Loudoun County Roof Repair Maintenance Contractor Stops ALL Roof Leaks
The average age of houses located in Loudoun County, Virginia is 26 years, and most modern roofs last about 15 – 20 years, depending on roof type (e.g., slate, metal, asphalt shingle, wooden shake–all roof types that can be found throughout Loudoun County). According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, regardless of roofing materials used, on average 7% of American households must replace their roofs each year. This is why roof repair is so important.
If you are a Loudoun County homeowner, these statistics mean you will likely require a full roof replacement within the next decade or so. How can you extend the service life of your roof to defer full replacement for as long as possible? The best method to prolong the lifespan of your roof is to engage in consistent, regular roof maintenance under the guidance of a properly licensed and insured roofing professional.
A professional roofing contractor will inspect your roof on both the exterior and the interior once per year (or after any severe or unusual weather events) to determine which roofing components, if any, require immediate repair or replacement to prevent leaks. Your contractor will also conduct routine preventive maintenance activities like replacing shingles that have black bald patches, caulking around windows and skylights, replacing pipe collars, clearing out your gutters and checking weatherproofing materials to ensure they remain watertight. Preventive maintenance like this can increase the longevity of your roof by 25% or more.
Even if your Loudoun County roof is new, it will still require annual maintenance to ensure it lasts as long as designed. A neglected roof will fail and require replacement before the end of its design life, making roof neglect far more costly than annual inspection and maintenance.
A Roof Wears Out
The moment a roof is built, it begins to degrade because of weather and the elements. Daily heat and sunshine cause your roofing materials to dry out, warp, and crack over time because of ultraviolet radiation. Rain can cause nails and flashings to rust and break off. Hail can create pitting or small holes that capture and hold water, which in turn can cause the waterproof properties of your roofing material to break down.
Storms can toss debris like tree limbs onto your roof, causing punctures and breaking pipes and gutters. Autumn leaves can clog your gutters. Heavy snow like the kind Loudoun County experienced in 2010 and 2014 can trap water on your roof and cause the roof sheathing to bend, allowing more water to pond in place. All of these weather conditions assail your roof on a daily basis, making annual roof maintenance a must.
Signs of Wear
In between annual inspections, if you spot any of the following symptoms of a roof leak, contact your Loudoun County roofing contractor immediately so the problem can be fixed before it worsens and costs you more to repair:
• Interior water stains on ceilings
• Curling shingles
• Dark spots on wooden beams in your attic
• Dark spots around your chimneys or skylights
• Wet or damp insulation in your attic
Water leaks can be dangerous because electrical shorts can occur, toxic black mold can sprout and wooden components of your home can rot. This is why any sign of a possible roof leak should be investigated immediately and if a leak is located, your contractor will fix it right away to prevent further deterioration and damage.
Our Loudoun County roof company will perform roof repair inspections for free, so you have nothing to lose by asking for one today. Remember, preventive maintenance is always cheaper than corrective maintenance, so invest in the longevity of your roof by caring for it regularly.
Cities We Service for Roofing in Loudoun County• Aldie • Ashburn • Brambleton
• Hamilton • Lansdowne
• Middleburg • Potomac Falls
• Round Hill
• South Riding