New Years Eve 2018 created a lot of hustle and bustle at The Roofing Company office and warehouse gearing up for the 7th Annual Training Day. While many of you were still sound asleep, the crew here were gathing between 6-6:45 am for Training Day to promptly begin at 7:00 am sharp. Take a look inside for a run down of the Roofco training day round up.
At The Roofing Company, our outstanding customer service experience doesn't end when your project is completed. We have developed our exclusive Customer Appreciation Inspection Program just for you. We want your home to be taken care of not only now, but also in the future.
Rainy days and snowstorms aren’t cause for The Roofing Company roofers to kick up their heels and relax. Our team is always hard at work, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate with installation plans. Winter weather is no cause to pause, even when the weather outside is frightful.
Winter isn’t officially upon us yet, but it’s fast approaching. More colder days mixed with some flurries, is a tell tale sign. If you are wishing for a white Christmas, you may just get it! Before it arrives though, follow these proven winterization tips that will help make the season that much more exciting and enjoyable without having to worry about your roof!
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We take great pleasure today in giving the most heartwarming thanks to our customers, friends, employees and family. Without you, we wouldn’t have as much to be thankful for.
Do you dare to know the truth about natural slate? If you already know that there is absolutely no alternative in comparison to natural slate, consider yourself more educated than most. Keep reading if you want to know more of the “slate” truth.
Historically, slate has been one of the most reliable roofing materials used by man. Many slate roofs are still in pretty good shape, considering how much time has passed since they were installed.
As we covered earlier this month, there’s that annoying builder’s gap that leaves a vulnerable space between the fascia board and the bottom of the roof deck for roof rats, birds, squirrels and all kinds of other critters to enter your home. Get an inside look and find out the ultimate secret to critter protect your roof once and for all!
We are spicing it up for pumpkin season! And so can YOU! Get your Roofco Spice on by earning up to $50 for every referral now through Nov 15, 2018!
When installing or upgrading a roof, there are certain precautions skilled roofers can take to protect vulnerable areas from critters. Rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, bats, and birds may attempt to take up residence in your attic any time of the year, especially when cooler weather arrives.
Treat your roof with care because it plays an important role in terms of protecting the interior of your home from potential damage. While it is challenging to work on a roofing project on your own, you can hire professionals to help you.
Attention Active Military, Veterans, and Retirees. Receive a $500 rebate off your Lifetime Roofing System* when installed by a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor!
Harnessing the Cool Benefits of Cool Roofs. Cool roofs keep homes cool by reflecting most of the incident heat from the sun.
Cool roofs are one of the biggest buzzwords in roof energy efficiency today. They work by reflecting a large fraction of incident solar radiation, dramatically reducing the amount of heat absorbed by your home. They also quickly release whatever amount of heat they end up absorbing.
Is energy efficiency a concern for you? You’re not alone. Every year, Americans spend around $40 billion on air conditioning alone. That’s the equivalent of a sixth of all the electricity the United States consumes annually!
Some owners of old buildings and houses often wonder if restoring their properties is worth it. In Virginia, the state encourages the preservation of historic structures as it enriches our lives in different ways. It keeps the connection between our heritage and us intact. Furthermore, it offers many economic benefits.
Many of us think of Thomas Jefferson as the author of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. However, did you know he also designed the roof for the University of Virginia which he founded? This is just one example of how slate roofing gives new life to old structures.
First-time slate cutters of all ages tried their hand at creating their own 100 Year-Old Vermont Semi-Weathering Grey Green Slate Coaster Keepsake to remember the event. It was such a hit we had just enough to go around until we completely ran out of coasters by closing time. Don’t miss the many pictures that captured seconds in time at this grandeur day in history.
Congratulations Hilton Village! Join the celebration Saturday, July 7th, 8 am - 10 pm, at Hilton Village in Newport News where an entire day's worth of activities will be enjoyed to celebrate its 100th Anniversary; established in 1918. Check out the video from The Roofing Company and Newmont Slate Company, filmed in the depth of the Vermont Slate Quarry in honor of Hilton Village. The Vermont semi-gray green roofing slate installed on Hilton Village homes, originated from this quarry 100 years ago and still comes from there today.
GAF announces it’s winners of the most prestigious contractor awards GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. Now for the 6th consecutive year since its inception, The Roofing Company, a GAF Master Elite® Contractor since 2002, continues to be recognized as one of the “elite of the elite” residential roofing contractors in the United States.
Milestones are achieved through blessings, inspiration and commitment. The Roofing Company certainly isn’t spared on any one of those. Find out the secret to it’s 20 Year Success serving the Hampton Roads Community Residents and Businesses.
Your roof is a large part of your home’s appeal. That’s why many homeowners desire slate roofing. Slate can make your home look sophisticated and distinctive. It has been used for hundreds of years, providing homes with a timeless and classic appearance. Slate is also an environmentally-friendly roofing material.
Coastal Virginia Magazine closed their votes March 31, 2018 for the annual Best of Reader’s Choice Awards. We are proud to announce, The Roofing Company is a 2018 CoVa Winner!
Specific to the construction industry, there are warning signs that you shouldn’t ignore when hiring a contractor. Considering just one warning from that list of signs, recent customers, the Carters, benefit from an office tour: find out how.
Does slate roofing belong only on historical homes? No way! Now with the brilliantly constructed lightweight hook installation system, slate roofing for the modern home has become a, Yes, Please!
The Roofing Company is helping sponsor the 11th Annual Chick-Fil-A 10K, 5K & Fun Run Event Saturday, May 26 at the Mariners Museum and Park. Get Your MOO on: Win a Race Entry to Chick-Fil-A’s Running of the Cows!
The Roofing Company joined together with IntelliDeck and Nordic Steel Gutters at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show in Virginia Beach last weekend. It was an added treat for our sister company, The Remodeling Company, to have a booth just a few rows over from us.
One of the most common problems with regard to roofing, experienced by a homeowner like yourself, is a leaking roof. Once identified, a roof leak should be taken with absolute care and caution and should be dealt with immediately to avoid the chance of these dangerous roof leak effects.
The Roofing Company donated GAF Timerline HD Shakewood and Barkwood asphalt roofing shingles to Eagle Scout candidate Phillip Lombardi for covering feral cat shelters as part of his Eagle Scout project.
Did you know that roofs and tires have a lot in common? It’s true! Find out 4 ways tires are like roofing and you may just see your roof in a new light.
Brian Chalsma, The Roofing Company President, stands with Robert C. Scott, Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District, as he joins thousands of other roofing professionals to take over Capitol Hill and discuss important issues that affect the roofing businesses and industry as a whole.
Accomplishing something without help from anyone can be fulfilling. You learn from the experience and there is the incentive that you can become better the more you do it. Nevertheless, there are reasons why working with a local contractor is beneficial.
Slate is a great choice when it comes to roofing. It holds up well against the elements, doesn’t retain snow or ice, boasts an incredibly long lifespan and possesses a classic charm that can make any home look beautiful and timeless. Follow these important tips from the experts about maintaining your slate roof.
Brian Chalsma, President of The Roofing Company and National Slate Association, joins over 450 other exhibitors celebrating the 2018 International Roofing ExpoⓇ in New Orleans. The International Roofing ExpoⓇ is one of the most important trade shows for the roofing industry.
Your roof takes a lot of abuse from the weather on a daily basis and this month has definitely been no exception. Occasional storms and winter and summer extremes can take their toll over time. Identifying common roof problems early, such as dripping in parts of the ceiling or stains on the wall, can help get to the “roof” of the matter, so to speak, before things get out of hand and drain your savings. Hold on to those savings and learn which common roof problems not to ignore.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 marked The Roofing Company’s 6th Annual Training Day where employees, and guest suppliers, taught and learned from each other. While some things stayed the same as previous years, see last year’s Blog “What’s in a Training Day”, each year adds something new to mix of this invigorating educational event. 2017 earns major accolades for a complete warehouse overhaul and an implemented materials management process. Way to go team!!
