Need Professional Roof Repair in Bristow
A Bristow roof repair contractor may be necessary to prevent more costly damages to your shingle roof. Get in touch with us via our contact form or by calling us at (703) 303-8546 so we can send someone out to perform a roofing inspection or look at your siding that may need repairs as well.
If your roof leaks, there are several items that are frequently the culprit. Rotten or old shingles are a possibility, damage from storms might be another reason, or it might be that the flashing needs to be replaced. Metal flashing is used around the chimney, at vent pipes, along valleys where two slants of the roof meet, and sometimes over windows to seal and keep out water. If metal flashing is installed incorrectly, if an insufficient amount of it is present, or if the flashing has worn away with age and exposure, leaks may occur and repair or replacement should be pursued. Often it is hard to see the problem when flashing is involved, so trained professional roofers can be an invaluable resource in determining your repair needs.
Roof Flashing Repair
If the flashing is leaking along roof valleys or around vent pipes or windows, repair is fairly simple. Usually all that is needed is a reapplication of roof cement over where the flashing juts up against the shingles. In some cases, replacement may be needed. If the issue is around a chimney, repair is slightly more complicated due to the fact that flashing is installed in two parts: the base, which extends along the bottom of the chimney and out onto either side of the roof, and the cap, which is mortared onto the bricks at the base of the chimney. If the mortar holding the cap flashing is damaged or crumbling, re-securing the flashing can be done by a professional roofer. They will remove the old mortar, careful not to damage the flashing. After cleaning the surfaces in preparation for the new mortar bond, they will wet the surfaces, then apply a new layer of mortar. After the joint dries, caulking will be applied to ensure that the borders don’t leak.
Possible roofing repairs are definitely something that should be considered when searching for real estate in Bristow, VA. The heavy rainfall that Virginia is notorious for can and will cause headaches and physical damage to belongings if the roof with its flashing is not in proper working order.
Bristow Housing Market
The Bristow real estate market is still fairly slow at the moment, but looks to be on the rise in the near future. Average home sales are currently 50.3% lower than they were last year. At the same time the price of homes decreased by 8.1% over the same period of time.
Despite these indicators that seem to imply a decrease in the housing market, it is interesting to note that the average price per square foot has actually risen by a solid 13.5%. This indicates that the houses that are being sold are selling for less than a year ago because they are smaller in size, but these smaller houses are actually rising in value. As the housing market recovers on a national level in 2013 and 2014, it is nearly guaranteed that real estate in Bristow, VA, will stay with or ahead of that recovery.
Bristow has consistently been growing over the last few decades, with its population increasing from around 9,000 in 2000 to over 15,000 in 2009. The significant growth means increased business and a prediction of continually increasing housing prices. Because of this, buying sooner rather than later is advisable. Bristow is actually an unincorporated town, with rich history from the civil war era. Many people are drawn to purchase for the sake of being near the surrounding historic parks, such as the Manassas National Battlefield Park, the Prince William Forest Park, the Bristoe Battlefield Heritage Park, and the Bull Run Regional Park. That, combined with the short commute to Washington, D.C., makes Bristow, VA, an optimal choice.