Fireworks Can Easily Set Your Damaged Roof On Fire

The Fourth of July, one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States wouldn’t be a celebration without fireworks. In Northern Virginia, such displays are going to be held in different areas namely Fairfax and Alexandria. Though these sparklers may be fun and pretty to look at, they are also equally dangerous because these can easily start a fire on your roofing in Alexandria VA. We talked to All American Home Services, one of the most trusted local roofing companies in the area and asked about how this could happen and how it can be prevented: Read more »

A Metal Roof Is More Fire Resistant Than Other Materials

Protecting your house from fire is a difficult task, as you can only do so to a certain extent since there is no such thing as a fully fireproofed home. The best way to avoid such devastating incident is prevention. Being mindful with electronic devices or appliances, storing combustible liquid properly and being just outright careful are just a few. Installing a fire alarm and keeping a fire extinguisher doesn’t hurt either. Also, replacing your Arlington roofing to a metallic material may seem like a drastic measure but doing all of these could actually minimize the damage to your home, unlike what this article from wusa9.com reported: Read more »

Damaged Roofing Will Get Worse When Storms Hit

Severe storms may be one wrath of nature that we can never escape and just hope to survive; hopefully unscathed especially our homes. But more often than not, a house will still suffer a damage or two. Aside from hail, it comes with strong wind so other external factors will possibly cause falling trees and flying debris. One that hit Fairfax recently is a proof of how “complicated” things can get during a storm. Siding, window and roof repair in Fairfax would surely be something that everyone would need after devastation like this: Read more »

Fraudulent Contractors Don’t Only Target Calamity Victims

It is unimaginable that some had taken advantage of people who suffered something as devastating as Superstorm Sandy. Most of these victims’ homes were severely damaged and their belongings gone or destroyed. And the last thing they need would be frauds offering “services”. If you were in their shoes, you would have your home repaired immediately. With the problems you’re dealing with, you don’t have any more time for a background check on your contractor. No matter how promising they seem, it doesn’t guarantee validity. Take for example this report from brick.patch.com: Read more »

Top 3 Causes of Electrical Fires

Fires caused by electrical anomalies are some of the most common. It is complicated to deal with because you can’t just throw water onto the fire; that could lead to electrocution. The first thing to do is to turn off the main breaker. Then, use a fire extinguisher as this is the safer option since the foam neutralizes the electricity. To prevent such things from happening, you should be aware of what an electrical fire is and what causes it. Here are the top 3 causes of electrical fires: Read more »

Hire Professional Roofers to Ensure a Well Insulated Home

A roof, no matter how strong, will always incur damage so it is important to have it inspected at least once a year just to be sure. For homeowners who want to strengthen their roof, upgrades are needed. These are important because if done properly, they could lessen energy costs through insulation. There are a lot of different ways to enhance the quality and durability of a roof, but everything should be done or installed by professionals to maximize its full potential. One important upgrade you can’t do without is better ventilation. An article from homes.yahoo.com explains: Read more »

What You Read Isn’t Always What You’re Going to Get

Nowadays when we want to check on something that we want to purchase, the first thing we do is search for it on the internet. But not everything you read is 100% accurate so if you want to be sure about something, you have to do deeper research. For example, you can try calling the company and making sure it’s legit or read reviews from past clients. There are various other ways to be sure about something so you shouldn’t just believe everything. Take a look at this example about real estate in an article from realtytimes.com: Read more »

The Difference between a Competent Contractor and an Inept One is the License

Underpinning is a method in the construction field that aims to strengthen a building’s foundation for various reasons: weak or unstable structure, complications with the soil it is situated on or other natural causes that might have made it move. Either way, it is serious enough that it needs proper licensing before being performed, similar with other home improvement projects and equally dangerous and damaging if contractors do not do their job well. Unlicensed work can easily lead to disaster; here’s an example in D.C. as reported on nbcwashington.com: Read more »