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Storm season is here. Are you ready? How will you know if your roof sustains damage during one of those storms? A storm doesn’t have to produce a tornado or hail to cause damage. Wind alone can cause enough damage to require repair or replacement. In fact, I distinctly remember a time that our home sustained severe enough roof damage from strong winds on a clear day to warrant a new roof. That particular day the Oklahoma winds were stronger than normal, causing damage throughout the town. Keep in mind that you should always check the condition of your roof after a tornado, thunderstorm, hailstorm, or just a windstorm. You can opt to check it yourself or hire a professional to inspect for damage. Personally, I like to hire a professional to look for damage because they not only know what they are looking for, but they also know the proper way to get off and on a roof without injuring themselves. A professional roofer is also able to document any problems and necessary work needed to file a claim for your insurance company.

If your roof sustains enough damage, it may be necessary to make a temporary repair before a roofing professional can get there. To patch a roof that has sustained damage, you will first need to make sure the weather has passed and you can safely get on the roof taking all precautions. Then, to make a quick and efficient repair, nail tarps down with wood strips over the damaged area.

Call Mel Harris Company today to make an appointment for one of their professional roofers to come out and give you a free estimate. There are many beautiful roof selections to choose from. They have been offering guaranteed top quality since 1962. Mel Harris Company is fully licensed and insured with industry-leading manufacturer and labor warranties giving them the ability to successfully work with your insurance company. If your damage isn’t covered by insurance, no worries, because they can help you find an affordable plan that will suit your home, budget, and store.

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