Certified Shingle and Flat Roofers Norfolk,Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, VA

January 15th, 2012

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CertainTeed and Gen Flex – Sunset Home Repair has the highest level of certification that the CertainTeed company provides www.CertainTeed.com . CertainTeed is Consumer Reports highest rated shingle manufacturer. We are also Certified Installers of Gen Flex www.genflex.com roofing membranes  made by Firestone for flat roofs.

License and Insurance –  Class A Licensed by the State of VA with Home Improvement, Commercial Improvement and Building Classifications. Fully Insured with Workers Comp. and General Liability.


So if you have a leaking roof, old roof or storm damage, we can assist you whether you need a roof repair or a whole new roof. We install all types of shingles, slate, cedar and rubber flat roof membranes. We will give a Lifetime labor warranty on your roof installation because we are a company that believes in providing quality work and service.

If you would like to learn a little more about choosing a roofing contractor, go to Choosing a contractor , or if you are wondering if you actually need a new roof go to Assessing your roof. Hopefully this information is helpful to you.

We are home repair and replacement contractors in Hampton Roads, VA and can provide you with all of your interior and exterior home repair and replacement needs ( roofing, siding, windows, doors,decks, trim, plaster, drywall, flooring , painting, ect. ). We serve the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk. For a free estimate give us a call (757) 235-3320 or visit our website at www.sunsethomerepair.com .



Sunset Home Repair- Roofing Siding ( Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, VA)

February 9th, 2011

We are exterior and interior home repair and replacement contractors in Hampton Roads, Virginia. We repair and  install roofing, siding, decks, trim, flooring, painting and room additions. We serve Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Portsmouth. If you live in one of these cities we can handle all of your interior and exterior needs. Customer service is our #1 priority because customer service encompasses quality work, reliable warranties and respect for the customers needs. We understand that your home may be your largest investment and we want to help you retain its value by working with you and your budget to give your house the look and durability you desire. We are Class A licensed contractors and are fully insured. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover and offer Financing Options.

For a free estimate just give us a call at (757) 235-3320 or email us at info@sunsethomerepair.com.

The homeowners guide to learning about roofing! ( Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, VA )

June 25th, 2012

1. Shingles – shingles are the top coat of a roof, protecting your home from the elements. Asphalt composition shingles are the most common.We also support homeowners that have slate roofing and removal of asbestos roofs.

2. Vent pipe – there are many types of roof vents. This is a cast iron or plastic pipe that vents your plumbing system.

3. Valley – the roof valley is where two sides of the roof meet on a downslope. Roof valleys must be protected from leaks by weaving the shingles or applying another material such as metal.

4. Flashing – roof flashing is a material, usually aluminum, that is used along the joints of a roof to protect from water infiltration. Damaged or improperly installed flashing may need to be replaced before the entire roof.

5. Gutters and downspouts – the gutter system funnels precipitation off your roof and away from your home.

6. Gable and gable end vent – a gable is an A-framed side wall of a home. The gable vent is located on a gable wall and allows hot air to exit the attic.

7. Eaves and soffit – The eaves are the lower edges of the roof that extend out past the walls. The soffit is the underside of the eaves and often has vents to allow air into the attic.

8. Ridge – the ridge is where two planes of the roof meet on an upward slope. The pointed top of a roof is a ridge. Ridges often have vents to allow air to flow out of the attic.

9. Rake – the rake is a piece of trim that runs down from the ridge to the eaves.

10. Fascia- the trim board horizontal to the ground that the gutter is mounted on.

11. Drip edge – the drip edge is a type of flashing uner the shingles and over the rakes or fascia to prevent water infiltration.

Of course, this is only the exterior of the roof. Underneath there are various underlayments, which are materials designed to stop ice from forming and to protect the decking. Decking is the wood that forms the structure of your roof.

Before you pay your contractor, make sure your new roof installation has all the necessary parts and vents. We hope you’ve learned couple of things that can help you when shopping for a new roof.

We are Class A VA Contractors ,CertainTeed Certified Installers , For a free estimate give us a call 757-235-3320 or visit our website www.SunsetHomeRepair.com .


Increasing your home’s value (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, VA )

May 20th, 2012

This home is a perfect example of how to increase your home’s value.This house was on the market a while. After feedback from potential buyers the home owner had us come in and replace the roof. Once that was completed the homeowner then requested windows to be upgraed to energy efficient grade. The house then recieved a fair offer and the owner is on his way to retire to South Carolina.  Why wait to improve your home?Get some enjoyment out of your efforts- I love the safety features on my windows that allow me to feel better about the children not being able to open it more than a few inches. I love the fact that I can’t hear the planes overhead as loudly as I did before and also I love to not have to clean between each pane of glass!

So many choices of windows and shingles- we can help!

New Siding choices overwhelming? We can help! (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Porstsmouth, Suffolk, VA )

May 20th, 2012

If your home’s siding has seen better days, re-siding is a perfect opportunity to significantly increase your home’s resale value, as well as maximize energy efficiency, and last but certainly not least, assure a stable, moisture free environment. Siding and insulation have improved greatly, but the choices can be a bit overwhelming.  First peruse the neighborhood to see what style you like , is it thick, thin, beaded,cedar? Second, find a color you like- if you don’t need a new roof consider what matches your current. We can assist in anyway with computer programs to photos of recent projects. Replacing siding and upgrading insulation should increase your home’s energy efficiency. The R-Value is your guideline. The R-Value of the insulation measures how well the insulation resists the flow of heat through it, and the same with the siding. R-Values of all the insulations and the siding are added together for a resulting R-Value. The higher the R-Value, the more resistance to heat flow through your structure – and that’s a good thing. Energy conservation has taken giant strides over the past five to seven years. Re-siding with today’s modern sidings and insulation is the perfect juncture to bring together the whole package: improved energy efficiency, full confidence that moisture is not a problem, and a grand new level of curb appeal.

We are Class A VA Contractors , and recommend Mastic Siding or CertainTeed Siding . For a free estimate give us a call 757-235-3320 or visit our website www.SunsetHomeRepair.com .