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.
If your leaky gutters are beyond repair, you can find other uses for them.
A secret tip for leaky gutter repair is revealed!
Insulating provides two functions, thermal resistance and thermal loss. In summer, when the sun heats up the roof, the air in the attic gets very warm. At night, the air cools rapidly which creates condensation.
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
Vent baffles, also referred to as vent chutes or rafter vents, are used to keep insulation from blocking air flow through the attic, thus allowing the air to travel upward and out through the exhaust vents.
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.
Heavy snow not only adds excessive weight to your roof, which can cause major roof damage, but sets in motion a really annoying (and potentially expensive) phenomenon called the ice dam.
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.
Effective ice dam products are various systems to provide heat to the eaves and gutters, such as heat cables or tape for the do-it-yourselfer
Calcium chloride is ice melt, those small white pellets like giant table salt that you throw down to melt ice on your sidewalk. Why do you care about ice on the roof when you're not walking on it?
Roof rakes also aid in keeping roof repair expenses down since lessening the weight of snow on the roof takes stress off the your home's structure and stops ice dams from forming by removing
An ice dam is formed during the winter after a heavy snowfall followed by several days of thawing and refreezing.
Roofing problems are caused for a variety of reasons and, if left untended long enough, will result in costly roof repairs.
Roof valley leaks happen because the seam joints between the roof gables are no longer watertight or may have been installed improperly from the start.
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.
When fastening an aluminum ridge vent into place, the best method is screwing into the rafters on center which will prevent wind blow-off.
We come into contact with organic materials floating around in the air all the time, but we need to be careful about being exposed to black mold. It is a toxic substance that can make you quite ill.
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.
The amount of attic ventilation you need to have to prevent ice dams from building up along the edges of your roof is a science. There is a balance...
Why use a continuous ridge vent? Because it single-handedly lengthens the life of your roof and cuts your energy bills. One of the main reasons...
If only enough water is getting in to make brown stains on your ceiling, but then evaporates... before the ceiling falls in...
How do I Know if my Roof isn't Properly Ventilated? Free attic ventilation inspection from roofers with forty years experience. FREE ESTIMATE!
Ridge vents are the metal capping that sits across the roof line that allows hot air from your attic to escape, allowing cooler air from outside to be sucked back into the attic by the intake vents.