As one of the leading roofing companies in Fredericksburg, VA, the team at Dream Builder has been building and supplying roof replacements to our clients for years. Whether we are working on your commercial building or residential building, our team will be with you every step of the way. From framing to layering and even demolition, the team at Dream Builders does it all, and we love working with our clients here in Fredericksburg, Va. So, here are some things to consider when looking at a roof replacement in Fredericksburg, VA.
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The Materials Needed For A Roof Replacement
When you think about the materials that you are choosing for your roof replacement, you need to think about what you want to get out of your roof. You will need to consider a few things. First, you need to determine what materials are suitable for the climate that your house will be in for its existence. Here in Fredericksburg, VA, we have a wet environment, but one that is without salt or other significant weather issues. Next, you will need to consider the roof slope; if you have a shallow slope, your choices are limited. Here are the most common roofing materials in our area:
– Asphalt Shingles: These cheap, and quickly found tiles are on houses across the city. They offer a flat and affordable option for someone who is looking to replace their roof immediately, and without much character. This roofing option is hands down the most popular in Fredericksburg!
-Wood Shingles- Much like asphalt shingles, wood shakes are an excellent choice for your home or business here in Fredericksburg. Due to their natural look, and classic feel, wood shingles are an excellent option for our climate.
-Metal Roofing- If you are looking for a roof to last decades, a metal roof is a great option. These durable and fire-proof roofs are quite expensive, but with the average lifespan of between 40 and 50 years, they will pay for themselves over time. As well, the modern metal roof comes in all shapes and colors, and will be able to fit any home in and around Fredericksburg, VA.
-Slate Roofing- One of the rare materials to see in Fredericksburg, slate roofs are a high-end roofing option that is exceptionally durable. However, your home needs to be built for this heavy roofing, and if damaged, slate roofs can be extremely difficult to repair, if not, practically impossible.
-Tile Roofing- Seen across Europe, the tiled roof is something of a rarity here in Fredericksburg, VA. These roofs are incredibly durable and bring a sense of the Mediterranean to your home here in the state of Virginia.
After you determine what kind of material that you are going to go for your roof replacement, you will need to figure out if you are going to tear down your existing roof, or simply install a second layer. This can be a tough choice as demolition is an expensive endeavor, for labor costs alone. If you are living in an older home, you will need to consider the weight issues. Older homes were not built to take significant weight on the roof, and if you are installing a second or third layer, the house might not be able to take the added weight. As well, if Dream Builder is layering over an existing roof, we may face significant challenges if the roof we are layering over has issues. Things such as bumps, bubbles or waves may present a problem, and layering over these irregularities can sometimes force us to demo a roof as the new roof will struggle to function. However, if you are looking to limit waste and some costs, layering can be an excellent option for homeowners or businesses that have a roof that is in okay condition, and a building that can sustain the additional weight.
How To Keep Cost Down
We know that everyone is trying to figure out a way to keep roof replacement costs down, and we are here to help. Here are some tips and tricks to lower the cost of your replacement roof.
– First, look to complete the work in the off-season. Here in Fredericksburg, VA, we are lucky to live in an environment where we can complete roofing jobs practically year-round. Yes, doing a roof replacement in the winter does have its challenges, but the cost savings can be quite significant. Depending on the time of the year, you may get additional workers on the job site, which means your roof can be completed in a matter of hours, rather than days.
-Second, look for the best bang for your buck. The worst-case scenario is paying for a roof replacement, and due to the materials, you choose, having to do another in five years. Talk to your local experts at Dream Builder at what material they suggest for your home. We know the climate, and what roof types are going to pay for themselves in a decade. One thing we should note, if you are willing to pay, the metal roof is hands-down the best bang for your buck, but installation is quite costly.
Why Chose Dream Builder For Your Roof Replacement Project
Dream Builders has been your go-to replacement roof contractor for more than a decade, and whether we are working on your residential property or commercial property. We do the extra work to ensure that your property is spick and span after we have completed work. That is the Dream Builders promise, and when we are finished with your roof replacement project, you will get to enjoy a beautiful roof free of issues, or concerns. From downtown Fredericksburg, VA to the outskirts, our work speaks for itself, and we cannot wait to get started with your next project. If you have any questions or would like to chat about a free no-pressure quote, then give us a call or email today, and see how Dream Builders can make your roof replacement project dream a reality.