Screened Porch Project

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Excerpt: Location: Yorktown, VA Client objective: Existing porch is small and dark, and no longer meets the client’s needs. Our solution: Demo existing screened porch, and create a new 20’x20’ living space, featuring a cathedral ceiling and skylights. Jim says: “Good people know good people! The Sommers were referred to us from one of our favorite former clients, Rob & Dale Kutz.” They were a joy to work with and quickly became a ‘crew favorite client’ that everyone in the Production Department wanted to work for.” The client says: “We enjoy our screen room every day. Jim’s company bought the roofing expertise that was…

Fire Restoration Project in Yorktown

This video is a slide show of the dramatic before and after pictures of a home that was ruined by the faulting electrical wiring of a hot tub on the deck.   Our team put it back together better than it was before.  

We Love Receiving Emails Like This From Roofing Clients in Yorktown, Virginia

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Excerpt: It’s great to get emails like this: “Hi Sharon, Everything was fine with the work. I must say that it is apparent that Justin Foreman is a key component to your workforce. He is great to work with, as are you. You have been most responsive with communications. I did submit the Angie’s List review. I must verify it at my home e-mail address before it is accepted. Have a great day.” The actual Angie’s List review was even better! “Justin Foreman was the coordinator for this job and we had the pleasurable experience of working with him on a previous job for our home….

Custom Skylight Successfully Rebuilt and Replaced in Virginia Beach

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Excerpt: We love skylights! Nothing brings natural light into the home like skylights! But when we met this Virginia Beach homeowner and their contemporary home built in 1971, we were pleasantly surprised to see the large octagonal skylight that was the centerpiece of home’s foyer. A former employee of mine who now works for a large roofing company that specializes in flat membrane roofing, referred the homeowner to us as the only company he trusted to rebuild such a unique unit. The skylight had performed well over the years and had been worked on by other companies but the workmanship,…

Raving Roof Fan in Newport News Made Our Day!

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Excerpt: Replacing a roof is hard work. But when we get emails like this it makes it all worth it! Your whole crew was great!  They were very nice and even stopped working long enough for us to let the dogs use the bathroom.  They also closed all the gates to the yard when they were done, which is nice when one of my dogs is a hound and will run at the first chance she gets.  :). Thanks again and I have already given my neighbor the main number, as we were talking tonight and he was impressed with your work.   Here…

Slate Roof Leaks in Hilton Village, Newport News, Virginia

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Excerpt: This 1948 built home in Hilton, Newport News, has an original slate roof. As you can see from the pictures, a competitor of ours, using the “guess and goo” technique has tried to stop leaks on the roof with copious amounts of roof tar. This homeowner paid the other contractor for several attempts to fix the leaks which included tarring the slate and replacing some slate. Why are we different? We don’t guess, we test. We performed diagnostic water tests and located both leak sources in under 20 minutes.  WHY DIDNT ANYONE THINK OF THIS THE 1st TIME…or 2nd time…or…

Things I Learn On the Job: Hampton Architecture and Big Virginia Trees

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Excerpt: I was recently referred by JoNika Yarborough of Old Point National Bank to look at the roof of the parsonage of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Hampton Virginia and give an estimate to replace it. The gentleman that met me there was very proud of the age of the building as well as the size of the tree behind it. He told me the house was built in the 1800’s. That sounded a bit too old to me. Its not uncommon for church stories to get “skewed” a bit when passed along from member to member, not unlike the “Telephone…

It’s Great to Receive Emails Like This From a Happy Roof, Trim and Gutter Client in Newport News, Virginia

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Excerpt: It’s GREAT to receive emails like this! Jim, Please don’t feel bad about not seeing me on the job site. I wasn’t there much myself. This was the first time that I used a contractor for a large (large to me) project. Overall I was very pleased. I had planned to obtain several quotes on the roof but in the end you were the only contractor I spoke with. Your use of technology as well as your qualification as a Certain Teed partner impressed me. Your quote for the basic roof installation was in…

The Ugly Truth That Contractors Know About Your Home

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Excerpt: It was 1999 when the reality that homeowners don’t look at their own homes was illustrated to me in a potential dispute with a client. The crew had just finished the roof on the small townhome and were sweeping off the loose shingle granules and cleaning up.  I had arrived to ensure the client was satisfied and to collect the final payment. “How do you like the way the new roof looks, ma’am?” I asked. “Well it looks real nice, but you guys messed up one piece.”  She replied. Surprised, I queried, “What piece is that?” as I walked backwards into the street to…

Client Questions: How do I Select a Roofing Contractor When I Have Hail Damage?

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Excerpt: A storm of hail this size can devastate a roof A friend recently wrote me a question about how to evaluate roofing contractors to determine who she should use to replace her hail damaged shingle roof:  Hey Jim, I have a question for you. Our house in Colorado Springs needs a new roof due to hail damage. I contacted three Roofers and got their estimates.Two work with USAA and the other with the manager of our house. He has the lowest estimate 6.000$. The other two are the same….around 11.000$. What do we have to look for when picking one of…