The snow, labeled as a potential “coastal bomb” blizzard yesterday, swooped in overnight covering the Newport News area with close to 6-8 inches. Strong winds whipped the snow in one direction and another, causing drifts of higher snow heaps in various areas. No matter the location, though, the first measure of protection for a home against snow and rain in many parts of the country is the roof.
The Roofing Company is delighted and very proud to announce that our amazing and talented team combined has over 200 years of roofing experience! Now that is where excellence is built!
As the weather cools down and evenings in front of a cozy fireplace become a ritual of the winter season, you may want to consider the condition of your chimney. In addition to having your chimney cleaned, it’s good practice to have an experienced roofing professional inspect it annually for leaks.
Roofs continue to protect our homes from all kinds of weather conditions, and it’s important that they stand the test of time. A roof’s life span depends on the material it’s made from. One of the longest-lasting roof materials is slate.
Time flies by so fast that you don’t notice the changes happening around you. One day, your house looks brand-new. The next, your roof looks old and worn-out. If your roof is old or damaged, it may be high time that you get a roof upgrade.
For many homeowners, a roofing project is a significant investment that offers many long-term benefits. Know what information should be contained within an estimate to help you set expectations from the start and save you from unexpected expenses later.
Temperatures have started cooling down right in time for the fall season and another Halloween is now a thing of the past. Don't be fooled, however, by the ghouls and goblins in the contractor industry. They are out there all year around disguised as a real person!
Just like any roof, whether it’s asphalt, metal, tile or slate, the function is always to provide shelter, shield from rain and snow, and resist the often high speed winds we experience here in Hampton Roads. Slate, on the other hand, is special in that it is a naturally solid, ultra-dependable and one of the longest lasting roofing materials created by the earth itself. A slate roof can last anywhere from 100-200 years. Wow! Adding more cool points to this stone we admire so much, there are a variety of roof types that can be installed.
Ahhhh, Slate. The beautiful, natural and versatile stone we are in love with. Literally! When you understand what it’s made of, where it comes from, and how it’s used, you may also find that it’s pretty darn fascinating. It’s more than just a rock and we are excited to announce, with our lightweight slate system, it’s a roof that can be installed on any home!
When it’s time for a Roof Replacement and you’ve found a qualified and reputable contractor to do the job, it’s a good idea to also be familiar with terms included in your estimate. We’ll share parts of a roof that you should know about.
First and foremost, a roof is designed to protect the home from weather and hopefully with the least amount of maintenance as possible! Of course, appearance is also important, however, take into consideration how that type of roof will perform throughout the seasons. This is where maintenance can become a huge factor, or not. Specific roof designs are better suited for certain regions.
No American home is the same, we can surely agree on that. Every home has its unique style, design, and personality. When it comes to home structures, though, there are several styles over the centuries that have been adapted from other parts of the world or designed right here in good’ole America. Since there are so many styles we could cover, we will talk about the handful of them that have remained timeless and popular. Let’s take a stroll into some American home style history, shall we?
It is truly heartbreaking the devastation and destruction Hurricane Harvey has left in its wrath across Texas and Louisiana this week, dumping over 9 trillion gallons over Houston alone! It’s no surprise Harvey has been labeled “the worst rainfall disaster in US history” by some climatologists!
When a major storm hits there is often a lapse in time between when the damage occurs and when a professional is able to come out to your house.
We are already over a month into the Atlantic 2017 hurricane season. As some may recall last September, Hurricane Matthew blew through Hampton Roads with a heavy wet roar and has been labeled as one of the strongest and deadliest storms of the 2016 season. Believe it or not, Matthew made it in the top 10, coming in at number 9, as one of the costliest hurricanes on record.
What makes a company more proud about its success than to hear it straight from their customers.
In conjunction with The Roofing Company's 19 year anniversary, we'd like to share a few recent testimonials.
There couldn't be a better time than now, during The Roofing Company's 19th year anniversary month, to announce receiving the most prestigious contractor award GAFoffers: The GAF President’s Club Award, which they have continued to win for 5 consecutive years. This highly coveted award recognizes The Roofing Company, one of 2 in the nation, as an “elite of the elite” residential roofing contractors in the United States.
Renovations on the Victorian Reed House are moving along nicely. Since the project is only minutes from the office and I was already out running an errand for work, I decided to stop by myself and see this major project underway. Currently, our amazingly talented crew is working on replacing the lining on the internal gutter system all the way around the multi-dimensional roofline.
Exterior renovations have begun on the Historical Reed House on Victoria Boulevard in the national historic district in Hampton, Virginia. This beautiful yellow brick home, unique for its dormers with elaborate crestings, is under the care of The Roofing Company to bring it close to it's original state when it was built c 1902.
Newmont Slate Company in West Pawlet, Vermont, produces the most and finest Vermont Black Slate in the United States. Newmont President and CEO, John (Jack) Williams has been in the slate quarry business for more then 50 years. Newmont Slate developed the Slate Shield®, which is the finest lightweight slate installation process available. The Slate Shield® lightweight system can be installed on any home, even if you currently have a shingle roof. It's amazing!
When the weather is a delightfully breezy 80 degrees as it is now, it’s hard to think about frozen ice balls falling from the sky. The local hail storm we had in Newport News and neighboring areas was a couple of months ago, however, we are still receiving calls from homeowners with roof damage from that storm. Even if you are contacting your insurance, it’s in your best interest to contact a roofing contractor as well. Listed below are common questions and answers during that process.
Brian and Teresa Chalsma proudly accept the 2016 GAF President's Club Award from GAF President, James Schnepper and GAF Vice President, Brian Kimber at the 2017 GAF Conference in San Antonio, Texas. They feel especially honored to accept the award for the entire Roofing Company team.
If you think getting tornadoes in Hampton Roads is unusual, how about hail, and that happening on a warm day!! You might have been witness to the recent hail storm that fell through the Newport News Area. Wavy 10 TV announced, “There were several reports of hail – from pea-sized to ping-pong ball-sized. In addition to hail, there were strong winds, heavy downpours, and frequent lightning.” This type of weather can wreak serious havoc on your roof, especially in combination!
Tidewater residents can attest to one thing, there certainly isn’t a shortage of severe weather action in Hampton Roads. Just last week, The National Weather Service in Wakefield confirmed it was an EF2, possibly even an EF3, tornado that hit Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Friday night. That type of tornado isn’t likely expected in this area when the severe weather warning alerts get publicized.
Slate has been a choice material for homes with traditional inspirations.
Whether it be classic public buildings or grand estates, slate roofs are ideal due to their timeless elegance and centuries-lasting versatility. Now it’s a specialty material known for its metamorphic green, gray and red tones, as well as its rock-solid durability. With these admirable qualities, slate is highly suitable as a roofing material for home improvement.
Our friends at John Stortz & Son, a supplier of high-quality slate roofing tools, often post about unique slate work being done in Europe and other parts of the world. We will share some of these amazing projects, along with a brief history of the proud tradition of slate roofing.
The entire company staff comes together once a year to hold it’s “Training Day” and every year it’s a little different and always an improvement from the last. A team is formed with employees from different departments and preparation is started months in advance. The training includes the sales, production and administration aspects, with the goal of having all employees gaining a better understanding of areas outside their typical daily duties. It unifies our team as a whole. You can see Training Day at The Roofing Company is a rather important event!
Our last blog was the start of a series that will cover the significance of employee training within The Roofing Company culture. Not only is it part of the company mission statement, it is also the second key point of our 7-Point Satisfaction Guarantee, which is to send one of our Factory Trained Roofing Professionals to meet with you and get started on your Customer RoofCo Solution. Why is this so important to our culture and beneficial to you? Because we believe in, and take great pride in, providing our customer with the best experience, from the time of the first contact, to when we return to conduct our annual inspection on the work we completed.
