Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question that you didn’t find the answer to? Check out our FAQs to see if the answer you’re looking for is below. Or, give us a call and we’ll help you out.
Where are you located?
Smallwood Renovations LLC moved in February of 2023 from our original location in Rockville, Virginia to Ashland, Virginia. Come visit us at 603 England St. Ashland, Virginia!
What services do you provide?
We are proud to offer exterior renovations that include: windows, doors, siding, roofing, decks, screen porches, and gutter systems.
Where will you do work?
Smallwood Renovations provides home renovation products and services for homeowners in Richmond, Mechanicsville, Glen Allen, Henrico, Rockville, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Ashland, Manakin-Sabot, Powhatan, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Short Pump, Chester, Charlottesville, Goochland and all points in between.
What products do you use?
Here at Smallwood Renovations, we are set apart by using high-end, quality products including Trex, Madison Wood, James Hardie, Provia and GAF, and we hold ourselves to an even higher standard of building.
Are you EPA certified?
Yes, we are fully prepared and happy to help with all siding/window replacement projects that require a lead safe installation to keep homeowners and helping hands safe.
Is financing an option?
Yes. With approved credit, we work with several banks to provide various financing options for all projects.
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Do I need to be at the property for the estimate?
Yes. In order for us to give an accurate estimate, we will meet you at the property to fully review and discuss different design potentials and ideas for new construction, material and color preferences/availability, and answer questions related to existing structures!
What happens at an estimate?
After getting in touch with you following an estimate request or a call to our office at 804-359-2997, we will set up a day and time to meet with homeowner(s) for a FREE estimate at the property. Our qualified team comes prepared with material samples, and photos of jobs we’ve done in the past. During the estimate, measurements will be taken of the potential project as we work with you to bring your visions for your home to life.
When can you start my project?
Upon meeting you at your free estimate, we can provide much more insight into when we could begin your project. With an ever-evolving schedule, our hard-working staff will ensure that you’re pleased with the start date, but there is no standard time frame and varies by project.
Do you build patios?
No. We do not service or build concrete or hardscapes. However, we can use a pre-existing patio as the foundation for a screen porch, or build a deck over top of an existing patio!
Can you REPAIR my deck?
Maybe – although we do not give estimates on just the repair of a few boards, we do specialize in resurfacing decks (replacing the walking boards) with both Madison Wood pressure treated lumber, or Trex composite decking, given that your base structure is solid but the top boards are warped or unattractive!
What about siding repair?
Yes. However, our standard is a minimum one full wall of the home! If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to give us a call.
What will you do for screen porches?
Build a screen porch from the ground up, or save the screen and build a covered deck.
Who will come out to do the work?
Smallwood employs our very own construction team who altogether have a combined 100+ years of home renovation knowledge and experience.
How do I know if my roof needs replacing?
Active leaks or stains which are most often seen in the attic, growth of moss, and curled or cracked shingles are all warning signs that you are in need of a replacement. Our team is GAF certified and well-versed in all the latest techniques to installing a roof that will ensure best protection from wind, rain, and other diverse weather conditions that Virginia brings.
What does the roof replacement process look like?
We will go above and beyond to not only just install a new roof but also replace any rotted roof decking underneath the shingles, which will prevent future leaks from happening. Even with a brand-new roof, if the underneath is damaged, the new roof will not suffice, so we want to make sure to address the issue holistically, and completely.
What is composite (Trex) decking made from?
Composite, or maintenance-free decking material, is made of plastic film and wood fibers that won’t rot or splinter, doesn't require painting or staining, and needs only the occasional power wash.
Will your replacement windows lower my energy bill?
Guaranteed. ProVia windows are well known in the industry for their consistent protection against drafts and harmful UV rays. Every ProVia window we offer meets the EPA’s Energy Star standards across the country and uses the highest quality material, ensuring that your home loses less heat in the winter and defends effectively against heat in the warmer months.