7214 Virginia Byway
Serving the Bedford community
-We are a full service roofing and construction company.
We are a full service exterior home improvement company specializing in roofing, siding, windows, and kitchen and bathroom remodeling services - shingle
Roofing -How can a homeowner recognize when a roof has a problem? Your roof protects your home from the heat of the sun and onslaught of rain, snow, and sleet. But, as every homeowner discovers sooner or later, roofs don t last forever. -What are my options if I decide to reroof? You have two basic options. You can choose a complete replacement of the roof system, involving a tear-off of the old roof, or a re-cover over the existing roof, involving only the installation of a new membrane and surfacing. If you ve already had one recover over your original roof, check with professional Norfolk area roofing contractors to see if your deck can support a second recover. My roof leaks. Do I need to have it totally replaced? Not necessarily. Leaking can result because some flashings have come loose or because a section of the roof has been damaged. A roof failure, however, is generally irreversible and results from improper installation or choice of materials, or from the installation of a roof system inappropriate to the building. Can t I just do the work myself? Most work should not be do-it-yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace a roof. Novices can harm a roof with improper roofing techniques and severely injure themselves by falling off or even through a roof in need of repair or replacement. Homeowner maintenance should be confined to roof inspections in both the fall and spring to check for cracked or curling shingles, and for cleaning rain gutters filled with dead leaves and other debris. If you must see the roof for yourself, use a firmly braced or tied-off ladder equipped with rubber safety feet. Wear rubber-soled shoes and stay on the ladder (and off the roof) if possible. How long can I expect my roof to last? The condition and lifespan of your roof will depend on the type of roof you have, the effects of your local environment and the maintenance which the roof has received. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, asphalt shingles generally last 15-20 years; wood shingle/shakes, 10-40 years; clay/concrete tiles, 20+ years; slate, 30-100 years; metal roofing, 15-40+years.. - Shingles are the most commonly applied roofing system mainly because they are economical and versatile, work well with steep-sloped roofs, are sunlight and weather resistant, require little-to-no maintenance and are reasonably priced.
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