How many companies do you know that have staff training on a regular basis? You can probably name several. Now, how many construction companies can you even imagine, not only hold an Annual Training Day at the end of each year, but train their staff continuously throughout the year? Okay, may a few. Nail down a bit further (yes, pun intended), and we’ll narrow it down to one of only two GAF Master Elite Presidents Club roofing companies in Virginia to win the GAF Training Excellence Award consecutively for over fourteen years according to a top GAF trainer. You guessed it, The Roofing Company, Inc. in Hampton, Virginia, who has been a performance and customer service driven company in the Hampton Roads Area, Virginia since 1998.
The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” holds true, especially when it comes to keeping your home in shape. Taking a few preventive measures and some maintenance steps early on can go far in keeping your home cozy. Here The Roofing Company lists five ways to keep your home warm and comfortable over the winter season.
Your home provides you shelter, protects your family from the weather, keeps you comfortable, and reflects your unique personality and taste. The summer heat has gone and left us with comfortable cool temperatures, so now it’s the perfect time to invest in energy efficiency and prepare for the autumn months. The Roofing Company suggests four great home improvement projects to complete this month.
Fall is a great time of year. For roofers, the weather is cooler, which is a great relief from the hot summer season and up on the rooftops there is a phenomenal view of the leaves in changing colors! The Roofing Company crews can work long hours and get projects completed quickly without the risk for heat exhaustion. However, it’s not cold enough to interfere with any manufacturer’s recommended best installation practices, so we don’t have to worry about material problems due to low temperatures.
Skylights are a wonderful way to bring more natural light and warmth into your home while saving on energy costs. As beautiful and functional as they are, skylights, when not properly installed and maintained, can be a source of headaches for homeowners. Because skylights are mounted on the roof, serious leaks can occur. Diagnosing and repairing skylight leaks can be tricky, even for the professionals.
For those viewers who'd rather look at pictures than read a lot of text, this blog is for you! One particular Roofing Company customer took skylights and creativity to a whole other level. Oh, and I should mention, there is a fountain in the middle of the home right under the newly installed Skylights.
You can transform any space in your home by adding skylights. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing form the outside but even more appealing from the inside where you can appreciate the beauty of nature and create a connection to the outdoors. You’ll enjoy the benefits of the outdoors without the drawbacks!
The Preservation Trades Network Presents the 20th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop
Receive your 2016 30% Tax Credit for select Velux Skylights and solar powered blinds!
Do you ever wonder why roofing contractors get a bad reputation? Much of it is due to roofing scammers called Storm Chasers or roofing gypsies. These out-of-town roofing companies pack up from wherever they are and temporarily locate to where the latest storm has caused significant damages. Once there, they canvas the area with literature, knock on doors and may even offer a free inspection. A contractor simply showing up at your door unannounced and offering to do repairs on the spot with payment, is a huge red flag. Don't fall victim to them! Their plan is to get as much work done as they can, in the shortest amount of time, and move on to the next storm damaged area. Should there be any issues with the work they performed, that is at the homeowners expense. By that time, they are likely long gone and can't be held accountable since there is no way to reach or find them.
The ferocious winds and flying limbs have subsided, so you take a deep breath and walk outside of your house to check for any damages. You might be one of the lucky ones to sigh in relief that everything checks out, and your house is in the same shape it was before the storm. On the other hand, you might be the homeowner staring at damages that simply cannot be ignored. So , you investigate and try to decide whether or not to involve your home insurance company to fix the repairs.
Recognizing our local Law Enforcement Officers and thanking them for their dedication and bravery in keeping us safe.
Hurricane Hermine has come and gone, leaving it's path in hurricane history with minimal damages. When I say minimal, I only mean in comparison to particular storms of the past. Maybe you, personally, can relate to the ones that are mentioned below.
The Roofing Company holds a reputation in the Hampton Roads area for strictly following manufacturer’s guidelines. Inspecting an attic for proper ventilation is followed just a seriously as any physical work performed. Therefore, the best options recommended to a homeowner are based on standards set by two manufacturers they support; Air Vent & GAF.
In a past blog, we discussed the importance of attic ventilation for your home. Proper ventilation serves two main purposes: in the summer it allows hot air that has collected at the roof deck to escape out of the attic, and in the winter it thins and removes moist air before it can lead to damage. Here are the reasons ventilation matters in every season.
If the attic has a proper ventilation system, it allows a continual flow of outside air through the attic, protecting the efficiency of the insulation and helping to lower temperatures in the living space. This helps reduce the load on your air conditioner by moving hot air out of your attic.
Are you looking for ways to keep your home cool and comfortable this summer? Are you hoping to cut back on your energy costs, as well? Over the years, your home has been exposed to various weather conditions. With that constant exposure to the elements, some maintenance work may need to be done in order to make your home cool, comfortable, and energy-efficient.
Too much of a good thing can be bad. The same is true for about your roof. Because it’s always exposed to the sun, it is prone to damage that can shorten its lifespan.
Whew, it is HOT out there. One step outside from a comfortably air conditioned space and the heat hits you like standing close to a bonfire on a cool night. The true sign Summer is upon us and here to stay for a while.
While summer is the perfect time to fire up the barbecue or enjoy a spur-of-the-moment vacation, it can also be the hardest season to score deals. Because these months are the peak time for many resorts and airlines, you’re less likely to find discounted products and services. But summer doesn’t have to be expensive; in fact, it can be frugal and fun when you use these clever ways to save!
If you’re a longtime resident of Virginia, you know we are exposed to severe weather conditions on a regular basis. Heavy rains and strong winds that accompany thunderstorms threaten our homes. Damaging weather systems like hurricanes and hailstorms can also be a big problem.
When the storm has passed and no longer poses a threat, it's a good idea to check immediately for any roofing damages and sources of any leaks.
Tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires. Any of these can leave your home or community devastated. It is important that you have an emergency disaster plan to ensure your family’s safety, and have the ability to communicate and reconvene when the danger has passed.
June 1 sets off the Atlantic hurricane season and this year's’ predictions are average or above-average compared to last year’s quieter than normal season. The U.S. National Weather Service can predict and inform you whenever any kind of storm will hit your area. Unfortunately, they can’t tell you how much it will affect you in terms of damage. It’s best to exercise caution and prepare for any storm so you can mitigate its devastating effects.
If you’re going for a rustic look on your home, the Virginia Beach roofers at The Roofing Company have just the product for you! New for 2015, GAF has introduced the Glenwood™ shingle collection, featuring the thickest asphalt shingles manufactured today.
The Roofing & Remodeling Company is pleased to announce that the “Roofs for Troops” promotion is again available to qualifying homeowners in Hampton Roads.
Brian and Teresa Chalsma recently attended the 2014 GAF Wealth Builder Conference in Isle of Palms, SC. At the conclusion of the conference, The Roofing & Remodeling Company was among a select number of GAF Master Elite™ contractors nationally that was awarded all three of the 2013 GAF Master Elite Excellence Awards.
Selecting the kind of roof that is perfect for your location’s climate entails questions—a series of questions, if you may.
Some parts of the country have experienced damaging heavy rains and sporadic thunderstorms lately. Even the mostly sunny Virginia Beach is not spared as the past few weeks proved to be soggy.
With shingle roofing, you really do get what you pay for. In the case of a large national hotel chain with multiple properties in Hampton Roads, it was a hard lesson learned. [Note: To prevent embarrassment due to the poor decisions of the General Manager of these properties, this hotel chain asked us not to publish their name in this case study.]
Are you the type of homeowner who’s careful about regular roof inspections, or is the laissez-faire attitude toward roof maintenance more your style? Whichever type you are, acting fast the moment you see the need for roof repairs or a full-on replacement can be one of the best investments you'll make. Virginia Beach roofing companies say that corrective roofing projects are always worth doing as soon as possible.
Putting safe Norfolk roofing over your head is not a onetime deal. If you have poorly installed asphalt shingles, chances are they’ve curled, buckled, or gone missing. The worst-case scenario is when they aren’t tacked on properly. Strong winds might carry shingle parts wherever they please. The same is true for other roofing materials, including metal, slate, and others.
