Many real estate experts say that a new roof adds little, if any, to the physical value of a home. It does, however, add to a home’s “perceived” value, since it tells potential buyers that they won’t have to worry about roof repairs anytime soon. So even if a new roof installed by proficient Northern Virginia roofing contractors like Roof Masters won’t help your property command a higher price, it… Continue Reading
Archives for September 2013
Last June 10, 2013, the Baltimore Sun reported on a waterspout that struck the Baltimore harbor and tossed pieces of a Locust Point warehouse’s roof into the air. Mathieu Lafleur, a crane operator at Rukert Terminals, witnessed the event. Lafleur, who was inside a crane at that time, recounted what he saw: “(The waterspout) looked farther away and then it made a turn toward us and that’s when it took… Continue Reading
The Bloomberg news website posted a report on August 30, 2013 that noted the absence of a tumultuous hurricane season for the East Coast; such a phenomenon hadn’t been experienced since 2002. August, the traditionally recognized season for hurricanes, ended without any disturbances from a single storm. These hurricanes usually form over the Atlantic Ocean due to churning temperatures, but curiously the winds never developed into storms.
An article on the Washington Post published last August 29, 2013 notes the relative safety of folks living in the Bethesda-Frederick community. Apparently, the region is at low risk from getting hit by severe weather. The risks of storms over the Bethesda-Frederick area are so low that the region was ranked 5th “among the nation’s ‘lowest risk’ metro areas for extreme weather.”
Having a reliable siding reinforcing your home exterior should protect it from the elements and keep moisture from penetrating the interior walls. If you do choose to get new siding for your home, remember that there are quite a lot of things that you should be aware of if you don’t want any surprises. Familiarize yourself with these before choosing a contractor.
Roofing problems from wear and tear brought on by the weather will always be a risk for any home. After all, a shield without a dent could usually mean that it has never seen battle, much less contact with an enemy’s weapon or armor. This is what makes your roofing contractors truly invaluable.