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Columbia Contracting LLC
Columbia Contracting LLC

Exceptional 5.0


Exceptional 5.0


Roof Repair or Maintenance, Roof Installation or Replacement

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With over 30+ years of experience, Columbia Contracting LLC has been a trusted name in contracting services throughout the Spotsylvania County and surrounding areas. We’re a Class A licensed and insured contractor that specializes in roofing, siding, gutters, decks, and more! We’re committed to providing YOU with exceptional service, and quality workmanship. From interior and exterior home improvement to roofing, siding, gutters, and decks, we’re your one-stop-shop for contracting services in Spotsylvania County and surrounding counties. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call or fill out our online form. We look forward to serving you!See more
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With over 30+ years of experience, Columbia Contracting LLC has been a trusted name in contracting services throughout the Spotsylvania County and surrounding areas. We’re a Class A licensed and insured contractor that specializes in roofing, siding, gutters, decks, and more! We’re committed to providing YOU with exceptional service, and quality workmanship. From interior and exterior home improvement to roofing, siding, gutters, and decks, we’re your one-stop-shop for contracting services in Spotsylvania County and surrounding counties. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call or fill out our online form. We look forward to serving you!

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Is it worth it to hire a roofer?

There are several reasons why it’s worth it to hire a professional roofer instead of attempting it yourself. The first is safety. Roofing is inherently dangerous, as a fall from a roof could seriously injure or kill you. Roofers have specialized equipment and training to help prevent accidents.  

Next is experience. Roofers know how to spot problems (leaks, missing shingles, moss or mold growth, etc.)  in your roof that could potentially save you from costly repairs down the road. 

And finally, roofers save you time by getting the job done quickly and with a high degree of quality.

What is the best roofing material?

The best roofing material for your home will depend on your budget and what you’re looking for. If you want a roof that has longevity, consider the following lifespans for different materials: 

Roofing material Lifespan
Asphalt 20 years
Metal 40-80 years
Copper 70 years
Clay/Concrete 100+ years
Slate 60-250 years
Simulated Slate 10-35 years

Source: InterNACHI

There are a variety of roofing materials available and appropriate for residential applications. When choosing roofing materials, it's essential to consider the look you want, your budget and the climate in your area. 

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular types of roofing materials because they are affordable and relatively easy to install. They come in various colors and styles designed to last decades if properly maintained. Asphalt shingle roofs also have a higher fire resistance than other roofing materials (like wood shakes), making them an ideal choice for homes in areas prone to wildfires or other natural disasters. 

Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular because they offer superior durability, fire-resistance and energy efficiency compared to traditional asphalt shingle roofs. They are available in various colors and styles, making them a good option if you want more customization options. Metal roofs also require less maintenance than other types of roofing materials. 

Tile roofs are an excellent option for homeowners looking for long-term durability and multiple style options. Tile roofs can have great longevity with proper maintenance, making them an ideal choice for those who don’t want to replace their roof too often. Tile roofs typically cost more than asphalt shingle or metal roofs, so if budget is an issue, this might not be the best option for you. Keep in mind that tile roofs are often made out of clay or concrete — both of which are durable.

Slate roofs are known for lasting a lifetime, which means you probably won't have to replace this type of roof. Slate is durable, a curb-appeal booster and a favorite among homeowners. Just keep in mind it can get a bit pricey.

No matter which type of material you choose, make sure that you hire a top-rated professional who knows how to properly install your home's new roof. Search Thumbtack for roofing contractors and companies in your area today.

Related: Buying guide: How to choose the best roof shingles.

How do you know when you need a new roof?

Some of the signs that indicate you need a new roof include cupping, warping and peeling asphalt shingles, as well as cracks on certain shingles. Other warning signs may include:

  • Leakage
  • Exposed nails 
  • Missing granules
  • Droopy, sagging roof
  • Moss, mold or fungi growth 

A metal roof may need to be replaced when it grows rusty and begins leaking. Tile roofs made of clay, slate or concrete need repairs when cracked. Cleaning and inspecting the roof regularly can help prevent major damage from occurring. 

Contact the best roofers near you to inspect, repair or replace your roof.

How long does a roof last?

A roof’s lifespan depends on two major factors: the material and how well the roof was installed. Assuming that the roof is installed properly, here’s how long different roofing materials should last:

  • Asphalt shingle roof: 20 years
  • Metal roof: 50 years
  • Slate roof: 100+ years (lifetime)
  • Clay roof: Lifetime
  • Concrete roof: Lifetime
  • Copper roof: Lifetime

Contact the best roofers near you to get free estimates and start planning your roofing project today.

Does adding a new roof increase a home’s value?

