Roof Repair- Fairfax County
Roof Repair In Fairfax County: Important Things To Know
Residents of Fairfax County are no strangers to rain, snow, hail, and wind. While the temperatures of Northern Virginia are some of the most temperate in the area, the rest of the weather isn’t always so nice. From 4-inches of rainfall each may to 18-inches of snowfall each winter, your roof gets battered by precipitation and high winds on a regular basis. Make sure that it can withstand anything that Mother Nature has to throw at it by taking care of your roof repairs in a timely way.
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Keeping Your Roof in Good Condition
As a homeowner, you may sometimes feel that the repairs and maintenance never stop. Therefore, it can be tempting to want to put off some of the smaller issues that turn up from time to time. After all, roof repair isn’t something that anyone wants to deal with, and if your roof isn’t leaking right this minute, you have time, right? Unfortunately, taking this point of view is only going to lead to future problems and even more roof repairs (or even roof replacement).
Your roof does more than just sit on the top of your house; it helps to protect your home from the elements, keeping out the rain, snow, and sun. A good roof will also help to ensure that your home’s curb appeal stays high, blending in with the architecture of your home and ensuring that it looks as good as it functions.
Putting off your roof repair is never a good idea, primarily because small problems inevitably get bigger when they’re ignored. So if you notice signs that your roof is in trouble, ignoring them can lead to leaks, which in turn can lead to rot, mildew, mold, and damage to your ceilings, walls, floors, and furnishings.
Signs That You May Need Roof Repair
The signs of an aging roof can vary tremendously from house to house. Some you won’t notice until your roof begins to leak, but many others can be spotted during a roof inspection.
Beginning in your attic, take the time to look for signs of an aging roof at least twice a year, so you can stay on top of problems before they become emergencies. Signs that your roof may need repair include:
- Water stains on the interior of your attic ceiling
- Signs of wood rot, mold, or mildew in your attic
- Missing shingles on your roof
- Broken or cracked shingles on the roof
- Missing caulk from around flashing
- Shingles that are curling at the corners
- Gutters that contain a large amount of granules that have come off of your roof
Average Cost of Roof Repair
The cost of roof repair can vary tremendously from house to house. Some homes may only have a few missing shingles while the rest of the roof is in relatively good condition, while other homes may need a partial or total reroofing. The only way to get an accurate idea of what your roof repair will cost is to get a free home estimate.
The average cost of roof repair in Fairfax County is around $6 a square foot. Keep in mind that your roof may cost more or less depending on the work that needs to be done.
Fairfax County Roof Repair Permits
Northern Virginia Roofing will be happy to help with any building permits and other paperwork that is necessary for roof repair in Fairfax County. Although you can obtain permits in your own name- it is recommended to list the contractor on your permit application to:
- Allow Fairfax County permit staff to verify your contractor is properly licensed
- Indicate their responsibility for the work
- Make it easier to enforce action against the contractor (in case something goes wrong)
NOTE: If your contractor is reluctant to obtain the permit, asks you to do it or requests an Affidavit of Permit Authorization– usually means that this contractor is not licensed and you shouldn’t be doing business with this him/her.
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Putting off roof repairs will only ensure that more damage can occur to your home. Call today for your free estimate to find out the scope of your roof repair, and keep your home in the best condition it can possibly be.
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