One of the most important jobs of agricultural buildings in Missouri is to protect the contents stored inside. Whether it’s tractors, heavy machinery, livestock, or tools, your Missouri pole building helps keep elements like wind, rain, ice, and snow from damaging any valuables stored inside.
Now that we have entered springtime in Missouri, we all know what that means; it’s spring storm season. Severe weather is something all owners of Missouri farm buildings need to be aware of. High winds, hail, lightning, and tornadoes are all potentially dangerous forms of weather that could result in damage to your building and the contents inside.
So after a severe storm, here are a few tips from the best custom pole barn builders in Missouri on what you should do next when it comes to evaluating your agricultural buildings on your property.
Check for Loose Nails
After a storm with extremely gusty winds, it is possible that nails could be partially pulled from the metal roof. If you see any nails that have been pulled up, simply hammer them back in place if you feel comfortable doing so. Otherwise, contact a professional who is more accustomed to working on agricultural buildings in Missouri.
Do a Leak Inspection
Once the weather clears, check the roof from the inside to see if you can spot any leaks. Sometimes leaks are difficult to spot when there is no water coming in, so look at any contents inside the building to see if there are any signs of water, mold, or mildew that may have resulted from a leak.
Do Temporary Repairs
If you see any signs of damage, try to provide a temporary fix until you get a chance to meet with a professional roof repair service. You may have to purchase tarps or other supplies to stop leaks temporarily, but this will prevent any further leaks or damage to the contents inside your Missouri agricultural building.
Talk to Your Insurance Company
The sooner you talk to your insurance company; the quicker your building can get inspected. Insurance claims can be lengthy at times but try to stay patient during the process, while keeping your agent updated on all estimates and repairs.
For any questions regarding the various styles of farm buildings in Missouri that we offer, give our team at Central Structures a call today at (417) 988-8836. You can also contact us online to receive a free quote. We look forward to working with you.