Look no further than Shanco when it comes to storm damage roof repair in NOVA. Shanco operates in NOVA, Richmond, and the DC area. We’ve repaired countless roofs since we opened our doors over 20 years ago. If you are seeking an expert roofing contractor, call Shanco today to schedule an appointment. 

Storm Damage Roof Repair in NOVA

How do you find a trustworthy roofer when you need storm damage roof repair in NOVA?

Often purchasing a new roof is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and you want to select the right roofing company for your job. There are several questions that you should ask before signing the dotted line for a new roof. 

How Do You Assess Storm Damage to Your Roof?

How do you know that you need a roof repair or replacement after a severe weather event? Shanco recommends that you conduct any analysis from the ground. Our roofing experts are trained and versed in the best safety practices to access, inspect, and assess your roof.

Hail Storms

Hail storms can do considerable damage to your property, including your roof, flashing, venting, siding, gutters, and windows. These stones can reach speeds up to 90 mph, and the impact can be severe. 

A hail storm can

  • Dent shingles and create granule loss which will lead to leaking
  • Damage venting can cause your venting system to fail
  • Move your gutters out of alignment and allow water to pool in certain areas
  • Pierce holes in window screens
  • Crack your window panes
  • Craters in window sashes and frames can lead to fogging
  • Puncture, dimple, and nick your siding
  • Pit areas of flashing to allow moisture in

Wind Storms

Wind speeds at 40 mph can start to break limbs and branches from trees. Lorton’s average wind speed is in the mid-’20s. What does that mean to NOVA homeowners, and what can they expect if there are stronger gusts?

  • Shingles can be blown off your roof with heavy wind
  • Lifting of shingles can occur
  • Lightweight siding can be blown off or dented
  • If the seals on your windows are in bad shape, wind damage can cause them to break
  • High-speed wind can tear your flashing or cause it to bend/ buckle
  • High winds can rip off your gutters

Ice and Snow Storms

Ice and snow can pile up on your roof and can often cause issues. Not to mention, ice storms can weigh heavily on branches and limbs and cause them to fall onto your roof. 

Snow and ice buildup can cause what’s known as an ice dam. An ice dam forms when

  • The attic temperature is too high and causes snow and ice to melt
  • The eaves are too cold, and the melting snow and ice refreezes in and around your gutters
  • The ice starts to back up and can push its way under your shingles and drip into your attic and interior walls

There are quick fixes for an ice dam but only one cure. Cleaning gutters can help prevent them but keeping your attic the same temperature as the outside is imperative. It could be that you have too much or too little insulation. Call Shanco to inspect your roof, gutters, and attic if ice dams have been a problem in the past. If you have large icicles more than 2.5” in diameter, you may have a problem with ice dams. 

How Do I Know a Roofing Company is Legitimate?

Homeowners may have some hesitation when a roofer knocks on their door after a severe weather event. There have been countless horror stories of storm chasers not fulfilling their promises, but what can homeowners do to vet a roofer?

Here are some tips to help homeowners make an informed decision on choosing a legitimate roofing company. 

  • Look for online reviews on Google, Angi, BBB, Home Advisor, and Nextdoor
  • Find a local roofer
  • Roofing company with a warranty
  • Fully insured with licensure to work in the area
  • Longevity in the roofing industry
  • Financing options
  • Complete insurance-based roof work

Why would a NOVA homeowner want to work with a local roofing company like Shanco?

There are several factors why homeowners in NOVA should care about this. Storm chasing roofers are typically from out of town or even out of state. If you have a warranty with a storm chaser, how long will it take for them to get back to your home and fix a mistake? 

Not to mention, if they are from out of state, do they carry the proper permits to complete work in VA, DC, or MD? Additionally, any roofing company should be fully insured to protect you, your family, your home, and their team.

If you choose Shanco as your local roofing company, you will have the peace of mind that we are easy to get in touch with, have a physical office, and offer a warranty for their work. 

With Roof Repair, Experience Matters

When looking for roof repair, pay attention to reviews. Great sources for unbiased reviews include Google, Angi, Nextdoor, and HomeAdvisor. Also, newer roofing companies may be great, but we recommend hiring one with experience. You don’t want anyone slapping shingles on your roof and not paying attention to the details. Over the past 20 years, we’ve fixed and replaced a lot of roofs in NOVA.

What is the Process for Filing a Roof Insurance Claim?

After a weather event, you should inspect your home’s exterior and select places in your interior. Shanco does not recommend homeowners get on their roofs to conduct an inspection. If you feel that there has been roof damage, inspect what you can from the ground and allow your insurance and Shanco to traverse your roof and conduct the inspection.

After you’ve determined that you may need an inspection, reach out to your insurance company and let them know that there has been storm damage and you need a roof inspection. From there, insurance will let you know if you should meet with a roofing professional. Partnering with a company like Shanco gives you a roofing company that has worked with insurance claims countless times over the past 20 years. We’re here to support you with your claim.

Your Trusted Storm Damage Roof Repair in NOVA

At Shanco, we’ve completed roofing projects for over 20 years. Contact us to schedule your free estimate if you want a trusted, local roofing company that can help you get your job done correctly.