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The Roof That Became The Forest Surrounding It


We Replaced A Reston, VA, Roof That Was
So Waterlogged, It Had Grown
Its Own Ecosystem

The Roof – And Everything UNDER It – Was Totally Saturated.
Here’s How We Tackled This Challenge The RIGHT Way.


As we approached the home, we knew. Just from looking at the decaying roof AND siding, we knew… this Reston, VA, home was going to be a tough roof replacement.

We knew that even though this distressed homeowner called us out to perform a residential roof replacement, it would take more than just replacing the shingles.

We would need to redeck the entire roof, and with that, we would have to get surgical with the delicate and damaged siding as well.

This roof was harboring extreme moss levels, and the siding was going to be prone to significant damage given its composition. That meant we would most likely have to fix aspects of the siding as we progressed with the roof to ensure the home was completely impervious to water and had a finished product they could be proud of.

Man Using Brush To Wash Vinyl Siding

Too many other fly-by-night exterior contractors in Northern VA & MD, this task would be too tall of an ask. They’d simply shrug their shoulders and say, “Well… we weren’t called out to do any siding. Just the roof.”

And then they would only replace what would be convenient for them. They would not replace what would ensure the customer’s home was completely protected and ready to stand up to the elements for decades to come.

If said Chuck-in-a-Truck contractor saw this particular roof, they would either A) turn around, never to be heard from again, or B) use substandard materials and substandard workmanship to put a bandaid over this roof in near emergency status while ignoring the siding.

But because we’re a quality-minded roofer in Northern VA & MD, we went above and beyond to ensure both the roof AND the siding were well taken care of.

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Roof Inception: A Forest Within A Forest

You read that title right (and you saw the main photo of this blog post correctly, too).

This roof had so much moss on it that the biology department of a local university could have studied it. And if there’s one thing moss is indicative of, it’s moisture, moisture, and more moisture.

You see, plants need water to grow and thrive, and this is exactly what happened to the nth degree with this Reston, VA, home.

But not only that, moisture found its way into the inner parts of the roof and in the case of this home, the siding as well.

Not good.

We knew it would be a daunting task to get this homeowner up and running again.

But because we’re a Northern VA exterior remodeler who is bend-over-backwards obsessed with roofing excellence, we spare no effort to ensure each and every one of our Northern VA customers are beyond satisfied with our work.


How We Turned This Roofing Emergency Into A GAF
Brochure-Ready Roof Replacement

Roof deck protection being installed.

It’s pretty simple, actually.

Whenever a Northern VA or Maryland home is met with Milcon Design & Build plus GAF roofing systems, excellence is born.

That’s because GAF is – bar none – the industry leader in roofing materials manufacturing, from their extensive list of shingle lines to their premium Tiger Paw™ roof deck underlayment protection.

Tiger Paw from GAF installation on roof

So replacing this once-mossy roof was as easy as…

And the results do speak for themselves.

But more than the visual appeal of the results, let’s talk about how this homeowner is now set for decades and decades of “no roof worry.”

The roofing system now installed on this home is backed by industry leading water protection with its GAF synthetic underlayment and TigerPaw™ roof deck protection. And the upper layer is the best part with GAF timberline HDZ shingles. These shingles have…

  • A 25-year limited warranty with their StainGuard™ Plus Technology.
  • A 15-year WindProven™ Limited Wind Warranty with no maximum wind speed limit.
  • Laylerlock technology with a 99.9% nailing accuracy using StrikeZone™.
  • A 50-year warranty from the shingles themselves.

Plus, the installation is done by a contractor who installs EVERY roof they undertake with a set of strong core values – values that mean we treat the power of wielding the best materials – like GAF – responsibly. And we install them to their full potential – a potential so many other Northern VA contractors fall short in reaching.

(Oh, and we even installed two stunning skylights, to boot.)

We could go on about how GAF offers industry-best warranties on their HDZ shingle lines, and how their entire roofing systems can stand up to nature’s biggest challenges. But that would bore you.

Instead, just know that if you’re reading this and thinking you need a roof replacement in Northern VA or MD… you’re in the right spot to start.

Before and after GAF and Milcon Design & Build roof replacement.

Contact Now For Your No-Job-Is-Too-Tough-For-Us
Northern VA & MD Roof Replacement Today!

If your Northern VA home’s roof is in a dire state of distress and you need an uncompromising and excellent roofer to get the job done right, contact Milcon today for a FREE 30-minute quote.


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