There’s nothing like a Northern Virginia summer. Gorgeous sunsets, ripe tomatoes, and local peaches are a few of our favorite things. But our region is also notorious for crazy summer storms. That can mean wind, hail, and other damage to our siding. But will your homeowner’s insurance cover the cost of damaged siding? And what if you can’t find suitable material to match and patch? What Causes … [Read more...]
Can I Replace Just A Few Shingles on My Roof?
Northern Virginia’s summer storm season is upon us, and the shingles are flying. We routinely get calls about whether it’s possible to replace a handful of missing shingles. The short answer is usually yes. However, a patchwork approach isn’t always the best solution. Is It Hard To Match Missing Shingles? The elements can take a toll on your shingles. If you’ve had your roof for a few years, … [Read more...]
Do You Even Know If You Have Storm Damage? You Might Be Surprised!
Most of us don’t spend much time on our roof–with good reason. It’s dangerous up there if you don’t know what you’re doing. We often don’t know about problems unless there’s a leak. But homeowners can have storm damage they don’t even know about–and miss out on valuable insurance benefits. A routine roof inspection often uncovers damage that could lead to big problems down the road. Getting your … [Read more...]
My Roof Is In Good Shape–But What About Ventilation?
Your roof may be in great shape. But if you don’t have the right attic ventilation, it might not stay that way. As roofers, we can confirm that far too many homes don’t have adequate roof ventilation. Unfortunately, ventilation is something many contractors overlook. But it can cause problems if it’s not up to industry standards. A cool attic helps avoid condensation, which can damage your roof. … [Read more...]
How Do I Know If I’m Getting a Good Roof Install?
A new roof is always a huge relief. Whether you're replacing your roof because of age or an emergency, it offers a complete facelift for your home. There’s nothing like knowing you’re protecting your home from the elements. However, roof replacement is expensive, and homeowners deserve excellent quality. For many of us, roofing falls outside of our areas of expertise. We’re unsure what to look for … [Read more...]
Can I Stay In My Home While Getting a New Roof?
Getting a new roof is one of the most exciting home improvements a family can undertake. It’s an investment in protecting your home and offers a tremendous boost to curb appeal. It’s also a big job that can take over your whole house for several days, with lots of craftspeople in and around your home. Does it make sense to leave home for a few days while work is going on–or should you stay put? … [Read more...]
What Information Should My Roofing Estimate Include?
Roof replacement or repair is a significant investment. There’s nothing more important than the structural integrity of your home. You want to make sure your contractor is doing the job right at a fair price. When it comes to providing an estimate, you need precise information to make an informed decision. When you get an estimate, you need to know what you’re looking at so you can compare apples … [Read more...]
What Should I Do If I Think I Have Storm Damage To My Roof?
It’s been a wild, windy winter in Northern Virginia so far. Snow, rain, wind–we’ve seen it all with more to come. We’ve also seen plenty of roof damage as the elements take their toll. And storm damage doesn’t just occur in winter. Storms and hurricanes can cause damage year-round. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there were 20 weather/climate disaster events with … [Read more...]
When Is It Time to Replace a Door or Window?
Brrrrr. The DMV just had its coldest November in a decade, and winter will be in full swing before we know it. If your home is a little too chilly inside, it may be time to replace windows and doors. Drafts and rising energy bills are one sure sign it’s time to think about replacing aging windows and doors. They let warm air out and cold air in and can send heating costs through the roof. Let’s … [Read more...]
Why Does Having An Insured Roofing Company Matter?
Roof repair and replacement are expensive. You want the job done right--and to know you’re covered in case something goes wrong. Accidents can happen--even when you hire a highly experienced and qualified team. Roofing is dangerous work. You want to ensure that your contractor protects their workers and shields clients from potential liability. According to the International Institute of Building … [Read more...]
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