Why a Roof Repair DIY Is a Bad Idea

Most people would prefer to do home improvement tasks themselves. And you can’t blame them for it—DIYs tend to be much cheaper upfront and with the state of the economy today, hardly anyone would pass up a chance to save money. But a DIY has its advantages and disadvantages. Read more »

Emergency Fairfax Roof Repair Services: Keeping Up with Spring Storm Damage

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Spring rains in Northern Virginia are no joke, especially in Fairfax and the surrounding communities, where the National Weather Service had to issue a flood warning last April 16. Here is the report from The Washington Post:

 A spring storm has led to high-water warnings in parts of Northern Virginia.

One to two inches of rain has fallen along and just west of the Interstate 95 corridor, with the heaviest amounts in eastern Fairfax and central Prince William counties.

In Woodley Park, WNEW’s Kris Ankarlo tweeted photos of a fallen tree on 29th Street. The tree crushed three cars and is completely blocking traffic.

Shortly after 3 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a flood warning in eastern Fairfax County. The warning lasts until 7 p.m. The NWS said up to two inches of rain fell between Burke and Springfield and warned of flooding of low-lying areas near streams.

County officials also predicted minor street flooding in the Huntington and BelleView/New Alexandria areas of Fairfax County. Residents living in those areas are encouraged to move vehicles to higher elevations as a safety measure.

Spring floods and heavy rains are a safety concern for locals, but staying indoors should, in theory, keep you out of harm’s way. But falling tree branches can still pose a major threat to your roof, home, and household. In the event that your home suffers severe damage during bad weather, do not attempt to fix the problem yourself. Contact trusted Fairfax roof repair professionals like Mid Atlantic Construction of VA and MD (MAC). They offer emergency roof repair services that would help keep the problem from worsening and affecting a greater part of your home.

MAC has been serving the roofing needs of clients in Fairfax, Ashburn, Leesburg, Woodbridge, Silver Spring, Columbia, and the surrounding areas for more than ten years. Their experience allows them to offer outstanding Fairfax VA roof repair, replacement, and maintenance services and to provide fair and honest assessments of each job in advance. If you have a roofing emergency, do not hesitate to call on MAC today.

(Article Excerpt and Image from Northern Virginia counties hit hard by consistent afternoon rain, washingtonpost.com)

Unpredictable Weather Conditions Spell Bad News for Fairfax Gutters

Where your home is concerned, there are few things worse than having a clogged and waterlogged gutter—except maybe having a clogged and waterlogged gutter when temperatures go below freezing. These conditions can transform your gutters from a system that’s supposed to protect your home from water and structural damage into the actual source of the problem. Read more »

New Siding: Why Workmanship Matters Just as Much as the Material

Any homeowner would want their home improvement projects to have long-lasting value. The truth is, repairs, renovations, and remodeling projects don’t come cheap, and for you to get as much value for your investment, the results will have to last for many years, if not a lifetime. This is why a smart homeowner would take the time to read up on the best materials to use for a particular project AND make sure the contractor he or she works with is capable of delivering outstanding results. Read more »

Good Windows, Good Resale Value: Investing in New Fairfax VA Windows

While you and a number of other Fairfax locals are getting your homes sale-ready, it helps to consider a number of home improvements that can drastically enhance the appearance, performance, and resale value of your property. Even without investing in something as radical as a whole new home addition, your changes can make a huge impact on your home’s asking price. Read more »

Getting a Good Price for Your Columbia Home

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When it comes to selling your property, timing is of the essence. You need to do it at the right time, because you’ll naturally want to part with your property for only the best price possible. The key is to sell under the right conditions—when all the cards are in your favor. This isn’t an exact science, but keeping abreast of market conditions should help. After all, what homeowner wouldn’t want to get the most out of the sale? Here’s an update for the Washington metro area and nearby suburbs: Read more »

Protecting Your Roof Come Snow or Sunshine

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Even with announcements that spring is officially here, the new season isn’t exactly making itself felt. What we do feel though is the temperature dropping when it should be getting warmer. Talk about uncharacteristic. Unfortunately, this seems to be the new normal, so as a homeowner, you need to ensure that your property can keep up with the unpredictable weather. Below is the latest weather report: Read more »

Selling Your Home? Now’s the Best Time for Improvements

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When the recession hit, the US housing market was one of those areas where the effects of the meltdown were most heavily felt. Today, the real estate market is slowly but surely getting back on its feet. This is good news for the many property owners waiting for the right time to sell, but if the property in question is in Virginia, you may have to wait a little while longer. This is because: Read more »

Real Estate Market Downtime? Use this Time for Roof Repairs

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The real estate market can be volatile but it helps to use market trends as a guide to your next move. If you’re looking to sell, for instance, it is always a good idea to check local real estate market forecasts for indications as to when the right time to sell would be. Loudon County residents should also take note of the following: Read more »