Types Of Roofs For Richmond Homes

What are the Different Types of Roofs From Richmond, VA Contractors?

 It’s always good to know your options, and when it comes to roofing, there are plenty. Check out the different types of roofs from Richmond VA contractors.

Roofing or re-roofing your home is no small task. But with the right Richmond VA contractors, the process can be smooth and simple.

Did you know, according to some experts, you may need to replace your roof every 20 years? It may need to be replaced even sooner if the work previously done was low quality or sub-par materials were used.

If the shingles on your roof are curling, buckling, or starting to go missing, it’s time for a roof replacement. If there is moisture in the insulation or light coming through the roof boards, it is definitely time to replace.

Virginia Roofing Basics

How much does re-roofing a house cost?

Check out our blog post, How Much Does It Cost To Replace a Roof in Richmond, VA for a more thorough answer, but here are the basics.

It depends on several factors:

  • The size of your roof is an obvious factor in the cost of both material and labor.
  • The material you choose greatly affects the cost.
  • The difficulty of removing the pre-existing roof.
  • The features on your roof, such as if you have a chimney, sky lights, etc. as well as the pitch or slope of your roof will affect the cost of labor.
  • The time of year can also affect the cost of your roof. The busy season and seasons of inclement weather will drive the cost up.

Weather issues specific to Virginia

According to energy.gov, “Standard or dark roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more in the summer sun. A cool roof under the same conditions could stay more than 50°F cooler and save energy and money by using less air conditioning.”

As you can see, picking the right roofing material can save you a lot of money in the long run.

As all good Richmond VA contractors should know, Virginia roofs need to be able to handle 95-degree highs and 28-degree lows, plus regular rain and snow, according to US Climate Data. That’s a lot to ask of a roof. Do it right so your roof will last as long as possible.

Our post titled Roof Colors & Materials: How they Affect The Temperature of Your Virginia Home is full of more great information on choosing the right roof for your needs.

Different Types of Roofs From Richmond VA Contractors

You also need to know what type of roofing fits your style and needs. There are a ton of options for roofing your home. Find the right type of shingle to fit both your style and your budget.

The most common roofing materials are asphalt, metal, rubber, and tile. It depends on the style of roof you have (i.e., Gable, Saltbox, Hip, Flat, Gambrel, Mansard), as to which type of roofing is best.

The right Richmond VA contractors will have all the knowledge and experience you need to help guide you when choosing the right material for your home.

GAF Roofing

If not the best, arguably, some of the highest quality roofing around is by GAF.

Paramount Builders Inc. has been awarded the GAF Presidents Award for the past 4 years. In order to get this prestigious honor, high-quality work is a must. We will completely strip your old roof, inspect it, and install your new roof from scratch with care.

It is clear that Paramount Builders Inc. is the obvious choice to install your GAF roofing system.

You can be even more assured knowing that we offer the Golden Pledge Warranty on every job performed. Knowing your investment is protected can give you peace of mind during such a big project as replacing your roof.

These are three options offered by Richmond VA contractors Paramount Builders Inc.

Royal Sovereign 3-Tab Shingles

  • A Homeowner Favorite: In a recent blind comparison test, more homeowners preferred the look of Royal Sovereign® to any other strip shingle.
  • Proven Quality: Over 10 billion Royal Sovereign® shingles have been installed in North America.
  • Advanced Protection™ Technology minimizes the use of precious natural resources while providing superior protection from the elements.
  • True Color: Color Lock™ ceramic firing process maintains true color longer.
  • Extremely Durable: Extra-strong Micro Weave® Core provides longer life and extended durability.
  • Color Options: Autumn Brown, Golden Cedar, Slate, White, Charcoal, Silver Lining, and Weathered Gray.

Camelot II Lifetime Designer Shingles

  • Affordable Luxury: only a fraction of the cost of traditional slate, wood shakes, or expensive metal roofing.
  • Sophisticated Design: Artisan-crafted shapes combined with oversized tabs and a dimensional design.
  • Advanced Protection™ Technology minimizes the use of precious natural resources while providing superior protection from the elements.
  • StainGuard Protection helps assure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae.
  • Color Options: Specially formulated color palette is designed to accentuate the shingle’s natural appeal. They come in the following options: Antique Slate, Barkwood, Charcoal, Shakewood, and Weather Wood.

Timberline Lifetime High Definition Shingles

  • Gorgeous HD Look: Features GAF’s patented “High Definition” color blends and enhanced shadow effect for a genuine wood-shake look
  • Advanced Protection™ Technology minimizes the use of precious natural resources while providing superior protection from the elements.
  • Color Options: Barkwood, Charcoal, Weathered Wood, Hickory, Slate, pewter Grey, Biscayne Blue, Hunter Green, Mission Brown, Williamsburg Slate, Shakewood, Fox Hollow Gray, Oyster Gray, and White
  • Resale Value: Improve your home’s resale value with these excellent, ultra-dimensional shingles.

All of these options are installed using Dura Grip™ adhesive seals, which provide exceptional strength and allow our roofing systems to withstand winds of up to 130 mph.

They also have a Class A rating from Underwriters Laboratories, which is the highest fire safety rating possible.

Find out more about these great roofing options from Paramount Builders Inc. here. Paramount Builders Inc. is a family owned business that has been satisfying customers in the Mid-Atlantic region since 2001.

In Conclusion

A great roof done right can increase the value, function, energy efficiency, and curb appeal of your home. Get trustworthy service, affordable payment plans, and an overall great re-roofing experience with us.

Paramount Builders, Inc. is your go-to company for the best roof replacement in Richmond.

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