Hail Damage Repair - Fairfax, Northern Virginia
Fairfax is no stranger to big, damaging storms. At R.M. Banning, our mission is to keep your home protected against the damaging effects of these big storms. If you need a roof replacement or roof repair in Northern Virginia, call R.M. Banning today!
Major hailstorms are among the worst things that can happen to your roof. In fact, once hail gets to be about golf ball-sized, it can start causing serious problems – especially if you have an asphalt roof. When hailstones that size hit asphalt shingles, they knock out chunks of rock from the shingles, exposing the softer layer underneath. This drastically reduces your roof’s lifespan and makes it much more susceptible to additional damage.
How to Identify Hail Damage
If you have an asphalt shingle roof, it can be fairly easy to tell when your roof has been damaged by hail. You should look for:
- Dents or bruising on the shingles
- “Bald spots” on your shingles where the asphalt is missing
- Soft, tender spots on your shingles
- Granules of asphalt in your gutters or at the base of your downspouts
- Metal air vents, gutters, and siding that have been damaged or dented
Hail Damage Roofers in Northern Virginia
If your roof has recently been damaged by a hailstorm, it’s important you have it inspected by a professional roofing company as soon as possible. You may not always need to have your roof repaired, but just a single crack could let in some water that could erode the frame of your roof and cause major damage – not a risk you want to take!
Most of the time, roofs that have been severely damaged by hail will need to be replaced as opposed to just repaired. In assessing whether you need roof repair or roof replacement, most insurance companies will take a look at the damage on the roof in a certain area – for example, if the insurance company finds 10 or more welts or nicks within a 10 sq ft area of your roof they’ll make you replace the whole thing. The reason for this is amount of damage will seriously compromise the structural integrity of your roof, reducing its lifespan and its ability to keep you protected.
Warning – Avoid Storm Chasers!
When you hire a Fairfax roofing contractor following hail damage, make sure you go with a company you can trust. It never fails – every time we have a major storm, it’s closely followed by people we call storm chasers – scammers who claim to be roofers but will do nothing but run off with your down payment! Get some references and make sure the company is who they say they are, or just call R.M. Banning! We are a CertainTeed SELECT Shingle Master, an accreditation held by less than one percent of roofers nationwide, and can handle any hail damage restoration job quickly and professionally. If your roof has recently been damaged by hail and you need roof repair or replacement in Northern Virginia, call us today!
R.M. Banning provides hail damage repair services in Northern Virginia:
Alexandria, Annandale, Aquia, Arlington, Ashburn, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dale City, Dulles, Dumfries, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Franconia, Gainesville, Great Falls, Haymarket, Independent Hill, Lake Ridge, Linton Hall, Lorton, Manassas, Manassas Park, McLean, Montclair, Mount Vernon, Newington, Nokesville, Oakton, Occoquan, Reston, Springfield, Stafford, Sterling, Triangle, Tysons Corner, Vienna, and Woodbridge