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Signs of Storm Damage to Roof

Missing shingles, loss of granules, and water leaks can be signs of storm damage to roof.

With all the wild weather we’ve recently experienced in the Chattanooga Valley, it’s not unlikely that you or someone you’re close with has suffered some storm damage that has left you in need of home or roof repairs. There are ways to assess damage and spot needs that point to necessary roof repairs. In light of the tornados that have recently wreaked havoc on our area, and the fact that it’s storm season in Tennessee, you may want to give your home and roof a good once-over to ensure you don’t need some help from a professional roofing company to get back in working order.

Things that could point to necessary roof repairs:

  • Check your attic area and ceilings for signs of leaks and water damage. If you detect leaks, it may mean your roof needs attention.
  • Visually check for missing shingles from wind damage to the roof. Pay close attention to downspouts and drainage elements, as well as roof valleys, and areas where roofing meets the exterior walls of your home or building.
  • Don’t forget to assess the state of your gutters! The gutter system is imperative for proper draining during rainy times, and if yours aren’t working properly, you can expect issues to follow.
  • Check for signs of hail damage to your roofing system. Hail damage usually manifests in the form of dimples caused when pieces of hail forcefully hit roofing shingles.
  • Make sure no brush or debris from trees has found its way onto your roof. Fallen tree branches can cause roof damage, and even leaves and small bits of yard debris can cause damage if left atop your roof.
  • Look for loss of granules on your roof’s shingles as well. Shingle granules serve the purpose of reflecting heat from the sun to help more effectively regulate indoor temperatures. Loss of granules can be another outcome of storm damage to roofs.

Work with Tennessee Roofing and Construction

Sometimes storm damage to roof systems is very obvious, and other times more subtle, requiring an inspection by a Chattanooga roofing company.

If your residential or commercial roof needs repairs due to storm damage, we hope you’ll consider contacting our expert team at Tennessee Roofing and Construction. We’d love to help you assess the situation, and make recommendations for best addressing your roof damage in a cost effective and efficient manner. We handle both commercial roofing and residential roofing jobs across the Chattanooga area, and we would be honored to work with you.

New Year, New Roof

New Year, New Roof– Let Tennessee Roofing and Construction install a new roof on your Chattanooga home.

Ah, the New Year. At the start of a fresh, new year, it’s always nice to set goals, make plans, and try to find ways to improve your situation. Of course, that looks different for everyone. Maybe it means working out more or eating better, maybe it means reading a book per month, or saving money, but we think the start of a new year is the perfect time to start making plans and preparations for bettering your home or business. Is it time for you to start thinking about a new roof? New year, new roof. Let our incredible crew at Tennessee Roofing & Construction in Chattanooga help.

Here are a few FAQs about roofs we think might be helpful as you move into the new year.

 

Q: How do I know when I need a new roof?

A: There are lots of things to look for, tell tale signs (ranging from obvious to subtle) that your roof may need to be replaced. Missing or curling shingles, dark streaks and stains, water damage or signs of leaks indoors, visibly rotting areas, moss or algae growing, and more.

Q: What will a new roof cost?

A: The price of a new roofing system will vary greatly depending on materials chosen, size and shape of the roof being replaced, location of the building, and the contractor you choose to handle the job. If you’d like to get a quote for the job, just reach out and we’ll be glad to help!

Q: How long can I expect my new roofing system to last?

A: Again, this will vary depending on the quality of materials used, craftsmanship, location, and more. Generally speaking, you could expect a new roof to last up to 20 years.

Q: What is roof flashing?

A: Flashing is the material that’s used over joints in roof construction, functioning as an extra layer to protect areas like roof valleys from damage. The state of your roof flashing can be a great indicator of what shape your roof is in, and whether or not it’s time to consider repairs or total replacement.

Q: How long will it take to have a new roofing system installed?

A: Again, this is greatly dependent on factors such as size and shape of your home or building, type of roof and materials being used, etc. Timing can also be affected majorly by the size of the crew completing the work, as well as other elements such as the weather. Our team at Tennessee Roofing & Construction can assess your project, and give you information about a timeline specific to your roof situation.

Q: What are the dark stains I see on my roof?

A: It’s not uncommon to see stains on a roof, especially in wet and/or humid climates. The stains you detect are actually plant growth– moss, algae, or lichens– which can start to grow on your roof and spread. Though this is common, it’s important to periodically wash these stains off the roofing surface to protect its integrity. If not, they can eat away at the asphalt and shingles that exist to protect your home and mitigate moisture or water damage.

When you let Tennessee Roofing and Construction install a new roof on your Chattanooga home, you know it'll be built to last, with a 2-year performance guarantee.

Q: Can I have my roof repaired or a new roof installed during the winter months?

A: Yes, you can. Though it can be trickier to plan roofing projects during the winter months due to weather restraints, storage of necessary materials, etc., it can be done. If your roof needs work, especially in the event of extensive damage, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced roofing crew. We want to help, regardless of the time of year.

Q: Can you get a warranty on a new roof?

A: Actually, yes. At TRC, we offer a 2-year performance guarantee on all of our work on new roofing installation or roof leak repairs above and beyond the manufacturer’s warranty. We stand behind our work!

As you look toward a new year, manifest all the good you can muster. Apart from that, plan ahead. Make some decisions about what’s important to you, and what things you want to accomplish as far as your home or your business is concerned. If it’s time for a new roof, we hope you’ll give us the opportunity to help you navigate the process, and as always, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, for a quote, or to get the ball rolling on your new roofing project today!

4 Signs Your Roof Needs to be Repaired

Chattanooga roof inspection

Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at Tennessee Roofing & Construction, Inc., we are dedicated to providing the residents of Chattanooga with the best in residential roofing services. Although most people don’t think about it until there are any issues, the roof of your home is one of the most important structural features to keep maintained. Your roof is not only the first line of defense that your home has against elements such as rain, but it is also a major player in the energy efficiency of your home. If your roof becomes compromised, a wide variety of issues can follow, issues that we believe most people want to avoid. In this blog post, we are going to go over a couple of signs that indicate your roof is in need of repairs. Continue reading below to learn more.

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The Benefits of Chattanooga Cool Roof Design

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What is a “cool roof”? It has nothing to do with how “cool” the top of your structure looks (although we can appreciate style points). Made from highly reflective tiles or shingles, a sheet covering, or a type of paint, cool roofs reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than standard roofs. They can reduce energy bills, but you should always factor in the climate and other considerations before installing for this purpose.

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Chattanooga Roof Inspections Protect Your Investment for the Long-Term

Chattanooga Roof Inspections

Tennessee Roofing and Construction offers general contracting services, including major commercial building jobs, but did you know that we also provide professional Roof Inspections in the Chattanooga, northwest Georgia, and northeast Alabama areas?

Roof inspections are a critical part of maintaining the health and longevity of your structure. A qualified inspection can determine the integrity of your roof, how long it should last and whether repairs are needed to extend its longevity. Annual inspections are particularly important in parts of the country where higher amounts of snow and hail happen, in addition to the routine wear and tear that comes with time passing.

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