Oklahoma is no stranger to tornadoes and dangerous hailstorms. This is especially true for residents living in Tulsa, where severe weather is a problem throughout the year.
Strong winds and large chunks of ice can dislodge roofing materials. The falling debris poses a hazard not only to people inside the building, but also to people and property around it.
Unsecured roofing materials have several risks that are just not worth taking. Here are some of the risks associated with a poorly secured roof:
- Injury – The risk of injury is the most obvious danger of an unsecured roof. Debris can fall and cause serious harm to a person. Strong winds factor into this, putting flying debris on a dangerous collision course with anyone on the ground.
Falling debris could lead to broken bones and lacerations. They may also pierce through the skin. Even small debris can cause significant damage if it hits a sensitive area like the eyes.
- Property damage – Falling debris also cause property damage. Loose roofing materials can break windows, dent vehicles, or destroy gardens. The debris also makes a mess you’d have to clean up every time there are strong winds in the area.
- Leaks and water damage – Even though your roof may still look complete, an unsecured one may have tiny crevices that allow water to pass through. These leaks can eventually cause water damage and compromise the structural integrity of your home.
- Mold and fungal buildup – Water damage also leads to mold and fungal buildup. Mold is toxic when inhaled and should be avoided at all costs.
Securing the Roof
Securing your roof should always be left to a professional. Our roofing contractors in Tulsa are aware of the dangers of an unsecured roof and are familiar of the weather conditions in the area. We secure your roofing in accordance to Oklahoma building codes to prevent them from becoming dislodged. Contact us for a free quote.