Storm Damage Frederick, MD

Why is Storm Damage a Problem?

            Storm damage can be a major problem for a home. Some of the most devastating damage that a house can take is often caused by storms.

            A harsh storm with a lot of rain can cause damage to the structure of your roof due to water damage. Hard rain can also damage shingles by loosening them or even causing them to age far more quickly. If your gutters aren’t functioning properly, the heavy rain can also add on to the already present issues including causing the gutters to clog which can lead to a lot of problems.  The harsh winds caused by storms can really some severe damage to roof as well. If the wind is blowing hard enough it can rip shingles off of your roof or blow debris on to it which can cause serious damage.

            There are few things that can damage a home like a storm and the damage caused by them can lead to irreversible damage to your home if something isn’t done about it. That’s why its very important to resolve any problems caused by storms at the first sign of any damage, no matter how small it may seem.

Repairing Storm Damage

            Storm damage comes in many different shapes and forms. As such, repairing the damage caused by storms can involve doing a number of different things.

            Fixing the issues created by storm damage can include replacing roof shingles that may have gotten ripped off by the wind, sealing any cracks the storm may have created to prevent leaks, getting your gutters in working order to ensure they don’t clog when it storms, among a whole host of other things.

            Storms cause damage in many different ways, each of which has its own fix, but regardless of what damage has been done, it is crucial to fix any damage caused by a storm to ensure that any problems the storm may have created don’t get worse.

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Storm damage Frederick, MD

Signs of Storm Damage

It’s important to get any damage a storm causes fixed up in a timely manner, but how do you know that a storm has done damage to your home?

            The high winds and harsh rain of severe storms can cause a variety of problems to arise in a home. Some of the most common indications of storm damage include:

  • Roof leaks
  • Loose or missing shingles
  • Granules from shingles getting into gutters
  • Cracks
  • Clogged gutters

These and other types of damage caused by storms can create massive problems for a home. It’s essential to resolve any problems created by storms because if left unchecked the problem will only worsen. Repairing storm damage at the first sign of any helps prevent things from getting worse which is why it’s so important to look out for the signs of storm damage.

Benefits of Repairing Storm Damage

            Storms can damage parts of your home including the roof, gutters, and siding all of which are crucial in protecting your home. That’s why it is extraordinarily important to repair any damage a storm may have caused.

            A lot of the damage caused by storms doesn’t always seem like much of an issue at first but left unattended these problems could get much, much worse. That’s a big reason as to why it’s very beneficial to resolve any problems created by a storm quickly. It prevents any present issues from getting worse. It also helps strengthen your home for the future. A home with excessive storm damage will likely get hit even harder by the next storm, so resolving the issue early ensures your home will withstand a harsh storm in the future.

            Storms can wreak havoc on home and the damage caused by the storm initially can just worsen things but repairing any storm damage early can guarantee that your home is in better condition than it was before the storm and allow your home to offer the necessary protection for your home and family.

A home impacted by a storm in Frederick, MD

Storm Damage in Maryland, West Virginia, & Surrounding Areas.

Storm damage is very common in our local area, and your home is no exception to the damage it can cause. While you may not see any damage from your point of view, when we visit your roof we may see something you may not. Storm damage doesn’t have to mean shingles on the floor, it can be loose shingles or more. 

Our focus is to point out all the damage to your roof, siding, or gutters caused by your storms the same way the insurance company would. We let you know the extent of the damage and if it needs to be replaced now or in the near future. 

Storm damage can make impacts by:

  • Ripping shingles off directly off your roof through a storm, wind, or hail
  • Excessive rain can cause wear & tear on your roof
  • Excessive rain can loosen shingles and quickly age them
  • The roofing structure can suffer extreme water damage
  • High winds can cause damage such as missing shingles, leaks, & gutter problems

How can you quickly spot wind damage?

  • Roof Leaks or leaking: These are perhaps the easiest to find, simply because there is water coming into your house where it shouldn’t. Look in your attic or on your top floor for wet spots or water dripping from the ceiling. 
  • Missing Shingles: Strong winds, heavy rain, or falling tree branches can pull off your roof’s shingles.
  • Curling Shingles: Curling shingles are most often found at stress points on the roof, i.e., the edges, the corners, near the chimney, at the ridge, etc. When shingles are curled, they can no longer keep water from leaking through the roof, although these are harder to find than a shingle which is simply missing.
  • “Lifting” Shingles: Difficult to see unless you’re looking for them, the shingles look intact from the ground. However, the nails have loosened, “lifting” the shingle up, and potentially breaking the sealant between each shingle layer, leading to an increase in the likelihood of a leak.
  • The Gutter: High winds and heavy rains can wash away the granules from the shingle, and load them into the gutter. Look for excessive shingle granules in the gutter.
  • Chimney Flashing: Look to see if the chimney flashing is missing or split. This is a stress point for high winds, which can easily be lifted by a strong wind hitting at just the right angle.

Why choose High Point Roofing?

At High Point Roofing, we focus on ensuring the quality of the exterior of your home is the best it can be. We have decades of experience through our team and can handle any home exterior projects.

Our company is unique with our approach to roofing insurance claims, Insurance claims can be a long and intimidating process when it comes to your home and it’s  condition. We are experts at coordinating with your carrier to ensure every bit of damage is documented so nothing goes missed.