Special education teacher Laura Norman is the recipient of a new roof, under the No Roof Left Behind™ program. We at The Roofing & Remodeling Co., a professional Chesapeake roofing contractor, will be installing a free roof replacement for the hailed winner.
If you are a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, you’re probably aware that even though springs and summers here are typically wet due to the constant rainfall, it can still be really hot and humid. This is because of our geographical location—we are in a humid subtropical climate zone, which brings mild winters and hot, humid summers.
As you prepare to welcome spring and all its colors, don’t forget to pencil in some home maintenance work. March is a great time to check your property for any damage caused by shifting weather conditions.
Aside from being beneficial to the environment, green roofs are known for their cost-efficiency. Roof upgrades in this nature also contribute to the increase of the real estate value of the house, which makes it all the more attractive as an investment.
If you’ve had enough of those ugly black streaks that form even on “algae-resistant” shingles, The Roofing Company has a permanent solution. Some homeowners associations are very serious about making sure the roofs in their neighborhoods remain free streak-free, which can be very frustrating if your roof has this tendency.
It’s fall again! It’s the time of the year when Virginia Beach homeowners bust out their ladders, roll up their sleeves, and get cracking on their roofs and gutters before the first snow falls. It’s not a job anyone looks forward to, but we grin and bear it year after year because everyone and their mother knows how important functional gutters are to our roofs and homes.
Like their counterparts in other cities and states, roofing contractors in Virginia Beach often receive questions about slate roofs. One of the most frequently asked questions is what advantages slate roofs have over other kinds of roofing.
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As in relationships and other types of ventures, communication is an important factor when hiring contractors to work on your roof. Because this type of project can sometimes be stressful to some property owners, effective communication can help lessen worries. It can also help you save time and avoid unnecessary expenses.
Did you know that The Roofing Company is also the go-to company for window installation and window repair in Richmond, VA? As part of our commitment to providing full-service improvements to our customers, we have become a Pella® Certified Contractor.
Shingles are the most common roofing material in the United States. Shingles are popular with roofing contractors and with consumers because, among other things, they are lightweight and easy to install – with a reasonable amount of do-it-yourself experience, roof shingles can be replaced without the need to call in a roofing professional.
An article posted on ABC Action News discusses why a roofing job always needs to be taken seriously: “Updating your roof is one of the most significant investments you can make, as it can last 20 to 30 years.”
We all know that the roof is an important part of every house. It protects everyone and everything underneath it from the sun, rain, wind, snow, hail, and other damaging factors Mother Nature has in store for us.
Norfolk, Virginia and the area surrounding it has a rich history; if you take a stroll around some of the neighborhoods in the area, you’ll see that many of the homes here have either been restored or styled after historical houses. One particular architectural style that has been preserved or has been a popular choice for many residents is Queen Anne.
Slate roofing is slowly becoming a trend within homeowners all over the United States once more. Just ask The Roofing and Remodeling Company, a Virginia Beach roofing company who has worked within the industry for years.
What homeowner would say no to a more energy-efficient home—one that lets you make the most of your investment, reduces your energy consumption, and keeps you comfortable all year round? If your goal is better energy efficiency for your home and household, there are few improvements with as big a payoff as adding insulation to your roof and attic.
Right now, your roof may be due for a repair or replacement, but before you even get to the nitty-gritty of your project, you need to do a full background check on the roofing contractors on your shortlist. The last thing you want, after all, is to fall prey to a fly-by-night roofer.
As they offer a range of advantages, it is not surprising that flat roofs are popular as commercial roofing options. The situation may have been different some 10 years ago but now, the flat roof has become the go-to choice for many commercial establishments. Want to know what makes a flat roof such an attractive option?
Every year since 2012, The Roofing & Remodeling Company team has gathered on December 31 to get the new year started off right with a Team Training Day. The latest team training was held in our on-location training center, and included a team building exercise called Back-to-Back Drawing.
According to the recent estimates of the Energy Information Administration, 14% of all residential electricity consumption is used for lighting. Have you considered doing house upgrades that can bring in more natural light into your home? Because with more natural light coming in, you will likely rely less on electricity for lighting.
Lead is a naturally occurring metal used in a lot of things in your house, from construction materials to batteries. Up until 1978, paint manufacturers used lead as an additive in their products.
That is the point of living in an antique house in Southeastern Virginia when you cannot bask in its old-world splendor because it is in a state of disrepair? To keep your home a haven for genteel living, there are tasks you should always be ready to perform.
Responsible homeowners are often tempted to take matters into their own hands when fixtures or installations in their homes break down. While this attitude is commendable, you need the knowledge and expertise of professional repairmen like your trusty Virginia Beach roofing company before you can ensure that your DIY job ends without a hitch.
Damp, humid climates can encourage the growth of fungus on asphalt shingles. The result is unsightly green and black streaks that are especially noticeable on light-colored roofs.
Waterproofing underlayment is installed underneath the shingles in areas where extra protection is desired.
Some roofing contractors will not reflash the chimney unless it is specified in the contract. It is time consuming work and takes a high degree of skill to flash a chimney properly.
Few forces pose as much threat to your roof as winter itself, especially when it comes to the development of ice dams. An ice dam is the result of poor roof ventilation and a warm attic. It can be dangerous when left alone, so you might want to have your roof inspected for problem signs as soon as possible.
Newport News in the state of Virginia is known for its rich historical and cultural heritage. Aside from numerous museums that feature the Civil and the Revolutionary Wars, there are a number of historical houses and neighborhoods you can visit.
Our friends at John Stortz & Son, a supplier of high-quality slate roofing tools, recently posted about some of the unique slate work being done in Europe and other parts of the world. We thought this would be a good time to present a brief history of the proud tradition of slate roofing, as well as to share some of these amazing projects.
Unfortunately, asphalt roofing shingles are not designed to last. Even a perfectly installed asphalt roof with a good roofing underlayment and ventilation system will rarely last 20 years or more. Most roofs are not installed this way and, as a result, will last from 10-15 years.
An S-1 slate roof is not only highly respected for its “once-in-a-lifetime” investment; its aesthetic appeal can also be an important factor in building valuation. Many homes with Buckingham Slate roofs have been in families for several generations and can be saved for generations to come.
Sunday, 8 September 2013, several of us at The Roofing and Remodeling Company came together to join other walkers and runners in Virginia Beach for the 9/11 Heroes Run 5K and 1 mile fun run.
It all begins with the design, and for a limited time the Remodeling Company is offering a $1000 design plan credit towards the investment of your dream project.
For a limited time, homeowners who have a qualifying GAF roof installed by The Roofing & Remodeling Company are eligible for special savings on a GAF Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty. The roof must be installed on a single-family detached residence between September 1st and October 31st, 2014, using Lifetime Designer Shingles or Timberline® American Harvest shingles.
Does your roofing contractor specialize in installing flat roofs? Proper installation is integral to making sure your flat roof functions as it should. This will also ensure you’re meeting manufacturer requirements so as not to void warranty coverage for your new flat roof.
A lot of people are going with roofs that stand out on their own…they want something different that expresses them and express their personality, which could be a tricky proposition…you want to stand out while still fitting into your neighborhood.
An article posted on FoxBusiness.com explains how roofing quality affects a householder’s home insurance plan. The basic premise of the correlation between roofs and insurance is that the more damage-prone a roof is, the costlier the home insurance becomes.
An article on the American Family Insurance (AMFAM) website gives some pointers on roofing maintenance. One of the first things you need to do is to make sure your attic has proper insulation and ventilation.
On Saturday evening, November 16th, Staci Hicks, CFO, and Cara Theiss, Marketing Manager, were pleased to represent The Roofing & Remodeling Company at the 21st annual Tennis Ball, a fundraiser for An Achievable Dream.
