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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!

Roofing in Winter: The Pros and Cons of Winter Roof Installation or Repair

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A Guide to Roofing in Winter

As temperatures dip and Tennessee property owners look at construction projects, it’s natural to consider the impact of weather conditions on the pace of work. In this month’s blog, we look at the pros and cons of winter roof repair or installation. Keep in mind, some of this will not apply to all roofing companies in your area, but it is good information to have if you are shopping around for a contractor.

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3 Winter Weather Roof Hazards

Chattanooga commercial roof Winter Weather Roof HazardsWinter takes a toll on the roof, especially in harsh climates. Extreme temperatures and weather conditions can create problems that may lead to costly commercial roofing repairs, if not properly maintained. Here are 3 winter weather roof hazards to avoid:

Ice & Snow Buildup

While we may not get much snow down in the south, it has happened. Because most commercial roofing is not pitched, it can allow for the accumulation of rainwater, snow or snowmelt. The winter weather hazard for your commercial roof occurs in climates with below freezing temperatures. When temperatures drop, rainwater or snowmelt freezes and/or refreezes in a freeze thaw cycle, creating an ice dam. The result? The roof may hold a significant amount of weight from water ponding, if not properly drained. Ponding water can severely shorten the longevity of your commercial roof, as it can cause leaks and long-term structural damage.

Wind Damage

Because flat roofs aren’t completely flat (allowing for water run off), there is still a chance for wind damage, just as with any pitched roof. While commercial roofs are tolerable to windy conditions, excess winds can damage the roof, allowing moisture to get underneath roofing materials.

Is your Chattanooga commercial roof ready for winter? Here are three tips to get ready!

  • Identify leaks sooner than later – Snow and ice buildup can make finding and repairing leaks harder.
  • Schedule a roof inspection in Chattanooga – Following your detailed roof inspection, we will report any issues for repair.
  • Repair and prepare – Tennessee Roofing will repair penetrations, curbs, skylights, ducts, and flashings, as needed.

Our Tennessee Roofing professional will check for areas for loose seals, signs of standing water, water damage, or things like rusted flashing and metal fasteners. While defects in flashing and sealant failure at penetrations are the leading causes of leaks, splits in the membrane, separations at seams, ridges, blisters and deterioration are also red flags that must be addressed before it’s too late. Neglecting to repair a damaged commercial roof this winter may lead to building damage, which can be dangerous and costly. Call Tennessee Roofing & Construction to repair and winterize your Chattanooga commercial roof today!

What Is a Green Roof?

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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!

5 Reasons to Call Us for Commercial Roofing in Chattanooga TN

  1. We offer a 2-year performance guarantee for all new roofing installations or roof leak repairs above and beyond the manufacturer’s warranty.
  2. Our skilled professionals roofers are licensed, bonded, and insured for $11 million per project.
  3. Our entire team is commercially trained and certified to meet OSHA and MASHA standards.
  4. Our service is available 24-hours, 7 days a week, to customers within a 250-mile radius of Chattanooga, TN.
  5. We care about building a quality experience and roof for your commercial company.

If you need additional reasons, check out our commercial roofing work that includes Chick-Fil-A, Bi-Lo, Northpark Memorial Hospital, and Fairfield Inn & Suites… just to name a few!

About Tennessee Roofing and Construction

Established in 1994, Tennessee Roofing and Construction is a certified installer of commercial roofing systems and products with a focus on commercial construction, hospitality, and industrial construction throughout Tennessee and Georgia.

Our roofing work includes structural steel, metal stairs & railings, metal buildings, as well as:

  • GENERAL CONTRACTING SERVICES
  • INDUSTRIAL ROOFING
  • COMMERCIAL ROOFING
  • RESIDENTIAL ROOFING

and MUCH MORE!

For more information about our commercial roofing in Chattanooga TN, we offer pre-construction consulting, as well as engineering and design services. Give us a call today at 423-842-8826 or contact us online to learn more!