Reputable roofers typically provide free estimates to help you assess the scope of your roofing project. Remember, climbing onto your roof can be dangerous and may compound existing roof damage. Instead, walk around the exterior of your home or assess the interior. Be sure to call a pro if you notice any of these common signs of damage: Read more
When buying a new roof, it is important to understand what kind of warranty you will receive when the job is complete. All reputable roofing manufacturers will offer some basic warranty coverage against manufacturing defects in the roofing materials, but oftentimes there may be enhanced warranty offerings available either through the roofing contractor, or through the roofing manufacturer. You should make sure to discuss your options with your roofing contractor before making a decision. Here’s what you need to know when selecting your warranty: Read more
As a Chattanooga area homeowner, you’re most likely only going to buy maybe a few roofs in your lifetime, so choosing the right color is very important to get right the first time. The shingle color you choose needs to work with your house and style, complement the neighborhood, and take into consideration any other preferences you may have. Below are some tips to to help you as a homeowner consider the best possible color for their next roof.
Ensure It Matches Your Home
Take a look at your homes style—do you have bricks or siding? Is your home painted? What is the overall style of the home? Click here to view some of the most popular styles from GAF, then head over here to see what those colors and styles would look like on you home.
Think About Its Curb Appeal
Whether you are in your forever home or plan on selling in a few years, a neutral color will keep your house looking current for years to come. You can also help your home stand out by using more striking colors. Either of these options can increase your home’s curb appeal, which can increase the value of your home.
Consult With Your Neighbors
If you live in a complex run by an HOA, make sure there aren’t any rules for choosing a shingle color before your finalize your decision. Some homeowners associations prefer all homes in within the neighborhood to look the same. If you’re not in a complex, consider your neighbors and what they have on their roofs. If you like your neighbors’ roofs, find out more about similar shingle colors and styles and how they may complement your home. If you want to be a little different and stand out from your neighbors, explore alternative shingle styles and colors that will make your home unique.
Do Your Research
Get some samples and look at online tools like the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler to see which color shingle would look best with your home. Also, consider the architectural style of your home. What may look good on a Ranch-style house may not work for a Tutor or Colonial. Drive through different neighborhoods to get ideas and see examples.
Once you have a general idea, or simply need a little more help, give Armor Xteriors a call at (423) 760-3333 or Click Here to schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our roofing experts.
Installing a full roofing system from a single manufacturer can improve your roof’s weather performance, durability and life span. Armor Xteriors, a Chattanooga area professional roofing contractor, can install the GAF Lifetime Roofing System for your home.
A roof system is so much more than shingles. Find out how all the components work together to keep moisture out, your energy costs down and your house looking terrific. Read more
As winter looms in the distance, the dropping temperatures can result in extra wear and tear on your homes roof. It’s important that property owners in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas know how to properly maintain their roofing systems. Using the following three tips, you can fend off roofing damage this winter as well as increase its longevity.
Monitor Your Roofs Ventilation Throughout the Winter
Poor ventilation and insulation in your attic can put your roof at risk of becoming damaged during the winter. Inspect your attic for proper ventilation and undamaged insulation. Consistent airflow in the attic is crucial to protect the integrity of your roof. When a home has poor roof ventilation or minimal insulation hot air and moisture radiate into the attic resulting in a cold upper floor and energy loss. Condensation from the roof deck can cause interior water damage, while condensation on the roof deck can cause mildew and wood rot.
Ensure Your Gutters Are Working Properly
Gutters and downspouts should be continually monitored and cleared, if needed. As snow begins to melt, it will need clear routes to drain properly. Any leftover leaves or debris in gutters can clog and obstruct water flow. If water collects in gutters, it can create seriously problems as temperature drop overnight. Standing water can damage your siding, fascia or the foundation of the house. This may be a great time to look into having gutter guards installed on your home.
Correct Issues Before They Become Detrimental To Your Home
At Armor Xteriors we never charge for estimates. We will happily inspect the entire roof and focus on flashing areas, which can be prone to leaking. If damage is found, or issues that could lead to damage, we will thoroughly explain the problem and work with you to provide the best possible solutions.
Chattanooga, are you feeling overwhelmed and lost at the idea of replacing your roof? This “to the point” guide will hopefully remove some of the guesswork from kicking off a successful roofing project and put your mind at ease.
While many Chattanooga homeowners choose to install asphalt shingles roofs on their homes, often lured-in by the attractive low prices of asphalt, many quickly learn that sometimes, with a low price there can also be a whole slew of unexpected and often costly problems. A metal roof can in some cases provide a far better alternative. Read more
If your roof needs replacing or repairing, it can be more costly to wait. Although it can be expensive, repairing or replacing the roof of your Chattanooga home is not something we can always afford to put on hold. Thankfully there are ways that you can afford a quality roof even if you can’t pay upfront. Read more
Finding the right Chattanooga roofing expert can be tough. Your home is one of the largest investments you will ever make on your home so it’s extremely important to protect. When it comes to roof repair or roof replacement in Chattanooga, you’ll want to choose a trusted expert to work on your home. As a prominent Chattanooga roofing company, we know that your home can face some serious challenges if your repairs are left unattended.
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