Getting a roof replacement is an essential home investment. That’s why it’s necessary to discover your options and avoid practices that can thwart your project. Like these four: [Read more…]
This is a quick post of some pictures and a few words of a standing seam copper roof in Alexandria, VA [Read more…]
The roof you see below is a slate roof replacement Arlington, VA that had reached the end of its service life. When slates start to turn brown or show white efflorescent half moons in their faces it is a sure sign that they have begun to deteriorate; over the past 5 years the owner had spent a few thousand dollars patching up areas where slates had fallen out or where flashings had begun to leak. When slates deteriorate they get soft and can drop out of their positions or just crack off entirely; its a long slow process when a slate roof starts giving up the ghost, keeping it on life support can get really expensive. I know what you’re thinking “I thought slate roofs last forever?”; nope, some slates from only a few quarries will last for more than 125 years, some slate veins in those same quarries can produce softer slate that is more prone to water absorption. [Read more…]
Hear are a few roof replacement projects we’ve done in Mclean, VA ; the first house had the rear roof damaged by a falling tree. The homeowners insurance paid to replace the rear roof so the owners decided to just replace the entire roof. The existing roof was in rough shape but could’ve gone a year or two more but the owners decided to take advantage of the fact that half the roof was being paid for. [Read more…]
Here are a few Alexandria, VA shingle roof replacement projects we’ve done.
Before and afters below:
The roof below wasn’t leaking that the owners could see, but it was pretty close to the end of its useful life. The shingles used to be a cloudy gray color but over time stains and algae took over the roof. Roofs are more aesthetically important on houses with steeper roofs because you can see more of it. [Read more…]