Water Pipe Burst, damages roof in Newport News
During the week of January 30 – February 5, 2011, a crew from The Roofing Company and The Remodeling Company had the opportunity to help on the Virginia Beach Extreme Home Makeover house.
Federal law requires that individuals receive certain information before renovating six square feet or more of painted surfaces in a room for interior projects or more than twenty square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects in housing, child care facilities and schools built before 1978.
Need an experienced roofing contractor you can count on? Contact the professionals at The Roofing Company and The Remodeling Company for highly trained and certified roofing in Chesapeake.
Roofing work is rewarding, but it isn’t exactly a bed of roses. Check out this infographic to learn all about the ten biggest challenges faced by roofers today.
The roof protects our homes from different weather conditions. It also greatly contributes to their overall curb appeal.
Roofs shelter us from the elements, and even the strongest materials can deteriorate over time if left unmaintained.
We all know the roof is one of the biggest factors why we live comfortably in our homes. It’s our main protection against the sun, rain, snow, hail, dust and everything else Mother Nature throws our way.
A house is not a home without a roof. That’s because the roof offers more than just comfort; it also plays a vital role in protecting everyone and everything underneath it.
The roof is an important component of any commercial structure as it is your place of business’s first line of defense against the weather.
Summertime is just around the corner. Once again, you’ll surely have your hands full with the kids running around the house all day.
Are you planning a kitchen remodeling project? Make sure you can cope with the minor inconvenience of not having a fully functioning kitchen.
Home expansions are not by any means a simple project, but they can be very rewarding. You get more space for your family, not to mention increase the overall value of your property.
For many families, adding on is often preferable to buying a bigger house in another location, where you have to worry about selling your home, purchasing another, schools, commuting distance, the neighborhood, and proximity to medical facilities and other conveniences.
The 2015 BUILDER Brand Use Awards can be helpful for homeowners who are having a difficult time trying to find a quality product. The Roofing and Remodeling Company is proud to carry a brand recently recognized as being “Brand Used the Most” and number one in “Quality Ratings”.
GAF scientists are fanatical about quality, and have gone beyond standard industry tests to subject GAF shingles to extreme conditions. They developed “The Monster,” combined with water from pressurized jets, the machine simulates the conditions of a Category 3 hurricane.
Here we explain the basics of steep-slope roofing, which you can show to a professional contractor the next time you work on your roof.
In most households, the clothes dryer is an essential appliance. But few homeowners understand how to properly install and maintain their dryer, and this lack of knowledge can result in a serious fire hazard.
We are the Hampton Roads, Virginia contractor of choice for residential historical restoration, commercial historical restoration, restaurants, mansions, office buildings, churches, and nonprofits.
If temperatures appear to be sizzling in the rest of Virginia, that can’t be said for those of us in Norfolk. The Daily Press reported “Rain will lead to a break from the heat for Hampton Roads”
I don’t like limpy, curling shingles! With proper installation this eye sore can be prevented.
Need an experienced roofing contractor you can count on? Contact the professional Newport News area roofing contractors at The Roofing Company and The Remodeling Company for highly trained and certified roofers.
Roof repair and replacement are important long-term investments. Combined with high-quality work and materials, they can effectively protect your home against varying weather conditions for years to come.
3-tab shingles are the most common type of shingles on the market. They have a very flat appearance and are what most people picture when they think of the word “shingle”.
As a GAF Master Elite Contractor, The Roofing and Remodeling Company have been around the Hampton Roads area, catering to the roofing needs of homeowners since 1998.
Keeping your roof in good condition is one of the most important maintenance works you’ll do for your property. As it protects you and your family from the sun, wind, and rain, your roof should always be in top shape.
What’s better than having a handsome husband who can also double as a handyman? An article from HamptonRoads.com shares the story of how the “Hottest Dad in America” redid their kitchen—successfully.
Slate, a popular Norfolk roofing material, is commonly known for its strength and longevity, as it is made from natural stone.
There are different flat roofing options available to address different needs. Understanding what each one is capable of will help you gauge which flat roof will work best for you.
If you have noticed a roof leak in your home, or water stains on the roof deck or ceiling that are evidence of a leak, we’d like to offer two pieces of advice.
The roof is constantly exposed to different weather conditions. This 24-7 exposure to the elements makes your roof prone to structural damage. If you notice that your roof is worn-out, has cracked shingles, or is leaking, it’s time to schedule a repair.
Because the kitchen is the heart of your home, it typically becomes a focal point during holiday gatherings. Unfortunately, large gatherings may also make your kitchen feel cramped, dysfunctional and outdated.
As a GAF Master Elite™ certified roofer, The Roofing & Remodeling Company is one of the only roofing contractors in Virginia Beach that can offer the GAF Golden Pledge® limited warranty.
The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia recently agreed to sell Talbot Park, including its antebellum centerpiece Talbot Hall, to a group that will restore the manor but raze the surrounding buildings to develop the property.
Those of us living in Norfolk know that keeping our homes comfortable and efficient all year round isn’t exactly a piece of cake. We get 90-degree highs during our hot, humid summers and 32-degree lows from December to January.
Slate Roofing is a unique roofing material. Choosing slate gives character and value to any home.
We believe in giving back by supporting local worthy causes such as Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg, and the Virginia Beach Extreme Home Makeover house.
Some parts of Virginia recently sustained a devastating storm – which included damaging winds, frequent lightning, hail and even incidents of flash flooding. This overnight blitz that occurred between 11pm to 2am has left major damage in its path.
Don’t worry, the asphalt shingle roofing manufacturers have wind warranties that limit and exclude the compensation you can receive for damages! We’re being sarcastic here, but the fact is most roof warranties exclude “acts of God.”
Remodeling with a Recipe for Success. As with cooking, there are specific ingredients that go into each recipe that make it successful. Each remodeling project is no different.
Having your roofing installed means more than just hiring a contractor and paying the bill. You also need to keep an eye out for common mistakes that can adversely affect your roof. Knowing what to look for will help you keep tabs on the work being done on your home.
For years, Virginia Beach properties didn’t see growth in terms of value possibly due to the American economy being in a slump. Thankfully, things are recovering now, and according to a report from PilotOnline.com, this time is definitely bright for owners who want to sell their homes.
This week on the WAVY 10 Hampton Roads Show, Pete Johnson, our Remodeling Superintendent, discussed some of the benefits of the Gutter Topper® system for Chesapeake roofing. Gutter Topper is a patented gutter cover that keeps out leaves, twigs, pine needles and other debris.
The comforts of having television, computers, air conditioning, heaters, and sufficient lighting are priceless. Coping up with modern living is thus simply not possible without electricity. But with this convenience comes the responsibility of paying for the consumption of energy.
Commercial roofing requires far more careful consideration than their residential counterparts. That is one reason the options are far more complex. The Roofing Company takes a look at four of our most popular commercial roofing options to help you choose the right one.
It’s fall, the time when many homeowners begin completing their list of tasks to get a home ready for winter weather. Gutter cleaning should be on that list. It’s an important maintenance chore that can prevent some serious water damage to your home. And while you’re up there, take a look at the area around your gutters. Do you notice anything strange?
Slate has been a choice material for homes with traditional inspirations. An article from Loghome.com states that...
The roof is protects the household from destructive natural and man-made hazards so it should be maintained regularly. If you fail to do so, rainwater and other debris can make their way inside and ultimately ruin your interiors. According to SheKnows.com, when you do an exterior inspection, you should do the following:
There have been records of lightning striking homes in subtropical Chesapeake which has caused a great amount of stress on residents. Lightning can cause severe damage and affect appliances inside your house and this can be quite dangerous.
The roof is a crucial part of any home because it provides protection to the rest of your house. Because roof replacement is a major investment, leaving the job in the hands of unqualified roofers often results in sloppy work, no warranty coverage and additional costs.
The signs of summer are already here with lots of sun and fair skies beautifully complimenting Virginia Beach’s scenery. Internationally known for its historic buildings and landmarks, it’s easy to see why tourists flock to city for a delightful summer vacation.
