No one can fully prepare for all of life’s surprises, including major storms like hurricanes and tornadoes. Unfortunately, homeowners along the Atlantic coast, including Maryland, are more susceptible to having to deal with hurricane damage to their homes.
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- How to Inspect Your Roof for Damage After a Hurricane
- Best Type of Roof for Hurricane-Prone Areas
- Contact a Top-Rated Roofer Near You
Hurricane roof damage, like that caused by Hurricane Ida, can be devastating. It often requires extensive roof repair or even a full roof replacement. If your roof has suffered storm damage because of a hurricane, your best course of action is to contact a qualified roofing company as soon as possible.
Below are some more steps to take if your roof has been damaged by a hurricane or storm in Maryland.
Most hurricane roof damage is quite visible. However, there could be more damage than you originally thought. Once the storm has passed and it’s time to determine the extent of the damage so you can submit an insurance claim, you’ll want to be thorough in examining your home and roof for all types of damage.
Even after the storm has passed, climbing up on a roof that’s damaged is dangerous. For that reason, it’s best to stay on the ground and take note of what kind of damage you can see from a safe distance.
Keep an eye out for various types of roof damage, including:
- Missing or damaged shingles
- Twisted metal
- Broken plywood underlay
- Damaged gutters, fascia, or soffits
- Cracks in chimney
- Damaged venting
- Leaking even though there’s no visible damage
When you’re dealing with region-specific roof damage, you want a roofing company that’s experienced with that type of damage. If you live in the Maryland or Washington, D.C. area, Capitol Improvements can perform a thorough inspection of your home to ensure any damage is taken care of quickly and completely.
If you live in Maryland or in a hurricane-prone area, you may want to consider upgrading your roof to one that has a better chance of withstanding hurricanes.
Metal roofs are the best type of roof to have when you live in an area where hurricanes are common. Shingle roofs are designed to be fairly durable, but they just don’t hold up in hurricane conditions where metal roofs are capable of handling winds as strong as 160 miles per hour, as occurs with a category 4 hurricane. Metal roofs can also stand up to debris better than shingled roofs.
Metal roofs are actually known as “hurricane roofs” in some areas because of their ability to weather the storm due. As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
If you are looking to upgrade your current roofing system from shingles to metal, contact us today for a free estimate.
If your home and roof have suffered damage in a recent hurricane in the Maryland area, don’t hesitate to contact the professional roofers at Capitol Improvements.
Our team will come and assess the storm damage to your roof and prepare a quote to help you get going with a replacement as quickly as possible.
Contact Maryland’s top-rated choice for roof replacements due to storm damage. We have over 30 years of experience in the roofing industry and we can help you replace your roof and get back into your home. Call today: 301-690-8187
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