“Oh HAIL no!”
That’s what Richland, PA locals found themselves saying February 25th, 2017 when the town was hit with the first hail storm of the season. Homes were met with 1” hail and strong winds resulting in both hail damage and wind damage to shingles and siding.
The Exterior Company, an exterior insurance restoration company out of Lancaster, PA, will be hosting a free seminar on Wednesday, May 3rd, at the Union House Taproom and Livery, for homeowners in the Richland area who are looking to learn more about filing an insurance claim. Trained members of The Exterior Company will be there to answer questions about the effects of hail damage and wind damage as well as to schedule a free inspection. Footage of...Read more
Posted on 5/1/2017 at 7:59:00 AM
Hurricane Matthew officially made landfall on October 8, 2016 southeast of McClellanville, South Carolina. At the time, Matthew was classified as a Category 1 Hurricane, which means wind speed in the eye of the storm ranged from 74-95 mph. Massive flooding occurred throughout both Carolina coasts. The water level at Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC
shattered a hurricane record of 1954’s Hurricane Hazel. The wake of Matthew left 34 people dead in the United States, including 17 in North Carolina, according to Governor Pat McCrory on October 11th, 2016. For those that survived, it will soon be time to rebuild and repair all of the damage left by the merciless Hurricane Matthew.
Posted on 10/12/2016 at 9:54:00 AM
When it comes to protecting your home, it’s what’s on top that actually matters. Common misconceptions about roofing can contribute to a false sense of security.
Below you will discover the top 10 myths about roofing.
Myth: All homes in the neighborhood are affected the same by hail.
Fact: Not all homes are affected the same way. The size and hardness of a hailstone can vary in a small area. Other factors include the pitch of your roof, its age and condition.
Myth: Lighter color “splatter” marks on your roof after a hailstorm means there has been damage done.Fact: No, splatter marks do not necessarily mean any damage has been done. Splatter marks are normal after a hailstorm. Over time, your roof darkens due to alg...Read more
Posted on 6/1/2016 at 6:00:00 AM
Have you ever wondered how a professional contractor goes about a roof repair? Here is a quick look into the process.
Inspection: Once an on-site inspection is made, the contractor will check your roof to determine the type and extend of any damage.
Insurance: If applicable, your roofing contractor will help you assess what can be reimbursed from your homeowners insurance and tips on how to fill out a claim.
Contract: A written proposal will be submitted detailing the work to be performed and the contract is signed.
Scheduling: Your repair is scheduled and a team or experienced roofers are assigned to your project. Repair and construction dates are set, materials are ordered and deliveries are scheduled.
Project Beings: Your roofing cont...Read more
Posted on 5/15/2016 at 6:00:00 AM
Here is a list of 5 common mistakes that you may be doing that is putting your roof in danger.
1. Pulling up roofing shingles to look for leaks. Pulling up shingles yourself can cause more damage and can create leaks where there were none before. Always contact a professional roofing contractor if you suspect any damage.
2. Walking on your roof. Roofs can be slippery, which present potential for falling off your roof causing serious damage. Walking on asphalt shingles can disrupt the granules and dislodge them or create gaps causing potential leaks.
3. Roof decorations. Over the holiday season you might be tempted to decorate on your roof. Walking across your roof can cause damage and attaching heavy decorations can put unnecessary pressure to your tiles. Additionally, stringing lights to your roof shingles for they can cause tearing over time.
4. Using cleaning solutions or bleach to clean your roof. If you chose to clean your roof with a cleaning solution that is not roof-approved, it can ruin your shingles. Using bleach can post harm to people and pets if exposed to the fumes or fluids. Bleach can also cause damage to plants, trees and grass and can leak into waterways and watershed areas.
5. Power washing your roof. High pressure can force water under your shingles, which can result in mold and mildew growth.
Posted on 5/1/2016 at 6:00:00 AM
One of the most costly, but important, home repair projects you will ever have to do is the installation of a new roof. Knowing how to pick a good roofing company can be difficult, especially if you are not familiar with the roofing industry. Here are some tips to help you chose the right professional roofing contractor for your job. Just like in a childhood story book, a PRINCE can save you from potential disaster:
Price- The right roofer does not always mean the cheapest. Sometimes, the “cheap” companies have a lower price because they are compensating for their shortcomings. They might just be starting out, taking shortcuts, or using inferior materials. Remember, you get what you pay for. It is always a good idea to get mo...Read more
Posted on 4/15/2016 at 6:00:00 AM
Posted on 3/28/2016 at 11:42:00 AM
Winterizing your roof and the exterior of your home will help keep you safe and warm during whatever winter throws your way. Here are a few steps you can take to help insure a safe and happy winter:
Posted on 12/17/2015 at 7:00:00 PM
The Exterior Company Strives to use quality products when doing any repairs to a customer’s home. When it comes to siding, MainStreet™ siding by CertainTeed, produces a premium product at an outstanding value. You can choose from 24 different colors, 2 different finishes, and 7 different product styles. This allows you to find the perfect color and aesthetic for your home. With all the choices you may feel overwhelmed at first, but CertainTeed has an interactive tool you can use to visualize what your new siding will look like on your home. This tool allows you to view siding in different styles and colors, along with several other features, such as shutters, trim, and door colors. You can personalize your home to your liking...Read more
Posted on 12/15/2015 at 7:00:00 PM
On Thursday, June 18, 2015 a major storm rolled through Fairfax County Virginia bringing along with it damaging winds and hail that reached up to 1.75” in diameter. This touched surrounding areas such as Chantilly, Reston, Herdon, Fairfax City and Vienna.Hailstrom
Posted on 6/18/2015 at 8:00:00 PM
|Monday||8:00AM - 6:00PM|
|Tuesday||8:00AM - 6:00PM|
|Wednesday||8:00AM - 6:00PM|
|Thursday||8:00AM - 6:00PM|
|Friday||8:00AM - 6:00PM|
|Saturday||8:00AM - 6:00PM|