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Founded by Se Woong An in 1989, An Exterior offers multiple services to Northern Virginia residents, including roofing replacement and installation for many roof styles. We are a family-owned-and-operated company, and we offer a one-year warranty on jobs over $500 and a five-year no-leak warranty on roof replacement. Our employees drive marked vehicles.
703-651-1541
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Founded in 1988, DryHome Roofing & Siding offers a wide array of residential exterior services. We perform complete roof replacement, general and structural roof repair, and skylight installation. We are a member of several professional roofing organizations, including the National Roofing Contractors Association, and are a CertainTeed SELECT Shingle Master employing Certified Master Shingle Applicators. We were the winner of Roofing Contractor magazine's 2014 Residential Roofing Contractor of the Year award.
703-743-7735
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Offering 24-hour emergency service, Exterior Medics provides roof replacement and repair for all types of roofs, from asphalt shingle to slate to flat roofing systems. A lifetime workmanship warranty covers every full replacement project, and we are accredited by GAF as a Master Elite Roofer. We are members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau. In 2014, we won both Remodeling magazine's Big 50 award and a Chrysalis Award. We also perform masonry work and replace gutters, siding, doors, and windows.
703-957-2771
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Family owned and operated since 1981, Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet provides residential customers with replacement roofing services. We also install seamless gutters and the Gutter Helmet gutter cover system. We are an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor and have earned the distinction of being included on Qualified Remodeler's Top 200 Remodelers list in 2017.
703-840-2865
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A member of the National Roofing Contractors Association, Power Home Remodeling is an exterior remodeling company with over 20 years of experience. Our company ranked fourth on Qualified Remodeler's 2016 Top 500 list and sixth on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. We have also received the National Roofing Contractors Association's Gold Circle Award Honorable Mention for service to the community. Our roof installations are backed by a 50-year, full manufacturer warranty, and we offer a lifetime labor warranty on all products and services.
703-544-8578
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Shiner Roofing, Siding & Windows replaces and repairs a range of roof styles, including asphalt shingle, cedar shake, metal, flat or membrane, slate, and synthetic. We are certified as a GAF Master Elite Roofer and a CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster. We provide workmanship warranties on all roof installations for up to 25 years, and we feature products by brands such as CertainTeed, GAF, DaVinci, and Anbrook, among others.
703-763-5395
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Style Roofing is a family-owned-and-operated business administering residential roof replacement services along with window replacement and siding installation. We offer a full warranty on labor and materials for all roof replacements. We are a CertainTeed ShingleMaster and an EcoStar Gold Star Authorized Applicator. Our company does not perform roof repairs.
703-672-2262
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About Virginia Roofing Companies

A roof is a fundamental part of the home, and it’s impossible to go without one. The roof affects the whole home, from its structural integrity to its sale price. And because they’re so important, roof repair and new roof installation work needs to be handled by an experienced and vetted roofing company.

It’s a good idea to learn a little bit about roofs, even if you’ve already hired a quality roofing contractor. This is especially true if you are considering a whole new style of roof to replace your home’s existing one.

Types of Roofs

Different types of roofing materials have their advantages and disadvantages. If you’re considering making a change to your roof type, you’ll want to do some research and consult a professional roofer to figure out which roofing material suits your home and climate best.

Northern Virginia residents will want to consider factors such as snow and frequent thunderstorms. A roof is a major investment, and you’ll want it to protect your home from the Northern Virginia elements.

Asphalt shingles

Also known as composite shingles, this is a very popular roofing material. These shingles are composed of a fiberglass mat with small particles of asphalt and minerals on top.

Asphalt shingles are the most affordable option available. It may not look fancy, but an asphalt shingle roof will do the job and can last for at least a couple decades. However, asphalt shingles are more easily damaged by wind than some other roofing materials. They also absorb heat from the sun, which can warm up your attic. Insulation and proper ventilation can help with this issue.

Metal roofs

Metal roofing has become more popular in recent years. You’ve likely seen traditional standing seam metal roofs, but you may not know that metal roofs can also imitate the look of shingles and tiles.

Metal roofs can last for 50 years or more. Although it is a more expensive option, this material is insect-proof and fire resistant. In fact, the long lifespan and overall durability of a metal roof means that your home insurance provider may offer you a discount on your annual premium if you have a metal roof installed.

A metal roof is also an eco-friendly choice, since some of the material can be recycled. Metal roofs can endure all kinds of bad weather, and they also reflect the sun, instead of absorbing heat like asphalt shingles.

Wood shakes and shingles

Wood shingles and shakes come from cedar, pine, cypress, and redwood trees. Wood shakes, split from logs, are thicker on one end. Wood shingles have a more uniform thickness, tapering less than shakes. They’re also sawn instead of split, so they’re less textured.  

Wood shakes and shingles look great, and many homeowners like how this material transforms as it ages. However, a wood roof requires some maintenance, including regular cleaning of debris buildup and treatment to keep mildew and fungus at bay.

Natural slate and synthetic slate shingles

Slate roofs are attractive and durable, sometimes lasting over 100 years. Installation of slate roofs needs to be handled by a contractor with plenty of experience with this material.

Slate roofing is a more expensive option, but for some homeowners, the cost is worth the look of the material and its very long lifespan.

Clay and concrete tile roofs

When you think of clay tile roofs, you probably conjure up images of Spanish-style homes with terra-cotta-colored roof tiles. But clay roof tiles come in a wide variety of colors and styles, as do concrete roof tiles.

Clay and concrete tiles are much heavier than other roofing materials, so they require more support underneath. The installation is also more expensive than standard asphalt shingles. However, a tile roof will last a lifetime, sometimes 80 years or more. Concrete tiles are less expensive than clay, but clay tiles are more durable than concrete.

Roof Repair

There are many threats to your roof, including hail, trees, snow and ice, and ponding water. It’s a good idea to check for damage after major storms and on a routine basis, twice yearly during the spring and fall. Unless you’re a professional roofer with the necessary safety gear, climbing around on your roof is never a good idea. Observe what you can with your feet firmly on the ground, and call a pro to do the rest.

Most roofing contractors perform inspections and are a good resource if your roof’s structure is complex or you aren’t sure if you actually have roof damage. However, not all roofing contractors offer roof repairs, so if you find a roofing contractor for an inspection, be sure that they can also perform any necessary repairs.

Roof Replacement

The safety of you, your family, and everything in your home depends on having a solid roof overhead. Replace your roof if:

  • Its structural integrity has been compromised
  • It needs repair but is near or past the end of its expected lifespan

Replacing your roof is an involved process, so be sure to ask your contractor to go over the steps and details with you. You may not want to stay in your home while the work is being done, so get an estimated time frame for the replacement before the job begins.

Unfortunately, new shingle roofs are sometimes installed over the existing roof, especially in a DIY situation. However, your professional roofing contractor should always remove the old shingles before the new roof is installed. This will give your contractor the opportunity to assess the underlying roof structure.

In most cases, failure to strip the existing roofing material voids the warranty on the new roofing material. If a roofer does not include existing roof removal in his or her bid for the job, cross that company off your list and continue your search.

The Best Picks for Northern Virginia Roofers

Best Pick Reports conducts thousands of surveys with homeowners every year, with the goal of finding the best roofing companies in the Northern Virginia area. We use our objective research, based on survey responses from your neighbors, to compile a list of the best professional roofing companies in your area.

The data we gather in our research creates a picture of the most experienced, competent, and timely roofing contractors in Northern Virginia, and we are proud to present this information in a format that is easy for homeowners to consult. Call a Best Pick roofing company today for your roof repair or replacement project.