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Jun 28
5 Common Mistakes That Unprofessional Roofers Won’t Tell You About

5 Common Mistakes That Unprofessional Roofers Won’t Tell You About

Honesty and integrity play a big part when it comes to the quality of your roofing work. Unfortunately, many uncertified, unprofessional roofing contractors take shortcuts, ultimately leading to more expensive repairs. Sometimes, these same contractors will make common mistakes that they won’t ever tell you about. In this blog entry, we’ll take a look at 5 of the most common roofing mistakes that roofers won’t tell you about – because a little bit of […]

by Storm Guard
Jun 17
Tips to Consider When Choosing a Replacement Roof Color

Tips to Consider When Choosing a Replacement Roof Color

If it’s time to replace your current roof, there’s no doubt a lot going through your mind. From what kind of roofing materials to use to like shingles to drainage options and flashing concerns, replacing your roof can be a daunting project usually reserved for professionals. Regardless of whether you’re hiring a contractor or tackling a roof replacement project on your own, this is a great opportunity to change how your home looks, especially […]

by Storm Guard
May 26
5 Reasons to Maintain Your Home’s Gutters This Summer

5 Reasons to Maintain Your Home’s Gutters This Summer

Summer is a wonderful time of the year – families get out and about and travel to new places, community pools are packed, outdoor activities are in full swing, and vacationers around the U.S have a well-deserved reprieve from work and school. Because of its inherently dry conditions, summertime is not seen as a critical month to take care of your home’s gutters. This is a common misconception that isn’t true. Here are 5 […]

by Storm Guard
Apr 19
3 Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage

3 Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage

They say too much of a good thing is bad, and that’s certainly the case with water and your home. This is especially true during spring months when many parts of the U.S suffer from heavy downpours and thunderstorms. Water is not only devastating for your foundation; it can wreak havoc on your roofing and siding as well. With serious damage comes serious repairs, ultimately affecting your bottom line and one of your most […]

by Storm Guard
Mar 25
Springtime Siding Maintenance and Tips

Springtime Siding Maintenance and Tips

Here’s a fact for you: springtime is a wonderful time of year. After a long, cold winter cooped up inside your house, few things feel as good as stepping outside your front door after a good night’s rest, to be greeted by the rising sun on a lazy Sunday morning as the birds chirp melodically in the background. Trees that were once bare come to life with gorgeous green leaves and flowers bloom across […]

by Storm Guard
Feb 19
5 Tips to Prep Your Roof for Spring Showers

5 Tips to Prep Your Roof for Spring Showers

The spring season is still a couple of months away, which means now is the time to start prepping your roof for warmer weather. Spring tends to bring more rain and wind, and if your roof isn’t ready for increased water and moisture, you might be surprised how quickly you might need to perform repairs. Here are 5 tips to take into consideration when prepping your roof for spring, so you can avoid costly […]

by Storm Guard
Dec 18

Common Causes of Winter House Fires

Although fires at home can occur during any season of the year, they are most common in the winter — primarily because people are spending more time indoors and using more appliances and equipment that can lead to unexpected fires. Fortunately, most of the time, winter house fires are preventable, but it’s a good idea to be familiar with the common causes of house fires during the coldest season of the year. And, always […]

by Douglas Toler
Nov 06

Finding and Eliminating Drafts in Your Home

Before Old Man Winter arrives and temperatures start to drop, you may want to check your home for any drafts. According to the Department of Energy, drafts caused by air leaks in your home can increase your energy bill from 5% to 30%! Not only do drafts allow expensively heated or cooled air to escape, but they also cause uncomfortable drafts. Drafts, or air leaks, can come into your home through windows, doors, fireplaces, […]

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