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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?

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A popular question when people are considering getting a new roof is how much a new one 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?

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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

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

Sean installs drip edge | Cenvar Roofing

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

Designer clay tiles on a building in NRV

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