Roof Replacement and
Roof Repair Specialist(703) 475-2446
Before I buy this house I want to know its real condition.
Your gutters need TLC this time of the year.
It's true! Overflowing gutters can fill up your basement.
If your leaky gutters are beyond repair, you can find other uses for them.
Overstuffed gutters leads to leaky gutters.
A secret tip for leaky gutter repair is revealed!
Fascia has traditionally been made of wood but vinyl has become much more popular in humid areas because it lasts longer. Wood, when exposed to moisture can rot. Also, when it gets wet and then dries out
Get your gutters cleaned in the fall. Have a contractor verify that you have good ventilation and insulation so heat stays in your house and the outside air can blow through the attic.
Any backed up water and roof leaks from ice dams and bad gutters requires immediate roof repair to prevent leaking all down the structure of your house and into the basement.
There are a few different shapes to the bends in the metal, depending on what kind of roof it is for, and whether there will be gutters.
An ice dam is formed during the winter after a heavy snowfall followed by several days of thawing and refreezing.
Your roof is built with slopes for a good reason - to direct the rainfall away from your house but without a functional gutter system it pours over the edge, creating a mess of problems.
If you are looking at a house that has drip edge, you will see a strip of metal about an inch and a half wide just under the starter course of shingles along the edge of the roof.
You won't necessarily be able to see a rotten fascia board, but you can see its effects. Fascia boards are the ones attached to the ends of the rafters holding up your roof.
After the last leaves have fallen, it's time to schedule gutter cleaning to make sure your roof is prepared for winter weather.
Often, a window leak is really coming from your roof! As it comes in, it can work it's way down and across things in search of the lowest spot. As it follows what it is drawn
Ice dam prevention begins with stopping heat loss and increasing ventilation. Where this usually is an issue is at the attic floor edge.
Leaking over the edge of a frozen gutter, it can seep through the soffit, fascia, walls and windows. You'll end up with rot, mildew, mold and obvious signs of water damage inside the house.
If you are discussing with your roofer whether you should be putting on gutter flashing with new roof, the answer is yes. Your roof is part of a total weather protection...
At Roofer911 we stop and prevent all ice dam leaks the first time...guaranteed! Serving all areas of Northern VA, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William county. Free Estimates!