Norfolk residents are very lucky to have one of the finest climates in the country. What with our humid subtropical climate, which typically has moderate seasonal changes, we can enjoy warm summers, pleasant falls, mild winters, and beautiful spring days.
In our own small way, The Roofing Company gives back to the great men and women of our armed forces with this special offer.
At The Roofing Company, our goal is to ensure your home can provide long-term, worry-free protection for you and your family. This is one of the reasons we offer an ongoing maintenance program that includes yearly inspections, an assessment of your home’s condition, all related repairs and documentation of those repairs for your records.
More natural light means less time that your electric lights need to function. And an easy way to bring in more natural light is to install skylights into your Virginia home.
The rising temperatures across the states could only mean one thing: summer is just around the corner. Virginia Beach will once again host thousands of vacationers looking to beat the heat with a trip to one of its scenic beaches.
Aubrey Urbanowicz, meteorologist for WHSV, reports how winter will be like this year for Virginia.
Roofing is considered fairly easy from the perspective of most home improvement contractors, but more has been forgotten about roofing than has been retained by a large percentage of today’s craftsman.
Many properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Virginia Beach, Virginia, including the Ferry Plantation House and the Keeling House. Moreover, many lesser known structures in Virginia Beach that are 100 years old or older have slate roofs.
Gutters are an important part of your home. They may be easy to overlook, but they actually do a lot to protect your home from damage. Gutters redirect water away from your walls, windows, doors, landscape and even the foundation of your home.
If you’re looking to save on homeowner’s insurance, the condition of your Virginia Beach roofing could be the key to lower premiums. That’s because as a home ages, it becomes more vulnerable to damage.
With the decline of the economy and inflation rising, it is crucial for homeowners to be smart with planning how much they’re going to spend for food, transportation, and utilities. Some purchases need to be put on hold, and everything else has to be budgeted.
Need to get your roof repair or replaced? Whether you have a minor or major roofing job, this infographic will help you prepare better for it!
What do we mean by “cost-effective roofing”? The Roofing Company explains further.
The roofing system is your home’s primary layer of protection, shielding your home from the harsh elements outside. This is why it is important that homeowners take the necessary steps to maintain a roof’s integrity. Not doing so will not only cause a number of roofing problems to surface, but it will also shorten the average lifespan of your roof.
More and more homeowners nowadays look for easy, proven ways to keep their homes cool…literally. One of the things that you can do is to add insulation in the attic, as suggested in a recent article from Daily Press.
If asphalt shingles represent the “serviceable and inexpensive” end of a sliding scale, then the item on the other end of the scale from asphalt would be slate. “Classy” and “elegant” are words often used to describe the distinctive look and feel of slate tile roofs.
As far as home improvement projects are concerned, roofing work is serious business. Any roofing project you decide to invest in needs to be done right the first time if you want to maximize your returns and avoid future headaches.
The area comprised of Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Virginia Beach has a history so rich, you can clearly see it in the houses and buildings characteristic of the area. From late 18th-century Victorian houses to Greek Revival architecture, locals try their best to preserve the forms and styles of old historical structures.
As your home’s primary line of defense against the Virginia Beach weather, keeping your roof in good condition is paramount. That is why it is necessary to conduct routine maintenance. This may entail climbing up the roof from time to time to do some cleaning or repairs.
One of the most trusted names in home remodelling and roofing in Virginia, The Roofing Company is offering to upgrade homeowners’ shingles to GAF Timberline® American Harvest® Lifetime Shingles for free! Take advantage of this opportunity!
Given the cost of electricity these days, certain home improvements that improve energy efficiency make a lot of sense. A reroofing project, for instance, is one such opportunity to keep heating and cooling costs down.
The Virginia climate can be described as being in the “Goldilocks Zone” because just like the bowl of porridge that Goldilocks chose in the popular children’s fairy tale, the place is “not too hot, and not too cold”. But then there are times when Mother Nature chooses to come in way too strong.
When looking for roofers to work on your home, you verify their business details, ask for licenses and certifications, and request for references. Once you find the contractor you want to deal with, it’s time to ask for a contract. Why?
Sometimes, all you need is a few upgrades to transform your home from “nay” to “yay”! In this article, The Roofing Company suggests ways you can “wow” guests and make a lasting impression. These range from the simple to the more complex – all of them services that we can provide for your home.
How do I know if I have hail damage of my roof? Can I tell from the ground?
If you’ve had hail in your area, to determine if the shingles have been damaged a close inspection of the shingles has to be made from the roof. Usually you cannot tell from the ground.
Roofing is not normally the top priority in a homeowner’s improvement list—unless it starts to act up or leak. If that’s the case, you’re left with only two choices: repair or replacement. The climate also plays a big role in the performance of your roof.
This past fall, our own Brian Chalsma was excited to help coordinate the annual fall membership meeting of the National Slate Association (NSA), held October 24-26, 2013 in Richmond, Va. Chalsma currently serves as Vice President of the organization, and also holds a seat on the Board of Directors.
Your Newport News roofing is your first line of defense against whatever the skies throw at you. Aside from protecting you from the elements, your roof is also a vital factor in the overall appeal of your home’s exterior.
High-quality windows are important when you live in a variable climate like coastal Virginia. Our hot, humid summers and cold winters gradually wear out existing windows. At The Roofing Company, we understand the importance of protecting your investment while keeping your home comfortable.
Many homeowners dream of having a unique home that is both efficient and beautiful, a house whose parts function well individually yet work together even better.
An article by Toni Guagenti for the Virginian-Pilot explains the difference between home appraisers and home inspectors by detailing what each one does and watches out for. Guagenti says appraisers generally do the job for lenders, while inspectors perform theirs for homebuyers.
If you care to know, some power plants in Virginia still utilize the oil and/or coal to generate power from turbines and when oil prices go up in the world market, power companies would follow raising their rates to keep pace. Here is another impending unfavorable scenario that might stir the prices of oil anew:
The 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, released annually by Remodeling Magazine, brought good news for local homeowners and home improvement companies alike. For the second year in a row, the value of remodeling in Virginia Beach has increased for all 35 projects included in the survey.
If property owners are searching for a leading Virginia Beach roofing company that cares for the environment, then they ought to look for a Certified Green Roofer.
For first-time buyers, choosing a new home can be nerve-racking. With all the preparation, research, and errands you need to do, you have to be on top of your game and stay motivated no matter what. On the other hand, moving into a new house can be exciting.
Slate has to be the most misunderstood roofing product on the market. I interview several dozen homeowners yearly who have slate roofs, and very few even know where slate comes from. I will attempt to answer a few frequently asked questions about slate roofing, as well as list some do’s and don’ts concerning slate repairs and selecting a slate roofer in Norfolk.
With 2014 coming to a close, on behalf of The Roofing & Remodeling Company I would like to extend a sincere thank-you to all of our residential and commercial customers for your patronage. Our resolution for the new year includes a renewed commitment to provide you with the best materials and craftsmanship available anywhere in Hampton Roads.
The Roofing Company is pleased to announce we have again been awarded GAF’s most prestigious recognition, the President’s Club Award. GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, recognizes the “best of the best” among its roster of highly qualified residential roofing contractors located throughout the United States.
The Roofing & Remodeling Company is pleased to announce that GAF’s popular “Roofs for Troops” rebate has been extended another year. GAF – a United States-based roofing manufacturer for more than 100 years – is giving back to the brave men and women of our military by offering a rebate on a new roofing system exclusively through GAF factory-certified contractors.
There are a lot of roofing companies in Hampton Roads that specialize in installing roofing shingles, like our team at The Roofing and Remodeling Company. Installing shingles on your roof is a popular choice among homeowners, perhaps because of their renowned durability. However, it goes without saying that just like everything on earth, roofing shingles also have their own limitations.
Because the roof serves as your primary protection against harsh weather conditions, it gets damaged more than other parts of your home. Unless you’re a roofing expert, a DIY roof repair can lead to additional costs. The best way to do repairs without any hassle is to hire a professional contractor.
