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Sep 16

Should You Repair Your Old Roof or Sell Your Home As-is?

If you’re thinking about selling your home, knowing when to replace your roof is critical. To help you, here are some factors to consider. First, when buyers are paying a premium price for homes, they expect to receive a pristine property in return. And, according to a recent study of Millennial buyers, around half of them are looking for move-in ready homes that won’t require any kind of maintenance for at least the next […]

by Douglas Toler
Aug 28

You Think You’ve Experienced Hail Damage — Now What?

While the weather in Northern Virginia is usually fairly moderate, lately we’ve been experiencing strong winds and storms that seem to blow in out of nowhere and bring with them hail ranging in size from pennies to baseballs. According to NASA, “hail is formed in the updraft of a thunderstorm, when the wind carries water well above freezing level. The rain freezes, and becomes larger as large hail stones stick together, becoming so heavy […]

by Douglas Toler
Aug 20

Hiring Your Roofing Company to Install Your New Windows is a Smart Move

At some point, your residence or commercial business is going to need upgrades other than a new roof, such as new windows (or replacement siding, gutter repairs, or a fresh coat of paint). You may be surprised to learn that hiring your roofing company to install your windows can be a wise move that will save you both time and money. If your roofer has expertise in replacing and installing new windows, you won’t […]

by Douglas Toler
Jul 30

What You Should Know About Cleaning Your Roof

Did you know that one of the most important steps of roof maintenance is roof cleaning? The benefits of roof cleaning are many and include extending the life of your roof, helping the roof stay functional for a longer period of time and preventing decay, which could lead to expensive repairs or even a complete roof replacement. Here are few tips to consider about roof cleaning before you hire a contractor or start on […]

by Douglas Toler
Jul 15

How to Make a Wise Roofing Decision for You and Your Home

In our June blog, we provided 12 general business questions to ask roofing contractors before committing to hiring one. Today’s blog focuses on 10 additional questions that are more specific to roofing and your unique project. First, we recommend that you spend time examining your existing roof. Walk around your home a few times and even use binoculars if you can to get a good look at your roof from all angles. You can […]

by Douglas Toler
Jun 25

Before You Hire a Roofing Contractor, Ask These 12 Questions

We all hope we are choosing a roofing contractor who is honest and will do a professional job as promised, yet sadly, each year, the Better Business Bureau receives thousands of complaints about roofing contractors and their dishonest, deceptive practices. At Storm Guard Roofing and Construction of Chantilly, we believe that, when evaluating roofing contractors, it is extremely important to be informed and to get answers to several general business questions from a prospective […]

by Douglas Toler
Apr 29
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Summer Heat and How It Affects Your Roof

When a long, frigid winter is finally behind you and summer is coming up, the last thing you want to think about is what impact the changing seasons may have on your roof. Winter can cause the most damage to your roof, but summer’s heat has its own threats that can cause problems. Summer storms and wind damage, heat degrading the materials, UV damage from sunlight and thermal shock as temperatures fluctuate from day […]

by Storm Guard
Mar 20
The Benefits of Shingles Over Metal Roofs

The Benefits of Shingles Over Metal Roofs

The Benefits of Shingles Over Metal Roofs Getting a new roof is one of those unavoidable expenses for homeowners, landlords and investors. Unless you buy another property and sell your home within a few years, replacing the roof will likely generate one of the biggest upkeep expenses you’ll ever face. That’s why so many people choose shingles because they’re a more affordable option than a metal roof. Shingle roofs rank as the most popular […]

by Storm Guard
Feb 12

Check Out These Six Easy Home Repair Jobs to Beat Those Winter Blues

There’s just no denying that this post-holiday, frigid, and dismal period during the first quarter of the year is a drag. The lack of natural sunlight can cause a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and result in depression, the weather is often unrelenting, and the news is pretty dreary in general. One of the best ways to clear away the winter blues is to get busy, and there’s no better way than to choose a few moderate home repair jobs and […]

by Storm Guard