Downtown Fredericksburg, Alexandria, Fairfax, Culpeper Importance and care, (safety) taken when dealing with 150+ year old buildings. Quality and care it takes to achieve the historical looks with new materials.Compliance with historical restrictions.Copper soldering, slate roofing, cedar shakes, copper flashing, metal roofing.

Class A Contractor

A Class C contractor can work on single contracts for $1,000 or more but less than $10,000 or contracts totaling less than $150,000 over a one-year period.A Class B contractor can work on single contracts for $10,000 or more but less than $120,000 or contracts totaling $150,000 or more but less than $500,000 over a one-year period.

There are no restrictions for a Class A contractor, must do more than $750,000 or more in contracts within a twelve month period.To obtain a Class A Contractor license, you must also be in business for 5 consecutive years, and also pass an exam. This helps you know who your contractor is and if they are experienced enough to do the job. Nash Roofing is a Class A Contractor.

We are able to do any kind of repairs, replacements, or new work that you may need. Some Class C Contractors won't tell you they aren't legally able to do your work and this could be a huge disaster in the hands of someone who isn't equipped or certified to do your roof, or other project. Always be aware of the class of your contractor.


Slate is a natural stone and can produce a wide range of effects based on its appearance, color, thickness, surface texture, and roof texture. A permanent material that is waterproof, fireproof, resistant to climatic changes, and requires no preservative coatings or paint, and no cleaning, resulting in lower insurance premiums, higher property values, little or no maintenance costs, and a high salvage value. The quality and characteristics of various slate types vary greatly among the various quarry sources. Slate types that are rated as ASTM S-1 are considered the best quality. Less quality slates will have a greater porosity than a higher quality slate; this leads to water freezing in those pores and causes spalling (chips, flaking) over time. Nash is committed to using the highest quality slate quarried in America. Slate, like any other stone, becomes harder and tougher upon exposure than when first quarried, and is practically non-absorbent. The color of slate is determined by its chemical and mineralogical composition and may be obtained in a variety of colors and shades; and are virtually fade resistant. Basic slate colors include: Black, Blue Black, Grey, Blue Grey, Purple, Mottled Purple and Green, Green, and Red.

Slate Manufacturers: Virginiaslate.com, Buckinghamslate.com

Cedar Shakes:

Wood roofs are a traditional, beautiful, and rustic look that is appropriate in a woodland setting. Nothing compares to the beauty, earthy colors and texture, flexibility in design, and insulating properties of a natural cedar shake roof. Cedar shakes and shingles are hail and wind resistant. Cedar shakes and shingles contain oils that make them naturally decay resistant. Also, wood roofing is a renewable resource. It is biodegradable, pollution minimizing, energy conserving, and 100-percent recyclable. Maintenance is important for any type of roof. A cedar shake roof should last 25 to 30 years or more when properly selected, installed, and maintained. Treated cedar shakes and shingles are available in two forms, pressure impregnated, fire-retardant treated wood and pressure treated wood with chromated copper arsenate preservative. Permanent fire protection is provided by pressure impregnating fire-retardant polymers into the innermost cells of cedar shakes and shingles. It is more cost effective to maintain a roof properly at regular intervals than to replace it. To prolong the roof’s life, it should be checked periodically for signs of wear and maintenance should be performed to clean loose debris from roofs and gutters.

Cedar Shake Manufacturer: Capitalforest.com

Copper roofing/gutters:

Copper, while beautiful and durable, is used rarely due to its high cost. It is still measured by the ounce because it is considered a precious metal. A green patina or crust of copper sulfate or copper chloride is formed on copper after exposure to the elements over a period of time. The patina acts as a barrier against corrosive elements and is part of the reason for copper’s extremely long life. Copper can last 100 to 200 years or longer; which justifies the price with the longevity of life.