Home sellers who add new roofing to their homes recover as much as 107% of its value, according to the Remodeling Impact report. If you’re thinking about selling your home, consult with your realtor or a real estate expert to find out which repairs you should prioritize before you put your home on the market. 

If replacing or fixing your roof is on your to-do list, contact the best roofers near you to receive free estimates.

What happens during a roofing inspection?

Roof inspectors are trained to look for signs of a failing roofing system that could lead to damage — especially water and structural damage. Your home's roofing materials may look great from the ground, but it's difficult to see potential damage unless you take a closer look. A roof inspector can do just that.

During an inspection, the professional will typically look for issues that may have occurred during installation and manufacturing. They’ll also keep an eye out for damage caused by normal wear and tear, as well as extreme weather events. They might also access your attic to see if there are signs of a leak in your roof.

Here’s a short list of common things a contractor will look out for during a roof inspection: 

  • Damage caused by hail, wind, snow and rain
  • Missing, broken, buckling, curling or cracked shingles 
  • Roof decay, rot, moss, mildew and mold
  • Rust around the flashing
  • Damaged chimneys and vents
  • Holes, gaps and punctures that could cause a roof leak
  • Water stains and ventilation issues

Hiring a roofing inspector prevents you from having to do the dangerous work of climbing onto your roof. Plus, inspectors know how to assess potential damage and determine the best way to repair your roof and prevent the need for more expensive repairs in the future. Start searching for a roof inspector on Thumbtack today.

When should I get my roof inspected?

Experts typically recommend that you have your roof professionally inspected at least once a year. But you also may want a licensed professional to inspect your roof during these circumstances: 

  • You're buying or selling a home
  • You're filing an insurance claim
  • Before or after a contractor does major work on your roof

Search the Thumbtack site for experienced roof inspectors near you. You can contact them directly to set up a time to conduct the inspection, and learn more about their pricing structure and services.

Can a metal roof be installed over shingles?

Metal roofs are durable, environmentally friendly, safe and budget-friendly. If you’re considering an update, metal roofing installation doesn’t have to mean completely removing your old roof. In many cases, metal roofing can be installed over your existing shingles. Research building codes in your state, as many require that after two roofs have been installed, all roofing materials must be completely removed before a third roof can be put on. This protects your home’s structural integrity and your family’s safety. Carefully read contractor reviews and choose someone with extensive experience with metal roofing installation. One concern when installing metal over shingles is that over time, condensation can build on the shingles and cause the metal to rust. This will lead to rust around the panels, making them more likely to come loose in a storm. Nationally, the average cost for metal roofing installation ranges from $6,000 to $20,000. The wide price range represents different roof sizes, different types of metal, and the cost of labor in different parts of the country — and can also include the cost of removing an old shingle roof prior to installing the metal. As a line item, the average cost of removing an old roof to prepare for installing a new roof, plus adding new roof decking, costs on average about $45-$75 per square (the pro roofer’s term for 100 square feet), depending on the pitch of the roof. Always make sure you have a clearly written contract and a warranty on both the labor and the metal.


How much does it cost for a metal roof?

Metal roofing installation is an attractive option thanks to metal’s long lifespan, hardiness and fire-retardant properties. Nationally, the average cost for metal roofing installation ranges from $6,000 to $20,000.There are different types of metal roofs, each with their own installation needs and materials costs. Roof size also affects your metal roofing installation costs, as do regional labor rates. Roof size is measured in squares; one square equals 100 square feet. Here are some examples of the average cost for a metal roof:

  • Standard metal roof: $120-$150 per square to start, including materials and labor
    • A 30-square roof (a 3,000-square-foot roof) could cost between $3,600 and $4,500 for a typical three-bedroom home.
  • Snap-Loc metal roof: $200-$225 per square to start, including materials and labor.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $6,000-$6,750.
  • Standing seam metal roof: $300 per square to start, including materials and labor.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $9,000 or more.
  • Tuff-Rib metal roof: $250-$350 per square to start, including materials and labor.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $7,500-$10,500.
  • Mid-range metal roof package, including all accessories: $300-$500 per square.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $9,000-$15,000.
  • High-end metal roof package — such as zinc or copper — and all accessories: $1,000-$1,500 per square.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $30,000-$45,000.

What is a standing seam metal roof?

