What a roofing contractor can do for you and your home.

When your roof needs repair, you need a professional

Are you looking for help with your roof?

A roof problem can seem like an enormous problem, and can easily overwhelm any homeowner.

That’s why it’s a good idea to know exactly what a roofing contractor can do for you and your home.

Read our guide to find out more about what a roofing contractor can do for you!

American Dream Restoration, LLC is a Roofing Company serving Front Royal, VA, Woodbridge, VA, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland and surrounding states.


Interior Inspection

Learn the 4 steps to inspect your roof from the attic for roof damage / wear. Our storm restoration specialists use this same guide.

Exterior Inspection

Here are 10 things to look for when you’re on the roof that indicate your roof is in need of repair or replacement.

Tile vs. Shingle

Learn the differences between tile roofs and shingle roofs when it comes to environmental impact, weather resistance, and aesthetics.


Learn how to estimate your roof replacement costs based on size, materials, and roofing contractors.

FAQ Inspect

Here are 8 common roofing questions we hear all the time.

Roofing Over

Sometimes, roofing over existing shingles is a viable option to roof replacement. Read the conditions here.




Chapter 1

Do You Need a New Roof?

Chapter 2

Tile Roofs vs. Shingle Roofs

Chapter 3

Roof Replacement Cost

Chapter 4

Roofing Over Existing Shingles

Chapter 5

Roofing FAQ


How To Tell If You Need A New Roof

Knowing how to perform a inspect your roof is crucial. Most people assume their roof is fine when they can’t see any visible damage.

Before you even call a roofing contractor, it is helpful to figure out if you need one in the first place.

Here is our easy-to-use guide on 14 ways to tell if you need a new roof.

In this guide, we cover:

  • How to perform an interior roof check
  • How to perform an exterior roof check
  • What to do if you identify roof damage


Tile Roofs vs Shingle Roofs

If you are currently building your house, you have the option of installing a shingle roof or a tile roof. What’s the difference?

Whether your desire is to match the architectural style of your house or to help the environment, tiles roofs might be the option for you and your home.

In this article, we breakdown the differences between shingle and tile roofs by price, climate resistance, and weight.

Make sure you know what type of roof to install on your home.


Roof Replacement Cost

Pricing out the cost of your roof replacement or repair is a simple process, and you can get a general idea before ever calling your contractor.

In this guide, we show you how to estimate the price of your roof repair by:

  • Figuring out the size of your roof
  • Choosing the roofing materials you want to use
  • Asking for the labor price of your roofing contractor


Roofing Over Existing Shingles

Oftentimes, removing and replacing a roof’s shingles is an expensive process.

Is there an option for re-roofing with new shingles over the old ones?

Sometimes, depending on the pitch of your roof, what the specific reason for roof replacement is, or other reasons, you can avoid a roof tear-off and save money on labor by simply roofing over existing shingles.

Read here for more!


Roofing FAQ

We know that we can’t answer all of your questions in this roofing guide. That’s why we’ve included a list of the more frequently asked questions we hear in roofing.

We answer such questions as:

  • How can a homeowner check his or her roof by himself?
  • What are the roofing repair options?
  • How can I fix roofing leaks?
  • How long should my roof last?
  • Can I fix my roof myself?
  • And more!
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