It takes a special kind of contractor to care for the slate roof of a National Historic Landmark, and that’s exactly why The Roofing Company was selected by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to make roof repairs to Carter’s Grove, a stately brick Georgian-style mansion located in the Virginia Peninsula area.
We are known to provide quality service in the roofing and remodeling scene in Virginia thanks our hardworking employees who undergo rigid trained and are educated in the ways of proper roof maintenance and remodeling.
It’s easy to underestimate just how important it is to make sure that your home’s roof is in good condition. It’s important to regularly check your roof for damage, especially if you live in an area that’s subject to severe weather conditions.
Homeowner’s insurance is a necessary expense and when storm damage or another calamity strikes, you expect to get back some of those dollars to help cover the unexpected costs to repair your roof and other property. What many homeowners don’t know is that some insurers are now minimizing their liability for roof repair by enacting an age limit on roofs.
Most home improvement experts advise that the best time to do this is during the month of May. This is because sky is usually clear during this time and the temperature’s usually comfortable enough for you to be able to really go and check through every nook and cranny of your house.
Are you still not convinced about hiring The Roofing and Remodeling Company for your slate roofing and other home additions Virginia Beach jobs? Do you think you are capable enough to do it? Hold your horses and try thinking about the following things before you do anything rash.
Roofing products from GAF are well-known for their quality and beauty. If you would like to get top-of-the-line GAF shingles at no additional cost, The Roofing Company has the perfect special offer for you.
There are several things that can influence a homebuyers’ choice, and one sure thing they look at is the quality of a house’s exteriors. Thus, home improvement is one of the best ways to raise the value and marketability of your home particularly in the Norfolk area where home sales are down this year. Adding a patio or changing your windows, siding, or roof can make a huge difference.
Historical structures deserve their fair share of tender loving care to preserve them for the next generation. Katie Pearce of The Georgetown Dish in Washington D.C. has one such story to tell.
Home exterior projects are going to be advantageous for you and your home even if you’re not trying to sell your house. Aside from making your home stand out among other homes in your neighborhood, these projects can also improve its curb appeal, weather resistance and energy efficiency.
No one likes to work in a hot building. “Hot” roofs make the interior uncomfortable, add to stress levels, increase energy expenses and are a burden on the environment. Be sure to look for cool roof options for your commercial interests. The Roofing Company looks at what makes a roof cool, the benefits and the best options to consider.
Whether it is a simple slate repair, restoration or complete re-roofing of your building, you can count on The Roofing Company to perform the work to the high standards established by the National Slate Association and the Slate Roofing Contractor’s Association. The most common slate in our area is Buckingham® Slate sourced from Buckingham County, Virginia.
When other roofing materials have been replaced multiple times, a slate roof is just getting started! Buckingham® Slate is the finest slate in North America and has proven to last well past 200 years, so at 90 years old it hasn’t even reached middle age. Why do so many property owners allow themselves to be to be talked into spending $10,000 or $20,000 to replace slate with an inferior product?
On January 27th, The Roofing & Remodeling Company held its quarterly company meeting. One of the most exciting announcements made during the gathering was that our entire production team achieved a perfect safety score for 2013 – absolutely no accidents happened on job sites. This achievement reflects our company’s ongoing commitment to safety.
The Roofing & Remodeling Company is pleased to announce that four finalists have been selected in our first No Roof Left Behind™ campaign. No Roof Left Behind is a nationwide program that gives community members a way to help deserving neighbors that have fallen on hard times.
The Roofing Company was awarded all three of the 2013 GAF Master Elite Excellence Awards. These sought-after awards are given to GAF contractors in recognition of superior installation practices and a commitment to ongoing training and consumer protection. Less than 0.25% of GAF contractors in the country received the Triple Excellence Awards for 2013.
Through a partnership with No Roof Left Behind™, The Roofing & Remodeling Company will soon be providing a free roof to a local resident. No Roof Left Behind is a nationwide community effort designed to help good neighbors organize and rally around a local family in need, using the skills of a local contractor.
Leaking roofs have caused problems in homes and offices alike. In the case of the latter, they can cut scheduled meetings short, leading to loss of productivity. Even politicians are not immune from the trouble caused by leaks. In fact, the first session of Spain’s parliament was interrupted by a leaking roof.
Winter has come down in full force in Virginia, and the effects of what was forecasted as a colder-than-average winter were felt as early as the first weeks of December.
This slate roof is on a home near Lake St. Catherine in Vermont. The slate is from the Newmont Slate Quarry, also in Vermont. The unique roof was featured in The Slate Roof Bible 2nd Edition, page 163, as written by Joseph Jenkins.
If you’re planning to have repairs or home additions in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads, we say that these kinds of project are rather too big to be tackled as a DIY job. Delegate the work to the professionals. The work of the experts can save you a lot of time and effort, and spare you from stress.
With all of the recent snow and snowmelt happening, have you discovered a leak in your roof that you haven’t noticed before? Whether you need emergency roof repairs, a new roof or want to plan a remodeling project, the Roofing Company is here to help.
Brian Chalsma, president, and Kevin Miller, production supervisor, were proud to represent The Roofing Company at the 10th Annual Slate Roofing Contractors Association Conference, held September 24-27 at the association headquarters near Grove City, PA. Members came from all over North America and as far as Spain and Brazil to attend the four-day event.
The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define a healthy home as a structure that keeps you safe from illness and injury. It also serves as much-needed personal space for you and your family members. It is important to keep your home in good condition to ensure a healthier living environment.
Buying a roof is a big investment, and all homeowners want to make the most of their money. The Roofing and Remodeling Company understands this, which is why we’ve partnered with roofing manufacturer GAF.
The Roofing & Remodeling Company has proudly served Virginia’s Hampton Roads region since 1998. We are now pleased to announce that we have extended our service area to cover residential and commercial roofing in Richmond, Va.
Your gutters redirect water away from your home and prevent water damage to your roof, siding, foundation and more. It’s important that you keep them in top condition, especially in the fall and winter, when the leaves fall and clogs are most likely to form.
Every investment related to your roofing is important. After all, you’ll reap what you sow in the long run. The Roofing Company, your local roofers in Virginia Beach, VA, can point you in the right direction. We shed some light on these four tough roofing questions.
Winter has set foot earlier than expected in Norfolk, Virginia. In the second week of November, WVEC.com reports that locals felt the presence of Old Man Winter. However, the conditions were easily manageable as it only involved some rain showers and snowflakes.
Your siding plays an important role in enhancing the overall look of your home. It has the power to highlight the best features of your architecture. Like your roofing in Chesapeake, VA, your siding is exposed to harsh elements, causing it to fade over time. Fortunately, there is color technology that can fight color fade.
It’s important to pay ample attention to our roofs year in and year out. Last year, in particular, hasn’t been easy. Extreme heat and heavy rains have proven to be tough opponents, but our good ol’ roofs didn’t give in. Make 2015 the year you give back for all the hard work your roof has done for your home. Give it a pat on the back by following this checklist.
When choosing the right siding for your home, there are many things to consider. One of these is the weather that’s prevalent in your area. The Roofing Company offers high-quality fiber cement siding that can protect your home from Virginia’s coastal climate. Let us show you why choosing this unique siding in Chesapeake, VA, is a great idea.
One of the most crucial aspects of any home improvement project is choosing the right contractor for the task. In the case of a room addition, you must work with a contractor who has not only the skills but the experience necessary to pull everything off. Below is a rundown of the things you have to do to find the right contractor for you.
For the very best in shingle, copper, and slate roofing in Richmond, turn to the professionals of the Roofing Company of Richmond.
A large-scale makeover of your home is no easy task. You need to be sure that you have everything covered before proceeding with the project. Otherwise, you might just put your home and family in jeopardy. As the go-to source for home additions and remodeling in Virginia Beach, The Remodeling Company has several tips to share.
