Before beginning your roof installation, a professional roofing contractor will complete a thorough inspection of your home, including the interior, exterior and any attic or storage area. There are several reasons for these visual inspections. First, any good home contractor will make the safety of you and your family paramount. Second, contractors want to be aware of any other issues with your home that might affect a roofing system installation. Third, confirming your home is in good working order and everything is ready for the roof installation means you will be more satisfied and confident in your finished roofing project.
1. Improper or Illegal Electrical Wiring
Sometimes, electrical wires not visible from living spaces or attic areas are only found after an old roof has been removed. A sub-par or new-to-roofing contractor may not notice this or bring it to your attention, deciding instead to work around it. The danger in this is that any roofing work that is done could penetrate the wire’s insulation, trigger a short circuit and possibly a fire. Illegal or damaged wiring presents a fire hazard and an experienced, knowledgeable, professional roofing contractor will review any concerns with you so that you can choose a course of action that makes sense.
2. Carbon Monoxide Cautions
If you do not already own a carbon monoxide detector, you should purchase one. If you already have one, be sure to check the batteries and ensure it is operational. A working carbon monoxide detector is a critical part of a safe roofing installation. During the installation process a professional crew will take every precaution available, but it is still possible for exhaust vents to shift or dislodge which could in turn cause a carbon monoxide leak. It is critical that the homeowner conduct a daily visual inspection of these vents as a safeguard.
3. Circuit Breakers
A professional roofing crew uses power tools and air compressors during your roofing project. Thus, they need to have access to electrical outlets. Often the garage circuits are the ones your roofers will make use of, but it is still possible that areas within your home might be on the same circuit. To avoid spoiled food or damaged computer equipment, take precautions with any sustained electrical devices. Likewise, make sure your roofing contractor has reliable contact information so that you can be contacted if a circuit breaker is tripped or if there are any other issues that need to be discussed.
4. Exterior Home Protection
An experienced contractor can avoid any major damage and minimize any minor damage to the exterior of your home. A quality roofing contractor will take precautions like covering heating and cooling units, covering windows and designating a debris area to prevent damage to your yard. Likewise, a good installer will take steps to prevent gutter damage including using attachments to prevent their ladders from resting on your home’s gutters causing dents and scratches. An expert roofing installer knows how to avoid problems before they begin with best practices that most sub-standard contractors ignore.
5. Landscaping & Watering Systems
A professional roofing crew will take care to avoid disturbing your landscaping. To protect your lawn from the damage of people walking back and forth, it is wise to avoid watering and turn off any sprinklers a day or so before the installation begins. If you mow your lawn close to the beginning of the installation, it will make it easier for your installers to clean up any debris or materials in the grass. Likewise, overgrown trees can cause premature wear and tear on your roof. They also make installation more difficult and dangerous. If your trees require pruning, it is wise to do so prior to your roofing system installation.
6. Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs
Pools, spas and hot tubs can be damaged by roofing debris. To protect the look and functioning of your outdoor water features, a trusted roofing contractor will tarp your pool, spa or hot tub with poly propylene before the beginning of the installation. Even with this precaution, small amounts of debris like sawdust may make their way in during excessive winds, so you may want to turn off your pumps during your installation. Be mindful that a tarped water feature presents another child-hazard and monitor your children accordingly.
Windows on Washington is committed to providing their customers with a smooth and easy roof installation. Please let us know if you have any questions about your installation or roofing project we are always willing to help. We can be reached by email at email@example.com, by phone at 703-378-1190 or simply by clicking the link below.
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Windows on Washington will be at the Capital Home Show Friday through Sunday, September 20, 21 and 22, 2013. We will be showcasing our best-in-class replacement windows, doors, roofing, siding and gutter protection. Stop by our booth, number 829, to talk to one of our professionals about your home improvement project and a special offer for all free in-home consultations booked at the Home Show.
The Home and Remodeling Show is also presenting many seminars and special events for homeowners. Check out the schedule below:
Friday - September 20
12:00 PM - Kitchen Remodeling – Tips and Tricks: Kitchen design is about more than just style.
1:00 PM - Making Your Home More Energy Efficient - Why a green Focus Is Important
2:00 PM - MATT MUENSTER - from DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and Bathtastic Series
3:00 PM - La-Z Boy Design Seminar "Looking for Inspiration? Comfort? And a bit of Glam?
