Roof Top Services, LLC is the premier residential and commercial roofing company in Albermarle County, Virginia. Striving to offer the best in terms of service and communication to our clients, we offer only the best when it comes to preserving your investment. We maintain and install all types of roofs, including asphalt shingles, wood shakes, single-ply, built-up roofs, metal roofs and more.
We are an expert residential and commercial roofing company.
We offer high quality roofing repairs and maintenance for homes and businesses.
Our team members undergo yearly ongoing training.
We offer a wide variety of roofing materials including copper roofing and other metal roofs.
We have over 30 years of roofing knowledge and experience.
Things to do in Albemarle County, VA
Albemarle County is located in the Piedmont region in Virginia, with a teeming population of 108,718. The county was named in tribute to Willem Anne Van Keppel, the 2nd Earl of Albemarle and titular Governor of Virginia at the time.
History also provides a reference point for interested travelers and visitors in the Albemarle County Court House. For those looking to stretch their legs while taking a trip down Albemarle’s memory lane and seek to be entertained, the Albemarle Court House is one historical monument in Albemarle County. It is highly worth visiting. The buildings here date from the late colonial period and are a beauty to behold for anyone new to the environment.
One place you do not want to miss out on is the Patricia Ann Bryom Forest Park in Crozet, VA. It has a lot of historical significance as well as artistic beauty, botanical variety, and a good chance of seeing wildlife.
The roofing experts at Roof Top Services LLC performed an asphalt roof shingle cleaning project for a homeowner in Keswick, located in Albermarle County VA.
The homeowner of this Albermarle County home noticed some unsightly stains on their roof. They wanted to have it cleaned off because they were concerned about the adverse way it affected their home’s curb appeal. They asked several neighbor friends for recommendations for a reputable roofing company that could do asphalt roof cleaning and they were sent our way, calling on us.
We arrived for an estimate on a Friday afternoon. We noticed some dark green stains that were creeping across the roof. Many Virginia roofs have green or black stains that surface, which can be problematic – and more so than just an unsightly problem. Many stains are caused by a type of algae known as gloeocapsa magma, which contains spores that can spread across your roof, leading to undesirable discoloration. But there is more. This algae can also eat away at the composite that your shingles are made of, leading to a loss in waterproof function. Thus, failure to address stains on your roof may actually cause you to need a roof replacement much sooner than necessary! We told the client this and they hired us right away.
We cleaned their roof for them, eradicating the stain by giving close attention to each shingle. The roof is now safe and will last many years longer! The homeowner was glad they called us!
A metal roofing system is only a good as the installer. At Roof Top Services we take pride in the knowledge and fabrication of our metal roof systems. We are proud to say that we have never had one of our installed metal roofs fail. When a severe storm comes through the Albemarle County region with high winds, we often receive calls about metal roof damage. The homeowner wants to know why their roof failed and can we install a new metal roofing system that will stand the test of time. When we visit the site and inspect the damaged roof, the problems we see are most often installation issues.
The first image below shows a typical metal roof failure due to the combination of installation issues and high winds (ie: Blown off roof example). This is a double lock standing seam roof. The first failure is the fastening system. It is critical for the installer to understand and choose the proper fastener and number of fasteners for each roof installation to avoid wind uplift pressure. The National Roofing Contractors Association(NRCA) recommends two fasteners per hidden clip and the fasteners are to be ring shank nails. The spacing of fasteners is of vital importance. The clips must be spaced 12 inches apart and no further.
Blown Off Roof Example
Above, you can see that the clips have only one nail each in Photo 1A and that nail has a smooth shank. Photo 1B shows the clips are on average 30 inches apart (versus the recommended 12-inch spacing), which resulted in using only one-third of the fasteners required.
Photo 1C shows the nail Roof Top Services uses is a ring shank which has higher holding power to the roof framing, and it has the required two nails per clip with 12 in spacing between each clip. Photo 1D shows the correct installation clip and nail sequence of one clip every twelve inches on the metal panel.
As you can see from this case study, not all roofing contractors follow the correct installation guidelines. Roof Top Services LLC has been serving Albemarle County and the surrounding areas since 1999. We pride ourselves in the workmanship and high-quality materials that we are able to provide clients, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your next roofing project!
Roof Top Services LLC recently performed a residential roof repair and replacement for a client in Keswick, VA, which is located in Albemarle County.
The homeowner wanted her leaking flat rubber roof that was over her bricked porch entry to be looked at. She heard about us from a couple neighbor friends so she gave us a call to have us come take a look.
We were able to come out the next day, which was a Tuesday. The roof was apparently installed by someone when the house was originally built. The porch structure was brick and there were two primary issues with the flat rubber roof. The first was that the transition from the flat rubber to the brick bullnose, where the brick rolled over on the porch. There was no good way to seal that seam as designed and it caused leakage. We told her we would make a conforming copper bullnose cap, which would enable us to properly attach the rubber roof to the metal, creating a watertight seam that solved water infiltration problems with the old seam.
The second problem was that the roof was truly flat and held standing water. The water would shed off onto the sidewalk when it rained, causing damage to the sidewalk below. We told her we could install tapered insulation board to direct the water off in a direction that does not cause any damage and will also prevent water from pooling and standing on the roof.
She loved our plans and contracted with us to perform the job. We installed the new rubber roof with sloped drainage to ensure water falls from the roof in a direction that doesn’t cause any damage. She was thrilled with the beauty of the conformed copper we made, and happy to have a resolution for the seam issue.
The homeowner loves the way her roof looks with the copper and is happy to not have any further problems with leaking or sidewalk damage! Thanks for choosing Roof Top Services, LLC for your porch roof replacement project!
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Wanted to write to thank you again for following-up on the chimney flashing work at our home. I’ve hired many local contractors over the years for various house projects that…
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Had a roof leak between the wall and brick fireplace. They came quickly and on time, and even took pictures of the damage on the roof to show me exactly…
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Could not have asked for better service. From the person who schedules the estimate, to the person who oversees the installation, they were all courteous, prompt and honest. They answered…
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Roof Top was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. They visited my home when we were not there, and I was promptly provided a detailed estimate via…
HB T., SCOTTSVILLE
J.R. came by while we were away from home; our general contractors let him in and showed him where to get into the attic. The contractor was the one who…
LIA N., CHARLOTTESVILLE
They did a great job. We had no immediate leaks, but the old shingles were wearing through in places. We visited the showroom and picked out some possible shingles. They…
MICHAEL & ROSENE E.
I most heartily and honestly can recommend Roof Top Services to any of your future clients. As with my reliable referral source, I find the company and its employees to…
As always, John and the Roof Top crew have done a professionally incredible job. Their estimating beat out several other well-known local roofers, the re-roofing of a commercial building was…
The job went absolutely amazing. I can not believe that they were able to do the entire job in one day. From start to finish it went smoothly. Will definitely…
Roof Top Services is a locally owned and operated roofing company based in Charlottesville, VA and servicing the surrounding counties. We are a Virginia Class A Licensed Contractor and are fully insured and bonded.
Our mission is to treat our customers as we would like to be treated and to perform work on your house as if it was our own.