from low-slope to steep-slope residential and commercial roofs. Our crews know the trouble signs of storm damage:

  • Loose flashing
  • Missing shingles
  • Cracked and dented shingles
  • Exposed underlayment

If your Oklahoma City home has storm damage, you need quick storm repair with no surprises. Accord Construction will work with your insurance company, attend to the roof repair work quickly, and help you regain your peace of mind. Your roof protects nearly everything you own, and cannot heal itself. Left without storm repair, your roof will only get worse. Let Accord Construction be your partner in healing the damage after a tornado. Contact Accord Construction today!

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