Small kitchens can be big on style. Smart use of kitchen remodeling can help you maximize your kitchen’s space and make it look much more appealing. By eliminating the unnecessary and streamlining everything, your kitchen will look larger and feel more open. The Remodeling Company gives you these great tips to make the most of your available space.
Roofing work doesn’t come cheap: you might spend anywhere from $500 on simple repairs to $30,000 on an upscale roof replacement. But regardless of project price point, the fact that your roof is such a critical part of your home makes any amount you spend on it an important investment.
So you have read the first part of our series highlighting the importance of having your roof checked at least twice in a year. Now let’s move on to discuss the things you need to do to prepare your roof for future roof repairs, as well as info on what to do during routine inspections.
Having a new room added onto your home is a major undertaking, and can be very costly in terms of time and money. The whole process shouldn’t be taken lightly, but it also shouldn’t cause you too much stress. The Remodeling Company has a few simple tips that will help you plan a stress-free room addition.
Your gutter is vital to your home’s overall condition. It should move rainwater safely away from your home, channeling it into a central drainage system where it can’t cause harm. But it’s often difficult to keep your gutter clean, clear and in the best shape.
Platinum is a rare metal that is more expensive than gold and highly valued for its resistance to weathering and corrosion. That’s why at The Roofing & Remodeling Company, we’ve named our very best warranty package after this metal: the Platinum Protection Package. Here are some of the unique benefits you will enjoy with this warranty coverage for your roof.
There’s an ongoing debate within the real estate industry about the wisdom of installing a new roof on a home in order to help it sell. I can attest to the fact that the majority of things that can go wrong in a home start with roof problems! An old, worn-out roof is deferred maintenance and signals to buyers that a home may not be well cared-for.
Slate roofing can cost around $10 to $40 per square roof, but it still depends on the grade of slate used and also on the contractor you hired. Even though it sounds costly at first, the benefits you’ll get in the long run will surely be beneficial. It can help you save some money. Here are just a few advantages of having your roof made out of slate.
Did you know that you may qualify for a homeowners insurance discount simply based on the material you choose for your roof? In many states, use of impact-resistant roofing products makes you eligible for significant insurance premium discounts. Here’s what you need to know about this potential discount.
This spring following the GAF 2014 Wealth Builder Conference, The Roofing Company brought home a number ofawards. These included the GAF Triple Excellence Awards for Training Excellence, Installation Excellence and Consumer Protection Excellence, GAF President’s Club Award. Fewer than 100 companies nationwide received the President’s Club Award for 2013.
Hiring a professional to work on a home improvement project might sound expensive. Perhaps this is the reason why some homeowners would rather refer to readily available do-it-yourself manuals and choose to handle the job themselves.
The Roofing and Remodeling replaced the slate roof and constructed a bell tower with copper flashing on this former Catholic High School building in Old Towne Portsmouth.
Brian talks about manufacturers such as Buckingham Slate Company, Pella Windows, and JamesHardie Siding, who provide top of the line products to improve and ensure your home lasts a lifetime.
Nowadays, we have been given the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of advanced roof materials and products. While some homeowners get easily intimidated by the cost and effort involved in maintaining or replacing a roof, your investment will eventually pay off.
Replacing and repairing roofs are only a few of the things The Roofing Company and The Remodeling Company can do for you. Installing windows, sidings and gutters with products of the highest standard makes The Roofing Company and The Remodeling Company your one stop for all your exterior home solutions.
You might wonder what makes Buckingham Slate one of the most sought after slate roofing products in the United States. The fact alone that this product can last 150-200+ years makes this one of the least expensive slate roof systems, and it looks amazing on just about any home or building!
The new year marks a new beginning. What can be more exciting than starting a new hobby or doing something you’ve never tried before? The same thing can be said of your household. If you’ve skipped maintenance in the previous years or haven’t started on that long-overdue renovation, now is the perfect time to do so!
The Roofing & Remodeling Company is pleased to announce that the “Roofs for Troops” promotion is again available to qualifying homeowners in Hampton Roads. This rebate program is offered to current and former members of the U.S. military by GAF, the largest manufacturer of roofing in the country, as thanks for all your commitment and sacrifice.
Every roofing structure is made up of complex components that regular people won’t fully understand. Even many of those who are adept at DIY ventures don’t acknowledge that they know their roofing well. As a homeowner, making decisions about your Virginia Beach roofing can be overwhelming.
Even though Mother Nature hadn’t gotten the memo that spring is just around the corner, visitors to the 2014 McDonald Garden Center Outdoor Show enjoyed welcome reminders of what is soon to come. McDonald Garden Centers are family-owned and -operated, and provide Hampton Roads residents with a wide selection of locally-grown plants and services to enhance and beautify homes and gardens throughout all seasons.
The Roofing & Remodeling Company is pleased to announce the winner of our first No Roof Left Behind campaign: Laura Norman of Chesapeake! Laura’s home at 1004 Scarlet Oak Court South will soon have a new roof, thanks to many local friends and neighbors.
As the housing market is slowly recovering from the recession we had in 2008, more and more people are becoming confident in buying a new home. Some of the more well-off families are even looking for vacation homes to buy. And what better place to buy a vacation home than in Virginia Beach.
The question of roof repair vs. roof replacement is one that has been discussed to death, but not without good reason. If it were that easy to give a definitive answer, roofers would’ve dropped the subject ages ago.
There is a reason why they’re called professionals. Find out why professional roofers trump DIY repairs every time when you have roofing needs.
The US economy has been standing on shaky grounds these past few years. But citizens are now given a reason to be more optimistic about their futures as the economy is currently picking up speed, according to economists. With it gaining ground, companies are hiring more people, creating more job opportunities as this article from The Guardian online reports:
When they conducted a statewide building inspection of historical structures, folks in Berkeley County, Virginia concluded that the first thing they need to repair in their 1856 courthouse was the roof. “…when the roof is sound you do not need to worry about any interior penetration of moisture” says one of their officials.
Gutters protect your roof and house from water damage as they direct water away from your property. When not maintained properly, they can cause serious problems that can lead to costly repairs and replacements. To avoid issues and headaches, it’s best to know common problems you may encounter, ways to spot them, and means to solve them.
This homeowner paid a contractor $16,000.00 for this roof 3-4 months ago. The roof looks like any other roof from the road yet performs differently when it rains.
Have you been experiencing problems like leaks or a higher monthly electric bill? Is roof maintenance costing more than replacement? Is your roof more than 20 years old?
Hampton, Virginia (January 2, 2014) – The Roofing and Remodeling Company rounded out 2013 by offering a holiday promotion for homeowners who contracted them for a project involving siding, gutters, kitchen/bath remodeling, or roofing in Chesapeake, VA. The offer, which ran from December 1 to 31, 2013, also applied to residents of Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
As part of the No Roof Left Behind program, The Roofing Company will be replacing one lucky homeowner’s roof for free. The installation of the roof will be done on October 25 and will mark the first finished project by the company for No Roof Left Behind.
If you want Norfolk area roofers that are knowledgeable and honest, The Roofing Company and The Remodeling Company is the place for you. We’ve won a number of service awards, and you can feel comfortable knowing you are getting the most professional service with friendly care.
Recently, we received a testimonial from a customer who hired us for a Virginia Beach roofing project based on one deciding factor: the attic.
Recently a family in Virginia Beach called us to take a look at a roof leak. A leak had appeared on the ceiling of one of the living spaces and they were worried about it. So we checked the roof and noticed a very suspicious hole that looked … well, like a bullet hole! Our suspicions were confirmed when we found a bullet in the attic!
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Here we are at the end of another year! 2013 has been wonderful in many ways.
If you’re going for a rustic look on your home, the Virginia Beach roofers at The Roofing Company have just the product for you! New for 2015, GAF has introduced the Glenwood™ shingle collection, featuring the thickest asphalt shingles manufactured today.
The Roofing Company has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service and health providers.