Finding the right roofer is a lot like finding the right hairdresser. You need someone who understands your roof, not just how it’s like every other roof, but also how it is uniquely different. You need a service that will explain what’s up with your roof, how they can fix it, and how much it will cost you up-front with no surprises. In Washington DC, it can be pretty challenging to find the right roofer for the job, especially if your roof isn’t exactly stock-standard gray composite asphalt shingles.
Each home is unique. Your chimneys, vents, sunroofs, and dormer windows make your roof a fascinating landscape of modern architecture. The material of your roof also determines a lot about your regular roofing maintenance needs than most people realize, and different roofing materials need to be treated differently.
Here at BRAX Roofing, we can provide your Washington DC property with expert roofing surfaces no matter what kind of roof you have! If you need a roofer in Washington DC, our team includes experts in all of the following roof designs.
Unlike manufactured materials, cedar shake roofs have all the benefits of natural materials, from the good smell to their natural ability to repel certain insect life. Even better than that, cedar shake is not only visually appealing, it also springy and resilient enough to stand up against all but the worst hail storms. Something that matters a great deal here where yearly storms can get pretty crazy.
Here at BRAX roofing, we have a great deal of experience with natural cedar shake and cedar shingles, two different kinds of natural wood roof. Whether you need new shakes or an all-new shake roof installed, we’ can do the job with precision and speed.
Slate is among the oldest roofing materials still in use, after wood shake roofs, of course. Slate comes in a modest variety of colors, all flattering for an elegant and classically designed home. It’s qualities include weather and fire resistance, durability, and slate makes it nearly impossible for unsightly algae to grow on your roof because there is no softness to it.
However, slate also requires a great deal of expertise to install and correctly maintain. Because slate shingles are not soft, it can also be remarkably challenging to repair areas where shingles have been broken or blows away by bad weather. Let BRAX take care of your slate roof so that it will be just as beautiful after repairs as it was before the damage took place.
Flat roofs are most commonly found on commercial buildings and the occasional super-trendy west coast style home. They also require special care that is unlike a normal slanted and shingled roof. You have to worry about puddles, blistering, cracks, and wildlife inhabitation. Drainage, snow, and other normal challenges become worse because your roof doesn’t ‘run off’ like other roofs. But on the up-side, you also don’t have to worry about shingles blowing away in the wind.
Unlike residential-only roofers, BRAX can help you take good care of your flat roof no matter what kind of property is holding up the roof itself. Commercial buildings and flat-roofed homes alike deserve expert roofing service and that is what we are here to provide.
The next kind of roof we are happy to service is metal roofs. Metal roofing has a number of unique requirements. It is not subject to dry rot or shingle loss like other roof types, but it has it’s own concerns. If the coating on your metal roof wears away, it could begin to rust. High winds can still pry up your edges and hail can still terribly dent your surface.
Not to mention, anyone walking on a metal roof in the wrong shoes can leave permanent scuff marks. Here at BRAX, we know our way around a metal roof. You can trust us to fix any problem you have, reinstall panels with expert form, and you won’t have to worry about scuffs on your beautiful shining roof when we’re finished.
Finally, our expertise in all common roofing types naturally includes the standard asphalt shingle design. Asphalt composite shingles last about 15 to 20 years in perfect weather conditions. But weather conditions aren’t always perfect. High winds can blow them away, tree branches break them, and a bad hail storm can significantly damage your roof by ‘bruising’ the asphalt and knocking off the UV-resistant granules.
We can help you with all of your asphalt roofing needs. From rebuilding support beams to individual shingle replacement, our teams can assess exactly what is wrong and have your roof back in top condition before you have time to worry.
Here at BRAX, we are proud to specialize in every kind of local Washington DC roof. If you need a roofer in Washington DC, make us your first call. No matter what kind of roof you have, we can handle it. For more information about how we can fulfill your roofing needs, contact us today!