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Quick Home To Do List For the Fall


Monday, August 14th, 2017

Here are some easy projects to do around your home this fall

 

Update your win­dows or sky­lights. Pre­pare for the win­ter, update your home and increase the value of your biggest invest­ment. New win­dows save your energy, and update the look of the inte­rior and exte­rior of your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cre­ate an out­door fire pit. Extend your enter­tain­ing to the out­doors with a fire pit. Add seat­ing and a bin of warm cov­ers. Smores anyone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New gut­ters, down­spouts and gut­ter sys­tem. Fall is the best time to update your gut­ter sys­tem. Gut­ter pro­tec­tion shields and Gut­ter­Top­per makes can alle­vi­ate the pain of clogged gut­ters and downspouts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get new shut­ters or paint them a new color. Updat­ing your shut­ters for the fall and win­ter is awe­some. With fall walks, and enter­tain­ing your home will have a fresher look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get fall can­dles. Make the inside of your home invit­ing and warm with fall can­dles and warmer scents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pump­kins and fall fruits and veg­eta­bles! Pump­kins are per­fect decor on your front porch, in the yard and inside your home dur­ing the fall season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





August 2017 Newsletter


Saturday, August 5th, 2017

 

August Newslet­ter. Ideas for home and learn about your gut­ters for fall

We are more than a roof­ing company. 

Our Ser­vices
 
Com­plete Gut­ter Sys­tems by Marshall

Gut­ters Information

 

Here is a quick guide about your gut­ters. You may notice a leak, or dam­age to a part on your gut­ters. This quick guide allows you to inform us of the issue, and have some­one access the issue accurately. 

 

 

With fall around the cor­ner, you may want to pre­pare for fall leaves with gut­ter screens or a gut­ter pro­tec­tion sys­tem. Pre­vent leaves from clog­ging your gut­ters and downspouts!

 

For more infor­ma­tion on parts of the gut­ters, and gut­ter pro­tec­tion visit our web­site: Mar­shallGut­ters

 

4 Last Minute Home Sum­mer Projects 

Check out these last minute ideas for sum­mer projects. 

 

From out­side your home updat­ing wood work, deck­ing and gut­ter­ing. To inside of your home, updat­ing cab­i­netry. Find tips on some sum­mer projects. 

 

 

  For more infor­ma­tion visit: Mar­shall­Pro­jects

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Don’t have a “Should’ve called Mar­shall Roof­ing” moment
 
 
 
 

Fun Recipes

Fun Recipes
 
Shrimp Alfredo
 
INGREDIENTS

1 lb. fetuccine

2 tbsp. but­ter, divided

1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 cloves gar­lic, minced

1 egg yolk

1 c. cream

1/2 c. whole milk

1 c. freshly grated Parme­san, plus more for garnish

1 tbsp. Chopped pars­ley, for garnish

 
Full Recipe:  delish.com
 




GAF Roofing Contractors for Northern Virginia and Maryland


Friday, July 14th, 2017

Mar­shall Roof­ing Sid­ing & Win­dows is a well known con­trac­tor in many com­mu­ni­ties through­out North­ern Vir­ginia and Mary­land. We have com­pleted repair and replace­ment roof­ing in thou­sands of homes in these com­mu­ni­ties. We offer Cer­tain­teed and GAF prod­ucts and ser­vices for roof­ing. GAF prod­ucts are detailed, and are excel­lent in the indus­try. Home-ownership is all about pro­tect­ing your biggest invest­ment for years to come. You will see below, the detail and thought that goes into every GAF roof­ing instal­la­tion for res­i­den­tial home. This is more than shin­gles! You want a strong reli­able roof. With this sys­tem you won’t have to worry about our hail storms and high winds of years past. Be sure to start with a sta­ble roof­ing sys­tem from GAF to avoid has­sles for years to come.  