5:00 PM - La-Z Boy Design Seminar "Looking for Inspiration? Comfort? And a bit of Glam?
6:00 PM - MEG CASWELL - HGTV’s Design Star and Meg’s Great Rooms
7:00 PM - MATT MUENSTER - from DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and Bathtastic Series
Saturday - September 21
11:00 AM - Find the Best Value in Kitchen Remodeling: Make the smart choices with your money.
12:00 PM - MEG CASWELL OF HGTV’S DESIGN STAR AND MEG’S GREAT ROOMS
1:00 PM - Handy Mom
2:00 PM - MATT MUENSTER from DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and Bathtastic Series
3:00 PM - La- Z- Boy Design Seminar "Looking for Inspiration? Comfort? And a bit of Glam?
4:00 PM - Meg Caswell of HGTV’s Design Star and Meg’s Great Rooms
5:00 PM - Integrating the 21st Century Home: How to Combine Energy, Audio/Video, and Security Systems with Convenience.
6:00 PM - La- Z Boy Design Seminar "Looking for Inspiration? Comfort? And a bit of Glam?
7:00 PM - MATT MUENSTER from DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and Bathtastic Series
Sunday - September 22
11:00 AM - La- Z Boy Design Seminar "Looking for Inspiration? Comfort? And a bit of Glam?
12:00 PM - MEG CASWELL of HGTV’s Design Star and Meg’s Great Rooms
1:00 PM - Handy Girl 101: This new workshop is a mother-daughter DIY workshop.
2:00 PM - Finding the Best Value in Bath Remodeling: Make the smart choices with your money.
3:00 PM - La- Z Boy Design Seminar "Looking for Inspiration? Comfort? And a bit of Glam?
4:00 PM - Meg Caswell of HGTV’s Design Star and Meg’s Great Rooms
September 20-22, 2013
Friday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20153
Admission: $10.00 - Adults
$7.00 - Adults Online
$3.00 - Kids 6-12
Free for kids 5 and under
Free parking is available at the Dulles Expo Center.
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At Windows on Washington, we field a great deal of questions from homeowners that are dreaming of a home improvement project. We are committed to supplying our customers with all the facts, and believe the beauty, performance and warranty of the products we install speak for themselves. If you are considering a home improvement project, stop by our booth at the Home Show to discuss your home improvement plans with one of our experts or contact us by clicking on the link below.
When the time comes to select a new roof, some important factors to consider include the type of material, style, color and investment. There are various materials available and they offer varying benefits like ENERGY STAR ratings, esthetic appeal, cost, life span and more. To help navigate you through these decsions, Windows on Washington takes on the six most common questions our clients have about one of those materials - METAL ROOFING.
Question #1: Is metal roofing worth it?
Metal roofing is one of the more expensive roofing materials, but the future financial benefits may out way the initial up front cost. Metal roofing provides high thermal/solar reflectance and incredible durability, lasting on average nearly twice as long as wood or asphalt. With metal roofing, you can get the architectural style you want with the price you can handle in an environmentally friendly material you can feel good about. In recent years, the positive attributes of metal roofing have made it highly desirable which will raise the resale value of your home. The projected ROI in Northern Virginia for Roofing is 70% with resale alone.
Question #2: Does metal roofing attract lightning?
A home with a metal roof is no more likely to be hit by lightning than a home with an asphalt roof because lightning is attracted to the highest point and not necessarily the metal roofing material. Metal roofing can also act as a barrier against the electricity by discharging it evenly throughout the roof to prevent damage. Because it can dissipate the electrical charge it will help prevent a fire to your home caused by a lightning strike.
Question #3: Do metal roofs dent easily?
Today’s metal roofs are designed and warrantied to resist wind gusts of up to 120 miles per hour. Decra Metal Roofing is significantly lighter than most other roofing materials and is resistant to bad weather and wind lift, it is warrantied for Class 4 impact resistance during heavy rain and hailstorms. Tests show that metal roofs significantly outperform asphalt shingles in terms of durability and weather resistance.
Question #4: Do metal roofs have a short life expectancy?
