Cedar Shake Roof Replacement – Great Falls, VA

In today’s customer journey, we get to explore one of the most luxurious roofing materials on the market: Cedar Shake

Alex S reached out to Schaefer Burdett Exteriors after doing extensive research on roofing companies in Northern Virginia that install cedar shake roofs.  Alex started the process after realizing his home suffered from storm-related wind damage.  Alex reached out to USAA and opened a claim.  USAA determined there was indeed wind damage to the existing cedar shakes, and worked with Schaefer Burdett Exteriors to cover the cost of the entire job.

Schaefer Burdett Exteriors knows how to appropriately build and file an itemized claim estimate in the insurance company’s format.  This process is often very tedious and confusing.  Hiring Schaefer Burdett Exteriors to work with the insurance company will often pay dividends, as we know how to properly build an itemized claim estimate according to the type of damage on the home, and the type of material present. The type and format of the insurance estimate is very different and much more complicated than a standard estimate produced for a homeowner’s review.

Alex’s new cedar shake roof will be completely installed today – the whole job took 3 days start to finish on a roughly 3600 square foot roof with two mansard sections.  Cedar shake is certainly more of a financial investment than asphalt shingles, but the look is timeless and classic.  Cedar shakes come in medium and heavy thickness, as well as hand-split and machine-cut varieties. On this particular job, we also installed copper valley flashing and counter flashing, giving the home an extra luxurious appearance. The mansard section of the roof really shows off the new shakes from the curb, and will maintain the curb appeal of this beautiful Great Falls home for years to come.

If you’re interested in having a luxury roofing material installed like cedar shake, slate, or synthetic slate, look no further.  Schaefer Burdett routinely installs high-end roofing and siding materials around Northern Virginia and our customers are delighted.   Schaefer Burdett Exteriors installs all types of roofing, siding, and windows.  Please contact us here if you’re interested in a free estimate!

Roof Replacement: Cedar Shake to Certainteed Belmont in Great Falls, VA

Schaefer Burdett Exteriors (SBE) is exciting to announce: we will be posting regular blog posts about our projects.  We understand that when customers begin the process of researching companies to invest with for projects like roofing, siding, windows, doors and gutters, it can be a bit daunting.  The aim of these blog posts is to show the extensive work that SBE puts into each and every job in order to deliver a top-quality end result – a finished exterior remodeling project that brings the homeowner peace of mind.

In these posts, we will talk about the customer journey, the type of project, and other relevant details about the process.  Our first customer to highlight is Jim B in Great Falls, VA.  Jim reached out to SBE regarding drywall staining in one of his upstairs rooms.  Josh and Toby, owners of SBE, conducted a site visit to inspect the issue.

Josh and Toby went inside to inspect the initial damage in the room, then went into the adjacent attic to inspect further.  After doing a thorough internal inspection, Toby went on the cedar shake roof and inspected the condition of the roof.  After a full review, Josh and Toby informed Jim that the issue of drywall discoloration was due to poor ventilation of the roof.  Josh also informed Jim that the cedar shakes were beyond their usable life and recommended a full roof replacement in order to provide a comprehensive solution.

Jim’s wife was not present for the appointment, so he decided to speak with his wife before proceeding with the job.  After one week of deliberation, Jim decided to proceed with a full roof replacement on a 7,000+ square foot job.  Jim actually didn’t meet with any other roofers and fully trusted SBE’s pricing and recommendation, relying our robust online presence and after reading other customer reviews.  Trust is paramount when hiring a roofing contractor.

Within three weeks, SBE started the roofing job and finished within 3 days, including a thorough clean up and final inspection.  Jim and his wife decided to change the roofing material to Certainteed Belmont in Shenandoah (brown).  The new luxury asphalt shingle maintained an elegant look on the Great Falls single family home. 

SBE is a “Shingle Master” through Certainteed, meaning we offer a 4-star warranty that is backed by Certainteed, one of the largest shingle manufacturers in the world.  Certainteed Belmont carries a 50-year, non-prorated warranty for materials, as well as a 130 mph wind warranty.  SBE also offers a 10 year “no questions asked” workmanship warranty for this type of roof replacement.  SBE offers 24-hour emergency roofing services for all previous and existing roofing customers and we take pride in delivering top-notch customer service.

If your home needs roofing, siding, windows, doors, or gutters, please reach out to SBE today!  You can email us at [email protected] or call at 703.628.7663.  Please mention the “Belmont Blog Post” to receive $250 off your project.  SBE offers financing and accepts all major credit cards, including American Express. You can also contact us here: https://www.schaeferburdett.com/contact/

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