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At Exterior Medics, we are more than simply exterior home improvement and roofing contractors. We are your partners in creating a home exterior that you will love for years to come. Our priority is to meet each and every one of your needs, with services such as free estimates and professional in-home consultations. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, expertise, and friendliness. Serving Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, and Washington D.C., we are dedicated to improving the homes—and lives—of the homeowners we serve.

  • Roofing
  • Gutters
  • Siding
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Masonry
  • Chimney

Roofing

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Protect your home from the top down with a beautiful new roof. We offer roofing installation, roof repair, and roof inspection. Exterior Medics is ranked as one of the top 3% of roofers in the nation, awarded the prestigious GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor status. We are also a proud member of the esteemed DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor Program.

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Gutters

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Having a strong, fully-functional gutter system is important to protect your home's foundation, stop erosion, avoid pests, and prevent mildew growth. With our professional gutter repair or gutter replacement services, Exterior Medics can help you care for and protect your home year-round.

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Siding

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Got curb appeal? Siding goes a long way in making a good impression. It also plays a vital role in protecting your home and improving its value. Exterior Medics provides siding repair and siding replacement services throughout Greater Washington, using only the highest-quality materials to give your home a look and comfort level you'll love.

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Doors

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Knock knock—when was the last time you replaced your door? The gateway to your home should be both eye-catching and functional. We carry a wide selection of entry doors, patio doors, and storm doors manufactured with materials ranging from steel for extra security, fiberglass for energy efficiency, and solid wood doors for classic beauty, warmth, and elegance.

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Windows

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New windows can greatly improve a home's appearance, as well as help homeowners save thanks to today's energy-efficient standards. If you've had it with high energy bills and dull, unsightly windows, reach out to Exterior Medics, where we offer window replacement solutions to match any lifestyle, home architecture, and project. We install windows of the highest quality and materials from top manufacturers.

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Masonry

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With masonry from Exterior Medics, they can huff and they can puff, but they can't blow your house down! Masonry gives your home timeless beauty and unparalleled durability.  In addition to increasing resale value and curb appeal, masonry is a superior choice for home improvement projects because it is fire, weather, termite, and rot resistant; soundproof; energy-efficient; and environmentally-friendly.

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Chimney

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Chimneys are a classic addition to any home, but dirty, damaged, and faulty chimneys can be dangerous, leading to fires that ruin your home's structure. Exterior Medics can help improve your home with professional chimney installation and chimney repair services in the Greater Washington area. 

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6 Most Common Repair Issues

When you own a home, it's inevitable: things are going to break, and you are going to have to fix them. The good news is that you don't have to do it alone. Exterior Medics is here to help with all types of exterior repairs and renovations. Here are the 6 most common issues we help homeowners fix.

1. Melted Siding

Siding serves as a shell for your house's exterior, designed to protect you and your home from the elements. To maintain its luster and remain in good shape, it needs regular maintenance and cleaning as well as occasional repairs. Did you know that one of these repairs could involve melted siding? While it may sound strange, melted siding is a common occurrence.

 

It is most often attributed to grilling equipment placed too close to the home. The high heat from the grill can melt, warp, and even burn vinyl siding. Replacing the damaged area is a relatively simple repair. You may also want to consider replacing your vinyl siding with a more durable option, such as James Hardie fiber cement. And remember to grill a safe distance from your home!

2. Failed Chimney Crowns

Finding water anywhere it's not supposed to be is never a good thing. When it comes to chimneys, the presence of water often indicates chimney crown failure. While failure can occur with a chimney crown that is improperly installed, it can also happen over time and with age. It's important to get a cracked chimney crown repaired, because water that finds its way in can freeze and then re-thaw, furthering the damage.



The uppermost part of the chimney, the chimney crown vents smoke through the flue to prevent moisture from getting inside. A cracked chimney crown means that your chimney is in need of repair. In the beginning stages of damage, sealing the chimney crown may be enough, but deeper cracks will require more extensive repair. Regular chimney inspections can help identify potential issues before they bloom into larger problems.

3. Improper Roof Flashing Installation

Your roof is designed to protect your home from the elements and last for years to come. However, your roof is only as good as the workmanship put into it. One common issue we see comes from the improper installation of roof flashing. Roof flashing is galvanized steel that is installed where roof surfaces meet a wall, along the edges, where two roof slopes meet, and around things such as chimneys, vents, and skylights.




Flashing protects seams and joints by directing moisture away from the roof, thus preventing water damage. However, when roof flashing is improperly installed, you could end up with water damage in your home. If you notice signs of a leaking roof, such as water stains on the ceiling, it's time to give the professionals a call to diagnose the issue. The good news is that once the flashing is repaired, your roof will continue to protect you for years to come. But it's crucial not to delay!

4. Rotted Door Frames

How long have you had the doors in your home? If it's been a while, the door frame could be compromised. Regardless of your door material, the frame is generally made from wood, which is subjected to the whims of the weather. Over time, all the sun, rain, snow, and storms can lead to moisture penetrating the wood — causing an inevitable breakdown.



Degradation of your door frame means more than just a crumbling, unaesthetic appearance. If not addressed, door frame rot could lead to higher energy bills and additional stress of your HVAC system as it works to compensate for the drafts from the gaps. If damage is limited to a small area, it may be possible to repair it. However, if moisture has spread to a large area and fungi has started to grow, the smart move is to replace the entire door and create a beautiful, durable, and safe entryway.