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Explore more! Invest now. Serv­ing many areas includ­ing Arling­ton, Alexan­dria, Fair­fax, Lees­burg, Ash­burn, Man­as­sas, Lor­ton, War­ren­ton, Gainesville, Spring­field, Falls Church and Burke to name a few in Vir­ginia. We also have Senior Esti­ma­tors liv­ing and work­ing in Rockville, Bethesda, Upper Marl­boro and Acco­keek in Mary­land that are ready and will­ing to serve you. Call today for your free esti­mate 703–550-0055.





All about your gutters


Thursday, July 13th, 2017

So, you want to know more about your gut­ter sys­tem. Here is a quick guide about your gut­ters. You may notice a leak, or dam­age to a part on your gut­ters. This quick guide allows you to inform us of the issue, and have some­one access the issue accu­rately. Each new gut­ter sys­tem by Mar­shall is cus­tom built for your home. We offer expe­ri­enced esti­ma­tors, pre­cise mea­sure­ments, and excep­tional prod­ucts. Below is an expla­na­tion of each part of your gutters.

 

 

gutters With identification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rake Board: A rake board is an eave which runs along the gable end of the roof of a mod­ern res­i­den­tial struc­ture. It is a place on your home eas­ily vis­i­ble to guests of your home. Rot­ten and dam­aged boards should be replaced to improve the look and extend the life of your roof. 

 

Frieze Board: A frieze board is a hor­i­zon­tal board between 2 inches and 6 inches wide.

 

Fas­cia: Fas­cia is a ver­ti­cal frieze board. 

 

Sof­fit: A sof­fit con­nects the over­hang under your gut­ter­ing sys­tem with your home. Sof­fits pro­tect against mold and rot­ting wood work. 

 

Gut­ters:  A gut­ter is a shal­low trough fixed beneath the edge of a roof for car­ry­ing off rain­wa­ter. Main­tain­ing your gut­ters will extend the life of your roof.

 

Down­spouts: Down­spouts are pipes that carry rain­wa­ter from a roof to a drain or to ground level.

 

Gut­ter Screens/Protection: Gut­ter screens and gut­ter pro­tec­tion sys­tems pro­tect your gut­ters from debris and leaves by pre­vent­ing them from clogs. 

 

Gut­ter Protection

 

 

We have two forms of gut­ter protection.

 

Gut­ter Screens help pre­vent debris from clog­ging the guttering. 

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Gut­ter pro­tec­tion by Gut­ter­Top­per is a sys­tem that allows rain water to flow smoothly through your gut­ter system. 

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Call us for a free esti­mate North­ern Vir­ginia and Mary­land. 703–550-0055. 





Angie’s List Super Service Award


Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

We have received the Angie’s List Super Ser­vice Award for our ser­vices since 2005! 12 Years on Angie’s List! Mar­shall is a name you can trust for your home. Call for a free review for North­ern Vir­ginia and Mary­land areas! 

 

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4 Last Minute Summer Projects For Your Home, Start Today!


Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Sum­mer is slowly com­ing to an end. It’s not too last to com­plete some last minute items to your home. Here are five fun sum­mer projects you can do at home! Make it a fam­ily project, update your home, enter­tain, cre­ate a new stor­age space! Here are some projects you can do your­self! Be care­ful, but be cre­ative and have fun!

Do it Your­self Projects to Com­plete before sum­mer ends!

Update and uti­lize old dressers and stor­age units. You can never have too much stor­age! Add a touch of flare to old

cab­i­nets and dressers with mod­ern glass and shelv­ing! Sand, stain/paint, et voila!

before and after cabinet

glass cabinet

 

Update the sink faucets. Add piz­zazz to your kitchen and bath­rooms with updated faucets!

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Let your cre­ative juices flow with land­scap­ing your front or back yard! Start a new gar­den with flow­ers
or veg­eta­bles! Reuse and recy­cle old buck­ets and wag­ons with fresh herbs. Have fun, and be cre­ative in
uti­liz­ing your out­door space!

garden flower

 

 Let Mar­shall update your home

Here are some ser­vices you may not know that we pro­vide to our
North­ern Vir­ginia and Mary­land clients!