Metal roofing provides high thermal/solar reflectance and incredible durability, lasting on average nearly twice as long as wood or asphalt. Metal Roofing Companies offer warranties up to 50 years compared to your standard asphalt roofing material with warranties of 15 years.
Question #5: Do metal roofs get hotter than other roofs?
Actually, metal reflects 70% of the sun's energy rather than absorbing that heat. Research from the Florida Solar Energy Center indicated that metal roofing offers an effect similar to and increased R-11 insulation on top of the roof during sunny conditions. One of metal roofings primary benefits — in the summer it prevents heat gain and helps to keep your home cooler while reducing your reliance on air conditioning.
Question #6: Are metal roofs is noisy?
One of the biggest misconceptions about metal roofing is that they are noisy. Many people think that a metal roof will sound like an old barn or a metal trailer when the rain hits it. Actually research has shown that metal roofing material is not any noiser than an asphalt or tile roof. Metal roofing is installed over a solid substrate, and this installtion material, along with the homes attic and insulation, create enough of a sound barrier to dampen any outside noise.
A new roof system is a sizable investment in your home. Windows on Washington offers our Roofing Services & Solutions Consumer Handbook, designed to guide you through the process. For more information about metal roofing for your home, schedule a free estimate with one of our consultants.
A competent and professional roofing contractor will conduct ongoing inspections as the work on your project progresses. Once your new roof is complete, the contractor should examine the workmanship carefully before signing off on the job. A reputable contractor understands that their name is only as good as the work they do, and is therefore highly motivated to get your job done right.
We cannot emphasize enough the value in taking the time to find the right professional roofing contractor. The installation of your new roofing system can vary tremendously and will vary based on which roofing system is selected, your specific residence or building, your local area, local labor costs and the time of year you choose to get the project completed. It can be a good idea to get a few proposals from reputable roofing contractors in your area. Remember, price is just one factor in your decision. It should be balanced with the quality of the materials, workmanship and reputation. A new roofing system is a significant expense and mistakes can be costly and are not easily fixed. It is worth taking the time to properly educate yourself and find a professional contractor who will deliver on their promises to you.
When purchasing a new roof, don’t forget to:
- Get several bids from reputable local roofing contractors.
- Get customer and manufacturer references and check them.
- Before choosing a contractor, make sure bids include the same work scope so you can really look at exactly what you are getting for the price. Remember - you really do get what you pay for! Subpar materials and poor workmanship can be costly in the long-term.
- Confirm certificates of insurance, licensing and bonding before your job begins.
- Insist on name brand materials from major manufacturers with sound warranties (CertainTeed, Firestone, Englert, Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Malarkey, Decra, etc.)
- Prepare your home appropriately to ensure a smooth installation.
- Inspect your new roof with your contractor to examine the work.
When deciding on a contractor for a new roof, you would be well served by visiting with a straightforward contractor who meets the qualifications listed above. Windows on Washington carries an array of different roofing materials and can give you a factual breakdown on the different types to make the best decision for your home. Contact the experts at WoW today for more information.
Choosing a Roofing System
When the time comes to select a new roof, some important factors to consider include the type of material, style, color and amount of the investment. There are various materials available and they offer varying benefits like ENERGY STAR ratings, esthetic appeal, cost, life span and more. A knowledgeable roofing contractor can help you understand the benefits of the different materials and weigh your options to find the best fit for your individual taste, budget and home.
The majority of homeowners choose asphalt shingles due to low cost, straightforward installation and resiliency. Standard asphalt shingles are available in many color choices, which make them a nice choice for any architectural style. They are available in traditional 3-tab shingles or thicker laminated “architectural” shingles. Asphalt shingles are made of either a paper fiber mat (better suited for cold weather and wind resistance) or fiberglass (offers better fire and moisture resistance) impregnated with asphalt and coated with mineral granules. Typically, asphalt shingles will offer you one of the lowest priced options. On the other side, asphalt shingles have a lower insulative value and a shorter lifespan than many other roofing materials now available.
