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Your Northern Virginia Roof and High Winds

Northern Virginia is experiencing very high winds over the last few days. As this article from Fox 5 News attest, “Winds have taken their toll in Northern Virginia, where Dominion Energy reports hundreds were without power Sunday night.” So what kind of effect do these high winds have on the roof of your home? Heavy winds don’t affect your roof …

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Checking for Damage to Your Northern Virginia Roof After High Winds

We had extremely high winds yesterday, November 28, 2018, in the Northern Virginia area. This means it is imperative for homeowners to make sure your roof was not damaged by these high winds. Vertex Roofing offers FREE roof inspections to all Northern Virginia homeowners and commercial property owners. However, there are some things you can look for yourself if you …

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Understanding The Difference Between Myths and Facts About Hail Damage Insurance Claims

The team at Vertex Roofing in Northern Virginia uses our blog to help educate and inform homeowners and commercial property owners about all things roofing. In our continued effort to do so, today we want to discuss different myths many people believe about filing an insurance claim after you experience hail damage and back up those myths with the relevant …

For Our Neighbors Affected by Tropical Storm Michael

Hurricane Michael is being compared to Hurricane Katrina for the devastation it has wrought on the states of Florida and Georgia. As of yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 11, Michael had become a tropical storm moving into our great state of Virginia and reeking havoc. From this news report at WTVR, the Governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency. Below is …

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What Strong Winds Can Do To Your Northern Virginia Roof

Even when a storm produces no rain or hail, your Northern Virginia roof can still sustain damage. Strong winds can create stress points on a roof that, over time, can weaken and become compromised. While roofs are designed to resist typical wind loads, they can be incrementally damaged over the years by high winds and debris carried by the wind. …

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Was Your Northern Virginia Roof Was Affected by Hurricane Florence?

Vertex Roofing wants our blog readers in the Northern Virginia area to know that we are here for you if your roof was affected by one of the many tornadoes brought by Hurricane Florence. In this story from ABC Action News, here is information about how Florence has affected Northern Virginia. “Before Florence sputters out for good, it also struck …

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How High Winds Affect The Shingles of Your Northern Virginia Roof

Mother Nature is the primary cause of damaged roofs. The tearing of the shingles of your Northern Virginia roof is the most obvious result of high winds. Every shingle that is manufactured has a tolerated wind speed that it can withstand. The rating goes as follows: Class D shingles – rated to 90 mph; Class G shingles – rated to 120 …

For Homeowners: Your Roof After a Hailstorm

The following information is courtesy of the National Roofing Contractors Association Your Roof After a Hailstorm How do I repair my roof? Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against natural disasters and the most vulnerable part of your home exposed to weather. When hail causes destruction to your roof, dealing with the aftermath can cause distress. The …

How to Hire a Roofing Contractor for Hail Damage Repairs

In our continued effort to educate homeowners in Northern Virginia and across the US, we would like to share this very in-depth article from the website Handy Man How To. I don’t think I have ever seen a blog posts or article that goes into this much detail about the process of hiring the right contractor to do hail damage …