Loose or Missing Roof Shingles?
Siding Flapping, Loose, Missing or Blown Away?
Rain Gutters Loose or Blown Off?
The Maryland, DC, and Virginia metro area has experienced very high winds and with the high wind conditions, many times homes are damaged. Have you inspected your home? It’s important that you check your home for loose or missing roof shingles, gutters, and siding. Blow-off damage occurs during these high wind conditions and can put your home at risk of becoming exposed to rain and extensive, expensive damage. Carefully inspect your home for damage!
How to check your home for damage
Inspecting your home’s roof following high wind conditions can be easily performed by simply looking at your home from the ground. It is not recommended that you attempt using a ladder or walking on a roof in windy conditions or when the roof shingles are wet. Simply walk around your home and inspect the roof for any signs of missing or loose roof shingles. Many times, it will be very obvious where a roof shingle or group of shingles are missing. Inspect siding and trim to ensure nothing is loose missing or flapping in the wind. Check that rain gutters are not loose or hanging off the house. Also, take the time to look around the nearby property for shingles, trim, and siding laying on the ground.
Another place to check your home is by inspecting the interior of your home for signs of water leaks. Carefully inspect each upper-level rooms’ ceiling and walls for water stains or signs of water leaks. Dark spots on walls and the ceiling are common signs of water leaks and damage. If access to an attic or crawl space is easy to check, carefully inspect your attic for signs of water damage and leaks. Use a flashlight and look for dark areas on wood and possible water stained areas.
If you find a shingle, trim piece or section of siding and can’t find where it came from, it’s a good idea to have your roof and siding inspected by a roofing professional like Metropolitan Design/Build. Our professional roofing inspectors will be able to identify where any missing shingles, trim or siding may have come from and will be able to address the problem for you.
Types of Roofing Damage
High winds can cause many different types of damage. You may experience a shingle or piece of trim, or section of siding come loose or blow off. In some cases, you may have a tree or tree branch fall onto your home which can cause extensive damage. No matter how much damage your home has, it is key to have the damage repaired quickly and professionally to prevent further damage. A licensed and insured roofing contractor can address your roofing issues any time of the year from Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Does My Insurance Policy Cover Roof Damage?
Many times, homeowner’s insurance policies will provide coverage for roof damage caused by unpreventable reasons such as fire, acts of God such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Wind, rain, and hail may also be covered by homeowner’s insurance policies, but it is important to know that there are many factors that determine if your damage will be covered and if so how much the insurance company will pay. It is a good rule of thumb that the same basics that apply to your home’s roof may apply to the exterior of your property. This would apply to rain gutters and siding. A licensed roofing, siding, and gutter contractor will be able to guide you and advise you on what may or may not be covered. At Metropolitan Design/Build we have relationships with most of the popular local insurance companies and can help you. Often, we can work directly with your agent relieving you of any of the hassles of determining if your covered and how much is covered by your insurance policy.
For roofing, siding, and gutter needs call Metropolitan Design/Build to get an estimate for repairs. We are licensed and insured in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. We pride ourselves on our hard-earned reputation and customer service.
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