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5 Sneaky Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Hire THAT Contractor

5 Sneaky Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Hire THAT Contractor
Contractors
Tools & Tips

Temperatures have started cooling down right in time for the fall season and another Halloween is now a thing of the past.  Don't be fooled, however, by the ghouls and goblins in the contractor industry.  They are out there all year around disguised as a real person! 

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Do you know Your Flood Zone?

Do you know Your Flood Zone?
Tools & Tips

It is truly heartbreaking the devastation and destruction Hurricane Harvey has left in its wrath across Texas and Louisiana this week, dumping over 9 trillion gallons over Houston alone!  It’s no surprise Harvey has been labeled “the worst rainfall disaster in US history” by some climatologists!

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3 Steps to Improve Your Safety during a Storm

3 Steps to Improve Your Safety during a Storm
Roofing
Tools & Tips

When a major storm hits there is often a lapse in time between when the damage occurs and when a professional is able to come out to your house.  

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5 Roofing Tips Before a Storm Hits

5 Roofing Tips Before a Storm Hits
Roofing
Tools & Tips

We are already over a month into the Atlantic 2017 hurricane season. As some may recall last September, Hurricane Matthew blew through Hampton Roads with a heavy wet roar and has been labeled as one of the strongest and deadliest storms of the 2016 season. Believe it or not, Matthew made it in the top 10, coming in at number 9, as one of the costliest hurricanes on record. 

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Hail Damage: You May Benefit from a Re-Inspection

Hail Damage: You May Benefit from a Re-Inspection
Roofing
Tools & Tips

When the weather is a delightfully breezy 80 degrees as it is now, it’s hard to think about frozen ice balls falling from the sky.  The local hail storm we had in Newport News and neighboring areas was a couple of months ago, however, we are still receiving calls from homeowners with roof damage from that storm.  Even if you are contacting your insurance, it’s in your best interest to contact a roofing contractor as well. Listed below are common questions and answers during that process.

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Prepare Your Home for Colder Days Ahead

Prepare Your Home for Colder Days Ahead
Exteriors
Tools & Tips

The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” holds true, especially when it comes to keeping your home in shape. Taking a few preventive measures and some maintenance steps early on can go far in keeping your home cozy. Here The Roofing Company lists five ways to keep your home warm and comfortable over the winter season.

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Home Improvement Projects to Complete This Fall

Home Improvement Projects to Complete This Fall
Project Planning
Tools & Tips

Your home provides you shelter, protects your family from the weather, keeps you comfortable, and reflects your unique personality and taste. The summer heat has gone and left us with comfortable cool temperatures, so now it’s the perfect time to invest in energy efficiency and prepare for the autumn months. The Roofing Company suggests four great home improvement projects to complete this month.

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Post Storm Scam - The Storm Chaser

Post Storm Scam - The Storm Chaser
Roofing
Tools & Tips

Do you ever wonder why roofing contractors get a bad reputation?  Much of it is due to roofing scammers called Storm Chasers or roofing gypsies. These out-of-town roofing companies pack up from wherever they are and temporarily locate to where the latest storm has caused significant damages. Once there, they canvas the area with literature, knock on doors and may even offer a free inspection. A contractor simply showing up at your door unannounced and offering to do repairs on the spot with payment, is a huge red flag. Don't fall victim to them! Their plan is to get as much work done as they can, in the shortest amount of time, and move on to the next storm damaged area. Should there be any issues with the work they performed, that is at the homeowners expense. By that time, they are likely long gone and can't be held accountable since there is no way to reach or find them.

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Damages After the Storm - Choosing Your Contractor

Damages After the Storm - Choosing Your Contractor
Contractors
Tools & Tips

The ferocious winds and flying limbs have subsided, so you take a deep breath and walk outside of your house to check for any damages.  You might be one of the lucky ones to sigh in relief that everything checks out, and your house is in the same shape it was before the storm.  On the other hand, you might be the homeowner staring at damages that simply cannot be ignored.  So , you investigate and try to decide whether or not to involve your home insurance company to fix the repairs.

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Hot Summer Savings Tips

Hot Summer Savings Tips
Tools & Tips

While summer is the perfect time to fire up the barbecue or enjoy a spur-of-the-moment vacation, it can also be the hardest season to score deals. Because these months are the peak time for many resorts and airlines, you’re less likely to find discounted products and services. But summer doesn’t have to be expensive; in fact, it can be frugal and fun when you use these clever ways to save!

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How a Roofing Professional Inspects Your Roof for Storm Damage

How a Roofing Professional Inspects Your Roof for Storm Damage
Roofing
Tools & Tips

If you’re a longtime resident of Virginia, you know we are exposed to severe weather conditions on a regular basis. Heavy rains and strong winds that accompany thunderstorms threaten our homes. Damaging weather systems like hurricanes and hailstorms can also be a big problem.

