Richmond Roofing Contractors

We are local roofing contractor company in Richmond with a long history as professional roofing contractors. We provide high quality residential roof replacements to our customers, and have an excellent reputation to back us up. Trust us with your home today!


Residential Roof Replacement and Repair Services in Richmond, VA

We are the best residential roofing company in Richmond. We have been serving the greater Richmond area with expert roof repair and installation replacement services since our branch opened in 2019. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and this is evident throughout each step of the roofing process. If you are in need of a roof repair contractor or replacement in Richmond that provides quality work, schedule a free estimate with our team. We would be happy to serve you!

Photo of Thomas Payne - Richmond GMThomas Payne

General Manager – Richmond, VA

Hi, my name is Thomas and I’m the General Manager of the Richmond branch of Cenvar Roofing. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve the Richmond community with high-quality roof replacement and repair services. If you are looking for a roofing contractor, please don’t hesitate to let me know how I can serve you and your roofing needs. Meet my team here!

Richmond, VA Service Areas

What cities do you service in Richmond, VA?

Our Richmond roofing branch is at 506 Research Rd in North Chesterfield, VA but we service the following areas as well in Richmond!

Cumberland, VA

Powhatan, VA

Short Pump, VA

Glen Allen, VA

Midlothian, VA

Mechanicsville, VA

Amelia Court House, VA

Chester, VA

Richmond, VA

Chesterfield, VA

Henrico, VA

Moseley, VA

Sandston, VA

Prince George, VA

Petersburg, VA

Ashland, VA

DeWitt, VA

Goochland, VA

Jetersville, VA

Hopewell, VA

North Dinwiddie, VA

What Is a Roof Warranty?

When you get a new roof replacement it’s a big investment and you want to make sure that your investment is secure–and that it can be relied on. Consequently, it’s important that you have a roof warranty and that you understand what kind of roof warranty you have. 

 

There are three main types of roof warranties: a standard manufacturer’s warranty, a workmanship warranty, and an extended manufacturer’s warranty. Let’s look at each one in turn:

Standard Manufacturer’s Warranty

 

When your roofing contractor lays shingles on your roof, the shingles generally come with a manufacturer’s warranty, known as a basic limited lifetime warranty. In most cases, this means that your shingles will be under warranty for as long as you own the home. Depending on the manufacturer, the “limited” part of the warranty can mean different things. Most manufacturer warranties cover defective materials, but not the cost to remove or install new shingles. 

 

Most manufacturer warranties do cover the cost of replacing the defective shingles for a few years (depending on the manufacturer) and if the shingles are found to be defective during this time they will give you replacement shingles at no cost. This also can cover the cost of installation, but rarely covers tear-off and disposal of the defective shingles. These warranties only cover against factory defects–they do not cover problems with installation or weather-related issues. 

Roofing Contractor Workmanship Warranty

 

The roofing contractor who replaces your roof, Cenvar Roofing, will offer you a 10-year workmanship warranty with every installation job. The length depends on the roof warranty with some being lifetime coverage. These warranties cover installation errors and worker errors. They will typically cover the cost of labor and any materials needed to make the repairs. Workmanship warranties do NOT include weather damage, damage if the roof was altered by someone else after the roofing contractor installed it, damage caused by foot traffic on the roof, and leaks caused by falling debris hitting the roof (such as tree limbs).

Extended Manufacturer Warranty

 

Some manufacturers offer an extended warranty coverage on new roofs installed by roofing contractors who are certified with that particular manufacturer. Most extended warranties come with an additional cost and require that the entire roof system be replaced. The benefit is that it typically covers all roof system components, as well as labor costs for repairs and replacements, including tear-off and disposal.

Can a Roofing Manufacturer Warranty Be Voided?

New shingles alone are often not enough to guarantee a roofing manufacturer warranty, and roofing manufacturer warranties can be voided in several circumstances. Some of these will depend on the roofing contractor’s actions, and some will depend on the homeowner’s actions. Knowing what can void a roofing manufacturer warranty can save you thousands of dollars down the line.