Observed Life Span: 15 to 30 years
Wood Shingles and Shakes
Wood shingles and wood shakes are available in a range of woods including cedar, redwood and pine. Wood shingles are machine cut, while wood shakes are hand cut for a more rustic look. It is possible to purchase fire-resistant treated Class A wood shingles for an additional cost. Wood shingles and shakes can add attractive architectural details to bungalows and historic properties. Wood is a natural product and thus greener in some ways but sustainability can still be an issue. Although very attractive, wood roofing systems are high maintenance, can have poor fire ratings and tend to rot, split and mold over time. If you like the look of wood, but want something more affordable and less maintenance, you might consider metal roofing or synthetic shingles that mimic the look of wood without the drawbacks.
Observed Life Span: 10 to 20 years
Metal: Steel, Aluminum, Tile and Copper
Metal roofing offers some of the coolest roofs available, both in architectural style and temperature. Available in copper, aluminum, and stainless steel, metal roofs often contain a significant percentage of recycled material. Metal roofing provides high thermal/solar reflectance and incredible durability, lasting on average nearly twice as long as wood or asphalt. Metal shingles are significantly lighter than most other roofing materials and very resistant to bad weather and wind lift. Metal shingles are available in many styles and generally mirror the look of traditional roof coverings like shingles, slate and tile. With metal, you can get the architectural style you want with the price you want in an environmentally friendly material you can feel good about. This makes metal roofing systems a good choice for nearly any style home.
Observed Life Span: 30 to 50+ years
Recycled Synthetic Shingles
Recycled synthetic shingles, which are created from plastic or rubber, can be a great alternative to natural wood shingles or shakes. The shingles are shaped to mirror the look of wood or slate. Unlike traditional wood shingles, recycled synthetic shingles are UV-resistant, more moisture insensitive, can be more fire-resistant and have a longer lifespan. Some of the available recycled synthetic shingles offer a comparable lifespan to fifty-year asphalt shingles.
Observed Life Span: 30 to 50 years
Clay & Concrete Tiles
While clay tiles are non-combustible and very durable, they are very heavy and require additional roof framing. Clay roofing tiles are available in lighter colors, which can reflect over 50% of solar energy and adhere to cool roof standards. Concrete roofing tiles can offer a great look and value to your home. Concrete tiles are versatile and come in many design options - colors, shapes and textures - to give homeowners many choices. Roof tiles are made from natural clay or concrete. Tile roofing materials are very durable and offer minimal maintenance. They are naturally fire-resistant, offer a significant level of insulation and have high impact and wind lift resistance. Tile is appealing primarily for homes in a Mediterranean, European or Mission style. The downsides of natural clay and concrete tile are weight and price.
Observed Life Span: 30 to 50+ years
Metal (coated steel)
| 200-350 lb.
|| 10-20 yr.
We are extremely proud of our Roofing Division, as they always maintain the same high quality standards Windows on Washington is known for. We carry a variety of quality products ranging from Certainteed for asphalt roofing to Decra for steel roofing because we are committed to serving all of our customer's roofing needs. If a roof replacement is not necessary, you can be sure that we will not push you to replace it and instead offer you the appropriate solution or fix. Contact Windows on Washington for a roof inspection today!
At Windows on Washington, we know that no two customers or new roofing projects are the same. This is why we offer many different manufactures to help you find the right solution for your new roof. A knowledgeable contractor works closely with manufacturers to ensure whatever roofing system you choose is installed according to the manufacturer’s suggested best practices. Here is a sampling of the highly regarded roofing system manufacturers we work with:
Decra offers quality materials with a proven track record. Decra, the original stone coated steel roofing system, represents over 50 years of research and practical experience. Decra offers the ultimate in performance and engineering design giving you lasting Roofing solutions. Decra offers many style options like Tile, Villa Tile, Shake and Shingle with all of the benefits of metal roofing.
CertainTeed Roofing offers great roofing options including Landmark Solaris, an energy-saving breakthrough that puts cool roof technology to work. Landmark Solaris is a steep-slope, solar reflective asphalt roofing shingle which contains advanced colored granules that reflect the sun’s rays and can reduce a roof’s temperature by as much as 20% in the summer months. Landmark Solaris is an advanced hybrid roofing material that marries the traditional beauty of asphalt shingles with the environmental benefits of cool-roof technology. The result is a long-lasting ENERGY STAR® rated product.
Englert makes some of the best standing seam metal roofing material on the market today. They coat their metal with Energy Star, LEED-compliant coatings and many of their metal roofing products meet or exceed the top requirements for wind uplift and fire resistance ratings. If you are considering the addition of solar panels on your roof, an Englert metal roof is an ideal platform for their solar energy and solar thermal roofing products.
