Tips to choose a roofing contractor

For roof replacement, make sure it is done properly the initial go-around! The roof of your house serves as a protective barrier against the outside environment. If the exterior of your building is adequately constructed, the interior will be secure, which makes sense.

Roof replacement cost

Don’t just hire a roofing contractor that gives you the lowest price for your roofing project. Do your research to see if the price being quoted to you is fair. Also consider other elements like availability, working preferences, references, experience, and the sort of roofing project.

Roof replacement contractor

When it comes to replacing your roof you should consider hiring a reputable roofing contractor. Contractors who replace roofs are experts at replacing all the components of your roof. They can advise roofing materials that will work best for your property, closely resemble the ones you already have installed and assist you in selecting a shingle or tile design.

Roof repair contractor

Your roof’s safety and any harm threatening its structural stability, such as cracked shingles or holes, are the responsibility of roof repair contractors. Contractors for roof repairs also offer extra services like gutter washing and leak repair.

Why do I need to hire a reputable roofing company?

The quality of your home’s roofing system is determined by the construction and roofing materials used. That is why, when repairing or installing a new roof, it is critical to use high-quality materials and expert contractor.

It’s important to select a good roofing contractor who will complete the work professionally. Each year, thousands of complaints about roofing companies are sent to the Better Business Bureau and other consumer protection organizations.

In roofing business, many workers lack the necessary training, and a few are outright unqualified. This significantly increases the need for “buyer beware” when it comes to replacing the roof of your property.

Does the roofing company require a license?

Make sure the roofing contractor you in Virginia hire has a license. A professional reputable residential roofing firm will have a Class A Contractors license issued and current from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The state of Maryland requires roofing contractor to be licensed. To be a licensed roofer in Maryland, the potential roofing contractor has to complete a written exam. They also require at least two years of experience.

Why do I need roof installation instead of roof repair?

It will not be cost effective to replace the tiles on an outdated roof. This would be a big mistake because it adds weight to a roof that is presumably already deteriorating and in need of new decking. Second, it doesn’t deal with any underlying issues, like problems covered up by outdated shingles.

Adding new shingles to an existing roof is similar to applying a bandage to an open sore that is infected. While the issue is being repaired, nothing is being done to address the actual cause of the injury. Although it may be a good and affordable short-term answer, the long-term costs will be much higher.

What questions should I ask the roofing contractor?

Here are some questions you can ask the roofing contractor:

  • How long have you been in the roofing industry?
  • In which state is your roofing business licensed?
  • Can you provide references?
  • When will you be able to schedule my roof replacement/roof repair job?
  • How long does it usually take to replace a roof?
  • What materials will you use for roof replacement?
  • My roof was damaged in a storm. Can you work with my insurance company?
  • Will you have a dumpster on the site?
  • Will a new roof damage my gutters?
  • Will you install new flashing or will you use the old flashing?
  • Why do you think my old roof needs to replaced?
  • Is your work covered by manufacturer’s warrany?
  • Do I get a tax credits for my new roof?


Checking your gutters is a smart idea when replacing your roof. Cornerstone Building & Restoration also provides siding and gutter services. Since the worker will already be on site, tackling roofing and gutters at the same time can save you money in the long run.

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  • Cornerstone worked on our rental property. They examined our roof after it took multiple beatings from storms. After recording some tree impact damage to our gutters and siding and finding hail and wind damage, Cornerstone worked with us submit our insurance claims and then came for the inspection by the insurance representative. Cornerstone was instrumental providing information to the insurance company and identifying issues with the insurance company's own damage estimate. The insurance company's offer was woefully low and incorrect. If we didn't have Cornerstone's expertise working with us, we would not have received the appropriate compensation. This was the second time they protected our interests. The insurance company eventually agreed with Cornerstone's accurate assessments. Cornerstone's teams replaced our roof, siding, a sliding glass door, and replaced damaged gutters. Their teams were very deliberate in their process to insure a quality installation. they even came on Saturday to complete the job. They freely assessed our windows and told us they were a solid brand and in good condition (don't feel pressure to replace them). We are very happy with the overall results. They are batting a thousand with us.

    Lara Conway Avatar Lara Conway
    March 2, 2023

    The roofing and siding project we had done by Cornerstone was well managed right from the start. They provided an assessment of product options and scheduling. They kept us informed of material delivery dates and project start date. The crews were very professional and worked diligently to finish within the time allotted for the work. They paid close attention to every detail and the workmanship was top notch. We were extremely pleased with the new roof and siding. We can certainly recommend Cornerstone.

    Barbara Schulte Avatar Barbara Schulte
    March 19, 2023

    Cornerstone Building and Restoration did a fantastic job at replacing our roof and siding. We had help with every step of the way from their agent, Justin. They completed both the roof and siding on a timely basis. It looks beautiful! I am very pleased with the work they have done and have received many compliments on our roof and siding from friends and neighbors. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering having this type of work done. Barbara

    R. G. Cina Avatar R. G. Cina
    June 2, 2022
  • Cornerstone did an excellent job with our home repairs! Their attention to detail and pride in workmanship outshines the competition. I’ve recommended them to family and church members.

