How Do I Know if My Roofer Did a Good Job?

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  Brian L. – Repair Manager in Roanoke, VA Crooked courses.  Uneven rakes and eaves.  Reused flashing, pipe boots, and other accessories. “Those are my red flags. That gets me to diving deeper into it to look for correct step flashing, apron flashing, and counter flashing.”     Christian K. – General Manager in Roanoke,

10 Reasons to Hire Roof Installers in Richmond, VA

Onyx black roof replacement in Chester, VA replaced by Cenvar's Richmond, VA branch

When taking care of your home, you always want to make sure your roof is in tip-top shape. It is one of the most essential parts in keeping out the elements, and if it goes, then your house is pretty much uninhabitable. It is definitely worth your time, investment, and peace of mind to get

What to Ask a Roofing Contractor

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Questions You Should Always Ask a Roofing Contract Do you have a license? Are you local? Do you have workman’s comp and general liability insurance? How long have you been in business? Do you have a portfolio of your past work? Will my project need a building permit? Do you use roofing subcontractors? Are you

Types Of Roofing Materials

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What To Know About The Types Of Roofing Materials When you’re looking to add a new roof to your home, either because you want to change or update the look or there’s been damage to your roof, it’s essential to take into consideration the types of roofing materials that are out there so that you

Pros And Cons of Roof Repair Vs Replacement

Cenvar Roofing repairing a roof in Lynchburg, VA

How do you know if you need a roof repair or a complete roof replacement? Maybe you’re tired of the style and need an update, or you’re experiencing leaks and drooping ceilings. Making the right decision sooner rather than later can save you a lot of money, but knowing which choice is the right one

What happens if your roofing company goes bankrupt?

Stock image of house under bankruptcy

A google search for the largest residential roofing company in America resulted in Petersen Dean being listed as the second largest. The only problem with this result is the company went bankrupt in 2020. This roofing company had been around since the 80s and homeowners had their projects scheduled after placing deposits down for their

What is Ice and Water Shield?

Ice and Water Shield installed at the eave of the roof

What is Ice and Water Shield, and why is it important? Ice and water shield is simply a peel-and-stick barrier between your shingles and the roof.  It does what the name suggests. It protects or shields the roof decking from ice and water.    Multiple layers protect your roof decking, and shingle manufacturers require ice

What affects how much a roof costs?

Photo of people comparing notes to figure out price

A popular question when people are considering getting a new roof is how much a new roof will cost. This post will cover mainly shingle roofing.  Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all for this question. If you were to call us today and ask for a ballpark on how much replacing your roof would cost, we’d

Is Your Roof Ready for Solar?

Solar panels worked around roof ventilations

When is your roof ready for solar? Common questions about solar Can solar panels go on any roof? Are solar panels on shingle roofs okay? Are metal roofs better for solar panels? Which type of roof is best for solar panels? What is the best roof design for solar panels? In previous blog posts, we’ve

Does a Metal Roof Make Your House Hotter?

green metal roof installed on brown house | Cenvar Roofing

Common questions around metal roofs and heat. Do metal roofs keep the house cooler? Do metal roofs attract more heat? Does a metal roof keep the house warmer in winter? Do black metal roofs make houses hotter? Get to the answer: Do metal roofs make houses hotter? Research shows that metal does not make your