Classic Metal Roofing Systems
Classic Metal Roofing Systems is a leading manufacturer of residential metal roofing. Classic Metal Roofing Systems has designed their products with a focus is on increasing your home’s value and protection, making your roof worry-free and your home comfortable. They offer many metal roofing styles, from the charm of wood shakes, the popular look of architectural shingles, or traditional Standing Seam, all in beautiful, energy efficient, lifetime metal. Some great products include Oxford Shingle, Rustic Shingle, Country Manor Shake and Clicklock Standing Seam.
Malarkey Roofing Products has operated as a family owned company since 1956. At Malarkey Roofing, they work to create long-term value for homeowners. Their commitment to excellence propels Malarkey Roofing to new advances in polymerization and the development of long lasting products. Malarkey maintains a solid commitment to affordable, dependable roofing. With products including high profile laminate shingle, 3-tab shingles and solar reflective shingles, you have a nice range of color and style choices.
With a wide product offering that includes single-ply, metal and asphalt-based system solutions, Firestone is your provider of innovative products with outstanding warranty coverage. Design enhancement, energy efficiency and ease of use are just some of the features Fires- tone Metal Systems provide. Firestone offers a diverse product line of base sheets, ply sheets and cap sheets along with installation tools to give you a single source for quality asphalt-based roofing materials.
When deciding on a new roof, it's important to work with a contractor that is able to offer many different manufactures and roofing systems to find the perfect solution for your home. The experts at Windows on Washington will give you a factual breakdown on the different manufacturer and roofing types so you can make a fully informed decision. Contact WoW today for more information.
A Checklist For A Quality Roofing Contractor
All roofing contractors are not alike. It is important to prequalify roofing contractors to get the job done right the first time. Doing a little work upfront will save you hours of distress and potentially thousands of dollars later.
Fly-by-night contractors are typically uninsured and work with cheap, untrained and ill-supervised laborers. They will often use your roof as a training exercise to figure out how to put a roof on and will come to you later asking for more money to finish a job that isn’t correct to begin with. By shopping professional, local, established roofing contractors, getting multiple estimates from companies with a proven track record and weighing your material options, you can get a quality roofing system, professionally installed at a fair price and add value, security and comfort to your home.
We cannot stress enough - you need to understand the nature of low bids. No one likes to pay more than they have to, especially when it is a large investment like a roofing system. A low bid can seem really attractive and it can be significantly less than other bids from your vetted professional roofing contractors. The simple truth is, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Roofing systems are expensive because the hard cost of the materials, the trained, professional labor required in a proper installation and the insurance required to cover workers and protect homeowners from litigation. There’s no (right) way around this.
So what qualities and requirements should you look for in a contractor? Use our handy checklist to make sure you choose a true professional.
- Permanent place of business, telephone number, tax id number & business license
- Proof of insurance - liability coverage & workers' compensation certificates
- Licensed and bonded
- Ensure the contractor is financially stable
- Company has proven track record, client references & a list of completed projects
- Detailed, written proposal with descriptions of the work & specifications, approximate starting and completion dates and payment procedures
- Contractor is a licensed or approved applicator with manufacturer
- Contractor should be able to explain his project supervision, quality control procedures, size of the crew and estimated project completion time
- Contractor demonstrates a commitment to professionalism with appropriate industry associations
- Check with Better Business Bureau or Department of Professional Regulation for possible complaints filed against the contractor
- Contract & roofing warranties offered for labor and materials
When deciding on a contractor for a new roof, you would be well served by visiting with a straightforward contractor
who meets the qualifications listed above. Windows on Washington
carries an array of different roofing materials and can give you a factual breakdown on the different types to make the best decision for your home. Contact the experts at WoW
today for more information.
As you prepare for an estimate appointment for your new roof, you should familiarize yourself with some key terms. Understanding basic roofing terms will allow you ask more in-depth questions to the companies competing for your business. In an effort to support your research, Windows on Washington has put together the following list of many important terms commonly used by roofing contractors.
Understanding the Basic Roof System Components
Most roof systems are comprised of these five essential components:
Drainage - A roof features elements like shape, slope and layout that impact your roof’s ability to shed water.
