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Roof damage can be more than just shingles

by: Kirsten Land on March 19th, 2019 about Residential Roofing

 It’s important to monitor the condition of your roof, as small areas of damage can quickly become major problems. If there’s been severe weather in your area recently, it’s a good idea to get your roof checked.  

Even if there hasn’t been severe weather, a regular inspection from a qualified roofing company can help keep your roof in great shape. Here are a few things we look for when taking preventative measures.

Cleaning

Your yard and roof should be clear of any twigs, leaves, branches, and anything else that could potentially clog up a gutter. Loose debris can also cause damage to a roof when blown around by very strong winds. 

Shingles

Shingles can be damaged in a multitude of ways: curling, cupping, flaking, tearing, splitting, and blistering. Basically, watch out for any shingles that don’t look normal. If an edge has lifted, the corners are curling up off the roof, or anything looks like it is broken, that area’s effectiveness may be compromised.

Roof vents and beyond

Your roof is made up of more than just the shingles. Roof vents can also become damaged or rusted and allow water to seep into your home. Areas where the roof level changes can also be a source of leaks if damaged. Any teeth marks, scratches, or holes in your housing material are signs of an animal taking up residence.

Maintenance 

Land Enterprises Roofing offers preventative maintenance for both commercial and residential roofing. Twice a year, we will inspect your roof for any signs of damage. With a regular inspection and routine maintenance, you can ensure the good health of your roof. 

There are things you can do yourself to make sure your roof is safe, but ultimately, a professional roofer that you trust should take a look if you suspect any damage has occurred.

For more information regarding roofing, inspections, and maintenance, please contact us as info@landroofingokc.com or call 405-359-3951.

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Preparing for stormy weather

by: Kirsten Land on March 5th, 2019 about Roofing Advice

As the seasons change, so do weather patterns. You need to make sure your roof is prepared to handle any of the extreme or bizarre conditions that Mother Nature may throw your way. 

Here are several steps to take to make sure you are in the best position to handle the weather this year.

Insurance and warranties

Your home insurance and roof warranty can be a challenge to keep track of sometimes. While shingle warranties can last up to 50 years, they generally only cover material imperfections. And a manufacturer may choose to void a warranty if you can’t prove that proper maintenance has been done.

You should also read your insurance policy or call your insurance agent to understand what kind of protection your home has. Ask about things like fire, hail damage, wind, and falling trees/branches. Also ask if leaks are covered by your insurance.

Remember, Land Enterprises Roofing will work with your insurance company if you need to file a claim.

Cleaning and upkeep of your roof

There are a few things you can do to minimize risks to your roof and home. The first step is cleaning out your gutters. Get a ladder and some gloves and make sure water flow won’t be blocked by debris. While you are up there, you can take a closer look at your roof for any signs of peeling, lifting, or missing shingles. 

You should also look into trimming trees that hang near or over your house. Take care to keep your property clean of any trash or branches as well. Strong winds can pick up surprisingly heavy things and throw them onto your roof.

Keep an eye on the weather, as you may have to alter your cleaning schedule if storms are predicted within a few days.

As always, take the necessary safety precautions whenever you’re using a ladder or are climbing on your roof. 

Ongoing roof maintenance

If you are worried about leaks and roof damage, we offer preventative maintenance plans to keep your roof in great shape. We offer plans for both residential and commercial roofing needs.

To learn more about our roof maintenance plans or ask another roofing question, please call us at 405-359-3951 or send an email to info@landroofingokc.com.

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