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5 Ways to Prevent Storm Damage to Your Roof in Pennsylvania

Posted by Justin Hornbeck on September 7, 2022

Storm Damage Is Common In Pennsylvania and Ohio

Storm damage is one of the 7 Most Common Reasons for Roof Repairs in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Luckily, with the right plan in place, there’s a chance you can prevent it.

When it comes to storm damage, roof maintenance goes a long way. Here are some ways you can prevent storm damage to your roof in Pennsylvania.

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     1. Schedule Regular Roof Inspections

If your roof is new, it should be able to withstand quite a bit of severe weather. But roofs that are 5 years old or more should be checked regularly for things like loose shingles, nails and sheathing.

Be sure to look for someone who isn’t looking to push you into a roof replacement you don’t need. If the roof still has some life left and doesn’t need to be replaced, Kanga roof techs will gladly recommend a roof repair and back it with a 24 month service guarantee.

    2. Replace or Repair all damaged or missing shingles

If your roof inspection uncovers damaged or missing shingles, be sure to have them repaired and secured immediately - before a storm hits. Damaged shingles run the risk of breaking free and wind can do extensive damage to missing shingles.

Missing shingles is one of the most common Signs you may need a roof replacement or roof repair. Regular roof inspections can uncover shingle damage and help you extend the life of your shingle roof.

     3. Consider Gutter Guards

Cleaning your gutters is probably on your summer home maintenance list. Keeping gutters clean reduces the risk of overflow, mildew, landscape erosion, and rotted fascia.

But many homeowners really dread tackling this messy job.

Cleaning out soggy leaves, dirt and debris isn’t anyone’s ideal picture of summer vacation.

Gutter guards can prevent leaves and debris from clogging your gutters and keep a free flow of water away from your house. This drastically reduces maintenance for you, especially if you live in Pennsylvania’s chilly winter climate.

Clogged gutters can cause ice build up causing your roof to need repaired. Prevent this by considering installing a gutter guard system on your home that will minimize maintenance for you.

When you use Hornbeck Kanga Roof, your gutters will come with a 5 year no leak guarantee.

     4. Keep your Trees Trimmed

Runaway tree limbs can cause major problems for your roof that can be exacerbated by storms. Tree limbs that break and fall onto your roof can cause different types of roof damage over time.

Keeping your trees trimmed away from your house can prevent broken limbs from creating minor damage that becomes a major roof project after a storm.

     5. Secure All Outdoor Items

If you live in an area like Ohio and Pennsylvania, you know that strong storms can hit any time of the year. Spring and winter storms can create a unique set of challenges for your roof.

Watch the weather and secure your outdoor furniture and decorations if you see a storm coming. These items can become missiles that can damage your home and roof causing costly repairs.

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​​Relax and Leave Your Roof Maintenance to the Professionals

Stop worrying about scheduling roof inspections and just let the professionals deal with your roof maintenance routine.

With the Hornbeck KangaRoof’s Overhead Care Club, you’ll have complete peace of mind! With our annual roof and attic inspection, you won’t have to worry about spotting the signs you need a roof repair

The Overhead Care Club includes roof maintenance services like gutter and skylight cleaning as well as debris removal.

If we do have to perform a repair, you’ll get priority when it comes to booking an appointment and you will have the protection of our lifetime warranty.