Many Roofs were damaged from the Snow!
The two back-to-back snow storms in February 2010 have caused many roofs to be damaged, that most homeowners can’t see and/or know about. From ice dams to broken rafters, many of Washington DC’s roofs have sustained damages that need to be addressed. These repairs are covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy.
We suggest every homeowner in Washington DC get their roof inspected!
Because some of the damages cannot be seen, such as flat roof damage, every building and homeowner should have their roof inspected by an experience roofing contractor. We have found that MOSTroofs have sustained damage that necessitated a complete NEWROOFinstallation. This work is fully covered by your insurance policy and you should expect to pay only your deductible.
Flat Roofs In Washington DC were damaged!
Since most homes in Washington DC were built when there wasn’t a building code and/or the builders of that time didn’t understand the effect of the weight on structures, the roofs were not built to hold excessive weight loads such as the snow load that we experienced this past winter (2010). The excessive snow loads have caused flat roofs to deflect, rafters to crack, and main support beams to break. The problem is that most homeowners don’t know that this has happened until their roof actually collapses! This is something that can be avoided by doing a simple FREE inspection by one of our expert consultants. If you don’t have damage, then you will have peace of mind. If, however, we do identify damage, you can rest assured that we can get the repairs made correctly so that this doesn’t happen again and thatyour family will besafe from harm! We can do all of this with your only cost being your insurance deductible.
Slate Roofs in Washington DC sustained damage
The massive snow storm dumped almost 60 inches of snow within two weeks on the homes in Washington DC. The weight of this snow not only caused damage to landscaping, but to the roofs of most homes. Many homeowners with slate roofs think that they didn’t have damage. However, this is not the case in most instances. Most slate roofs have snow guards along the eaves that are there to hold the snow on the roof so that it melts slowly and does not avalanche off the roof, destroying gutters and hurting people and property on the ground. The problem is that these snow guards were not made to hold the excessive weight that comes with over 60 inches of snow. This caused many snow guards to bend and/or break. In addition, the gutters to your home may have been bent or deflected. These are all situations that are covered by your insurance policy.
Every home in Washington DC should be inspected for damage
We, at Maggio Roofing, feel that every home should be inspected for damage that was caused by the snow storm. While some people may feel that the damage was not severe, much of the damage could get worse over time and could cause severe damage in the future. If you don’t get these repairs completed now, then your insurance company could deny them later claiming that you didn’t mitigate these damages by having them taken care of in a timely manner. We strongly urge you to have your home’s exterior inspected so that you can have peace of mind and know that your home will keep your family and belongings safe!