What Are Some Things That Can Void a Roofing Warranty?

Laying New Shingles Over Old

 

One of the big things that can void a roofing warranty is laying new shingles over old ones. While some roofing contractors may claim that this is the most cost effective way to replace a roof, and that the labor costs will be less because there is no tear off and disposal, installing new shingles over old shingles can void your manufacturer warranty. The manufacturer will not guarantee that their new shingles will work on your roof because there may be a hidden problem with the underlying shingles. Also, the additional weight of the two layers of shingles can be bad for the integrity of the roof. 

 

Poor Maintenance

 

The manufacturer’s warranty, depending on the manufacturer, may require routine maintenance as part of the terms of the agreement. This can include making sure that your roof remains free of debris (if branches or limbs fall onto the roof they should be removed so as to not create dams for water to collect, and because they add extra weight to the roof). Additionally, not clearing out rain gutters can cause water to dam up and get underneath the shingles.

 

Poor Installation

 

There are cases where the roofing installer may be at fault for a voided manufacturer’s warranty. If the shingles are installed improperly–for example, if the shingles are not installed by a certified roofing contractor who works to the manufacturer’s specification–then the manufacturer’s warranty will be voided. By taking shortcuts and not using a certified roofing contractor who is familiar with the specifics of the particular shingle manufacturer’s guidelines, then the manufacturer will not cover loss. 

Damage to Shingles Caused by Weather

 

Damage to shingles caused by weather will cause the warranty to be voided. Almost no shingle manufacturer will cover any damage that is caused by anything including, but not limited to, wind, thick ice creating ice dams, falling debris including tree limbs (but also any items blown by the wind), lightning, and various other weather-related issues. 

Damage to Shingles Caused by the Homeowner

 

Shingles can be damaged by too much wear from foot traffic. Some homes have gentle slopes that are often attractive places for homeowners (or renters or children) to climb out onto to the roof. Too much foot traffic can damage the roof and void the warranty.

What Causes a Roof to Fail Prematurely?

According to the National Roofing Contractor Association, 47% of all roofs fail prematurely due to poor workmanship. This is both the fault of homeowners attempting to replace their own roofs without having the proper training and tools, as well as non-certified roofing contractors who are able to install the roof properly. Often the problem is the roofer’s attempts to cut corners by not using enough sealant, not using enough fasteners, and not installing the correct flashings. 

 

Even roofs that are shingled with the best quality materials will fail if they are not installed correctly. This is all the more reason to make sure that you get a certified roofing contractor who has a proven track record in your area. Don’t be afraid to ask for references as any good roofing contractor ought to be more than willing to point you to happy customers. 

 

Other causes for roofs failing prematurely are a lack of maintenance. If you notice that shingles are missing, and especially if you notice any leaks coming through your attic or ceiling, you should contact your roofing contractor right away. A missing shingle in one spot is often a sign that other shingles on the roof are not properly secured. Other signs that shingles may be deteriorating is if you notice crumbling bits of the shingle grit accumulating in your rain gutters. 

 

Routine maintenance can do as much as double the lifespan of your roof. This will help you to avoid the cost of expensive roof repairs (for example, if a small leak from a few loose shingles is found, it can possibly be solved without needing to tear down to the roof sheathing–a much more pricey endeavor.)

What is the Business for Roofing in Richmond, VA?

Cenvar Roofing is the best roofing contractor in the Richmond, VA area. We have been in business for nearly 25 years. We install our roofing materials to manufacturers specifications, ensuring that all manufacturers warranties are safely preserved. 

 

At Cenvar Roofing, we pride ourselves on our three pillars of doing business: we’re ethical, we’re experts, and we’re engaged. 

 

Ethical

 

As ethical Richmond roofing contractors we make sure that everything we do is done with the customer in mind, treating the homeowner as if they were our own family. We are transparent in everything we do, with no hidden costs and everything laid out for you upfront. We strive to be honest and upright in all our dealings, so we can hold our heads high as the best Richmond, VA roofing contractors.

