Roof Repair And Maintenance
Roofing Fredericksburg is a team specialized in all sort of roofing services. Below is a list of some of the main roof repair services we provide:
Homeowner nightmares consist of two words: leaking roof. Virginia gets a lot of rain and snow, so moisture is a given when it comes to roofs. The worst part of it, though, is that homeowners can see a tiny water stain on a ceiling, but the actual leak might be far across the roof from the water spot.
If water leaks into the roof, it can cause mold, rotted insulation, and rotted wood. What seems to a homeowner like a small water spot could in reality be a major replacement cost.
Ten things cause homeowners to require leak repair: an aging roof, the mud cap and flashing of brick chimneys, the flashing around vents, chimneys, dormers, and the like, missing shingles leaving holes, the rubber vent boot, the peaks and slopes of a multiple roof line, skylights, full gutters, and shiners or nails in the attic that missed the joists.
Fredericksburg VA roof repair experts can find these leaks and fix them in no time. This will cost homeowners less than replacing the roof and repairing the damage done to the structure such as rotten wood and moldy insulation.
Wind And Hail Damage Repair
Virginia catches its share of heck when hurricanes come this far inland and rogue storms hit. High winds, lashing rains, and hail all damage roofs. Not only that, but these things knock down tree limbs, some of which could fall on your roof.
The good news is that roof repair Stafford VA professionals have you covered. They can also point out damages covered by your homeowners insurance.
Insurance only pays for leaks in roofs caused by covered perils such as wind and hail damage repair. If the age of the roof causes leaks, or if yearly maintenance wasn't conducted, then you're on your own. Roofing contractors Fredericksburg will examine your roof and tell you in which instance the repairs will be covered.
Water is one of the four elements. It sustains life. The snag to water is that it also destroys. The mold, moss, and rotting of your roofing materials are only a few of the bad things about water on your roof. The common sense answer is to waterproof your roof.
Protecting the roof from water is simple with a couple coats of water-repellent formula. Your now weatherproof roof will have a life of about ten years. The flashing around the chimney, vents, and other structures can also be rendered water-repellent with special flashing designed to prevent leaks in the joints.
Flashing is a piece of metal, usually copper or aluminum, wrapped around a protrusion in the roof such as a chimney or vent. It prevents moisture from getting beneath the protrusion into the roof deck or into the attic.
If your roof requires flashing services, it means the flashing is curling away from the protrusions. Moisture is getting into the joints which causes all kinds of water damages. Call on roofing companies in Fredericksburg VA quickly to avoid further damage.
Cleaning GuttersGutters aren't just troughs holding leaves and twigs that have to be cleaned out every spring and fall. They carry water away from the roof and prevent it getting into the structure and foundation. Leave the twigs and leaves in the gutters, and watch the water puddle around the foundation and fall onto the walls of the structure.
Almost all homeowners own a ladder. Some have gloves, water hoses, and a spotter to hold the ladder steady. Thus, homeowners can clean their own gutters. If they encounter problems unclogging the downspouts, though, it's a good idea to call in the pros. Items carrying water away from the house is one thing homeowners don't want to mess up.
Shingle GranulesWhile the gutters are being cleaned, Virginia homeowners might notice granules in the leaves and twigs. The granules provide asphalt shingles with UV protection and to make them fire resistant. If the granules are coming off the shingles, your roof is vulnerable.
Shingle replacement is much cheaper than replacing the whole roof, to the tune of hundreds of dollars as opposed to thousands. This must be done immediately to protect the house.
Fascia ProblemsA roof's fascia is a portion that juts off the roof and overhangs the structure. It's a roof's front line of defense against weathering. However, it can rot, warp, or get moldy. When homeowners notice this, they need to call in the professionals to fix it before damage occurs to the structure.