Snow, Tornadoes, Hail – How to Protect Your Ohio Roofing SystemSep 15, 2018
It is important to prepare for storm season in Ohio. A metal roof is sturdy and will hold up to most weather conditions, but no roof is 100% guaranteed when it comes to tornadoes and hail. We’ve compiled a list of steps you can take to get ready for storm season. Add these to your homeowner’s checklist and get ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
The first step to ensuring your new roof will stand up to the elements is with professional installation. Right from the start, it is important your roofing job is properly secured. Professional roofers who deal with metal materials all the time have the knowledge and the expertise to fit your roof to your home. Be sure to choose a licensed roofer with a certificate of installation. They know the ins and outs of the Ohio climate and will make sure to complete the job with accuracy.
A proper gutter system helps any roof to function in times of heavy rain. Giving rainwater a place to go keeps it from pooling on your roof and causing corrosion and rust. It also keeps the basement of your home dry by moving rainwater away from the foundation. Be sure to clean gutters regularly, keeping them in good working order. A buildup of debris can cause a backup of water and damage problems.
Check your roof a couple of times a year for signs of discoloration and damage. Regular inspection keeps larger problems from developing. Check the ventilation, remove debris and power wash the surface of the roof as needed. Watch for cracks or peeling paint to know when it is time for another coat. By checking on the status of your roof on a schedule, you can avoid a major problem when disaster strikes.
Do you know what Cincinnati insurance policy covers? Check to see what kinds of damage fall under your coverage so you can take immediate action after the storm. Metal roofing is sturdy and holds up to a lot of weather-related conditions, but no roof is 100% safe from violent weather like tornadoes and hail. The faster you can take action after the damage, the more likely you will not have as much lasting damage to your home.
Prepare for violent storms ahead of time. During storm season, keep a supply of fresh drinking water and food available in case of emergency. Have a list of important phone numbers nearby in case you need them. Erie Metal Roofs is ready to help if disaster strikes. Give us a call, and we can help you figure out the best steps for replacing or repairing your roof.