Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 by Robert Stiltner
What about your Roof?! Did you know the two most common causes of water damage in the home come from flooded basements and leaky roofs? You should have a roof inspection done at least twice a year and after every storm or severe weather event. Give us a call we perform a no cost no obligation inspection to ensure your roof is up to snuff.
1: Walk around your home’s exterior, inspecting the roof from the ground for signs of damage, sagging, and aging. Take notes of any possible problem areas or areas in need of closer inspection.
2: Keep your eye out for buckled and curled shingles! Hot air from attics often causes shingles to buckle and curl away from the home, putting your roof and home at great risk for weather damage and poor roof ventilation.
4: Look for missing, damaged, and aged shingles – this is the leading cause of roof damage. When you take the time to inspect your roof, you can catch minor issues like these before they turn into major issues followed by serious damage. Missing shingles = direct exposure to inclement weather, plus, they are an eyesore!
5: Look closely for granule loss (texture on shingles). Granule loss indicates that shingles have aged or have been affected by severe weather and are no longer protecting your home against damaging storms. If your shingles don’t have a texture on them anymore, replace them! We can help!
6: Does your home have an attic? If not, skip this step! If your home does have an attic, look for signs of water penetration under the roof.
We’ve Completed the Roof Inspection, Now What?
After we’ve completed the roof inspection, take some time to review our findings. Did we stumble across any potential problem areas or major concerns? If so, We can begin representing you to your insurance company immediately to get it fixed. Remember: a smart homeowner is a pro-active homeowner! When you fixing minor problems or concerns before they become disasters you can avoid major damage later on.
About Colonial Contracting
CCI is your locally owned and operated roofing contractor serving Haymarket, Chantilly, and areas nearby since 1997. As a regional roofing company, our mission is to ensure that the value, quality, and appearance of your home extends beyond your expectations. We provide exceptional customer service as well as attention to detail for every home improvement project we take on.
CCI is a BBB-accredited roofing company and a member of the National Roofers Association. We use industry-leading products from GAF, CertainTeed, and Owens Corning, and we offer a 10-year limited warranty. We will also work closely with insurance and mortgage companies to ensure that everything goes smoothly during storm restoration and roof repairs.
Contact CCI today to learn more about our roofing, siding, gutters, and home remodeling services in Virginia. We offer free, no-obligation cost estimates throughout Northern Virginia.