 

Expert

 

We do not ever rest on our accomplishments but are always striving to learn more and to excel in all things. We seek out new certifications to understand each manufacturer’s products to their limits. As such, we have earned the Owens Corning Service Excellence and Product Excellence awards in 2020, 2021, and 2022, and we plan to win many more. 

 

Engaged

 

We never want you to be in the dark about anything that is going on in the service of your home. As a roofing company, we make it a priority to talk to our homeowners and tell them of the progress of their roof, discuss problems and challenges, talk through solutions, and make sure that everyone is happy with and aware of everything that is taking place in the roofing process.

What is the Average Cost of a Roof Repair?

The average cost of a roof repair, according to HomeAdvisor.com, is $996, with most homeowners spending between $377 and $1663. Small and common roof repairs are usually done between $100 and $400. Labor costs typically run between $45 and $75 per hour. 

 

The most common roof repairs are cracked flashing, broken or missing shingles, cracked vent bootings, ice dams, skylight leaks, and clogged gutters. These repairs can be major or minor, depending on the severity of the problem and how long the problem has gone unaddressed. For example, the cost of replacing a shingle is very low, but that shingle has been missing and heavy rains have been falling, getting underneath the shingles below, then there could be serious damage to the other shingles, the underlayment, the sheathing, and more. Making sure that you get your roof repaired as soon as you notice that there is a problem is the best way to make sure that the roof repair will be inexpensive. 

 

The cost to fix roofs can also vary depending on the type of roof. While the price we cited above (the $996 number) is the average cost of all roof repairs, different types of roofs will cost different amounts. The average repair of a metal roof, for example, is $1600, and the average cost for a shingle roof is $875. Tile roofs average about $1000 and slate comes in at $1570.

 

Other common roof repairs are:

 

  • Garage Roof Repair: depending on the roof, a garage roof repair averages about $1500
  • Fascia and Soffit Repair: Repairing fascia and soffits comes in at about $2,300. (Fascia and soffits are the decorative edging and enclosed overhang at the edges of your roof.)
  • Roof Trusses: The cost to repair a roof truss can vary widely. You’ll know your roof truss is in need of work if you see a sag in the roof. Repairing roof trusses is usually between $1.50 to $4.50 per square foot. 
  • Rain Gutters: Patching holes or cracks in rain gutters is a very easy fix and can be done for just a few dollars, depending on the accessibility of the gutter. But gutters are inexpensive and the raw materials cost for 10 feet of gutter is just $4-$7

How Long Will a Roof Repair Take?

Almost all small roof fixes can be repaired in a day, assuming that the proper materials are in stock. For a scheduled roof replacement, the average residence with 3000 square feet of roof can be replaced in one or two days. On larger roofs, roofs with steep grades or curves, inaccessibility because of trees,and weather at the time of the repair,  the roof replacement can last anywhere from 3-5 days.

Can I Finance My Roof?

There are several ways to finance a roof, if you can’t pay for it out of pocket. 

 

 

Contractor Financing

 

At Cenvar Roofing we have good relationships with several lenders and groups that can help you finance your roof repair or roof replacement

Truist

 

Truist is our most recommended partner in the seamless processing of roof financing. We have worked with Truist for decades and they have consistently provided our customers with fair and equitable rates and financing packages that get positive reviews. Click here to learn more about Truist. 

 

Enhancify

 

Enhancify is another company that bridges the gap between homeowners and lenders. Especially good if you need the financing quickly, have poor credit, have no equity in your home, or are just looking for a simple process, Enhacnify works with top lenders to get you good deals. 

Home Equity Loan

 

A home equity loan, also known as a second mortgage, uses your home’s equity–the part of the home that you own outright–as collateral on a loan that will be paid back in monthly installments, like a regular mortgage. Home equity loan terms can last between five and thirty years. 

