We did this house last week; the roofing in Vienna VA. The owners were torn on color selection so I brought out a few of their top four choices and put them up on the garage roof. The look of the shingles can vary depending on the angle of the sun- so after a few days my clients were positive they’d like the color after seeing it through a few sunrises and sunsets. Laying shingle samples on the roof is a great way to make sure our clients will be happy with their new roof. [Read more…]
We finished this last week. You can read about the material here: https://www.lyonscontracting.com/roof-repair-roof-learning-center/the-last-tin-roof/
The existing roof was an old flat seam tin metal roof that had rusted through in a few spots- there was really no saving it. Since the material is no longer being manufactured my client was looking at other options but wasn’t finding anything that would match the upper roof. [Read more…]
This cedar shake roof was replaced with Timberline Weathered Wood shingles. The roof is about 25 years old and was pretty close to the end of it’s useful life; although not leaking yet some of the shakes had blown off during high winds. [Read more…]
This project started with a leaking flat roof at the skylight; the Owner called us to report that she was seeing stains. We first went out intending to repair the roof (not replace) because it was only six years old; a roof like this should have a service life of 15-20 years if properly installed. When we got up on the roof it felt soggy- in some areas it felt like we were walking in mud as we could feel the roof sinking beneath our feet; when fiberboard insulation gets wet it turns into mush. We alerted the Owner and told her that this might not be a quick fix; since there was no attic space to inspect the underside of the roof the only way to truly asses the roof was to perform a few test cuts to see what was really going on. The testing was done with no further obligation than the small service charge for our time and materials. [Read more…]
We do a lot of these flat roof row house in Alexandria, VA, my reference list for flat roof row houses is well into the 150’s. We’ve come up with a system of re-roofing that typically has the whole job done in a day, this speed and efficeincy allows us to offer a superior roof at an incredible value.
I’ll show you the steps we take: Click on any picture to enlarge. [Read more…]