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Disaster Family Emergency Planning After The Storm (Part 2)

Disaster Family Emergency Planning After The Storm (Part 2)
Roofing
Tools & Tips

When the storm has passed and no longer poses a threat, it's a good idea to check immediately for any roofing damages and sources of any leaks.

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Disaster Family Emergency Planning Before (Part 1)

Disaster Family Emergency Planning Before (Part 1)
Tools & Tips

Tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires. Any of these can leave your home or community devastated. It is important that you have an emergency disaster plan to ensure your family’s safety, and have the ability to communicate and reconvene when the danger has passed.

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Hurricane Season is Here in Hampton Roads!

Hurricane Season is Here in Hampton Roads!
Roofing
Tools & Tips

June 1 sets off the Atlantic hurricane season and this year's’ predictions are average or above-average compared to last year’s quieter than normal season. The U.S. National Weather Service can predict and inform you whenever any kind of storm will hit your area. Unfortunately, they can’t tell you how much it will affect you in terms of damage. It’s best to exercise caution and prepare for any storm so you can mitigate its devastating effects.

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Home Cooling Needs: What Can Your Roofing System Contribute?

Home Cooling Needs: What Can Your Roofing System Contribute?
Tools & Tips

If you are a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, you’re probably aware that even though springs and summers here are typically wet due to the constant rainfall, it can still be really hot and humid. This is because of our geographical location—we are in a humid subtropical climate zone, which brings mild winters and hot, humid summers.
 

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Seasonal Home Maintenance Guide: Focusing on Your Exteriors

Seasonal Home Maintenance Guide: Focusing on Your Exteriors
Exteriors
Tools & Tips

As you prepare to welcome spring and all its colors, don’t forget to pencil in some home maintenance work. March is a great time to check your property for any damage caused by shifting weather conditions.

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Gutters and Gutter Guards: Why Your Roof System Needs Both

Gutters and Gutter Guards: Why Your Roof System Needs Both
Tools & Tips

It’s fall again! It’s the time of the year when Virginia Beach homeowners bust out their ladders, roll up their sleeves, and get cracking on their roofs and gutters before the first snow falls. It’s not a job anyone looks forward to, but we grin and bear it year after year because everyone and their mother knows how important functional gutters are to our roofs and homes.

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Questions on Slate Roofing Contractors in Virginia Beach Often Get

Questions on Slate Roofing Contractors in Virginia Beach Often Get
Tools & Tips

Like their counterparts in other cities and states, roofing contractors in Virginia Beach often receive questions about slate roofs. One of the most frequently asked questions is what advantages slate roofs have over other kinds of roofing.

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5 Ways to Background Check Your Next Roofing Contractor

5 Ways to Background Check Your Next Roofing Contractor
Contractors
Tools & Tips

Right now, your roof may be due for a repair or replacement, but before you even get to the nitty-gritty of your project, you need to do a full background check on the roofing contractors on your shortlist. The last thing you want, after all, is to fall prey to a fly-by-night roofer.

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The Roofing and Remodeling Company: For a Lead-Safe Home

The Roofing and Remodeling Company: For a Lead-Safe Home
Tools & Tips

Lead is a naturally occurring metal used in a lot of things in your house, from construction materials to batteries. Up until 1978, paint manufacturers used lead as an additive in their products.

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How Good Roofing Contractors in Virginia Beach Can Prevent Ice Dams

How Good Roofing Contractors in Virginia Beach Can Prevent Ice Dams
Tools & Tips

Few forces pose as much threat to your roof as winter itself, especially when it comes to the development of ice dams. An ice dam is the result of poor roof ventilation and a warm attic. It can be dangerous when left alone, so you might want to have your roof inspected for problem signs as soon as possible.

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The Roofing Company and The Remodeling Company is certified as an EPA Lead Safe Contractor

The Roofing Company and The Remodeling Company is certified as an EPA Lead Safe Contractor
Tools & Tips

Federal law requires that individuals receive certain information before renovating six square feet or more of painted surfaces in a room for interior projects or more than twenty square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects in housing, child care facilities and schools built before 1978. 

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4 Tips to Follow for Upgrading Your Norfolk Roof

4 Tips to Follow for Upgrading Your Norfolk Roof
Tools & Tips

The roof protects our homes from different weather conditions. It also greatly contributes to their overall curb appeal.

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Roof Leaks: Causes, Signs, and Ways to Fix Them

Roof Leaks: Causes, Signs, and Ways to Fix Them
Tools & Tips

Roofs shelter us from the elements, and even the strongest materials can deteriorate over time if left unmaintained.

