Category Archives for "Roofing"

Find and Fix Roof Damage Before It Leaks

That old saying, “prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent” can apply to a lot of things in life, including—and especially—your roof. Your roof keeps you dry and safe, but even small spots of roof damage can allow water to seep in and create a leak that can lead to costly water damage in other […]

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9 Summer Cooling Tips for Your Home

During those hot dog days of summer, you may either find yourself sweating profusely as you try to get comfortable, or slapping your forehead over the utility bill for keeping your home comfortable. So how do you keep your home cool in summer without breaking the bank? Affordable Quality has a few summer cooling tips […]

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5 Home Improvements to Boost Resale Value

Home improvement projects are not all created equal. Some may seem like a good idea at the time, but may not bring home the bacon when it comes time to sell your home. Everybody’s funds are finite, so it makes sense to take some time and figure out which home improvement projects will bring you […]

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7 Signs You Need Storm Damage Roof Repairs

Here in Northern Virginia, we have quite a few “opportunities” each year when storm damage might attack your roof. In the winter, ice dams can be a problem. During spring, summer and autumn, we can get heavy thunderstorms with hail, wind and torrential rains. Some newer and well-built roofs can hold up to stormy weather […]

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Roof Inspection Checklist for Homeowners

If you take really good care of your roof, it can take really good care of your home. In fact, it can hold up admirably for about 20 to 25 years before you need to have a roof replacement. But all kinds of unexpected events and circumstances can happen that can inflict damage on and […]

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Roof Maintenance Tips

Clean all debris from the surface of the roof. This includes debris that has gathered behind HVAC units, pipes and pitch pans, and any other roof penetrations. Debris has a tendency to hold water, and water will expedite roof deterioration, especially if your roof is asphalt based such as a built-up roof or asphalt shingles. […]

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The Benefits of Installing Skylights and Sun Tunnels

Flipping the switches to turn on lights around your home can add up to anywhere between 12-20% of your monthly electricity bill. Climate control accounts for about 30% of that bill. There are a lot of ways to cut back, but one of the most pleasant and easy ways we know of is to have […]

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