Though Superstorm Sandy spared Northern Virginia for the most part, your home's exterior may still have suffered


in the storm. If wind, rain and flying debris took a toll on your Arlington roofing, guttering and siding, it’s important to do a thorough inspection now that the storm has passed.

Here are a few guidelines to follow to address damage.

• Begin by inspecting your roof from the ground. Look for torn or misplaced shingles, as well as cracks and gaps in roofing material on tile and shake roofs.• Avoid climbing onto your roof to inspect damage. A weakened roof could easily collapse, or your shoes might cause damage to waterproofing materials.• Inspect for damage around your windows, eaves, overhangs, gutters, downspouts and any exterior structures.• Look for areas where strong winds may have lifted siding panels away from the exterior wall, disturbing the tongue-and-groove system that makes them watertight.• If you must get on the roof to make emergency repairs, wear rubber-soled shoes and tread carefully as you cover holes with plastic sheeting or roofing paper. Heavy plastic sheets are available in rolls and can be fastened with nails to temporarily patch holes or tears. Bricks, concrete blocks or sandbags will also work in place of nails.• Call an experienced Arlington roofing contractor for a complete assessment of roof damage and a schedule for repair. Roofing & More has expert service crews available to help homeowners coping with storm damage.

When Sandy or any other disaster strikes, Roofing & More is ready to assist!

We can also guide you through the insurance claims process, including documentation of damage required by insurance. Call us now at (877) 398-4555 to schedule an estimate.