A Roofing Contractor for Fairfax County Residents

Sunshine Contracting has been a full-service roofing company for the Fairfax County area for more than 20 years. Serving some of the region’s most prestigious addresses, we specialize in going the extra mile for our clients by providing stylish and functional designs that deliver long-term value. Based in nearby Woodbridge, our service area includes Alexandria, Annandale, Reston, Fairfax, Burke, Arlington, Falls Church and beyond. To arrange a free in-home consultation and estimate at your convenience, contact our office by phone or email today.

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The Roof Replacement Process — What’s Involved

Too often, roofing contractors in Fairfax County will attempt to take advantage of their client’s unfamiliarity with the replacement process. At Sunshine Contracting, we stand behind the exceptional value we offer our clients. We have found the best way to ensure transparency in our pricing is to provide a brief overview of what’s involved in replacing a residential roof. Here’s an overview of the process:

  • We begin by removing your existing roofing and sheathing, starting from the top and working down. This debris must then be hauled away and disposed of properly.
  • Once the old roof is removed, we perform a thorough inspection of the plywood underneath, looking for water damage, cracks and other weak spots. Any damaged areas are then replaced using premium CDX or FRT plywood.
  • After the plywood is repaired, our team installs a self-sealing ice and water shield to provide long-term protection from the elements. This shield is fiberglass enforced and features a granular leak barrier for puncture resistance and compliance with all relevant municipal codes.
  • With the shield in place, we then install a corrosion-resistant, non-staining drip edge around all eaves. This prevents the shingles from running over the edge of the roof and helps direct rainwater into gutters.
  • To prevent vapor buildup and water intrusion, we then install a felt paper overlay and fitted pipe collars around all venting.
  • Apron and step flashing is installed around areas where your roof meets vertical siding surfaces and around any chimneys. Several color and material options are available to match your home’s exterior.
  • Caulking is applied to all necessary areas. For additional longevity, Sunshine Contracting uses Vulkem caulk exclusively, which lasts three times as long as roof cement. We then install ridge shingle and starter strips for extra weather protection.
  • Your new roof’s shingles are installed, and the installation process is complete.

Roof replacement isn’t something most homeowners look forward to, but with a little background information and a partnership with the right roofing contractor, Fairfax County residents can add considerable value and longevity to their home.

Material Options

Homeowners today have several attractive choices when it comes to roofing materials that are strong enough to withstand the diverse weather conditions experienced in Fairfax County. Sunshine Contracting’s roofing contractors can review your options in greater detail, but our general options include:

  • Asphalt shingles — Asphalt is the most commonly used roofing material for good reason. It’s affordable, long-lasting and available in a wide range of color and texture options. You can rely on a properly installed asphalt roof for between 20 and 30 years of reliable service, if not longer.
  • Wood shake — Made of cedar, wood shake shingles are an attractive alternative to asphalt that weathers over time to a silver or gray color. However, cedar is more expensive and more prone to mold and mildew growth when exposed to heavy rains.

Sunshine Contracting uses shingles by CertainTeed, GAF, Waldun Cedar Shakes, Eco-Star and other leading manufacturers. We specialize in matching homeowners with the right material for their style of roof and their budget. During your free consultation, we’ll look at your options and help you assess the pros and cons of each.

Why Sunshine Contracting?

When you need a roofing contractor in Arlington, Alexandria or anywhere else in Fairfax County, Sunshine Contracting is the smart homeowners’ choice. We have been named a CertainTeed Shingle Master and a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor, which places us among the top 2% of roofing contractors nationwide. We have also been an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner for three years running, and we maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Most importantly, we stand behind every job we perform with an exclusive 10-year labor and workmanship warranty.

Discover for yourself why Sunshine Contracting is a leader among roofing contractors in Fairfax County. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation with one of our team members.

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Financing available through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

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