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Expert Shingle Roof Installation - Why Choose GoTech Roofing?

Re-roofing your home is a big decision, both from a timing perspective and financially. If you wait too long to make that decision, you could potentially cause more harm to your home. A failing roof can lead to mold, water leaks, and additional costly damage to the interior of your home. From a financial point of view, installing a new roof typically means a large outlay of money or new home improvement financing… Neither of these choices is very appealing to homeowners. Add to that, you have to somehow pick the best roofing contractor and hope that you have picked a responsible, financially stable, timely, and customer service-oriented roofing contractor. Consequently, for most people, it comes as no surprise that re-roofing your home can be a stressful yet unavoidable aspect of homeownership. Here at GoTech Roofing, we understand your concerns.

Founded by Julian Stevens over a decade ago, GoTech Roofing has established itself as the number 1 provider of roofing services in Northern Virginia. We provide roof repair and roof replacement services with a real focus on customer satisfaction. We are a Virginia Class A Contractor and fully insured with Workman's Compensation and Liability Insurance. GoTech Roofing provides each and every client with an incomparable roofing experience through our outstanding customer service and exceptional quality. We understand that each roof is unique and will treat it as such. Having worked 10 years providing multi-million dollar contracting services for the Federal Government, Julian took a look at the antiquated roofing construction process and knew there was a better way. He built GoTech Roofing utilizing Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software fully integrated with Microsoft Project Professional software to create a Proprietary Customer Service-Oriented Roofing Process that starts with your first communication with us all the way to when we shake hands when the job is done. With our GoTech Proprietary Customer Service-Oriented Roofing Process you can skip the headaches, schedule delays, lack of contractor communication, cost increases, and nonsense – we handle every roofing project detail from start to finish in a written scheduled process you will receive on day one.

Types of Asphalt Roofing Shingles
  1. Three-tab Asphalt Shingles: These are the most common type. They can be identified by their cutouts which make them look like three separate pieces. They’re slightly cheaper, easy to maintain, lightweight, energy efficient, and can last up to approximately 20 years.
  2. Architectural Dimensional Asphalt Shingles: These are thicker and are bonded with asphalt sealant and laminated with an additional asphalt layer. They have a more defined, beautiful structured look, and are more durable and waterproof than three-tab asphalt shingles. They’re also more energy efficient while increasing the value of your home and they can last up to 35 - 50 years.
  3. Premium Asphalt Shingles: As the name implies, these are designer versions of asphalt shingle roofing. These are made to emulate high-end cedar or slate roofing. Typically, you will use these where ordinances or HOA rules will not allow real cedar or slate roofs. You will get the same look as cedar or slate at about one tenth the price.
Shingles are made from these materials:
  1. Fiberglass Shingles: Manufactured with layers of woven fiberglass as the base, asphalt coating, and ceramic granules on top. These durable materials create a waterproof and UV-protected shingle while also being extremely lightweight..
  2. Organic Mat-based Shingles: This type of asphalt shingle roofing has a recycled felt paper layer for its base. They are heavier, thicker, and slightly more expensive than fiberglass shingles, but they are also more durable and flexible. The downside to Organic Mat-based Shingles is they are less fire resistant and susceptible to warping.
The Best Roofing Shingle Brands
  • GAF Asphalt Roofing Shingles
  • CertainTeed Asphalt Roofing Shingles
  • Owens Corning Asphalt Roofing Shingles
  • IKO Asphalt Roofing Shingles
  • Atlas Asphalt Roofing Shingles
  • Tamko Asphalt Roofing Shingles
What Are The Longest Lasting Roof Shingles?

Honestly, all of the shingle manufacturers above have great shingles. Shingles come in 3 tiers of quality. The cheapest are the 3-tab shingles. These were very popular 15+ years ago. Nowadays, rarely do any professional roofers install these. The next level is architectural dimensional shingles. You can get these in 25, 35, and 50 warrantly grades. The final level is luxury shingles. These are the most expensive and typically start at 50 warranty periods. Luxury shingles are the ones to go for if you plan on staying in your home for more than 25 years. They are high quality, thick, and triple laminate dimensional shingles with three-piece laminated fiberglass construction. They are durable and strong, and come in many styles and colors.

As far as asphalt shingles go, the thicker the shingle, the longer it is going to last. Most importantly, you must hire a qualified experienced certified roofing contractor to do the installation. While it is typical for shingles to last between 20-40 years, the lifespan of your roof can be impacted by improper installation, complicated roof design, and long-term exposure to harsh weather conditions.

