As roofing contractors, we are frequently asked whether there is an energy difference in shingling with white or black shingles. We advise our customers that, in our opinion, the biggest influence on roof temperature is climate and ventilation. There is no appreciable effect on energy consumption because we live in a moderate climate zone. Attic
Summer is here, and the flowers, trees and gardens are in full bloom. Make it a point to inspect your roof to make sure that there are no tree branches hovering over your roof. You should inspect your roof every few weeks, particularly after heavy summer downpours. Here’s what you need to know: If tree
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