MAKE SURE YOUR GUTTERS ARE CLEAN AND PROTECTED FROM THE CICADA BOMBARDMENT. The cicadas are returning in full blast! In past years, our customers have called exasperated by the cicada shells that are clogging up their gutters. If left unattended, an unbearable smell develops until the gutters are cleaned out and the shells removed. This
Okay – it’s time – April showers have brought either new leaks or those leaks that you have been ignoring need attention. To paraphrase a Beatles’ song “Fixing a Hole” where the rain gets in and stops my mind from wondering …. Why have I put this off and where will the water go? STOP!
With the robust winds of spring clearly upon us, we have received several inquiries from customers regarding the issue of using nails versus staples in fastening asphalt shingles on your roof. Most manufacturers recommend against using staples to fasten asphalt shingles. We also receive a lot of inquiries as to how many nails should be
This has been a relatively mild winter season in Northern Virginia. Hopefully the snow, ice and rain we experienced this week is behind us, and we can look forward to spring weather. As we give thanks for not experiencing a jumbo snowfall, get serious about evaluating how the exterior of your home held up over
al.gae: (Gloeocapsa magma) A blue-green plant that leaves black mold-like stains and streaks on roofs commonly found in climates with warm, humid summers. Undoubtedly you have noticed a lot of roofs in our neighborhoods that have black streaks. And judging from the number of customers who call to find about what can be done about