We all know Oklahoma’s storms can be extremely damaging to our homes and communities. In an effort to prevent more damage when storm season rolls around, consider the following things to improve the chances that your home will withstand strong storms and stay damage-free.
Windows: One of the best ways to protect your home from damaging storms is to install storm shutters over all windows and other glass exposures. Plywood shutters are a good option and can help block debris.
Roof: Your roof is the part of your house most susceptible to wind damage. Have your roof checked regularly for maintenance, and ask your contractor to check for a strong connection between your roof and the walls of your home to make sure it can endure the “uplift” of very strong winds. You can also ask to have your rafters and trusses tied down properly to keep them from flying away in strong winds. A gable-end roof is more vulnerable to damage, so it is especially important that you tie down your trusses and rafters.
Doors: The fixtures that secure most doors are unable to withstand extremely severe weather. Check with your local contractor or home-improvement store to find the best fixtures for your doors. If you have windows on your doors, make sure you install storm shutters over them as well.
Garage doors: Garage doors can become unstable during severe weather and present a potential problem. You can reinforce your garage door with retrofit kits to help stabilize the door and add structure to your garage.
Consider reinforcing your home before the storm season begins to ensure safety and minimize the amount of damage to your home. Robbins Roofing can help you prepare your home for the storm season and we are proud to be a roofing company in Oklahoma City. We have seen our fair share of storms and would be happy to inspect your home and help you keep it safe and in the best condition possible. If you have any damage done to your home from the storms you can get a free quote on repairs from Robbins Roofing.