Master Roofing & Siding - Alexandria roofers

Frequently Asked Questions

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When it comes to maintaining your home, one important aspect to consider is the lifespan of your roof. One of the most important factors that determine the lifespan of a shingle roof is the quality of the materials used. Higher-quality shingles, such as those made from architectural-grade asphalt, can last up to 50 years or more. On the other hand, lower-quality shingles may only last 15-20 years. Another important factor is the installation quality. A shingle roof that is installed properly by a roofing contractor, with proper ventilation and flashing, will last longer than one that is not.

The climate also plays a role in the lifespan of a shingle roof. Roofs in areas with mild climates tend to last longer than those in areas with extreme weather conditions, such as heavy snow, strong winds, and hail. Give Master Roofing a call today if you think your roof needs to be replaced.

Most shingles that are installed these days come with a material warranty that is offered on the shingles out of the wrapper. This usually covers any defects in the shingles themselves. If it was determined that your shingles were defective, then the manufacturer may cover a portion of their cost if you had to replace your roof.

When installing a new roof, you can opt to buy a manufacturer’s extended warranty. To qualify for the extended warranty, the roofing contractor needs to meet the company’s standards by installing certain components and registering for the warranty with the manufacturer. On most roofs we install, we include a workmanship warranty on top of the manufacturer’s warranty. Generally, this warranty would be anywhere from five to 10 years. Master Roofing & Siding, Inc. takes great pride in offering top-tier customer service. Give us a call today for more information.

The answer to this question can vary depending on a few factors, but in general, a shingle roof replacement can take anywhere from a day to a week or more. There are a couple of factors that can determine how long a roof replacement can take. These factors include:
  • The size of the roof
  • The slope of the roof
  • The number of layers of shingles required
  • The weather during the replacement
On average, a shingle roof replacement can take anywhere from one to five days to complete. It’s important to choose a reputable and experienced roofing company to ensure that the process is completed efficiently and quickly. If you need roof repairs or replacement services, choose Master Roofing & Siding, Inc.

A damaged or worn-out roof can lead to serious problems, including leaks, mold, and even structural damage to your home. One of the most obvious signs that your roof needs to be replaced is its age. Most roofs have a lifespan of around 20-25 years, depending on the type of material used. If your roof is approaching or exceeding this age, it’s likely that it’s in need of replacement.

Another obvious sign that your roof needs to be replaced is missing or damaged shingles. If you notice that your shingles are curling, cracking, or missing, it’s likely that your roof is in need of replacement. If you notice that your roof is sagging or buckling, you definitely should replace it.

Additionally, if your attic is not properly ventilated, it can lead to a number of problems, including mold, mildew, and water damage. By keeping an eye out for these signs, you can ensure that your roof is in good condition and protect your home and family from potential hazards. Give our roofing contractor a call to discuss the best options for your roof replacement.

While there are certain steps that you must take without us, we are happy to guide you through the insurance claim maze and to carry as much of the burden as we are allowed. We try to make this process as simple as possible for you so that you can get on with your life while we solve any problems your roof has.

Yes, we have been based out of Alexandria Virginia since our inception in 1974. Throughout our history, we have focused solely on serving Northern Virginia and nearby parts of Maryland so are very familiar with the roofing, siding, gutter, and window issues of this region.
We will be happy to provide you with a long list of satisfied customers that you can contact about their experience with us.
Absolutely! We have a showroom that has numerous products and colors on display if you would like to visit our office. Or you can schedule a time to meet with an estimator to show you product and color samples. Additionally, we can provide you with nearby addresses of work that we have completed in colors you may be considering. Often times it is best to see the product on a home to get a true sense as to what it would look like instead of just seeing the product on a sample board.
If there is an issue you notice with installation, quality, or clean up then please contact our office at 703-780-9050 or the sales estimator you have been working with and we will make sure to address the problem in a prompt and satisfactory manner.

This depends on a number of factors such as time of the year, product availability, weather conditions, etc. Generally, we are able to provide a time frame in which you can expect your work will be completed. Since virtually all of our work is done outside we need to have good weather to be able to complete our projects so most of the time we cannot commit to a specific date because Mother Nature might not allow for that to happen. Our team will communicate throughout the process from when a contract is signed to when the work will be completed to make sure you are kept up to date on when your project will begin. We try our best to expedite jobs that are an emergency to prevent any further damage that could occur to your property.

All of our roofing crews are employees of Master Roofing. Our roofing crews have been employed by our company for several years and are very professional.

For our siding, gutter, and window projects we do use subcontractors. For these jobs, ultimately, we are responsible and stand behind our contractor’s work. We only use the most reliable contractors who we are very familiar with.

If you are asking yourself this question, then the answer is probably yes. It may seem like an easy thing to walk on a roof, but if you are not experienced with negotiating different pitches, and if there is any question at all about the roof’s ability to handle the weight you are adding, do not attempt to climb on your own roof.

Shingles that have slipped out of place or those that are loose will always pose a threat to your safety while on the roof. It is very easy to step on a loose shingle that will take your feet out from under you increasing the chance that you will slide off the roof. The older your roof is, the riskier it becomes.

If your home has a roof leak that you see inside, your roof decking is already being damaged. As shingles are installed, the nails penetrate the wood. If water is added to that mix, the decking can deteriorate from the inside out. This leads to weak spots that can literally collapse as you step on them, causing a risk of falling, even death. Trained roofers know how to walk on a roof, testing their steps before they take them to ensure that the roof can handle the weight they are about to place on it.

It takes special training to walk or negotiate steep roof planes and it is never a good idea for anyone without this training to attempt to walk on a steep roof. The fall risk is simply not worth anything you need to accomplish, and this should only be left to trained professionals.

If you are in doubt as to the safety of climbing onto your own roof, it is time to call a professional.