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Protect Your Roof from Storm Damage

20th Mar 2018

Here in Northeast Ohio, roof damage is common.  Whether it is caused from a brutal winter or from the wild roller coaster of spring and summer storms, storm damage can be devasting and cost you thousands of dollars.  The good news is that there are some specific measures you can take to protect your roof from storm damage. 

  • Preventative maintenance and repair is the easiest and most cost-effective way you can protect your roof against storm damage. Intense weather will cause extreme damage to a roof that is in disrepair, while a roof that has had preventative maintenance will stand a better chance of getting through the storm will minimal damage.  Many home owners have found that hiring a trusted professional to care for their roof annually has helped save them thousands of dollars.
  • If left, debris on your roof can cause additional damage. Tree branches that have fallen or blown onto your roof, leaves clogging your ventilation, or torn shingles that have not been replaced, all can cause additional damage to your roof.  It is important that you keep your roof clean from all debris.
  • As mentioned, hiring a trusted professional to inspect your roof at least once a year is beneficial to keeping your roof healthy and helping to protect it against storm damage. Because of the diverse weather experienced in Northeast Ohio, many recommend an inspection twice a year, once after winter and once in the fall. 

Protecting your roof and your home from storm damage is something that every home owner strives to accomplish, however, many do not understand the steps you can take to help lessen or even prevent storm damage.

Don’t wait until it is too late, contact a trusted, licensed professional today to inspect your roof and prepare for the season ahead.  It could mean the difference between a few repairs after a storm or replacing the entire roof!