Ice Dams

Ice Dams

This winter Northern VA seems to be seeing larger fluctuations in temperature than average. Today was a gorgeous sunny day, nearing sixty degrees – and now we have a winter storm watch for tomorrow, with a predicted five inches of snow. The problem with getting these...
Siding – What is it For and Why Do I Need it?

Siding – What is it For and Why Do I Need it?

The siding on a house is there for much more than just cosmetic purposes. Granted, a house’s siding can make or break it in terms of appearance – but the main purposes of siding are to keep the heat or cool air in, and the bugs, mold, and moisture out. Read further...
Christmas Light Removal

Christmas Light Removal

While some people take down the Christmas decorations on December 26th, if you’re anything like my family then you’re only just considering that daunting task. For some, this will mean pulling out the ladder and climbing onto the roof to take down those pretty icicle...
Why are the shingles falling off my roof?

Why are the shingles falling off my roof?

There could be a number of reasons why the shingles are falling off your roof. The first question that you should ask yourself is when are where are they coming down? Did Fairfax experience a storm recently? Most shingles can resist winds of 50-60 mph, so a greater...
How many years will my roof last?

How many years will my roof last?

The most common type of roof found on Fairfax homes today is built with asphalt shingles. This particular type of roof, depending on its quality and grading, lasts at least 10 years. Highly weather-resistant shingle roofs can last more than 15 years. You can expect...
Will black mold on my ceiling make me sick?

Will black mold on my ceiling make me sick?

Yes black mold will definitely make you sick. It causes respiratory problems, heart and blood pressure issues, internal bleeding, eye damage, vomiting blood, infections and immune system failure. It’s quite horrible, especially for anyone with allergies to...
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