Upgrade to a more durable and longer life shingle. More homeowners than ever are choosing architectural shingles and loving it. In fact, we’re finding that in the greater DC area, our clients are asking for this product first. The shingle’s attractive appearance, a more textured effect, its dimensional look, and the lifetime limited warranty make it a product worth investing in. They are heavier and thicker than 3-tab shingles, which promote longer life and extended durability. Katchmark installs several brands of architectural shingles.
Katchmark Construction is an expert in the installation and restoration of metal roofing systems. Metal roofs possess excellent strength, durability and are fire resistant. They are virtually maintenance free except for a possible hail storm that may cause dents. Metal roofing is surprisingly affordable due to the fact that a metal roof is a lifetime investment. For aesthetics, metal comes in a variety of colors and styles to fit your personal preference.
Natural slate is high-performing and low-maintenance – it’s the ideal roofing material. We see a lot of slate roofs in DC, Arlington and Alexandria, where many homes are historically significant or are part of a neighborhood’s heritage. Slates are non-absorbent so they resist staining and impede moss and algae growth. Their rich color stays true for years and they are fireproof. Each tile is crafted by hand. No other roofing material can match slate for its value and longevity.
Cedar shakes are a beautiful way to improve your home’s appearance. We prefer Anbrook cedar shakes. They are manufactured from old growth cedar and can withstand up to 130 mph hurricane-force winds. Anbrook shakes are lightweight with high insulation value. Cedar shakes treated with FTX are fire resistant for life and CCA treated shakes are resistant to fungal decay. Come into our showroom to view the cedar shakes up close, or specify cedar shakes when requesting an in-home consultation.
Copper will not rust, has no finish to scratch or peel, is easily manipulated and weathers naturally to a beautiful, natural green patina. Although considerably more expensive than aluminum and steel, copper is the metal of choice for buildings with a long design life. Copper is a popular option for historic establishments due to its timeless beauty. It is also a popular choice for bay window roofs and dormer roofs.