5. Leaky Windows

Windows are the eyes of a home. However, when moisture or water is preventing you from seeing things clearly, it's time for a closer look. Window leaks are a common issue we see and can happen for several reasons. Sometimes, this can appear as foggy condensation that can't be wiped away from inside or outside. With double- or multi-pane windows, the cause is often the result of a broken window seal.



Regardless of the cause, it's important to address any window leaking issues promptly, as moisture settling into the home can lead to mold growth, presenting a dangerous scenario for your family. Getting a professional to diagnose the problem is a wise choice, as you want to make sure you properly address the situation. Whether you simply need a repair or decide it's time to replace your windows, we can help guide you toward the best choice.

6. Overflowing Gutters

Gutters are designed to direct the flow of water from your roof efficiently, protecting your home from potentially catastrophic damage that can result from moisture. To properly function, gutters must be free of debris, sized appropriately, and angled properly. If you notice your gutters overflowing, this is a clear sign that something is preventing them from working as they should.



Regular gutter cleaning, ideally done at the start of each new season, can help prevent your gutters from becoming overwhelmed with debris and potentially causing overflow, which can lead to water seeping into your walls and ceilings. To remove debris, you can use a leaf blower to help the process or simply do it by hand. If your gutters are too small, installed at the wrong angles, or sagging from the weight of debris over time, it may be time to replace them.

1. Melted Siding

Siding serves as a shell for your house's exterior, designed to protect you and your home from the elements. To maintain its luster and remain in good shape, it needs regular maintenance and cleaning as well as occasional repairs. Did you know that one of these repairs could involve melted siding? While it may sound strange, melted siding is a common occurrence.

 

It is most often attributed to grilling equipment placed too close to the home. The high heat from the grill can melt, warp, and even burn vinyl siding. Replacing the damaged area is a relatively simple repair. You may also want to consider replacing your vinyl siding with a more durable option, such as James Hardie fiber cement. And remember to grill a safe distance from your home!

2. Failed Chimney Crowns

Finding water anywhere it's not supposed to be is never a good thing. When it comes to chimneys, the presence of water often indicates chimney crown failure. While failure can occur with a chimney crown that is improperly installed, it can also happen over time and with age. It's important to get a cracked chimney crown repaired, because water that finds its way in can freeze and then re-thaw, furthering the damage.



The uppermost part of the chimney, the chimney crown vents smoke through the flue to prevent moisture from getting inside. A cracked chimney crown means that your chimney is in need of repair. In the beginning stages of damage, sealing the chimney crown may be enough, but deeper cracks will require more extensive repair. Regular chimney inspections can help identify potential issues before they bloom into larger problems.

3. Improper Roof Flashing Installation

Your roof is designed to protect your home from the elements and last for years to come. However, your roof is only as good as the workmanship put into it. One common issue we see comes from the improper installation of roof flashing. Roof flashing is galvanized steel that is installed where roof surfaces meet a wall, along the edges, where two roof slopes meet, and around things such as chimneys, vents, and skylights.




Flashing protects seams and joints by directing moisture away from the roof, thus preventing water damage. However, when roof flashing is improperly installed, you could end up with water damage in your home. If you notice signs of a leaking roof, such as water stains on the ceiling, it's time to give the professionals a call to diagnose the issue. The good news is that once the flashing is repaired, your roof will continue to protect you for years to come. But it's crucial not to delay!

4. Rotted Door Frames

How long have you had the doors in your home? If it's been a while, the door frame could be compromised. Regardless of your door material, the frame is generally made from wood, which is subjected to the whims of the weather. Over time, all the sun, rain, snow, and storms can lead to moisture penetrating the wood — causing an inevitable breakdown.



Degradation of your door frame means more than just a crumbling, unaesthetic appearance. If not addressed, door frame rot could lead to higher energy bills and additional stress of your HVAC system as it works to compensate for the drafts from the gaps. If damage is limited to a small area, it may be possible to repair it. However, if moisture has spread to a large area and fungi has started to grow, the smart move is to replace the entire door and create a beautiful, durable, and safe entryway.

5. Leaky Windows

Windows are the eyes of a home. However, when moisture or water is preventing you from seeing things clearly, it's time for a closer look. Window leaks are a common issue we see and can happen for several reasons. Sometimes, this can appear as foggy condensation that can't be wiped away from inside or outside. With double- or multi-pane windows, the cause is often the result of a broken window seal.



Regardless of the cause, it's important to address any window leaking issues promptly, as moisture settling into the home can lead to mold growth, presenting a dangerous scenario for your family. Getting a professional to diagnose the problem is a wise choice, as you want to make sure you properly address the situation. Whether you simply need a repair or decide it's time to replace your windows, we can help guide you toward the best choice.

6. Overflowing Gutters

Gutters are designed to direct the flow of water from your roof efficiently, protecting your home from potentially catastrophic damage that can result from moisture. To properly function, gutters must be free of debris, sized appropriately, and angled properly. If you notice your gutters overflowing, this is a clear sign that something is preventing them from working as they should.



Regular gutter cleaning, ideally done at the start of each new season, can help prevent your gutters from becoming overwhelmed with debris and potentially causing overflow, which can lead to water seeping into your walls and ceilings. To remove debris, you can use a leaf blower to help the process or simply do it by hand. If your gutters are too small, installed at the wrong angles, or sagging from the weight of debris over time, it may be time to replace them.

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