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Infographic: Steep-Slope Roofing 101

Infographic: Steep-Slope Roofing 101
Tools & Tips

Here we explain the basics of steep-slope roofing, which you can show to a professional contractor the next time you work on your roof.

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Our Virginia Beach Remodeling Experts Prevent House Fires with One Simple Fix

Our Virginia Beach Remodeling Experts Prevent House Fires with One Simple Fix
Tools & Tips

In most households, the clothes dryer is an essential appliance. But few homeowners understand how to properly install and maintain their dryer, and this lack of knowledge can result in a serious fire hazard.

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Part 2: Getting a Flat Roof: What You Need to Know

Part 2: Getting a Flat Roof: What You Need to Know
Tools & Tips

There are different flat roofing options available to address different needs. Understanding what each one is capable of will help you gauge which flat roof will work best for you.

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Prevent Permanent Damage on Newport News Roofing Systems this Winter

Prevent Permanent Damage on Newport News Roofing Systems this Winter
Tools & Tips

Winter can bring significant amounts of snowfall, which can cause damage to poorly maintained roofs. Homeowners can prepare their roofs for winter weather with preventetive maintenance.

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Why Good Roof Insulation Isn’t Optional

Why Good Roof Insulation Isn’t Optional
Tools & Tips

Those of us living in Norfolk know that keeping our homes comfortable and efficient all year round isn’t exactly a piece of cake. We get 90-degree highs during our hot, humid summers and 32-degree lows from December to January.

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Common Roofing Mistakes to Keep an Eye Out For

Common Roofing Mistakes to Keep an Eye Out For
Tools & Tips

Having your roofing installed means more than just hiring a contractor and paying the bill. You also need to keep an eye out for common mistakes that can adversely affect your roof. Knowing what to look for will help you keep tabs on the work being done on your home.

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Beat the Soaring Electricity: Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Beat the Soaring Electricity: Make Your Home Energy Efficient
Tools & Tips

The comforts of having television, computers, air conditioning, heaters, and sufficient lighting are priceless. Coping up with modern living is thus simply not possible without electricity. But with this convenience comes the responsibility of paying for the consumption of energy.

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Check Your Roof and Get Estimate from Roofers in Chesapeake Before Selling Your Home

Check Your Roof and Get Estimate from Roofers in Chesapeake Before Selling Your Home
Tools & Tips

The roof is protects the household from destructive natural and man-made hazards so it should be maintained regularly. If you fail to do so, rainwater and other debris can make their way inside and ultimately ruin your interiors. According to SheKnows.com, when you do an exterior inspection, you should do the following: 

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Fix leaks on your roof before they cause huge headaches

Fix leaks on your roof before they cause huge headaches
Tools & Tips

The signs of summer are already here with lots of sun and fair skies beautifully complimenting Virginia Beach’s scenery. Internationally known for its historic buildings and landmarks, it’s easy to see why tourists flock to city for a delightful summer vacation.
 

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Squirrels! Another Reason to Have Your Roof Inspected Annually

Tools & Tips

At The Roofing Company, our goal is to ensure your home can provide long-term, worry-free protection for you and your family. This is one of the reasons we offer an ongoing maintenance program that includes yearly inspections, an assessment of your home’s condition, all related repairs and documentation of those repairs for your records.

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Make a Healthy Home: Free from the Damp of Smog

Tools & Tips

The rising temperatures across the states could only mean one thing: summer is just around the corner. Virginia Beach will once again host thousands of vacationers looking to beat the heat with a trip to one of its scenic beaches.

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How to Keep Your Roof from Raising Your Home Insurance Costs

How to Keep Your Roof from Raising Your Home Insurance Costs
Tools & Tips

If you’re looking to save on homeowner’s insurance, the condition of your Virginia Beach roofing could be the key to lower premiums. That’s because as a home ages, it becomes more vulnerable to damage.

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Infographics: On Your Mark, Get Set, Roof

Infographics: On Your Mark, Get Set, Roof
Tools & Tips

Need to get your roof repair or replaced? Whether you have a minor or major roofing job, this infographic will help you prepare better for it!

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The Ultimate Roofing Reminder List for the Homeowner

Tools & Tips

The roofing system is your home’s primary layer of protection, shielding your home from the harsh elements outside. This is why it is important that homeowners take the necessary steps to maintain a roof’s integrity. Not doing so will not only cause a number of roofing problems to surface, but it will also shorten the average lifespan of your roof.

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Top 3 Pro Tips on Working with Virginia Beach Roofers

Tools & Tips

As far as home improvement projects are concerned, roofing work is serious business. Any roofing project you decide to invest in needs to be done right the first time if you want to maximize your returns and avoid future headaches.

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Home Safe Home: Tips to Avoid Roofing-Related Accidents

Tools & Tips

As your home’s primary line of defense against the Virginia Beach weather, keeping your roof in good condition is paramount. That is why it is necessary to conduct routine maintenance. This may entail climbing up the roof from time to time to do some cleaning or repairs.

