When they conducted a statewide building inspection of historical structures, folks in Berkeley County, Virginia concluded that the first thing they need to repair in their 1856 courthouse was the roof. “…when the roof is sound you do not need to worry about any interior penetration of moisture” says one of their officials.
The Commonwealth of Virginia also has dozens of historical landmarks and sites dispersed throughout Richmond, Abingdon, and elsewhere. Whenever they encounter some maintenance problem, authorities usually call the likes of Virginia Beach roofing contractors such as The Roofing & Remodeling Company to help them out for repairs, installations, and such. These professional contractors know what to look for in a roof that needs to be replaced or repaired.
Incidentally, this also means that they are well versed in fixing common roof problems in households in Virginia Beach, Yorktown, Norfolk, and other places. Water leaks are the most common woe by homeowners in their roofs. It is caused by a variety of reasons, ranging from serious damage to shoddy installations. However, a roof leak doesn’t always give obvious symptoms: dark spots in the ceiling can also be an indicator of moisture buildup. Similarly, an accumulation of granules in the gutters can also indicate that some parts of the roof are already failing, although the usual dirt and grime that come from the wind may also be a cause.
The only way to be sure is to conduct a thorough inspection on both the exterior and interior areas of the entire roofing system. Reliable roofing contractors in Virginia Beach, VA can carry out these inspections themselves. Regardless of how they’re done, inspections should be considered as an annual maintenance routine. They are also necessary if the homeowner wants to produce a roof certificate, which means that his/her roof is structurally sound and stable for potential real estate buyers.
Of course, the safety of the entire household should always be the primary motivation of fixing a damaged or leaky roof. Those working at the Berkeley County courthouse had that same idea in mind.
(Article Excerpt and Image fromRoof replacement planned for courthouse, The Journal, Published November 7, 2013)