    Aya Collins-Williams Avatar Aya Collins-Williams
    January 2, 2023

    They did my townhouse roof , gutters , and trim , extremely happy with the quality of work and price. Also will work with your insurance company! Fantastic!

    Justin Ammons Avatar Justin Ammons
    April 2, 2022

    Cornerstone replaced our siding and gutters. Did an awesome job. From beginning to end they were professional and responsive. Helped us with navigating the insurance process. We also had them replace rotting wood trim. The price was very fair. The finished work on the siding and trim looked great. The crew was careful and punctual and cleaned up after the job was finished. I highly recommend Cornerstone.

    J Hasemann Avatar J Hasemann
    August 2, 2022
  • Justin, Mark, and everyone else at Cornerstone were really easy to work with. They performed a roof replacement on my house. They were genuine, responsive, knowledgeable, worked well my insurance, did what they said they were going to do, and weren't trying to upsell or push me into anything I didn't want to do. I would definitely recommend. Pictures attached. I think it turned out great. Will update if needed.

    David Avatar David
    February 2, 2023

    Very pleased with the work they did, Justin was very professional and knowledgeable, I highly recommend this company. Thank you

    Jean-Auguste Harb Avatar Jean-Auguste Harb
    April 2, 2022

    Cornerstone did a wonderful job guiding us through the roof replacement process. We are very pleased with our results in transitioning from a cedar shake roof. The team's work exceeded our expectations for timeliness. We expected a multiple day project to remove and replace our roof. Cornerstone's team completed the work in a day.

    Michael Vanhuysen Avatar Michael Vanhuysen
    March 26, 2023
  • It was a pleasure to work with Cornerstone Building. Justin and Mark were professional and easy to work with from start to finish. They assured that the work would exceed my expectations, and it did. The replacement roof is of high quality and the workers were efficient and on time throughout the project. The communications were excellent and they kept me informed of progress and potential delays. I highly recommend Cornerstone Building and Restoration!

    Elfreda Massie Avatar Elfreda Massie
    February 2, 2023

    The staff was very accommodation, responsive, patient and helped me to clearly understand the service process. They installed quality products and gave me Excellent services with a professional attitude. Thanks.

    pamela sharps Avatar pamela sharps
    March 26, 2023

    Cornerstone did a top-notch job for us and many others in our neighborhood. They are experts in wind and hail damage to roofs and siding. If they determine damage occurred, it is nearly a certainty that the insurance adjuster will agree. They made the process of roof, skylight, gutter, and siding replacement very easy and the results are extraordinary! They work quickly and do excellent work!! I highly recommend them!

    S B Avatar S B
    February 2, 2023
  • We experienced leaks stemming from multiple storms and damage on the roof. Justin and his team at Cornerstone were extremely responsive and came right out to analyze the extent of the damage. After submitting to our insurance company, we trusted Cornerstone to rebuild the cedar roof along with replacement gutters and soffits for ventilation to bring things up to code. Their roofing team run by Edgar was fantastic and got the job done expeditiously even during cold weather. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you need roofing work done! Small company = great service.

    Andy Winkler Avatar Andy Winkler
    June 2, 2022

    Justin was super professional and knowledgeable. He was able to quickly inspect my roof and was very honest in his assessment. He pointed out a number of concerns that required attention but did not try to push me to do an unnecessary replacement. I know my roof will require replacement in the near future and I plan on using Cornerstone without reservation.

    anton blumberg Avatar anton blumberg
    December 2, 2022

    Cornerstone worked our primary home. They examined our roof to verify the type of damage we had noticed. We also had some leaks. After finding hail and wind damage, Cornerstone worked with us submit our insurance claim. Cornerstone was instrumental providing information to the insurance company and identifying issues with the insurance company's own damage estimate. The insurance company's offer was woefully low and incorrect. If we didn't have Cornerstone's expertise working with us, we would not have received the appropriate compensation. The insurance company eventually agreed with Cornerstone's accurate assessments. Cornerstone's teams replaced our roof, installed new skylights, plastered and painted water damaged drywall, and replaced gutter systems which were under duress and not keeping up with the flow. If anything went wrong at our site, Cornerstone quickly worked to address it and coordinate with us. We are very happy with the work and the teams responsiveness and efficiency. If we need a contractor again, they will be high on our list.

    James Conway Avatar James Conway
    March 2, 2023
  • From start to finish it has been a pleasure to work with Justin, Mark and their entire team. Both their work product and their service are excellent! Highly recommend this company!

    Michelle Diaz Avatar Michelle Diaz
    December 2, 2022

Cornerstone Building & Restoration is a roofing contractor  licensed in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. We specialize in roofing, siding and gutters. Along with our many specialty licenses and certifications we also have inspectors who are HAAG certified to identify any storm related damage that can shorten the life of your roof or siding.  Visit us on Facebook.