Here are some helpful tips from your local Charlottesville Roofing Co. Quality of workmanship and cost are important factors when considering replacing your roof, but there are others to consider as well.
We’re a Charlottesville roofing company with decades of experience helping customers find the most durable asphalt shingles to fit their budget.
WILL THOSE SHINGLES LOOK GOOD ON MY HOUSE?
When it comes to a big investment in your house like installing a new roof, you likely have a lot of questions. How much does a new roof cost? How long and involved is the re-roofing process? What will that color or style of shingles look like on my house? Will it clash with the siding? What if I don’t like the way my new roof looks?
Valley Roofing contractors in Harrisonburg use a tool that can help you visualize what your new roof will look like. We are using Beacon 3D+ which is a modeling tool that transforms snapshots we take of your house and transforms it into a measured, customizable 3D model. Wonder what your house would look like with designer asphalt shingles? In a matter of seconds, we can show you various options that might work for you. You can get a better sense of how each option looks with your existing siding or paint colors, and tell us what you like or don’t like.
A NEW ROOF WILL LAST A LONG TIME. EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS FIRST.
With warranties that cover materials up to 50 years, you will have the roof that Valley Roofing installs for a long time. So we want to make sure you love the look of your new roof, which is why we use the 3D+ visualizer to help you decide what type of shingles you want. If you live in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton, or anywhere in between, we will come to your house to give you a free estimate that includes a digital 3D mockup of your options.
The app that Valley Roofing uses implements a patented technology that makes measuring your home and estimating a project quick and easy by transforming smartphone pictures into a fully measured and customizable 3D model. We take a few pictures of the exterior of a home, and the app automatically generates the measurements required for us to provide you with a precise estimate for roofing, siding, and windows, and to show you how it will look.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ROOFING CONTRACTOR TO TRUST?
There are many factors that go into the selection of the right roofing contractor: are they dependable? Are they insured? Do you know anyone personally in the Charlotteville or Shenandoah Valley area who can vouch for the quality of their work? Are they rated highly by the Better Business Bureau?
All of those are important questions that you deserve an answer to before signing any contracts for services, to avoid roofing scams. On a shingle re-roofing job, it’s the old shingles that should get ripped off, not you!
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT THE PROCESS?
Your questions don’t have to end there. We often get questions about what all goes into a shingle replacement job in Virginia: Do you only replace a few shingles that are damaged? What about the roof deck underneath the shingles? Do you have to replace the trusses?
Well, the answers to those questions is: it depends! Unless the roof has sustained serious rain damage, we generally strip all the shingles off and install new ones.
Now you can see the process for yourself in this new video featuring Steve and Ben.
The job featured in this video is a Golden Pledge Warranty job. That means we take everything down to the roof deck. All the old paper will be removed, and we address anything on the roof deck that needs fixing. Once that’s done, we put new GAF Timberline shingles and the roof system back down.
If you’re looking for a roofing contractor in the Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro area, you know that Valley Roofing has the experience and reputation you can trust to get the job done right.
No matter where you live, a new roof is a significant investment in your home. For homeowners in Charlottesville, your new roof affects the assessed value of your home and your long-term investment.
A new roof is a significant investment for most homeowners in Charlottesville, Virginia. The national average for a new roof is somewhere between $5,000 and $30,000.
Metal roofing is a classic option for a traditional or contemporary Charlottesville home. Custom colors and multiple metal gauges offer an attractive option with long-lasting durability.
When a roof is installed poorly, it can create nightmarish situations with water seeping into your home and structural damage costly to repair.
Metal roofing has been an industry standard for years. Galvanized metal roofs once dotted farmhouses up and down the Shenandoah Valley and even historical homes in downtown Harrisonburg and Staunton.
If it’s been a long time since you purchased a roof, or if this is your first purchase, you have a lot to learn. A roof is a significant investment and should be researched properly. Ask questions of friends and family and discuss your project with a professional. Use this guide as an added resource.