New Shut­ters, win­dow trim, or update your deck from our Car­pen­ters. We pro­vide many ser­vices. One
that you may not be aware is our car­pen­try divi­sion. The mod­ern­iza­tion that new
wood work pro­vides is invaluable!

 completed-trim-work

Replace old gut­ters, update rail­ings, paint wood trim, fix wood rot, or replace miss­ing shin­gles. There are so many things we can do to update your home. Be sure to call for your free estimate!





Does my roof need to be replaced? It may just need a repair


Monday, July 10th, 2017

Roofing Northern Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many fac­tors that decide if you need a roof repair or roof replace­ment. Many home­own­ers are sur­prised to hear that many leaks are due to poor flash­ing. Below is a new flash­ing job around a chim­ney. If the flash­ing has been dam­aged around chim­neys, vents, etc. this can cause leaks. We rec­om­mend con­sid­er­ing a replace­ment for roofs with leaks over 20 years old. We are always happy to pro­vide free esti­mates on roof repair or replace­ment esti­mates! Give us a call for North­ern Vir­ginia and Maryland’s Fair­fax, Prince William, Arling­ton, Alexan­dria, Fauquier, Prince George’s and Mont­gomery coun­ties! We are more than happy to exceed your expectation! 

 

 

 

 

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July 2017 Newsletter: Summer, Carpentry, Skylights and Sun Tunnels galore


Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

 

Cel­e­brate Sum­mer: July 2017 Monthly Newsletter

We are more than a roof­ing company. 

Our Ser­vices
 
Learn About our Carpentry

We spe­cial­ize in carpentry. 
Let us replace and upgrade your trim­ming and shut­ters for your home to add char­ac­ter and appeal.   


Our car­pen­ters can cre­ate a new space giv­ing you new light­ing for your dark areas with sky­lights and sun tunnels! 


Our car­pen­ters can fix and upgrade your decks and gazebo. They can fix your faulty fram­ing and more. 


If you need your sof­fit and or fas­cia replaced we have a car­pen­ter for that.

Give us a call for all of your car­pen­try needs. All of our esti­mates are free.

LET THE SUN SHINE IN WITH SOLAR SUN TUNNELS
Install SunTunnels/Sky Tubes

Sun tun­nels use solar power to light up dark areas. Save on energy and updates any home with a sleek design.

How To Clean Vinyl Siding
Check out our Partner’s Blog and learn how to effec­tively clean your sid­ing. Here are some prob­lem areas, and clean­ing solutions. 

