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How Weather Conditions Affect Your Residential or Commercial Roof

Extreme weather can affect the life of your residential or commercial roof.

From the roof’s age, regional weather, and amount of continued maintenance, there are all kinds of things that affect the health and life of your residential or commercial roof. Of course, the more attentive you are to routine inspections, minor repairs, and overall maintenance, the longer life you can expect out of your roof. One of the main things that affects your roof is weather conditions, but exactly what effects do the elements have?

Rain

The fact of the matter is that heavy rainfall, and mild to severe storms can take a toll on your roofing system. Any resident in the Tennessee Valley knows to expect this kind of wear during the rainy season. Intense rain naturally gravitates toward any imperfections or weakened areas on your roof, sometimes pooling and leading to moisture damage or leaks that can range in severity. This is why regular roof inspections are key. Catch issues early when they are still minor to avoid more costly repairs.

Heavy rain and hail can adversely affect your residential or commercial roof.

Hail

A step up from rain would be hail. Even though we don’t get a lot of hail in the Chattanooga area, if or when it does come through, it can cause a great deal of damage. The way hail pelts the roofing materials can cause them to wear down, particular if your roof has asphalt shingles. When the shingles are compromised as a result of hail, you might find yourself with a leak when the next rain comes.

Wind

Our area has caught the brunt of some extreme weather from time to time, be it tornadoes or severe storms caused by hurricanes. These strong winds can cause shingles and other roofing materials to loosen, crack, or be blown off completely, leaving the materials beneath further exposed to the elements. Replacing missing and damaged shingles periodically can help extend the lifespan of your roof.

Sun

The roof of your home or building is exposed to the sun every day. Constant exposure to UV rays can, over time, cause shingles to get brittle and crack. By that same token, extreme temperatures– both hot and cold– can cause roofing materials to expand and contract, which can also lead to damage. Proper ventilation can help mitigate these issues.

No matter what the weather, our team at Tennessee Roofing and Construction recommends you stay on top of roof inspections so minor issues don’t get exacerbated. It’s easier and more cost effective to maintain your roofing system the best you can than to have to replace it early due to neglect. Our team can help with any roofing issues you may have, both residential and commercial. Contact us for a quote today!

Weatherproofing Your Roof For Longer Life

weatherproofing your roof for longer life

Well constructed roofs are built to last. When the job is done properly, the work should stand up to the effects of time. That said, even the best work suffers wear and tear, weathering from the elements. All roofs will face the need for repairs eventually, but there are things you can do in the interim to protect your investment, and get the most out of your roof.

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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!

What Is a Green Roof?

green roof

We know roofs! From roof shingles, metal roofing, roof repair, commercial, and residential… you name it! But there is one roofing trend that hasgained recent attention and popularity in the US: green roofs. These roofing systems are not only green, but living too!

What Exactly is a Green Roof?

Along with environmentally friendly materials, an eco-roof involves growing plants on rooftops, such as a roof garden, in effort to restore the natural footprint that was previously removed during construction. While generally limited to flat rooftops, a green roof can be used on both commercial and residential rooftops. Commercial structures are often park-like for public recreation. One of the most famous American green rooftops is Chicago’s City Hall, which has launched an eco-movement of the urbanized concrete jungle.

Benefits of a Green Roof:

  • Increase the lifespan of your roof
  • Reduce energy costs with natural insulation
  • Avoid the need for complex drainage systems due to absorbed storm water
  • Mitigate water runoff and sewer overflows
  • Produce oxygen and provide shade
  • Recreational area for people and animals
  • Improves air quality and helps to reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, a condition in which metropolitan areas emit, absorb, and trap heat due to excess energy consumption.
  • Promote environmentalism while solving the problems of conventional roofs
  • Reduce energy consumption that contributes to global warming

 

Depending on region, climate, and irrigation, a variety of shrubs, grass, and vegetation can be planted to add life to an unwelcoming rooftop. These green roof systems not only make this space more efficient, but also beautiful and useful. But just like any roof, the layers of a green roof must properly accommodate for drainage to protect the structure using advanced waterproofing materials. One such material, Thermoplastic Polyolefin TPO, has membranes that are resistant to high winds and hail damage, which improve long-term durability and weatherability.

Your Roofing Chattanooga Contractors

Our Residential and Commercial Roofing Chattanooga contractors offer advanced roofing solutions to problems that clients may have. TRC provides a quick response and cost effective pricing for repair and maintenance activities for our commercial, hospitality and industrial customers.

Tennessee Roofing & Construction provides roofing services in and around the Tennessee communities of Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Dayton, Dunlap, Knoxville, South Pittsburg and Kimball. We also service Dalton and Trenton Georgia, and Bridgeport Alabama. Call us at (423) 842-8826 or contact us online for a free roofing and drainage consultation today!

Spring Cleaning Your Roof

chattanooga commercial roofingSpring is the best time to take advantage of routine maintenance for your roof.

There are very few rites of the season more satisfying than spring cleaning. If you’re breaking out the dust mop and inspecting all the nooks and crannies, don’t forget about your outdoor space, specifically your residential or commercial roof. Not only do annual routine cleanings and roof inspections benefit cosmetic appearance and curb appeal, they also prevent roof damage to help extend the longevity of your shingles.

The most obvious signs for roof repair to be on the lookout for include:

  • Bulging, buckling, blistered, or missing roof materials
  • Leaks or improper draining of gutter systems
  • Broken seals and missing caulk around chimneys, skylights, or attic vents

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!

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