Roofing Materials

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

How a Roof Can Help Protect Your Home From Moisture

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The roof of your home serves a variety of purposes, but one of the most important is to keep moisture out. Preventing moisture from entering your home is crucial to maintaining structural integrity, maximizing energy efficiency, and preventing mold growth as well as wood rot.    A roof is comprised of many different parts and

Architectural Shingles vs. 3-Tab Shingles

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What is the difference between architectural shingles vs. 3-tab shingles? If you’re driving through older neighborhoods, you’ll notice many older homes still have 3-tab shingles on their roof. You’ll also notice any newer roofs might have architectural shingles on them and there’s a reason for this change. Sean Campbell, Cenvar Roofing’s Corporate Technical Lead who

Types of Roofing Materials in Roanoke, VA

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Types of Roofing Materials in Roanoke, VA There are many types of roofing materials in Roanoke, VA available to choose from, and each has its pros and cons. Your budget and the climate of where you live will help you narrow down which roofing material would be best for you. The four most popular roofing

Roof Ventilation

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Why Roof Vents Are Important When you own a home, you want to understand the systems that keep your home functioning well. A roof and attic ventilation system is one that tends to get taken for granted, and often not thought about it unless a problem arises. However, taking the time to learn about the

Materials To Make Up Your Shingle Roof

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Safe, sturdy and reliable are probably some of the adjectives that come to mind when you think about your ideal house. There are many factors that contribute to a house’s overall function, but the roof is one of the most important because it acts as a barrier that keeps your space safe and protected from