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See our most recent blog post about home improvement, replacement window, roofing, siding, insulation and air sealing solutions at Windows on Washington below.

Choosing the Right Material for your Roof Replacement

When it comes time for a replacement roof, homeowners face many options. The choices of roofing material can be confusing. Picking the right one depends on different factors. The homeowner’s budget certainly has a role to play. Climate, building codes, HOA restrictions and aesthetics are considerations as well....

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Total Home Makeover: Standing Seam Roof, Windows, Siding, & Gutters

Our project of the week is shared through a Windows on Washington customer’s own words and pictures.  We thought it best to let them do the talking on how the WoW Factor shaped their home improvement experience.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Roof Replacement

A roof replacement is a major home improvement project.  That is why it is important that homeowners spend time researching every aspect of the project from the roofing material you choose, to the shingle color, to the contractor completing the work. We’ve put together a list of helpful do’s and don’ts from...

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Learn Why Shingle Prices for Roofing Fluctuate

Over the last few years, as oil prices were rising at unprecedented rates, asphalt prices followed.   Because asphalt is a byproduct of petroleum, it seems reasonable and somewhat predictable that this price increase would occur.  However, when oil prices have fallen there was not always a corresponding drop in...

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The A, B, C's to Roof Replacement

Most of us take having a “roof over our heads” for granted.  Therefore, many homeowners are taken by complete surprise when they realize their roof needs to be replaced. It's important, however, that homeowners know the telltale signs of an aging roof so they are prepared for the inevitable process and cost of...

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An Extreme Home Makeover - New Roofing, Siding and Gutters

Our Project of the Week is a fabulous roof, siding and gutter replacement, complete with a skylight repair.  Talk about curb appeal!  This WoW-ed! customer chose to replace their old, warn asphalt roof with a beautiful new Decra Shake roof.  The Decra Shake roofing system is aluminum-zinc alloy coated steel...

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Roof Replacement - What are those black streaks on my roof?

At Windows on Washington, we often hear from frustrated homeowners, “What are those ugly black streaks on my roof?”

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Learn about Windows on Washington - More Than Just Windows!!!

Windows on Washington began as a small, family owned company focused solely on replacement windows. Over the past 8 years, through the requests and encouragement of our supportive customers, we have grown to serve thousands of homeowners in the greater DC area for not only windows, but also roofing and gutters, ...

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10 tips on choosing a roofing contractor after a storm

Here's the golden rule: don't make a move without contacting your insurance agent.

If you do have damage, your insurance company will verify it and pay the claim according to your policy. Make sure you understand your responsibility for any deductible, and ask whether the claim could affect your future premiums.

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