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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

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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!

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 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!

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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. 
 




March 2017 Newsletter


Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

 

March Newslet­ter: Mar­shall Roof­ing Hon­ored in Fair­fax County

We are more than a roof­ing company. 

Our Ser­vices
 

Troy, Mar­shall Roof­ing, & Cer­tain­teed Hon­ored by Fair­fax County
Fairfax County Honors Troy & Marshall Roofing for Donation
Fair­fax County Board of Super­vi­sors Hon­ors Troy & Mar­shall Roof­ing for Donation

Troy Mar­shall, Cer­tain­Teed & Mar­shall Roof­ing, Sid­ing & Win­dows are hon­ored for their dona­tions to Fair­fax County’s Search and Res­cue Build­ing. We are thank­ful for the Fair­fax County Board of Super­vi­sors for hon­or­ing Troy and Mar­shall Roof­ing, Sid­ing & Win­dows! This project held a spe­cial place in the hearts of the Mar­shall Roof­ing staff. 

Hon­ored in North­ern Vir­ginia Magazine
 
Find us in North­ern Vir­ginia Magazine’s March edition
 
 
Mar­shall Roof­ing, Sid­ing & Win­dows are excited to be named the Best Win­dows, Sid­ing, Roof­ing and Gut­ters in North­ern Vir­ginia Magazine’s inau­gural “Best Home Improve­ment Con­trac­tors” 2017 March issue. Thank you for vot­ing for us! 
 

Check out a recent roof­ing installation
Spring is the per­fect time to start your home ren­o­va­tions! 
Roof Replace­ment by Mar­shall Roofing

HOME MAINTENANCE LIST FOR THE SPRING

Spring Main­te­nance tips
 

Recipe

Pasta Pri­mav­era

Ingre­di­ents:
Kosher salt
12 ounces fusilli or other corkscrew pasta
1/2 pound sugar snap peas, halved length­wise, or broc­coli flo­rets (or a com­bi­na­tion)
2 car­rots, shred­ded
1 yel­low bell pep­per, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for driz­zling
4 cloves gar­lic, thinly sliced
1 pint cherry toma­toes, halved
1/4 to 1/2 tea­spoon red pep­per flakes
1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup grated parme­san cheese
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
For direc­tions visit: Food Net­work

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. 
 




East Coast Craftsman Homes You Covet


Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Crafts­man homes feel chock full of char­ac­ter: the sim­plic­ity of the archi­tec­ture, the nat­ural mate­ri­als, the stone details, the open porches and over­hang­ing gables. They just have a cozy, warm look that makes you want to call the struc­ture, home.

 

The style boomed after the elab­o­rate style of the Vic­to­rian era.  The sim­ple and hon­est crafts­man home stepped onto the scene and show­cased the hand­i­work and crafts­man­ship that make the home style unique.

 

After years of wear, some homes need a sid­ing refresh to help keep them look­ing pris­tine and pro­tected. Thank­fully, James Hardie® sid­ing is Engi­neered for Cli­mate®, with per­for­mance attrib­utes that take your exact region’s cli­mate into account. The HardieZone® Sys­tem breaks down North Amer­ica with climate-specific prod­uct for­mu­la­tions, and there’s one zone specif­i­cally for the East Coast locale you call home.

 

James Hardie sid­ing and trim is win­ter ready, able to resist shrink­ing, swelling and crack­ing even after years of wet or freez­ing conditions.

 

When plan­ning your exte­rior refresh, you have options with James Hardie prod­ucts. A vari­ety of sid­ing selec­tions high­lights your archi­tec­ture. The clas­sic hor­i­zon­tal boards like HardiePlank® lap sid­ing may be the first sid­ing image that comes to mind, but you can opt for HardiePanel® ver­ti­cal sid­ing, stag­gered edge or straight edge HardieSh­in­gle® sid­ing, and even dif­fer­ent sid­ing widths and tex­tures (like smooth, Cedarmill© or stucco).

 

Here’s a roundup of Crafts­man style homes clad in James Hardie sid­ing and trim—feast your eyes on these character-filled quar­ters fea­tur­ing Col­or­Plus® Tech­nol­ogy colors. 

 

Stag­gered Shin­gles and Stone

Shin­gle sid­ing feels right at home on this Crafts­man. The home­own­ers opted for stag­gered edge HardieSh­in­gle sid­ing in Pearl Gray. The light gray sid­ing hue matches the crafts­man stone details for a cohe­sive and clean look.

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Cozy and Creamy

This cream-colored Crafts­man is clad in HardiePlank lap sid­ing in Cob­ble Stone with Hardi­eTrim® boards just a hint darker in Sand­stone Beige. The two light neu­tral col­ors blend nicely with the red brick foun­da­tion, and the out­door and indoor light­ing add to the invit­ing ambiance.

 

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Con­tem­po­rary Craftsman

This Crafts­man style home has a mod­ern feel, with new HardiePlank lap sid­ing in Evening Blue and Hardi­eTrim boards in Arc­tic White. The stand­out brick chim­ney nods to the clas­sic Crafts­man look and the porch is the per­fect van­tage point to take in the hon­est hand­i­work dis­played in the details.

 

 

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Color Spotlight: Mountain Sage


Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Title:

Color Spot­light: Moun­tain Sage

 

Look­ing to make your neigh­bors green with envy? Opt for a nat­ural green hue when refresh­ing your home’s sid­ing. James Hardie® sid­ing in Moun­tain Sage—a dark, earthy olive—is one of our favorite green sid­ing options.

 

The added ben­e­fit of James Hardie’s Col­or­Plus® Tech­nol­ogy—a baked-on color option that is more fade resis­tant than field applied paints—means your sid­ing will look pristinely green with­out a ton of main­te­nance. Home­own­ers on the block may covet your new­found curb appeal.

 

It’s easy being green—check out these homes that pull off Moun­tain Sage with style.  

 

Sooth­ing Sage Sid­ing. This East Coast home is clad in HardiePlank® lap sid­ing in under­stated Moun­tain Sage with Hardi­eTrim® boards in crisp Arc­tic White. The nat­ural green sid­ing hue adds char­ac­ter to the home and empha­sizes the beau­ti­ful brick fireplace.

 

 

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Green in the Gables. This green beauty is clad in HardieSh­in­gle® sid­ing in Heathered Moss with HardiePanel® ver­ti­cal sid­ing in Moun­tain Sage in its gables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paired with Neu­trals. Clad in HardiePlank lap sid­ing in Moun­tain Sage, HardiePanel sid­ing in Autumn Tan, and Hardi­eTrim and bat­tens in Sail Cloth, this East Coast exte­rior feels earthy and inter­est­ing. The brown accents in garage doors and shut­ters act as an anchor, pulling all of the sid­ing and trim col­ors together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Voted Best Home Improvement Contractor by Northern Virginia Magazine


Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Thank you to North­ern Vir­ginia Mag­a­zine for Vot­ing Mar­shall Roof­ing, Sid­ing & Win­dows a Best Home Improve­ment Con­trac­tor. We appre­ci­ate the sup­port of the mag­a­zine and its readers!!!

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Featured in Northern Virginia Magazine as a “Best Home Improvement Contractor”


Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

We were hon­ored to be fea­tured in North­ern Vir­ginia Mag­a­zine as a Best Home Improve­ment Con­trac­tor. It is such an honor for numer­ous rea­sons, but we are always thank­ful when for­mer clients rec­om­mend us to oth­ers! We thank the read­ers for vot­ing for us! Be sure to find us in the mag­a­zine this month!

 

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