  • Dirt, grime, soot and chalk. For gen­eral dirt­i­ness all you’ll need is a bucket of soapy water — dish soap or com­mon laun­dry deter­gent work well, a soft bris­tle brush and a gar­den hose. Apply the soapy mix­ture by hand and thor­oughly rinse the sid­ing with clean water from the gar­den hose. Avoid pro­longed or high pres­sure rins­ing of open ven­ti­lated areas and keep clean­ing solu­tion off sur­round­ing fix­tures and sur­faces not sched­uled for wash­ing.  NOTE:  We do not rec­om­mend power wash­ing vinyl or poly­mer sid­ing as it can cause mois­ture intru­sion, dam­age, and/or dis­col­oration.  Instead, we sug­gest using a house wash that con­nects to your hose.  This is the sim­plest and most effec­tive way to clean stub­born sid­ing stains. A small amount of soapy water shouldn’t affect plants or shrub­bery, but if you are con­cerned about plant­i­ngs close to the house select a soap prod­uct with­out added per­fumes, dyes or mois­tur­iz­ers. Before using, test a small amount of the solu­tion on the plant and wait a few days to see if there are any effects.
  • Stains. Occa­sion­ally sid­ing will incur a stub­born stain, like algae build up, that does not come off with stan­dard house­hold deter­gents. In these cases it is best to request a cleaner directly from your sid­ing con­trac­tor. They will be able to pro­vide you with prod­ucts designed to work with the sid­ing at hand but even still, always test a small amount in an incon­spic­u­ous location.
  • Mildew. Vinyl sid­ing is mold and mildew resis­tant.  How­ever if the sid­ing is dirty, mildew could grow on the dirty coat­ing espe­cially in warmer cli­mates with con­sis­tently high humid­ity.  Mildew appears as black spots on sur­face dirt and is usu­ally detected in areas not sub­jected to rain­fall, such as under eaves and porch enclo­sures.  To remove mix together: 1/3 cup of deter­gent (Tide, for exam­ple), 2/3 cup of Trisodium (Soil­Max, for exam­ple), one quart of 5% Sodium Hypochlo­rite (Clorox bleach, for exam­ple) and three quarts of water. (Cau­tion: Greater con­cen­tra­tions may cause dam­age to vinyl sid­ing.) If this solu­tion does not eas­ily remove the mildew, you can request a mildew-specific cleaner from your con­trac­tor or local build­ing mate­ri­als retailer.

For more infor­ma­tion, and to read the entire arti­cle visit: 


Fun Recipes

Fun Recipes
 
Thai Chicken with Carrot-Ginger Salad
 
INGREDIENTS

2 table­spoons unsalted but­ter, soft­ened
3 gar­lic cloves; 2 chopped, 1 crushed
4 tea­spoons Thai green curry paste (avail­able in the inter­na­tional aisle)
4 tea­spoons finely chopped peeled gin­ger
Grated zest and juice of 3 limes
4 skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
Kosher salt
1 table­spoon veg­etable oil
1 pound car­rots
2 table­spoons chopped fresh cilantro


 
Full Recipe:  Thai Chicken Recipe
 

 




June 2017 Newsletter


Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

 

June Newslet­ter. All About Roof­ing, Shin­gles and Gutters

We are more than a roof­ing company. 

Our Ser­vices
 

Signs That You Need Roof­ing Work

If you notice any of these things with your roof, give us a call for a free estimate!
 
Mar­shall has ser­vices in roof repair and replace­ment. Here are some tips of why you may need main­te­nance on your roof. 
  1.  Algae on the roof
  2. Raised, curled, cracked or miss­ing shingles
  3. Ridge Vent damage
  4. Leaks in the Roof
  5. Water dam­age on the ceil­ing in your home
  6. The roof is over 20 years old. 

The impor­tance of Gutters

All About Gut­ters & Gut­ter Pro­tec­tion for the Rainy Season!
 
Gut­ters pro­tect your roof, pro­tect your base­ment from flood­ing, pro­tect your home from paint dam­age, pre­vents mold and ero­sion and your land­scap­ing. Gut­ters play an impor­tant part in pro­tect­ing your home. Pre­pare for the rainy sea­son with new gut­ters, sof­fits and fas­cia options!
 

 
 
We also have great options to pro­tect your gut­ters. We have a great prod­uct called Gut­ter­Top­per. It pre­vents your gut­ters from get­ting clogged with debris. Water is able to freely flow through­out your gut­ter sys­tem. The design is sleek and mod­ern. Tired of clean­ing your gut­ters? This could be a great option for you. As always our esti­mates are free. Call for more infor­ma­tion or to sched­ule your esti­mate 703–550-0055. 
 
 
Watch this video of how water flows through the Gut­ter­Top­per System:
 
 


Types of Shingles

What Shin­gle Type Works Best for Your Home
Below take a look at our stan­dard to high end shingles.
Cer­tain­teed Landmark
 
 
 
Cer­tain­teed Land­mark shin­gles trans­form out­dated and worn shin­gles for a sleek upgrade to older roofs. Land­mark is t wo-piece lam­i­nated fiber glass-based con­struc­tion. These shin­gles are  229 / 240 lbs. per square.
 
