How do you choose when deciding on a storm damage roof repair contractor? Most DMV homeowners look at reviews on Google, BBB, or Angi. Do some homeowners ask their neighbors who is the best roofer around? Some folks take a chance on the first person they call.

Shanco has been serving homeowners in the DMV for the past 20 years. We’ve amassed accolades such as Angi’s Super Service Award and the President’s Club from GAF shingles for our superior work. We understand that storm damage is stressful and inconvenient. Our Gaithersburg roofing company delivers top-notch work in addition to providing exemplary customer service.

How Severe Storms Can Damage Your Roof

Not all storm damage is the same, and for 20 years, we’ve helped thousands of DMV homeowners fix their roofs. We’ve seen every type of damage during that time. Severe weather can strike in numerous ways. Here is how it can damage your roof and home’s exterior. 

High Winds

Roof and Shingles

High winds easily damage roofs. Typically winds affect the edges, corners, and ridge vent of homes. 

  • Rip and tear shingles
  • Lifting of your shingles off the nail
  • Blow shingles off of your roof
  • Flying debris/ limbs can puncture your roof


Some lighter siding materials can be more susceptible to high wind damage. There is siding that is stronger and sturdier on the market today. 

  • Dings and dents
  • Ripped off entirely
  • Splits and chips
  • Debris can crack, break and puncture siding


Windows can sustain glass breakage with high winds. However, not all wind damage is immediately identifiable. 

  • Seal failure
  • Breaking of glass
  • Foggy glass


Gutters are the unsung heroes of your roofing system. Where gutters fail can lead to water issues from top to bottom in your home. 

  • Bent and sagging gutters
  • Ripped away from the fascia
  • Broken downspouts
  • Debris can break, bend and dent your gutters

Hail Storms

Roof and Shingles

Hail storms are the enemy of your roof system. Damage to your shingles may not be evident to an untrained eye and can cause early failure of your roof. 

  • Dented shingles
  • Granule loss
  • Hail hits- small divots
  • Round black areas and cracks


Hail can travel up to 90 mph and can severely damage your siding.

  • Dings and dents
  • Puncture holes
  • Chip paint
  • Oxidation marks
  • Buckled or warped siding


Window damage from a hail storm can increase your home heating or cooling bills and ruin its efficiency. 

  • Cracked pane
  • Leaks in sashes
  • Fogging between panes of glass


Hail pellets falling at a high rate of speed on a lightweight material will cause trouble for your gutter system.

  • Dented gutters
  • Sagging or splits
  • Dented gutter guards

Ice Storms

Ice storms can weigh heavily on trees and power lines around your home. The damage caused by ice storms depends on how much ice falls in an area. Falling branches and trees are a hazard associated with ice storms.

Roof and Shingles

  • Falling branches and limbs can dent and puncture your roof
  • Dented flashing
  • Shingles can split or crack due to falling ice
  • Improperly vented attics can lead to ice dams


  • Falling branches can damage and pierce siding.


  • Ice accumulation can freeze windows shut and ruin weather stripping
  • Falling ice and branches can break windows 


  • Gutters can bend or get punctured by ice or falling debris
  • Gutter blockage can lead to an ice dam

Insurance Won’t Cover my Storm Damage Roof Replacement. What Are My Options? 

As a roofer that takes insurance, we hate to see this happen. We can offer our expertise. If your insurance claim gets declined, we don’t have much room to adjust. However, Shanco does have a

roof financing option

. We don’t want you to settle for a roof that doesn’t meet your expectations or doesn’t carry a transferable warranty. By financing with Shanco, you will get all of the benefits of a top-rated roofing contractor. 

How Can I Make Sure a DMV Roofing Contractor is Not a Scammer?

After a severe weather outbreak, DMV residents may encounter several roofers that want their business. Cheap roof repair may seem like a great solution on paper. However, not all that glitters is always gold. 

What should homeowners look for to not get taken advantage of and get stuck with a substandard roof? 

  • Local roofing company
  • Roofers that take insurance in the DMV
  • Roofs with a warranty
  • Financing choices
  • Longevity of the roofing contractor
  • Variety of positive reviews from sources like Google, Angi, BBB, and Nextdoor
  • Fully insured and licensed in DC, MD, and VA

Choosing a roofing company like Shanco to complete your roofing project has many benefits. 

First of all, Shanco works with insurance companies to handle new roof installation professionally. We’ve been replacing and repairing roofs for 20 years. 

Second, Shanco is local. We have locations in Gaithersburg, Lorton, and Richmond. We live, work, and play in our local communities. Our warranty covers our work, and we fully stand behind it. We are a phone call away if you need our help or have a question about your warranty. 

Third, our name is as good as our work. We couldn’t have the success we have without the support of our community. Check our reviews online and read what our community has to say about our work.

Fourth, we carry the proper permits and insurance to work in VA, DC, and MD. Don’t trust your property to uninsured roofers.

Finally, we have financing options available so that you can get the roof that you deserve.

Trust the Local Roofers at Shanco for Your Storm Damage Roof Replacement

At Shanco, we’ve helped DC metro homeowners with storm damage roof replacement projects for over 20 years. If you need a roofing expert, you don’t need to look any further than Shanco. Feel free to give us a call to schedule your free consultation.