Is a metal roof better than regular shingles?

Is a metal roof better than regular shingles?

Metal roofing, is in many cases the better option for homes in Fairfax, provided you are willing to spend a little more money upfront for materials. At one time regular asphalt shingles looked better, but there are options available in metal roofing that will give a...
How much will it cost to repair my roof?

How much will it cost to repair my roof?

Owning a home in Fairfax means being responsible for maintenance and repairs on the house. You may not be familiar with the costs for roof repair so we understand your apprehension.  The actual cost will vary depending on what is wrong with your roof. There is no...
Do I really need gutters?

Do I really need gutters?

This home owner wants to know if not having gutters all around his house is the cause of a cracked foundation. Here’s the problem – if water is seeping into the foundation blocks it will contribute to cracks. The answer is “yes”. We advise our...
Can I wait until next year to fix my roof?

Can I wait until next year to fix my roof?

If your roof is beyond its useful lifespan, meaning that repairing it is not enough then you may not want to wait for another year. Remember that your roof is the first line of defense between the elements and the rest of the house. Waiting to fix your roof could...
How do I winterize my roof?

How do I winterize my roof?

The biggest threat you will have to your roof in the winter is snow on the roof. It has been known to snow heavily enough in Fairfax City to accumulate on top of the house. Your attic needs enough ventilation and insulation to prevent ice dams. Snow is heavy, so if...
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