 

Typically, lenders will only lend you 85% of your home’s value, minus your outstanding mortgage balance. Interest rates on home equity loans are usually fixed, so you’ll always pay the same amount. 

 

The downside to home equity loans for roof repairs and roof replacements is that home equity loans tend to take a little while to get approved, and if the problem with your roof is serious–maybe you have water leaking into your home–you don’t want to wait that long. 

Home Equity Line of Credit

 

A home equity line of credit also uses your home’s equity, but instead of giving you the total as a lump sum, it establishes a credit account that you can use much like a credit card. As with a home equity loan, a home equity line of credit is typically maxed out at 85% of the equity in your home minus the outstanding balance on your mortgage. 

 

The line of credit will typically last ten years, and you pay it down monthly. They often come with variable interest rates. 

Refinance

 

A cash-out refinance means you’re taking out a new mortgage on your home, based on some or all of its current market value. You can use the money to pay off the existing mortgage and then use anything remaining as a lump-sum loan. 

 

However, with a refinance expect that there will be closing costs–something you won’t get with a home equity loan.

How Do I Know If It’s Time To Replace My Roof?

The difference between a roof repair and roof replacement is a big one, and knowing when it’s time to replace your roof is important. Here are some warning signs to look out for.

 

 

Water Damage in the Attic

 

If you’re getting moisture stains–brown, yellow, or gray–or peeling paint in your attic or upstairs/ceilings, then that means that water is coming down through your roof and you’ve got a problem that will probably take a serious fix. Of course, if you can identify the problem as soon as it appears, then you can take care of it without doing a full roof replacement, but large-scale staining is an indicator the problem is widespread.
 
 

The Roof is Simply Old

 

Roofs don’t last forever. The average lifespan of a shingle roof is between 15 and 25 years, and the average lifespan of other types of roofs, like tile or metal, can be 30 to 50 years. At some point, it’s going to be time to replace the roof. When you purchase your home, try to find out when the roof was last replaced. If you don’t have that information, have a roofing contractor come take a look at it.
 
 

Sagging Roofs

 

If your roof is sagging you know you’ve got some big problems. A sagging roof–at best–means that the sheathing is damaged and rotting. Worse is if the roof trusses or beams need to be replaced. But don’t wait on a sagging roof just because you know it could be a costly expense. When a roof starts to sag, there’s a danger that the roof itself might collapse–especially if there’s a large-scale weather event. 
 
 

Moss, Mold or Fungus

 

If you can see moss, mold, or fungus growing–on the inside or outside of your roof–then its time to get that roof replaced. If it’s on the inside you know you’ve got leaks that are getting through (and mold in the house can be deadly when inhaled), but if it’s on the outside it means that the shingles and possibly the wood beneath them have been compromised. 
 
 

Missing Shingles

 

One or two missing shingles may be able to be repaired without a full roof replacement, but if there are many missing shingles, or if the shingles have been missing for a long time, then there’s a good chance that the weather has gotten down into the wood underneath. 
 
 

Cooling Bills Are Going Up

 

If you’re having trouble keeping your house cool in the summer, then there’s a very good chance that your roof is compromised. A good roof will keep cool air inside, but a bad roof will let the hot air in and the cool air out. If you’ve noticed your electric bill has been getting consistently higher, then it’s probably time to get your roof replaced.

Why Does My Roof Leak?

Roof leaks are caused by a number of factors, but the most common are:

 

