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If you have been a resident of the Tulsa area for a while, then you know the chances of needing roof repairs is high. There are many “perks” of living in Tornado Alley USA such as, intense storms, heavy rains, high winds, and, of course, tornadoes. All these make for prime roof damaging conditions, especially between the months of May-June (tornado season).
Roofs act as the covering of our homes. Under roofs one can find families enjoying a meal together, siblings bickering, dogs barking, washing machines whirring, babies sleeping, and life thriving.
Outside of roofs one can find storms raging, shingles flying, leaves sailing, and rain gutters overflowing. A damaged roof is often a culprit of water damage. It also serves as a potential hideout for local critters, which often figure out how to make it into the main part of the house!
Although critters are pesky and commonly unwelcome, we want to focus on the effects of water damage. An exposed roof allows for water to enter. This can cause weakened structural beams, as wood acts as a sponge for water. Sitting water slowly softens and decomposes wood causing it to bow, chip, and crumble. When this happens, you need roof repairs immediately. You can probably imagine the effects of damaged ceilings and structural beams to your homes, as well as your wallet.
If your roof is in need of repairs, and you’re in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, reach out to the roof repairs specialists at Decor Construction. They have a variety of roof types to choose from if a new roof is required, and the materials necessary to patch and repair smaller areas.
Metal roofing is the most durable type of roofing. It is practically weather resistant and extremely maintainable. Summers approach and we crank up our A/C units, consequently blowing money out the door. Metal roofing cuts down costs overtime with their heat reflective qualities. Coordinating roof-structure colors is made easy with a variety of choices. Metal roofing comes in sheets that are carefully installed and need little maintenance.
Shingles are cutout rectangular pieces made from different materials. The most common material is asphalt with a fiberglass base. These are nailed onto the roof, each one overlapping the other creating a solid barrier from the elements. Although they require more maintenance and upkeep, they are another durable option as long as you can keep up with maintenance a couple times a year.
This is the type of roofing one sees a fair amount of in California. These slate tiles are laid one over the other creating a beautiful pattern that acts as a focal point and provides homes with classy dimension. These tiles give homes more of a cosmetic face-lift.
These are just a few of the different roofing materials available. Rest assured, the color you’re looking for, the style, the shape, or the durability you’re looking for is most likely a viable option. Give your roof repairs specialists a call to get started. Happy roofing!