A standing seam metal roof may be a strong, durable, safe choice when you’re considering metal roofing installation options. A standing seam refers to the raised seam where the sheet metal roofing panels join. Traditionally, shingles and roof panels lie flush to the roof, making them more prone to rust or penetration by water at their seams. In a standing seam metal roof, the raised (or standing) seams run vertically from the roof ridge to the eaves, with no horizontal seams. In addition, the fasteners joining the metal panels together are concealed, providing even fewer opportunities for water or moisture to build up. The cost to install a standing seam metal roof will depend on the type of metal you select, the size of your roof, and the cost of roofing labor in your region. Materials will play a major role in your metal roofing installation costs. If you select standard galvanized steel, the cost per square (100 square feet) might be in the $150-$300 range, while a high-end choice such as copper or zinc could be between $1,000 and $1,500 per square. Here is one example of cost:   

  • Standing seam metal roof: $300 per square to start, including materials and labor.
    • A 30-square roof could cost $9,000 or more.
Reviews for Ashburn roofing professionals
Ming t.
They are experience in roofing and fast respond good quality work I would recommend this roofing company for people who needs roofing work.
Villatoro Roofing LLCVillatoro Roofing LLC
Alex T.
Had a gap between the roof and soffit that needed attention. They came out quickly and repaired it perfectly. Highly recommend Kenny and crew for roofing needs.
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Amay M.
They shared pictures of their work while they were on the roof.
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Vivek G.
I needed an inspection of my roof to assess any damages. They were here a day early than promised and informed me that no damages were there after inspection. I liked the responsiveness and the professionalism of Villatoro Roofing.
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Anand T.
They did good job and also checked the roof that I asked them to do! Recommended.
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Faisal k.
Kenny was very responsive, professional, and punctual for my roof shingle repair. I would highly recommend him.
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Amar B.
Thomas is a excellent roof repair resource. He is very good at fixing issues with roof, he was able to diagnose the issue and fix it with-in minutes. He was very responsive, he was on time and he did his job more than 100% we were very happy to hire. Thank you Thomas for all your help.
Amay M.
They were very diligent and great. Prices were the best in the town. I would highly recommend them for any roof work.
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Kiran K.
He did an excellent job has great experience, I would recommend him. He fixed the leak on my roof.
Harriford Exterior RestorationHarriford Exterior Restoration
Dianne a.
Drew was wonderful! He was responsive and handled my job same day! He also inspected the rest of the roof and caulked for us! Would TOTALLY hire him again!
The Taylor Brothers, LLC.The Taylor Brothers, LLC.
Tim C.
Came by the same day I hired Jose. Replaced three shingles and caulked certain areas on my roof when he was only required to replace two shingles.
Ajith K.
Brandon See was very professional, punctual and they got the job done. Seems like we were missing about 20 roof shingles but they charged us for 12 only since their original estimate was about 12 shingles.
Deepika R.
Excellent work and immediate response. They send me pictures of the roof and gave me a quick quote and was able to get the work done same day. I had a great experience working with them and would use them again in the future.
Leon Contracting CompanyLeon Contracting Company
Vinny R.
His work is great, after he fixed it stopped all roof leaks. His quotes are reasonable compared to other quotes. Work quality is great. He completed his work so quickly, only experienced people can do this way.
Villatoro Roofing LLCVillatoro Roofing LLC
Mo S.
I have to admit, knowing that I was going to get my whole roof replaced (not by insurance but out of pocket) I was prepared for the worst. I fully expected to have to be diligent against being taken advantage of and ready to have the process be contentious. I got a number of quotes, and Restoration Roofing was not the most expensive but not the cheapest. The thing that stood out most is Jose. He came in and did a very straightforward estimate, no BS, no hard sell, just presented the facts and a straight quote. He spent a good deal of time with me talking about the process, and he was candid on helping me evaluate options and was honest with his recommendations. His knowledge and expertise were apparent (he took one look at our existing roof and predicted the problems we were already having. ) We came to a fair price, and the crew was out the next week. The crew worked hard for three days on our roof, and from everything I saw they were diligent and conscientious. They saw that the installation over our porch needed shorter nails for the best aesthetic look and went ahead and got them. There was a misunderstanding about the scope of the work (truly nothing I can blame anyone for), but there was no specific demand in the middle of the job. Jose definitely seems more interested in doing a good job and having a satisfied customer as opposed to the "gotcha" tactics that many of his competitors engage in. It's the week after the installation and I still haven't paid a dime. Jose did the job without us paying anything up front (not even materials!) and even said afterward that he was giving us some time to make sure we were satisfied with the job. You know that's someone who is confident in the work that he does. If there is any problem, I have confidence that they will stand by their work. And since they are certified by Certainteed, the warranty we will have is just an additional level of reassurance. Replacing a roof is one of those things that every homeowner dreads. Honestly, I couldn't have expected a smoother process, and our roof looks fantastic. If you want any more specific feedback, I'm happy to have Jose give out my contact information as a reference.
Restoration Roofing Co.Restoration Roofing Co.
Mohammed Z.
I had some shingles missing on my roof and Kenny responded within a minute of submitting my request on Thumbtack. He is very professional and courteous and scheduled my appointment and took care of the issue really fast without compromising workmanship. I highly recommend Kenny and his team!
C&A Contractors LLCC&A Contractors LLC
Mayur G.
Bryan contacted me within minutes and was on-site the same day to provide a free estimate. He walked me through a few options considering my budget and preferences. The repair works carried out were top-notch. I would definitely consider Bryan for any future roof related jobs.
C & A ContractorsC & A Contractors
Sara Z.
Had a leaky roof in need of some repairs and I was very pleased with the entire experience working with this company. Quick to respond, good communication, very fair pricing, quality work, easy to get on their schedule, and provided photos of all the repairs as soon as they were complete. Couldn’t have asked for a smoother process or better service. Highly recommend!
C&A Contractors LLCC&A Contractors LLC
Surinder S.
Thank you Brian! He did good work on fixing the trim board on roof side where frame fell off. With all this rough weather, he came on time and finished on time. Also certainly appreciate his gesture to look at other loose frames and fix them as needed . Great professional to reach out to!
C & A ContractorsC & A Contractors
Mohit C.
Drew cleat me posted on when he is coming and when he came to see the leaking roof issue he found few shingles were missing. It was late in the evening and it was suppose to rain/snow that night so he went out of the way to buy shingles and got work done that night. He is very professional and polite and would call him again if needed.
The Taylor Brothers, LLC.The Taylor Brothers, LLC.
Leigh A.
Jon came out to provide a quote for our property - he was here when he said he would be here, provided a detailed quote, and gave us space to make a decision. We appreciated his professionalism and his relaxed nature (i.e. no high-pressure sales tactics, etc.) Jon's team was here on time and finished by mid-afternoon - they were very friendly and cleaned up everything before they left. We are very pleased with our new roof!
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Local roofing services available near you.