We also have financing options so that you can stretch your payments out. 

 

Our Process to Replacing Your Roof

At High Point Roofing, we follow a meticulous process to ensure your roof is repaired in the best manner possible. Our process follows:

  1. You notice that something is wrong in your roof (leaks, cracks, etc.)
  2. You find us and contact us via phone call or google search
  3. You reach one of our expert senior consultants, an appointment is set up after gathering some basic information
  4. Our expert consultant comes to your property and does a full roofing inspection, ensuring that nothing is missed
  5. If you have sent your insurance to look at your roof, we will work with them to discuss the best course of action
  6. Once a project is approved, we send our team over to replace your new roof.

Our Roofing Materials

A Roof replacement Clear Spring, MD can require many different kinds of materials to ensure that the replacement roof is of the highest quality possible. Asphalt shingles are by far the most common material used for replacing shingles on a roof but there are all sorts of alternatives including metal and clay tiles or slate and wood shingles.

A roof can even be replaced with less standard types of roofing. For example, you could get a green roof where the roof has a layer of vegetation planted on top or you could get solar tiles that can be used to gather solar energy.

All of this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are countless materials that can be used when replacing a roof to guarantee the absolute best quality and protection.

Atlas Shingles

Shingles from Atlas are among the most popular shingles on the market. Atlas’ shingles are reasonably priced, the quality of the shingles themselves is well above average. Atlas shingles are also quite storm resistant making them effective protection from harsh weather. All of this makes them very popular with many homeowners.       

Owens Corning Shingles

Owens Corning are among the most popular asphalt shingles brand in the country. Their decently sized catalog, which ranges from high end luxury shingles to more standard, average priced shingles, and their high standard of quality solidifies them as one of the most popular brands around.

Certainteed Shingles

Certainteed is generally regarded to be the cream of the crop when it comes to shingles. As far as fiberglass shingles go, their quality is almost unmatched.

Their impressive collection of some of the highest quality luxury shingles on the market while still offer more mid-grade options. Their shingles are also very heavy duty and are among the most durable shingles out there.

GAF shingles

GAF are some of the top dogs in the field of roof shingles and their asphalt shingles are considered some of highest quality on the market. They are a consistently high-quality brand that offer some of the most durable and resistant shingles of any brand. Their high-quality protection and affordable price make them undoubtedly among the popular brands for shingles on the market.

Standing Seam 

Standing Seam is one of the most popular brands in the world of metal roofing. Their roofing is celebrated for its durability and long lifespan as well as their clean and simple look. This combination of both quality and looks makes them one of the biggest players in the metal roofing scene.

Ribbed Panel

Ribbed panel roofing is a popular style of metal roofing. Ribbed panels are metal panels with ridges running down them forming “ribs”. Ribbed metal panels used to mostly be used in agricultural settings, but their distinct look, durability, and low maintenance has made them a very popular style of metal roofing.

Agricultural Panel

As the name suggests, agricultural panels are a type of metal panel used mostly for the roofing of agricultural buildings like barns, stables, animal shelters, buildings used to store crops, etc.

This style of roofing is popular for their strength. Buildings in agricultural settings require heavy duty protection and agricultural panels are tough enough to get the job done. Roofing on agricultural buildings also needs to be low maintenance and agricultural panels have got that covered as well.

Roof coating

A good roof offers a home protection from severe weather, insects, tree branches, etc. but even a roof can sometimes need protection. That’s where roof coating comes in.

Roof coating is something that can applied to a roof to give it an extra bit protection. A good roof coating helps to add further protection to a roof making it more durable and long lasing. Coating a roof is a good way to prevent any potential damage that the roof itself couldn’t protect against on its own.

Silicone applications 

Silicone applications are a form of roof coating that applies a layer of silicone into the any cracks or seams on a roof. Doing so, like other types of roof coatings, offers a level of protection from things like harsh weather that the roof alone may not have been able to withstand.

Custom Metals

Quite simply, custom metals are exactly what they sound like, customized metal. Many types of metal are customizable and as such customizable metal roofs are quite popular. If you need a very specific shape for your metal roof, custom metals allow you to make a roof that perfectly suites the shape and style you need.

Copper

Copper roofing is mostly seen in older buildings, but it is still fairly popular to this day. A copper roof not only gives a house beautiful rustic, look but it can also ensure that the roof lasts a lifetime if installed properly

 Copper is a long-lasting and durable metal making it a pretty ideal choice for metal roofing. Copper is also a pretty easy to work with metal so if a roof needs a more outlandish or complicated shape, the versatility of copper often in makes it an ideal choice for roofing.

Slate Roofing

One of the more popular premium roof types is slate roofing. Slate roofing is created using tiles made of slate. These slate tiles have to be installed one at a time which makes the process of installing one slow, but slate tiles offer some of the best protection of any kind of roof.

Slate tiles are large and heavy which makes them very durable. The durability offered from slate roofs is one of the biggest reasons they are among the most popular types of luxury roof.

Wood Shake Roofing

Wood shake roofing has been one of the most popular forms of roofing for centuries. Wood shakes lack the longevity and some of the protection of more modern types of roofing, but their unique natural look and relative low-price tag has continued to make them a very common roof type.

Wood shakes have been favored by many for hundreds of years already and its likely their unique qualities will continue to make them one of the most popular types of roofing for hundreds of years to come.

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