A new roof system is a big investment, and you should get a quality roof system at a fair price from a professional roofing contractor. No matter what your roof type, from flat to steep, we have a solution for you. Call us for any of your roofing needs, including:
- Residential re-roofing thousands of satisfied customers
- 3-tab shingles-wide range of warranties and colors
- Architectural Laminated Composition-wide range of styles, warranties, and colors
- Cedar shake-medium, heavy, and treated
- Roofing inspection – written inspections for Real estate transaction or loans (nominal fee)
- Storm damage repairs
- Structural repair specialists
- New construction
- Insurance claims- we work with all insurance companies and we are a preferred contractor with USSA, State Farm and AMICA
- Ventilation upgrade-we install power attic fans to ridge-vent systems
- All types of roofing repairs-no job to small
“From the beginning to the end it was a work of excellence, we are very satisfied with the professionalism of your staff.”
– Matt Elliot, Reston, VA | Keller Williams Realty
Damage occurs before leaks appear
The following information is provided by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) as part of their ongoing effort to educate home and building owners about roofing and roofing contractors. Hopefully, this information will make you a more knowledgeable consumer and, when the time comes, a smart roof system buyer.
All steep-slope roof systems have five basic components: roof covering, sheathing, roof structure, flashing and drainage.
There are a number of things to consider when selecting a new roof system. Cost and durability head the list, but aesthetics and architectural style are important, too. The right roof system for your home or building is one that balances these considerations. The most commonly used roofing products for steep-slope structures are: asphalt shingles, wood shingles and shakes, tile, slate, metal and synthetic roofing products. Before making a buying decision, NRCA recommends that you look at full-size samples of a proposed product, as well as manufacturers’ brochures. It also is a good idea to visit a building that is roofed with a particular product.
One of the most critical factors in roof system durability is proper ventilation. Without it, heat and moisture build up in an attic area and combine to cause rafters and sheathing to rot, shingles to buckle, and insulation to lose its effectiveness.
Therefore, it is important never to block off sources of roof ventilation, such as louvers, ridge vents or soffit vents, even in winter. Proper attic ventilation will help prevent structural damage caused by moisture, increase roofing material life, reduce energy consumption and enhance the comfort level of the rooms below the attic.
A roof system’s performance is affected by numerous factors, including sun, rain, wind, snow and ice, condensation, moss and algae, trees and leaves, missing or torn shingles, shingle deterioration and flashing deterioration.
Skylights & Sun Tunnels
If you currently have those dirty, faded plastic bubble skylights on your home, you are wasting energy. Not to mention they no longer provide as much light. Greatly increase the energy-efficiency of your house and reduce your energy bills by replacing your inefficient plastic skylights with VELUX FCM™ Skylights. The FCM is up to 35%* more energy-efficient than plastic skylights.
Glass, particularly the Comfort™ glass used in all VELUX roof windows and skylights, is superior to plastic in every respect. It is:
- More energy efficient
- More durable
- Reduces external noises
Greatly increase the energy-efficiency of your house
VELUX skylights are designed for overhead, out-of-reach applications or for in-reach applications that do not require egress emergency escape capabilities. They come in a wide range of sizes and features with a full assortment of blinds available.
The Sun Tunnel skylight system is becoming the industry leader in natural lighting. Affordable, efficient, and easy to install, the Sun Tunnel is ideal for smaller rooms such as closets, hallways, laundry rooms and second baths. You can now add natural light to places you thought were impossible.
DryHome is a VELUX Solutions Certified Installer. A VELUX Solutions Certified Installer is:
- Carefully Screened by a VELUX local sales force
- Required to complete a training program at VELUX headquarters
- Required to be in the construction industry for a minimum of 5 years
- Fully licensed and insured
For more information regarding skylights, Sun Tunnels and roof windows, please visit www.dryhomesunsolutions.com.