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Energy Saving Tips and Thoughts on Roofing and Virginia Beach Roofers

Tools & Tips

Given the cost of electricity these days, certain home improvements that improve energy efficiency make a lot of sense. A reroofing project, for instance, is one such opportunity to keep heating and cooling costs down.

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Don’t Skimp on your Home: Prepare Your Roof for the Worst

Tools & Tips

The Virginia climate can be described as being in the “Goldilocks Zone” because just like the bowl of porridge that Goldilocks chose in the popular children’s fairy tale, the place is “not too hot, and not too cold”. But then there are times when Mother Nature chooses to come in way too strong.

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How We Can Protect Your Home from Critters

How We Can Protect Your Home from Critters
Tools & Tips

When installing or upgrading a roof, there are certain precautions skilled Norfolk roofers can take to protect vulnerable areas from critters. Rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, bats, and birds may attempt to take up residence in your attic any time of the year, especially when cooler weather arrives.

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Prepare Your Home for Inspection with Help from Virginia Beach Roofers

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An article by Toni Guagenti for the Virginian-Pilot explains the difference between home appraisers and home inspectors by detailing what each one does and watches out for. Guagenti says appraisers generally do the job for lenders, while inspectors perform theirs for homebuyers. 

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How to Make Your Home Stand Out in Your Neighborhood

How to Make Your Home Stand Out in Your Neighborhood
Tools & Tips

Home exterior projects are going to be advantageous for you and your home even if you’re not trying to sell your house. Aside from making your home stand out among other homes in your neighborhood, these projects can also improve its curb appeal, weather resistance and energy efficiency. 

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How a Virginia Beach Roofing Company Can Help Homes Stand Up to Winter

Tools & Tips

Winter has come down in full force in Virginia, and the effects of what was forecasted as a colder-than-average winter were felt as early as the first weeks of December.

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Tips from the Experts: Slate Roofing Maintenance

Tips from the Experts: Slate Roofing Maintenance
Tools & Tips

Slate is a great choice when it comes to Newport News roofing. It holds up well against the elements, doesn’t retain snow or ice, boasts an incredibly long lifespan and possesses a classic charm that can make any home look beautiful and timeless.

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How to Create a Healthier, Safer Home for You & Your Family

How to Create a Healthier, Safer Home for You & Your Family
Tools & Tips

The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define a healthy home as a structure that keeps you safe from illness and injury. It also serves as much-needed personal space for you and your family members. It is important to keep your home in good condition to ensure a healthier living environment.

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Keep Gutters Clog-Free with Gutter Topper®

Keep Gutters Clog-Free with Gutter Topper®
Tools & Tips

Your gutters redirect water away from your home and prevent water damage to your roof, siding, foundation and more. It’s important that you keep them in top condition, especially in the fall and winter, when the leaves fall and clogs are most likely to form.

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Room Additions: A Three-Part Checklist – Part 3: Choosing the Right Contractor

Room Additions: A Three-Part Checklist – Part 3: Choosing the Right Contractor
Tools & Tips

One of the most crucial aspects of any home improvement project is choosing the right contractor for the task. In the case of a room addition, you must work with a contractor who has not only the skills but the experience necessary to pull everything off. Below is a rundown of the things you have to do to find the right contractor for you. 

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5 Tips to Successfully Complete a Major Home Makeover Project

5 Tips to Successfully Complete a Major Home Makeover Project
Tools & Tips

A large-scale makeover of your home is no easy task. You need to be sure that you have everything covered before proceeding with the project. Otherwise, you might just put your home and family in jeopardy. As the go-to source for home additions and remodeling in Virginia Beach, The Remodeling Company has several tips to share.

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4 Home Winterization Tips: Getting Your Roof Ready

Tools & Tips

Winter is an exciting time for many because the holidays are approaching. Winter also means cold weather, which is often a challenge for homeowners. Before you hang trinkets and decorations, your home must be winterized first.

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Why You Should Get Expert Advice and Help Early This Year

Tools & Tips

Every roofing structure is made up of complex components that regular people won’t fully understand. Even many of those who are adept at DIY ventures don’t acknowledge that they know their roofing well. As a homeowner, making decisions about your Virginia Beach roofing can be overwhelming.

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The Roofing Company 7-Point Satisfaction Guarantee

Learn what your Neighborhood Roofing Professional promises you...

The Roofing Company 7-Point Satisfaction Guarantee

Learn what your Neighborhood Roofing Professional promises you...

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Frequently Asked Questions About TPO Roofing

Frequently Asked Questions About TPO Roofing

As fall starts, many homeowners are calling roofers in Chesapeake for roof inspection, repair, or replacement.

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