Asphalt shingles are one of the most commonly used materials for roof replacement due to their color options, styles, warranties, and relatively low cost. Asphalt provides excellent protection in a wide range of environments. We install Asphalt shingles in layers and are then traditionally trimmed with three tabs with each subsequent row overlapping the previous layer by one third. This provides a small gutter effect on each layer of shingles that helps water and melting snow run off the roof, preventing it from seeping underneath. Each shingle usually has a thin bead of tar on the underside which adheres to the upper layer, further sealing them from leaks. An advantage of asphalt shingles is that most Virginia licensed contractors, like Sunshine Contracting, usually offer a guarantee for 20 years and in some instances, up to 30 years.
Sunshine Contracting is a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor! The Master Elite Certification is GAF’s highest factory certification and is awarded to only the top 2% of all roofing contractors in the country! To become a Master Elite you must be properly licensed, adequately insured, have a proven reputation, and commit to ongoing professional training. You can have peace of mind knowing that a roof installed by Sunshine Contracting will be installed to manufacturer specifications, professionally installed, and done with quality and dependable installers.
When you contact Sunshine Contracting to set up your free in-home consultation, our office will work together with you to find a time convenient for you for our Project Consultant to meet with you at your home. At the consultation, we will discuss your roof replacement. During your appointment, our consultant will review our Eagleview GPS Satellite Report of your roof. This report shows aerial photos and takes all the measurements of your home and allows us to provide you with an accurate estimate. When you decide to replace the roof on your home, there are many different options for you to choose from. It can be overwhelming for a homeowner, so we strive to give you as much information as possible and help guide you along the process to make it as easy and stress-free as possible for you. After all, remodeling the roof on your home should be an enjoyable process!
Once you decide to move forward with Sunshine Contracting for your roof replacement, your Project Manager will give you a call and introduce themselves to you, as well as let you know of the next steps. Your roofing material will be ordered first and once the material has arrived, we will call you to schedule an installation date. Depending on the size of the job, roof jobs, on average, take about 1-2 days to complete. When the job is complete, we will pick up and dispose of all trash and debris and leave you with a beautiful new exterior! To see a step by step guide to the Sunshine Contracting Roof Replacement process, click here!
Our roof crews are trained and certified and take pride in the work they do! Feel free to ask our crew chief, Manny, any questions you may have while on the job. Manny and his crews have worked for Sunshine Contracting for over 10 years! In our opinion, they are the hardest working crews in the industry, often working from sunrise to sunset during the summer hours. Being part of the Sunshine Contracting roof crew means that our guys do everything in their power to do exceptional work, worthy of being on their very own homes.
GAF Products – GAF Royal Sovereign shingles carry a 25 Year Manufacturing Defect Warranty. GAF Timberline and all GAF Designer Series shingles carry a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
CertainTeed Products – CertainTeed XT 25 shingles carry a 25 Year Limited Transferable Warranty against manufacturing defects called SureStart protection.
Labor (on all roofing products): Sunshine Contracting will provide a 10 year Labor and Workmanship Warranty (that is 9 more years than is required by State Law).
GAF Premium Weather Stopper System Plus Lifetime Warranty – This covers the entire roofing system and is transferable for free to the next homeowner. The System Plus Warranty is a 50 year up-front 100% coverage period for manufacturing defects.
GAF Golden Pledge Warranty – The Golden Pledge Warranty is a complete Lifetime GAF Roofing System and can only be offered by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractors. After we register your warranty, GAF will send an inspector out to your home to inspect the installation to ensure it is up to manufacturer’s specifications. This warranty covers manufacturing defects AND workmanship, whether or not the contractor remains in business, for 50 years. The Golden Pledge Warranty may be transferred once for free to the next homeowner.
GAF Silver Pledge Warranty – covers certain GAF roofing products installed on your roof in the unlikely event that they contain a manufacturing defect. Misapplication of your GAF Products and flashings at valleys, dormers, chimneys, and plumbing vents is also covered. The Silver Pledge Warranty does not cover low-slope membranes, Master Flow ventilation products, Shinglematch Roof Accessory Paint, or GAF Cornell Ventilated Nail Base Roof Insulation.
CertainTeed offers an extended warranty protection called SureStart Plus. This may only be offered by CertainTeed Shingle Masters and is a 50 year transferable, non-prorated material and labor warranty.