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…]
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 new roof in Arlington VA was installed a few weeks ago. Our repair foreman told me that I wasn’t posting enough shingle roof jobs on the blog.
Before: the roof was a standard 3 tab shingle which had developed some leaks over the years. The roof also had some ventilation problems which you’ll see the results of when we get into the job.
Click on any picture to enlarge. [Read more…]
There are many houses in Arlington and Alexandria that are virtually identical to this one, most were built 50 to 70 years ago; this house was probably on its third or fourth roof. As you can see, the existing light gray shingles are old and worn and are at the end of their life. The Owner of this house will soon outgrow it, so it was important to install a new roof that will protect the property but will also add some curb appeal when the day comes to sell it and move on. [Read more…]
This roof took a beating in high winds. When looking over the necessary repairs it became obvious that replacing the missing and damaged shingles would make the roof look terrible. The roof as you see it below is around 15 years old, and like most things left outside for 15 years, it has a good amount of algae and dirt accumulated on it. Installing new, clean shingles into a dirty roof would look terrible. [Read more…]