You can find a list of the top-rated roofing contractors and companies near you on Thumbtack. Use Thumbtack to search for a roofer who provides the services you need, such as: 

  • Roof cleaning
  • Roof sealing
  • Roof repairs
  • Replacing missing shingles
  • Roof replacement and upgrades
  • Fixing broken, curling, buckling or cracked shingles
  • Roof inspections to check for potential damage
  • Roof cleaning to remove moss, mildew and algae
  • Leak detection and fixing roof leaks
  • Gutter cleaning, repair and installation services

Roofing cost factors to consider.

How much will a new roof cost? Or, how much will it cost to repair your roof, replace missing shingles or simply clean it? The best way to find out how much your roofing project will cost is by getting personalized price quotes from the top-rated roofing companies and contractors near you. 

When providing cost estimates, a professional will consider several factors relating to your project. For example, the size, slope and pitch of your roof may impact your cost. If you’re replacing your roof, the materials, style and color you choose for your new roof may also influence prices. A roofing contractor will ultimately determine your cost after they calculate equipment, material and labor costs in your area.

Use Thumbtack to schedule an on-site consultation with a roofer to get started on your project.

Your most affordable roofing options.

Typically, the most affordable roofing option to install is asphalt shingles. It’s a common, reliable roofing material that you’re probably used to seeing on most houses across the U.S. 

Although the installation and material costs for asphalt shingles tend to be more affordable than other materials, you’ll still need to account for the cost of repairs and perhaps even a replacement roof in the future. Chat with your roofing contractor to find out how much you can expect to spend on your asphalt shingle roof throughout its lifetime. 

If the lifetime cost of an asphalt roof is too high for your liking, you may want to consider investing more in a roofing material that has a longer lifespan and more durability, such as metal or slate. Again, chat with your contractor. Materials like metal, slate, copper, clay and concrete tend to have a higher installation cost than asphalt shingles. Ask your professional how much you may want to budget every year or so for repairs and maintenance.

Make sure that whichever material you choose for your new roof, you have the budget to install and maintain it over the years.

Tips for hiring an affordable roofer on Thumbtack.

Finding affordable, top-rated roofers near you can help you save money on roof repairs and installations. Start your search on Thumbtack and keep these tips in mind.

  • Refine your search. You can pull up a list of top-rated roofers near you by adjusting your zip code, selecting a service (repairs vs. replacement) and answering your questions about your project when prompted. 
  • Shop around. Get several price quotes from different contractors. Compare prices to help ensure you’re paying a fair price and staying within your budget. 
  • Read reviews. You can find customer reviews for various professionals on Thumbtack.
  • Look for savings. When searching for roofers in your area, look out for any special offers or discounts the business may offer. Doing so may save you a significant amount of money.
  • Schedule an on-site consultation. It’s usually best if a roofing contractor comes to your home or business to inspect your roof before giving you an estimate. 
  • Check their license and insurance. Protect your property and money by making sure your roof has the appropriate contractor’s license and insurance in your city and/or state. 

Start your search for an affordable roofing company on Thumbtack today.

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