My goal with this writing is to assist consumers in making informed, intelligent decisions when purchasing a new roof system. First, consider that your roof is a long term investment; in general, Twenty to Thirty years – perhaps longer. Therefore, I would urge you to look at it in terms of the yearly cost vs. initial purchase price.

As an example: The average cost of a residential shingle re-roof (for Frye Roofing) is $9,000. From our market research we understand at times a shingle roof can be purchased for as little as $6,000. If we consider that a professionally installed roof system will last at least 25 years, then the higher initial investment is only $120 per year or $10 a month more than the least expensive.

My point is this: a large part of our business involves the repair of sub-standard roof installations – we see it on a weekly basis. We certainly recognize that we will not install every roof in the region, but we strongly encourage you to do the research; perform the due diligence. Visit our website click on the “Choose a Professional” tab and take the time to make an informed decision. And by all means, contact us for all your roofing needs – roof installation, roof repair, and roof maintenance – we do it all. Feel free to email me directly with questions or to request information. jc@fryeroofing.com

J.C. Robinson is President of Frye Roofing – past President of the Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals, a two term Director of the National Roofing Contractors Association, and an NRCA instructor.