Barns in Missouri are designed for multiple reasons; housing livestock, storing supplies like hay or feed, and they are a convenient place to store farm equipment. Missouri barns play an important role in keeping your contents safe from the elements, and one of the most important components of a barn is the roof.
During the summer, there are some critical areas of your building’s roof that you may want to pay particularly close attention to. As one of the premier builders of Missouri garages, sheds, and barns, Central Structures has some advice on what to be aware of this summer to prevent any future damage to your building’s roof.
Inspect the Building for Potential Leaks
During a rainstorm is the ideal time to check out the interior of your Missouri pole barn to ensure there are no drips or moisture inside. Look towards the ceiling to check for water coming through or wet spots on the ground that may have developed from a leaky roof.
Another good time to check for leaks is on a bright sunny day. When you are inside your pole barn, look up to see if you notice any exposed pinholes with sunlight peeking through. If you spot any holes, make sure those are addressed immediately to ensure that your contents inside your Missouri barn stay dry and safe from the elements.
Clear Any Debris that has Accumulated on the Roof
Once a storm has cleared, check your roof for any twigs, leaves, branches, or anything that could cause damage to your roof. Tree branches may be heavy depending on their size, so if one is laying on your roof, have it removed immediately before it causes the roof to sag or punctures a hole in the ceiling of your Missouri garage. The longer these objects stay on the roof, the more damage they can cause. Fallen tree branches are one of the most common causes of damage, according to Missouri barn builders.
Check for Wind Damage
If a storm recently passed through and had substantial wind gusts, it may have caused damage to your roof. Strong winds have the ability to lift roofing sheets and bend the metal, which can cause multiple issues. Leaks can occur if wind gusts are strong enough to move the metal sheets and pull up the nails. The majority of storms that cause wind damage occur in the spring, but one can never be ruled out during any season in Missouri, as severe storms could pop up at any time.
If you are thinking about adding a new structure to your property and live anywhere from St.Joseph to Cape Girardeau, Joplin to Kirksville, or Kansas City to St. Louis, Central Structures is the source for everything regarding Missouri barns.
Contact our team today by filling out this online form or by calling us at (417) 988-8836. We look forward to designing and building the perfect structure to fit your needs.