I live in Wisconsin and needed to find a roofer in DC to replace the original roof on my father's (expensive) house. I have a good deal of contracting experience and have done residential roofing myself. I used Angie's list to find 4 roofers, from whom I got bids. When I called Capitol Roofing, I spoke with Marcus Silva, who went over in great detail with me what needed to be done. The job was difficult for a number of reasons. The house is off the road and it is impossible to get either a lift or a dumpster next to the house. This means that all debris from the tear-off and the shingles for installation all have to be hand carried. Second, the original roof was covered with ceramic tile, extremely heavy and very brittle, requiring great care in its removal. In addition to the ceramic tile, there were "normal" shingles, damaged tin, rotted cedar shakes on the dormers, and a small copper roof over a bay window in the rear. I was impressed with the detail in the bidding process, as well as the questions they asked. I received a detailed bid via e-mail, complete with a schematic of what would be replaced, as well as a number of photos of the existing problem areas. I accepted the bid, knowing that a few additional expenses would be necessary, depending on what we found in terms of fascia condition, etc. The job went smoothly. Capitol had a manager assigned to the job. Kevin was extremely knowledgeable and detail-oriented. When we took a good look at the dormers, we found that the sills of the windows had rotted and that the window frames were damaged. Kevin personally replaced the wood and installed new windows (at an agreed-upon additional cost). Weather was a continuing problem but Kevin kept me up-to-date on the schedule. He also dealt with my father, explaining in detail what needed to be done and why. I am very satisfied. As to the expense, I knew going in that to do the job correctly, it would cost. I got a total of 4 bids and Capitol's was one of the 2 smack dab in the middle. The work is not cheap but the quality of the work, the nature of the materials, and the logistics involved made the project a good value.