G.F. Sprague that specializing in roofing, chimneys, gutters and windows did an excellent job when I was looking to replace my tea hut's cedar shingle roof. In this case, I wanted top quality as I have been engaged with Japanese tea ceremony for years, regularly use my hut to share tea and am doing research on the benefits of this art form for modern life in graduate school.
G.F. Sprague kept me informed about a weather delay and then took the time needed to do the job right. For example, they matched the hut paint color for an overhang that needed to be replaced due to water damage, and retouched other spots on the hut as well. They installed a mesh layer to allow air circulation under the cedar singles and also added an elegant drip guard around all roof edges to avoid future water damage.
I had seen a recommendation for G. F. Sprague on the Arlington List and so had reason to believe the higher rates they charge were worth it. As it turns out, they informed me I should not need to replace my tea hut roof again in my life time.
In Arlington, we are lucky to have access to such high caliber workmanship. Thanks to all who make finding such resources easier by generously share their personal experience and recommendations on this List.