  • Foot Traffic: Obviously, you’ve got to get up on your roof to do routine maintenance, including removing fallen sticks and branches, or decluttering large piles of leaves that could cause water dams, but too much foot traffic on the roof is going to inevitably cause the shingles to begin to wear away. Be especially careful about a dropped tool that may puncture the shingles or underlayment.
  • Seams: The tar paper or membrane that is rolled out on top of the sheathing and underneath the shingles is one of the most common places for leaks to form. While they are placed one on top of the other, so the water always runs down, just like with shingles, there are seams where this membrane stops–generally a membrane won’t roll out seamlessly across your entire roof. If the right shingle gets loose above the right membrane seam, then there’s a leak.
  • Neglect: As we mentioned, you need to get up on the roof to do maintenance, and some of that maintenance is making sure that everything is sealed. Anything that sticks up through the shingles–a pipe, a vent, a skylight–will have sealant around it to keep it watertight. But after years go by that sealant may crack. Always keep an eye on it (or, better yet, have a roof inspector from Cenvar keep an eye on it).
  • Weather: Windstorms, which are common in this part of the country, and even hurricanes, can do serious damage to your roof. As soon as it’s safe to leave your home after a major storm, do a walkaround to make sure that everything is where it should be–that no shingles are missing, no tree limbs are down, and that no fascia is torn off.

Can Roof Color and Materials Affect the Temperature of My Home?

We all learned in elementary school that dark colors absorb light and white reflects light. So does it hold true that lighter roofs will reflect the sun, and therefore keep the interior cooler? And what about different materials?

 

Yes, a lighter roof means a cooler home. If you’re trying to minimize the sun’s heat on your home, then get the lightest color of shingles possible. If you have a tile roof, use light-colored tile. And if you have a metal roof, use a light-colored metal roof.

 

As for materials, metal is best at keeping the house cool. Shingles can still be good, but metal reflects more than the light-absorbing shingles.

Cenvar Roofing Services – Richmond, VA

Cenvar Roofing is a Richmond-based roofing contractor. We have 9 years of experience in the roofing industry, and we are proud to serve the Richmond community and surrounding areas. We have completed over 7,000 roof replacements in those 9 years, and that number continues to grow every day. We are proud to say that we have a 4.94 average customer approval rating across all 8 of our branches, 850+ customer reviews on Google, and we maintain an A- rating from the Better Business Bureau! Cenvar Roofing is widely regarded as a premier roofing contractor in the Richmond area, and we are happy to talk with you about how we can best serve your Richmond area home or business roofing needs. 

A leaky roof or damaged shingles is a stressful situation, but you don’t need to stress about finding the best roofing company to carry out a repair or roof replacement. Cenvar Roofing is here to take care of you. We start by providing FREE roof inspections and quotes. Your roof may be showing signs of larger issues beneath the surface that could turn into huge problems next time a heavy rainstorm comes. Don’t wait until you have a disaster – call the best local roofers in Richmond! Cenvar Roofing is trusted by families and businesses not just in the Richmond, VA area but all across Virginia. Our goal is to treat each customer as if they were our ONLY customer, and provide an excellent customer experience every time. 

Cenvar Roofing: Richmond’s Roof Replacement & Roof Repair Services

At Cenvar Roofing we provide excellent customer support to each person we serve in Richmond and the surrounding communities. We use high-quality roofing materials from the most well-known top manufacturer, Owens Corning. Below are some of the roofing services we specialize in. 

Roof Replacement

Many people in the Richmond area probably think of a roof replacement as a necessary annoyance, and nothing more. But a roof replacement is so much more than that! Investing in the right roof for your home is one of the best ways to provide safety and security for yourself and those who live in the home with you. 

A new roof may also increase the curbside appeal of your home, and is often a significant factor that potential home buyers consider when making an offer. A new roof adds a fresh, unique and modern look to a home or business that can’t be achieved otherwise. While purchasing a new roof is an expense, if you choose good materials and the right roofing contractor, it will be a great investment in the future of your home. Here at Cenvar Roofing, we specialize in all major types of roof installations, including shingles, metal, and specialty shingle roof replacements, and would love to help you with any of your roofing needs!

If your roof has been on your home for many years, it may be time to replace it. This is not a project you should put off – make the call today to start the roof replacement process. Staying ahead of roofing issues caused by a worn-out roof will save you from experiencing stress in the future when the issues become an emergency!

Some of the most common reasons for roof replacements are storm damage and weather-related wear and tear. A new roof from Cenvar Roofing will be built with high-quality roofing materials made to withstand the elements for decades to come. If you’re not sure what your roofing needs are, give us a call at Cenvar Roofing to schedule your free roof inspection and receive a customized quote. We would be happy to assess the condition of your roof and provide you with options for repair or replacement. 