Ask us about our other lines of tra­di­tional roof­ing shin­gles from Certainteed!
 
  
 
GAF Tim­ber­line Nat­ural Shadow shin­gles are fiber­glass asphalt shin­gles. They are known for their dura­bil­ity, and wind resis­tance.  ENERGY STAR® qualified. 
 
Learn more about our GAF shin­gles with a free esti­mate from one of our knowl­edge­able estimators.  

Potato & Cheese Soup

Potato & Cheese Soup
 
For the full recipe: Soup Recipe

Our vision is brought to life with expe­ri­enced esti­ma­tors. Our esti­ma­tors have expert prod­uct knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence with match­ing the cus­tomer to the right prod­ucts. This, along with our sig­na­ture cus­tomer ser­vice, is what makes Mar­shall Roof­ing, Sid­ing & Win­dows, a name you can trust. 
 




April 2017 Newsletter


Monday, June 5th, 2017

 

April 2017 Monthly newsletter

We are more than a roof­ing company. 

Our Ser­vices
 

Mar­shall Voted Top Roof­ing, Sid­ing & Win­dows Contractor! ! !
March Issue of North­ern Vir­ginia Magazine
Names Mar­shall Roof­ing, Sid­ing & Windows:
 
 
We are hon­ored to be a recip­i­ent of the North­ern Vir­ginia Magazine’s 2017 Best Home Improve­ment Con­trac­tors, voted by their read­ers! Many thanks to the mag­a­zine and the read­ers! Be sure to look for Mar­shall Roofing! 
 

How To Select A Home Improve­ment Contractor
DON’T GAMBLE WITH YOUR HOME
TIPS FOR CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR 
 
Choosing a contractor house game
 
Choos­ing a con­trac­tor for your home is very impor­tant. No one should gam­ble or play games with their expen­sive assets. Here are some tips to choos­ing a great con­trac­tor for your home. 
 
  1. Make sure the con­trac­tor has a per­ma­nent place of business. 
  2. Be cer­tain that the con­trac­tor has ade­quate insurance.
  3. Get a copy of their Workman’s Com­pen­sa­tion and Gen­eral Lia­bil­ity Insurance.
  4. Make sure they have a long estab­lished busi­ness to be sure they will be there for pos­si­ble war­ranty issues. 
  5. Ask about all war­ranties includ­ing work­man­ship war­ranties which pro­tect against faulty work.
  6. Get detailed infor­ma­tion. Make sure you feel the work is cus­tomized for your home specifically. 

YOUR NEW ROOF IS CALLING YOU!!!

 
Check out a recent job com­pleted with dimen­sional shin­gles! Add vol­ume and value to your home! 

Recipe of The Month

Skil­let Chicken with Roasted Pota­toes and Car­rots
Ingre­di­ents:
1 table­spoon  olive oil
4 (6-ounce) skin­less, bone­less chicken breast halves
3/4 tea­spoon  kosher salt, divided
1/2 tea­spoon  freshly ground black pep­per, divided
8 ounces  baby carrots
8 ounces  small red pota­toes, halved
1 table­spoon  chopped fresh thyme
8 thin lemon slices, seeds removed
1 1/2 cups  whole milk, divided
1 1/2 table­spoons  all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tea­spoons  grated lemon rind
3/4 cup  unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1/3 cup  fresh flat-leaf parsley
For direc­tions visit: MyRecipes.com

Our vision is brought to life with expe­ri­enced esti­ma­tors. Our esti­ma­tors have expert prod­uct knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence with match­ing the cus­tomer to the right prod­ucts. This, along with our sig­na­ture cus­tomer ser­vice, is what makes us, Mar­shall Roof­ing, Sid­ing & Win­dows, a name you can trust. 
 




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