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
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!
(For more information on the event, including registration and sponsorship info, please visit the event site at www.loudounlyme.org.) Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Purcellville, Virginia. The run will drive awareness and raise money to help find a cure for Lyme disease – the number one tick-borne
Last week, we posted a blog about what to look for when choosing a contractor. We’ve since created the attached form for you to print and use for comparing contractors. We hope you find it to be a great resource! Click here to download.
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
Before hiring a contractor to replace your roof, siding, windows or doors, the most important part of decision-making should be made after vetting any contractor you are considering hiring. Legitimate contractors pay a great deal of money to be in compliance with the governing state code and the corresponding insurance requirements. It makes it very
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
Probably not. Approximately 80% of homes are not properly insulated, resulting in energy loss. During the warmer months, proper insulation is important to keep the heat from coming into the living area. In the winter, insulation provides a blanket for your home. In the event of snow, if your attic is properly insulated, snow will
It’s that time of year when we give attention to the probability of getting snow- storms such as the ones we’ve had in recent years. We wanted to give you the following guidelines recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association for removing snow and ice from your roof. Because of safety issues, NRCA does not
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