Improper roofing installation can leave your new roof vulnerable to leaks and structural damage that impair the shingles’ flexibility, durability, and waterproofing. This can mean you could be potentially replacing your roof after only 8 - 12 years. In addition, roofing manufacturers typically will not honor their warranty if the roof was not installed correctly by an experienced certified roofing contractor.

Which Roofing Manufacturer has the Best Warranty?

GAF is the leading manufacturer of roofing materials in the United States. GAF has a factory certification program called Master Elite® for roofing contractors throughout the country. The program allows businesses like ours to assure any homeowner that the work will be reliable and professional.

Only a small percentage of roofing companies qualify for the GAF Master Elite® Roofing Contractor certification. To be eligible for this certification, roofing contractors must have at least seven years of experience. They also need to have:

  • The proper liability and workers’ compensation insurance.
  • Active state licenses.
  • Good ratings with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Adequate credit ratings.
  • GAF training and certification.
  • Exceptional satisfaction ratings.

If you are looking for GAF Master Elite® roofing companies in Northern Virginia, our team is here to help and provide extensive warranties.

GAF Golden Pledge® Roofing Warranty

GoTech Roofing is a GAF Master Elite factory-certified contractor, which makes our customers eligible for the best warranty coverage available for roofing. The Golden Pledge® warranty – only available through GAF Master Elite certified contractors – gives you real peace of mind with 50 year coverage of shingles, a warranty to cover both labor and materials, and an independent 40-point factory-certified inspection after the roof has been installed. Here are some advantages of choosing Golden Pledge over other warranties.

  • Material coverage: Golden Pledge includes 100% coverage of shingle defects for 50 years. Other warranties typically include 10 years of coverage.
  • Labor coverage for shingle replacement: One of the biggest expenses when replacing a defective roof is the cost of installation labor. With the Golden Pledge warranty, this cost is covered for 50 years. Other warranties may only cover labor for five years of coverage.
  • Workmanship coverage: The Golden Pledge offers another unique benefit with 25 years of coverage for workmanship, even if the installing contractor goes out of business.
  • Good Housekeeping protection: The GAF Lifetime roofing system is the only roofing system to have received the prestigious Good Housekeeping seal.
  • Algae warranty: GAF Golden Pledge® also covers 10 years of algae protection for any StainGuard shingles or 25 years for Ridge Cap and StainGuard Plus shingles.
  • Wind warranty: You’ll also receive a 15-year wind warranty for your roofing products.

To qualify for a GAF Golden Pledge® Warranty, your contractor needs to install GAF shingles and at least three accessories that qualify for GAF protection. They also need to be a GAF Master Elite® Roofing contractor. You must have a completely new roof installed, and all old roof pieces should be removed.

Learn more about GAF’s Golden Pledge warranty.

How Our Warranties Benefit You

The GAF Master Elite® Roofing Contractor and GAF Golden Pledge® allow us to provide you with top-quality roofing services with some of the best warranties in the industry. When you work with a company offering these warranties, you can see these advantages:

  • You have hired a company that has an A+ rating with the BBB.
  • You are working with a licensed company for the state where it operates.
  • Your roofing contractor company has been open for at least three years.
  • You are working with an ethical contractor in your location.
  • The roofing company is current in receivables with its distributor partners.
  • The business is insured.
  • The company takes the initiative to continue professional training for its workers.

Our GAF warranties back the products and our work. If something is wrong with the materials or with how we installed them, it is automatically covered by the GAF Golden Pledge®. GAF certifications help ensure you get the highest-quality roofing work that you can be happy with for years to come.

More About GoTech Roofing

GoTech Roofing is a residential and commercial roofing company that also performs siding and gutter work for communities throughout Northern Virginia. Our GAF Master Elite® recognition means we use only high-quality products and pay close attention to detail while we work.

GoTech Roofing has been serving people around Manassas, Virginia, for over 10 years, making us a trustworthy partner. We will provide open communication to help you understand how we will meet your necessary services with the right style, products and budget.

Looking for GAF-Certified Roofers in Your Area?

Do you need a GAF-certified roofing contractor in Northern Virginia? We provide honest, quality work at a reasonable price. Please contact us at (703) 417-9200 or complete this Online Form to learn more about our warranties and how we can serve you!

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