Wind & Hail Damage
High winds, heavy rains, snow, ice and hailstorms can all cause severe damage to the roof of a commercial building. Whether your roof is flat, low slope or steeply sloped, weather-related damage can cause both a short-term crisis and long term problems that endanger the safety and security of your building.
The commercial roofing experts of Northern Virginia Roofing have extensive experience in identifying, assessing and repairing storm-caused damage to roofing systems of all types and sizes. Here are just a few of the challenges you may face from our mid-Atlantic climate conditions:
Hail as small as one-quarter inch in diameter can erode shingles, “bruise” membrane roofs, dent metal roofing and even penetrate and puncture roofing underlayment. Even if no leaks are immediately apparent, hail damage can weaken the roof’s underlying structure, leading to future problems. It is important that you have your roof inspected as soon as possible after a hailstorm in order to identify and remediate any obvious and hidden damage.
High winds can loosen roof shingles, separate multi-ply membranes, and drive roof-puncturing debris into your roof’s structure. Following a windstorm, have your roof professionally inspected and cleared of debris to make sure rain, snow and ice are prevented from entering your building.
Ice & Snow
Heavy snow pack and ice dams can both cause water to back up and enter your building through any available opening. Keeping your roofing clear and making sure your gutter and drainage system are kept open and flowing are essential to preventing serious structural damage, not to mention water damage to walls, ceilings, floors, furnishings and equipment.
Ice dams pose a particular problem in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Our changing climate patterns result in melting and refreezing of rooftop snow and ice — a known cause of ice dams that can create serious water issues.
If a storm strikes your Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC building, call the professional of Northern Virginia Roofing immediately to mitigate and repair any damage.
For rapid response to your site for repair of storm damage, please contact one of our commercial roofing professionals at (703) 429-4887.
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