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Friday, March 24, 2017

Roof Hail DamageIt’s that time of year again – springtime! As the weather warms up, those gentle spring showers can turn into severe thunderstorms. You know the expression, April showers bring May flowers… well they can also bring hail damage (as many of us experienced this week). If you have damage to your property, fencing, windows, or vehicle, you likely also have roof damage. So, what should you do next?

Three Things to Do After a Hail Storm

Do: Note the time and date of the storm. If filed, your insurance claims manager will ask for details, such as when the loss occurred for the insurance claim report.

Do: After the storm, grab a camera and walk around the property to take photos. Document the hail stones covering the yard, sidewalk and patios. Also, photograph hailstones next to a measuring tape to assess the potential damage to the roof and shingles.

Do: Inspect the roof. Look for obvious signs of roof damage, such as missing or torn shingles, and leaks. Also check inside the attic for any signs of a leak.

 Schedule a Hail Damage Roof Inspection

If your roof is leaking, call your insurance agent immediately! Even if your roof isn’t leaking, there still could be substantial hail damage that could cause a leak over time, if not repaired.

Before calling your insurance agency, call Tennessee Roofing to inspect your roof for potential hail damage as quickly as possible. During the inspection, our qualified roofing contractor will thoroughly assess your roof for an insurance claim if necessary, depending on the severity of the damage.

If there is evidence of hail damage, Tennessee Roofing can indicate if filing an insurance claim is warranted, and the likelihood of a claim being approved.

File an Insurance Claim for Roof Hail Damage

1. Locate your homeowner’s insurance policy, and make a note of your policy number and deductible.
2. Organize records and documentation. This should include your insurance policy number, time and date of loss, hail size (if measured), all photos, videos, list of damaged items.
3. Call your homeowner’s insurance claim number and provide the necessary information, as requested.
4. Finally, you will be given a claim number, then assigned an insurance claims examiner and adjuster to make an official roof inspection and prepare a repair estimate.

Friday, February 10, 2017

How to choose a Chattanooga commercial rooferAre you looking to repair or replace your roof? If you answered yes, the next question you may ask yourself is,

“How to choose a Chattanooga commercial roofer?”

When choosing, it is important to note years of experience, reviews, licensing, face to face interview, professionalism, proposal, and price to choose the best roofing company for your Chattanooga industrial or commercial roof.

Here are the 6 steps to hiring a quality, professional contractor:

  1. Choose Local: Look for local contractors in the Chattanooga area that specialize in commercial roofing.
  2. In Person Interview: Meet for a sit down overview of supplies, labor, and cost. This can help you decide which Chattanooga roofing contractor is best fit for the job.
  3. Proof of Insurance: We recommend that you never hire a contractor, of any kind, without proof of licenses, permits, worker’s comp, a well as insurance.
  4. Estimated Time on the Job: Know up front how long a job will take and the available staff on hand to complete the job.
  5. Previous Commercial Roofing Experience: Inquire about past experience and ask to see a roofing portfolio for examples, if available.
  6. Ask Previous Clients and Read Reviews! The power of social sharing can help you determine a quality Chattanooga commercial contractor, like Tennessee Roofing and Construction!

Tennessee Roofing and Contracting is a certified installer of commercial roofing systems and products. We focus on commercial construction, hospitality, and industrial construction throughout Tennessee and Georgia. Call us today for your free commercial roofing estimate!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Chattanooga roof inspectionOver time, the elements from severe storms, changes in season, harsh summer sun, and the bitter, winter wind often leaves shingles in need of a professional roof inspection to assess the functionality and efficiency of your roof. Much like us, roofs also require routine check-ups at the doctor and proper care to ensure their longevity. The key to a healthy roof is schedule annual inspections and prompt roof repairs, when needed.

Studies report that overdue preventative maintenance and roofing services can limit the life expectancy by half! If your roof has fallen into disrepair, you should be covered with your extended year warranty when or if something goes wrong, right? Think again. In fact, most manufacturer warranties provide a disclaimer to void a warranty, if the roof has lacked the proper maintenance. Without proof of a roof inspection or repair, a warranty claim cannot be supported.


The 3 indicators a roof inspection is required:


  1. Visual damage to roofing or gutters. Following severe storms, check for damage in drainage areas. Be on the lookout for missing shingles or debris.
  2. Visual Water damage. This could be water spots, an aggressive leak, damp insulation, signs of mildew or moisture odor throughout the house.
  3. The last roof inspection was three or more years ago. It is recommended to perform professional roof inspections annually. Don’t wait for major roof damage before taking notice!

So, when is the right time for a roof inspection?

Have an annual roof inspection performed once before the threat of severe weather season and again after. If you are new to a home with an aging roof, or have not had your roof professionally inspected in several years, the right time is now! There is no need to wait until the obvious signs of roofing damage to indicate the time for an inspection.

Do you need a roof inspection?

If your roof is in need of evaluating or replacing, Tennessee Roofing can help! Give us a call today at (423) 842-8826 for the answers to all your questions about Chattanooga roof inspection and Chattanooga roofing repair.

Friday, December 02, 2016

hang-christmas-lights-avoid-damage-to-the-roof‘Tis the season for twinkling lights and glowing reindeer roof displays. While feeling merry and bright – pun intended – many of us this time of year get the seasonal urge to bust out the holiday boxes brimming with tangled lights just waiting to be unraveled. But first, let’s explore the critical steps prior to and during your holiday light installation, to avoid damage to the roof, keeping you and your housetop safe this Christmas.

Step 1: Gather essentials

Step 2: Measure thoroughly

Step 3: Evaluate structure

Step 4: Install cautiously

Step 5: Store properly



DO: Detangle Christmas lights before climbing onto the roof. It’s a simple step to avoid injury and save you unnecessary time spent on your roof.

DO: Use only outdoor rated extension cords. Outdoor cords have tough covers made from rubber, plastic or vinyl. Using indoor extension cords outside can lead to overheating.

DO: Test bulbs annually to check for outages before installing. It’s a much easier fix to locate the bad bulb while on the ground and before you spend hours putting them up.



The best and safest way to hang your exterior illumination display this Christmas is to use light clips found at your local hardware or home improvement store. Designed for easy install and removal, these fixtures are affordable and professionally recommended to minimize damage to the roof – unlike other methods, such as nails or staples. When in doubt, never trust Clark Griswold when hanging your holiday lights!

While it may seem like the easy way to install your 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights, it can cause moisture leaks, leading to long-term damage reducing the lifespan of your roof. Tip: During installation, wear safe shoes, be sure each clip is sufficiently supported, and spend a limited amount of time walking on your shingles to avoid unnecessary damage to the roof. Attach string lights to clips on the ground, while carefully climbing the ladder, using one strand at a time. Remember, most lights are glass so avoid rough handling during install to prevent broken bulbs.



Once it’s time to put away the holiday cheer… until next year, carefully remove the lights and their clips, instead of pulling. If not done properly, it can cause major damage to the roof or attached structure. When storing, eliminate the headache and avoid untangling next year by wrapping each strand around a sturdy piece of cardboard, large power cord holder, or organizing with plastic zip ties. Until next time, be safe and have a happy holidays from your Chattanooga roofing company, Tennessee Roofing & Construction.


For all your roofing questions and needs, give us a call today at, (423) 842-8826.

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