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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.

Ah, Spring– The Best Time of Year for Roof Replacement

Be Prepared for the Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is a great thing to take on during the spring months, and our Chattanooga roofing company can help!

When it comes to roof replacement, the most important thing is to be prepared for it. When you stay on top of home repairs and maintenance, you can avoid a lot of stress and unforeseen costs that can put a strain on your financial resources. Conversely, if you wait for your roof situation to become dire with damage or leaks, not only have you not been able to save funds or plan ahead, but also, you won’t be in a position to get several quotes and find the contractor or Chattanooga roofing company best suited for the work.

Aside from being prepared for your roof replacement or repairs, there are definitely other things to consider when it comes to timing for the work. In other words, there are times of year that offer a better environment for completing roofing work, and one of them happens to be spring. Not only is spring the quintessential season for fix-it style projects around the homestead, but also weather wise, especially in the Tennessee area, springtime lends itself well to roofing jobs.

Spring is a Great Time of Year for Roofing Repairs

Particularly if you’re going with the popular asphalt shingles for your roofing system, the work will need to be performed in temperatures above 45 degrees. This type of roofing material needs time to properly adhere to the roof underlay, forming a seal of sorts that keeps the shingles in place for the long term. Spring temperatures in the southeast rarely dip that low, so it’s an ideal time for these roofing jobs to take place.

The potential downside to roof replacement in the spring is that weather can be somewhat finicky. Rain and storms can become an interruption on roof install days slowing the work down. That said, a good roofing contractor will know how to work within the confines of changing weather conditions, employing backup plans and strategies for keeping roofing projects tracking on time regardless of the sky’s moods.

Need a Home Project While Social Distancing?

If you, like many others amid current circumstances, find yourself at home a lot more while practicing social distancing, now could be the perfect time to make some home maintenance projects a priority. If you have any questions about potential roof repairs or roof replacement plans, or perhaps just need help with a professional roof inspection or cleaning, get in touch with our team at Tennessee Roofing and Construction. We’d love the opportunity to help!

Roof Maintenance & Spring Cleaning

Spring is the best time of year for roof cleaning and roof repairs.

Jumpstart your spring cleaning efforts in your outdoor space, and don't forget roof cleaning and roof maintenance! Tennessee Roofing and Construction in Chattanooga can help!

Spring is just around the corner! That means spring cleaning to-do lists and projects are on deck, waiting for the winter weather to break. Spring is actually an ideal time to tackle the ever-important routine maintenance for your commercial or residential roof. While you’re buzzing around with the bees and tending to your various spring cleaning tasks, set aside some time to devote to roof cleaning and repairs so you can protect your investment and your home.

When you’re breaking out the mop, inspecting all the nooks and crannies of your house, don’t forget about your outdoor space– specifically your roof. Not only do annual cleanings and roof inspections add to the curb appeal of your property, but also they prevent costly roof damage extending the longevity of your roofing system.

  • There are some fairly obvious signs that your property is in need of roof repair including:
  • Raised, buckling, or missing roof materials
  • Leaks or gutter systems that aren’t draining properly
  • Broken seals and/or missing caulk around chimneys, skylights, or attic vents

You’ll also want to make sure your roof is clean. Moss and algae can begin to grow on roofing systems, especially in damp conditions or more humid climates– like we experience in the Chattanooga area– and accelerate the deterioration of the materials that comprise your roof. Roof cleaning is key in extending the life of your roof, while preventing potential damage and leaks that can be costly to repair.

During your spring cleaning efforts, if you suspect your roofing system may be in need of roof inspection or repairs, contact Tennessee Roofing and Construction today! Helping you keep your roof in peak condition is what we do best.

Spring cleaning your roof checklist

Spring Cleaning Your Roof Checklist (printable)

Spring Cleaning Your Roof Checklist

Contact Tennessee Roofing & Construction of Chattanooga, Tn today to schedule your spring cleaning roof inspection and maintenance!

Roof Leak? Missing Shingles?– Signs the Property You’re Considering May Need Repairs

Woman deals with roof damage from a roof leak that will require repairs.

If you are in the process of buying a house, there are a multitude of “deal breakers” out there that can sink your sale. Especially if you’re a first time buyer, there are things you should be aware of before you take on a property that needs more work, and investment, than you anticipated. It’s always important to give the roof of any property you’re considering a good once over. While the process can take time, be mindful not to overlook any potential problem areas on the roof that could be costly to rectify down the road. Do your homework and fully understand all the quirks of the home you are purchasing. In most cases, your home inspector should identify a problematic roof if there are any visible signs of damage; e.g. dark rings on the ceiling, peeling paint, missing shingles, and more.

Even though a properly-maintained roof can last up to 30 years or more, not all roofs are created equal. Sometimes poor installation or low-quality material used can result in you having to replace a roof sooner than you would have hoped.

So if you’ve got your heart set on a home, and you’re ready to buy– consider the following things before closing day to protect yourself and your investment.

Before you make an offer on a home, make sure you have a professional perform a roof inspection to ensure no roof damage will require costly repairs.

-Ask the seller how old the roof is, and for any repair documents or permits that show previous roof repair or replacement to verify.

-Hire an inspector to evaluate the condition of the roof and gutters to make sure the drainage system is working properly and everything is in order.

-If the homeowner has already performed a home inspection prior to going under contract, ask to review it. A qualified real estate agent can guide you through the process, as well as provide specific advice for attaining all inspection documents.

-Just because a roof is old doesn’t mean the seller will budge; however, it is negotiable if the roof hasn’t been properly maintained and if imminent repairs are required. In such case, you can request that the sellers replace the roof as a part of the home inspection repairs, although they don’t have to agree. If they refuse to replace the roof or lower the sale price, you have to decide if you want to incur the expense of repair or walk away from the property.

No matter the situation, it pays to have a professional roofer perform a proper inspection, either before you extend an offer or during the contract phase of the negotiations. Give Tennessee Roofing a call to schedule your Chattanooga roof inspection today! We can also help with any repairs that may be required before or after you purchase that dream home.