Richmond Roof Repairs

Have you ever been in the middle of a hard situation that, in hindsight, could have been avoided if you had been proactive and taken action sooner? We’ve been there too! Unfortunately, roof repairs usually fall into this category; if you put them off, you will probably end up learning this lesson the hard way. One reason people often dread calling a local roofing company is that they are afraid the company will tell them they need to replace their entire roof. This fear makes sense – there are individuals in the roofing industry who commonly tell customers their roof requires a replacement when a simple repair will solve the problem

At Cenvar Roofing in Richmond, VA we do things differently. We are proud to provide high-quality roof repair services to our customers. We will only suggest a roof replacement if that is truly the necessary solution for your roof. We offer free estimates in Richmond, so if your home or business building needs a roof repair and you are unsure exactly what steps to take next, give us a call and we will come diagnose the problem free of charge. 

Richmond Residential Roofing

From asphalt shingles to metal, to specialty shingles, when it comes to residential roofing services, Cenvar Roofing does it all. Your home is probably the most expensive asset that you own, which means that you need to do everything in your power to protect it well. One of the most effective ways to protect your home and family is to make sure you have a high-quality roof over your head. 

When you have a high-quality roof that is properly installed and well-maintained, your home will be safe and protected for years into the future. Knowing your home and family are safe and protected from the wind, rain, and snow common to the Richmond area brings confidence and peace of mind that money can’t buy. 

Let Cenvar Roofing come do a free roof inspection and give you a customized quote for the roof repairs. We will thoroughly inspect each aspect of your roof and its support system and make sure to diagnose the roof of any issues we find. Then, we will sit down with you and explain the different options you have for repairs, and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have.

Why Choose Cenvar Roofing in Richmond, VA?

Cenvar Roofing is one of the highest-rated, most dependable roofing companies in the Richmond region. We serve 7 regions across Virginia and are a proud recipient of the prestigious Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor award. This is a testament to our industry-leading reputation and the quality of our workmanship and service. This recognition serves as a reminder of our continued commitment to deliver the very best customer experience and high-quality workmanship that is possible. 

We have over 9 years of experience helping homeowners and property owners choose the right roofing solution for their needs. There are many Richmond roofers, but not every company is the same. While many companies won’t go the extra mile and pay attention to the small details, that is the standard at Cenvar Roofing. This is how we do business every single day. 

Don’t get caught out in the rain when the storm clouds roll in – contact Cenvar Roofing for peace of mind right now. When you schedule a free estimate for roof repairs or roof replacement in Richmond, we will be sure to provide you with the best solutions for your needs in Richmond and the surrounding areas. 

What Makes Cenvar Roofing Company the Best Choice for your Roofing Company in Richmond?

Cenvar Roofing is the highest-rated, most dependable, and professional roofing company in the entire area. We are a proud recipient of the Platinum Preferred Contractor Award from Owens Corning every year since 2014  thanks to our commitment to quality, service, and professionalism. This recognition reflects our continued focus on customer satisfaction and high-quality results. We are also proud recipients of the Angie’s List Super Service Award and the Home Advisor Top Rated and Elite Service Award Badges. These awards also reflect our standards of excellence both in workmanship and customer service. 

As a Richmond roofing company, We have many years of experience providing roofing services to homeowners all over Virginia. During the estimate process, we take time to understand your unique needs and desires for your roof and home. Unlike some roofing contractors in the Richmond area, we conduct thorough inspections, understand your needs, and provide you with an excellent customer experience from start to finish. We are committed to using top-quality products and materials to ensure that your roof is the best quality it can be. 

Many roofing contractors don’t go the extra mile for their customers, but at Cenvar Roofing in Richmond, VA, the extra mile is our standard of excellence. Give us a call at (804) 802-5557 or request a free estimate appointment online to start the process.

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