Have you noticed water on your roof after heavy rain? Water will usually drain away or evaporate if your roof is structurally sound. However, significant problems arise when water doesn’t drain properly. Standing water can lead to structural damage and leaks inside your home. If you have water that pools for more than two days (also called “ponding”), it’s time to call a qualified roofing … [Read more...]
How Can I Prepare for Power Outages During Storms?
We've recently experienced powerful wind storms in Northern Virginia– complete with downed trees, structural damage and power outages. As we gear up for hurricane season and summer storms, protecting our roofing and siding is always a concern. Power outages are another significant problem in our region. Here are some tips for preparing for power outages and other storm-related damage. What … [Read more...]
What Exterior Upgrades Should I Invest In For My Home?
Do you feel like your home has been through the wringer this winter in Northern Virginia? With tons of rain and crazy winds, you’re not alone. Spring is a perfect time for a facelift for your home. Upgrading your exterior can boost curb appeal while improving energy efficiency and home security. Exterior upgrades can also add significant resale value. According to the National Association of the … [Read more...]
Can I Get A New Roof in the Winter?
We’ve been missing something in the Mid-Atlantic this winter: snow. For some folks, that’s a sad state of affairs. However, for many contractors, mild winter weather means the ability to serve more clients promptly. Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, there are plenty of above-average temperatures on the horizon in February and March. But is it safe and efficient to install a new roof in … [Read more...]
DryHome Roofing Selects Pathway Homes for 2022 Free Roof for the Holiday
STERLING, Va. (December 29, 2022)– DryHome Roofing and Siding awarded Pathway Homes a free roof from this holiday season through its 20th annual Free Roof for the Holidays program. Pathways received a new roof for one of its houses in Fairfax near Mount Vernon that is home to adults with mental health challenges. “Pathway Homes is an outstanding nonprofit that provides homes and mental health … [Read more...]
Are All Roofing Companies the Same?
At a time when prices are high for so many services, lowball offers might seem appealing. But when we look at what’s behind the numbers, we find that all roofing companies are definitely not the same. Your choices can range from a well-regarded professional team to a fly-by-night operation. Repairing or replacing a roof is expensive and dangerous. So you want to ensure your contractor has the … [Read more...]
What Will Insurance NOT Cover on a Roof Replacement?
When you have significant roof damage, replacement is often the best option. But your homeowner's insurance won’t cover everything. How do you know what homeowners insurance will cover? And how can you get the most out of your policy? Documenting damage and working with a qualified roofing contractor who knows the ins and outs of insurance claims are two critical steps in getting your replacement … [Read more...]
Will Holiday Decorations Damage My Roof?
Doesn’t it seem like the neighbors have taken outdoor lighting and holiday decor up several notches? We all want the prettiest house on the block for the holidays. Friendly lighting competitions in neighborhoods are festive and fun. However, when installed incorrectly, Christmas lights and other decorations can damage your roof. How Can I Safely Decorate My Roof and Exterior for the … [Read more...]
How Is My Property Protected During a Roof Replacement
Getting a new roof is an exciting event for any homeowner. It’s also a big job that involves plenty of dust and debris. That’s why protecting your home during roof removal and installation is vital. Your roofing contractor should not only do an excellent job installing your roof, they should also be meticulous in taking care of your property while work is going on. When your contractor takes steps … [Read more...]
Does It Matter What Type of Gutter I Have On My Home?
Your roof is a big investment and one you want to protect. High-quality gutters play a significant role in protecting your roof. For some homeowners, gutters are an afterthought. However, gutters don’t just protect your roof and exterior. They also protect the interior and the foundation of your home. Installing high-quality gutters and keeping them clean is essential for protecting your home from … [Read more...]
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