Stephen Vernon

Metal Roof vs Shingles: Which Is Best for The Price?

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Metal roof vs shingles: is metal better than shingles? Metal vs shingle roofing – which one should you choose? There are a number of options to choose from when the time comes to replace your roof. Two of the most popular options are asphalt shingles and metal roofing. Both have their pros and cons so

Drip Edge: What You Should Know About Drip Edge

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What should I know about drip edge? First off, what is drip edge on a roof? Drip edge is a roofing component that is a piece of roofing flashing used to direct water away from the fascia and the roof into the gutter. Table of Contents: Is drip edge necessary for your roof? When did

Metal Pipe Boot Removal with Sean

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Sean walks us through a metal pipe boot removal and replacement. Water was leaking through the roof for this homeowner and the cause of the leak was from these pipe boots. These metal pipe boots were incorrectly installed on this metal roof. Sean will go through how to remove them, install z-bar plates, and install

Top 5 Sustainable Roofing Materials

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What are the most sustainable roofing materials for your home? Table of contents: 5 most sustainable roofing materials in no particular order Are asphalt roof shingles sustainable? What is the most sustainable material for a roof? Are wood shingles an eco-friendly material for a roof? Are metal roofs a sustainable option? How can I make

How to Avoid a Storm Chaser in Lynchburg, Va

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You may have heard of storm chasers before and immediately thought of those who seek the adventure of chasing and witnessing severe storms. Roofing storm chasers are very different.  These roofing contractors chase quick and easy money by taking advantage of people right after severe storms.  They come in after a severe storm, drive by

Lynchburg Hillcats and Cenvar Roofing

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The Lynchburg Hillcats have partnered with Cenvar Roofing and our Lynchburg branch to provide a family in need with a new roof. Visit the Giving Back Initiative page to see the official post by the Lynchburg Hillcats. Each year, a percentage of our Lynchburg branch profits are given back to the Lynchburg community through different avenues. Through our services

Synthetic Slate Roofing Shingles vs Real Slate

Let’s start the discussion of real slate vs faux or synthetic slate roofing with some pros and cons. Pros for real slate roofing – They’re long-lasting!  Pro for synthetic slate – They’re cheaper than real slate.  Pro for real slate – Aesthetics. Pro for synthetic slate – Aesthetics – it’s hard to tell the difference

5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Roof Looking Like New

Roof maintenance goes a long way to keep your roof looking good for years to come!  Here are 5 simple ways to keep the lifespan of your roof.  Clean your roof of moss, mold, and debris Trim back trees and landscaping Keep your gutters clean Ensure proper ventilation Get your roof a tune up 1

When Is the Best Time to Get a New Roof?

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Some say spring is the best time to get a new roof. Some say that the winter is best. Nope, Summer has to be best to get a roof replacement. Oh, wait. Fall is considered the best time. How are you able to figure out the best time to get a new roof with all

How Long Does a Roof Last in Virginia?

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How often should my roof be replaced? We recently gave an estimate to an apartment complex owner who needed multiple new roofs for his buildings. The roofs were only 10 years old. How long does a shingle roof last? Architectural shingles are supposed to last at least 20-25 years. Under correct installation. That was the