Flashing - Sheet metal and other materials referred to as flashing are installed into a roof system's various joints and valleys to prevent water from seeping in.
Roof coverings - This can include shingles, tile, slate or metal along with an underlayment that protects the sheathing from exposure and weather.
Roof Structure - Rafters and trusses make up the roof’s structure and are constructed to support the sheathing.
Sheathing - This includes the boards or sheet materials that are fastened to the roof’s rafters to cover your house or structure.
Other Useful Roofing Terms:
Architectural Shingles - shingles made from fiberglass and asphalt that are laminated or textured to give them an attractive 3D look.
Closed Valley - an area of the roof where the shingles are installed over the valley flashing, so that the metal is not exposed.
Collar - a flange placed over a stack type vent to seal the roof around the pipe.
Dormer - a small, decrative structure projecting from a sloped roof that usually has a window.
Eave - the horizontal lower edge of a sloped roof that overhangs the exterior wall of the home.
Fascia - the vertical roof trim is found just under the roof where it covers the rafter tails.
Ice Dam - ice formed at the lower edge of a roof that is caused by the thawing and re-freezing of water.
Ice & Water Shield - a self-healing, impenetrable roofing membrane installed under shingles to prevent water from forming an ice dam.
Roofing Square - 100 square feet of roofing material.
Roof Ventilation - a system for removing hot air and moisture from the attic area, which is important to the roof's ability to maintain an even inside temperature level and prevent any damage to the new roofing system.
Soffit - the finished underside of the eaves.
At Windows on Washington, we provide our customers with quality products and expert workmanship to improve the comfort, beauty and energy efficiency of their homes. And we do it with unparalleled service. Our work is not complete without your total satisfaction. If you have any questions about your roofing project do not hesitate to call our experts at 703-378-1190 or click the link below.
There are many benefits to a new roofing system. Some homeowners balk at the cost of a roof, especially if they are planning on selling their home. Yes, a roof is a significant investment, but like any sound investment, there are returns. Here are the top 6 benefits that you can expect when your replace your roof with Windows on Washington.
Return on Investment (ROI)
Combined estimates put a quality roofing system ROI at approximately 70%. This means that you will recoup around 70% of each dollar spent on this particular home improvement when you sell your home. Because a new roof has a likely lifespan of 20 or more years, it is worth investing in quality materials and expert professional installation from the start. Spending wisely once to secure the best materials and most proper installation means no additional, unforeseen expenditures down the road.
In addition to your return on investment, when considering a new roofing system, there are a number of other factors to take into account. A professionally installed roofing system from a trusted manufacturer can help you significantly reduce your energy costs and make your home more comfortable. Some of today’s quality roofing systems have increased insulating values. Likewise, “cool” roofing options from manufacturers like Englert, Certainteed Solaris, Firestone, Decra and Classic Metal Roofing Systems can increase your heat deflection and save you even more money in energy costs.
One of the most important things your roof does is keep the temperatures within your home stable and comfortable. An old roof is far less likely to do its job to keep warm air in during colder winter months and keep your home cool during the warmer summer months. This can increase your energy cost significantly in just one season not to mention the compounding long-term costs.
Safety and Security
Beyond return on investment and energy savings, there are also safety issues. Old roofs nearing the end of their usable life may present some possible safety hazards like water damage and the associated risk of health compromising mold and mildew. Additionally, an old roof is far more likely to suffer significant damage during inclement weather like high winds, heavy snowfall or a severe storm.
A structurally sound roofing system using the best available materials is an investment in your family’s home. A nice looking and expertly constructed roof can add to the curb appeal of your home for your own enjoyment or when you are selling your home. A quality roof installed by a reputable roofing contractor will help you stay safe, comfortable and may reduce your energy costs.
A professionally installed roof with a strong warranty is a great feature and provides added value when selling your home. In today’s competitive real estate market, features that add value and curb appeal can make all of the difference when it comes to listing price, selling price and how quickly a home is sold. An aging roof is a very hard sell for any potential buyer because of the fear of being saddled with a costly, unplanned repair after the significant expense of purchasing a new home.
Want more information on different types of roofing and the benefits of each? Call the experts at Windows on Washington today and let us help you navigate through your roof replacement project.