You know it’s happening, but you don’t yet know why. Determining the cause of your roof leak can help you figure out the extent of the repair that’s going to be needed. Sometimes the leak will be in a place that seems to be of little consequence, especially if the water is dripping at a snail-like pace. But that is no reason to ignore it. Read more
When you find yourself needing a new roof, you may wonder how to find the shingle color that is the perfect match. After all, a house should display a streamlined, cohesive look from top to bottom, which starts with an appropriate rooftop that stands as your home’s basic crowning glory. The team at Armor Xteriors Roofing Company understand the concerns Chattanooga homeowners have about choosing the right style to complement your home.
Find The Perfect Balance
The cohesive look is best achieved when you can select a color to balance the rest of your house. Take a good, honest look at your property from across the street. How does it impact you at first glance? If it’s bold and powerful, consider adding a rooftop that won’t compete with this effect. If it’s subdued, an equally low-key rooftop may be even more flattering than a vibrant one that looks out of place. Balance doesn’t mean everything matches, but it should convey a sense of continuity from top to bottom.
Explore Different Color Options
Roofing contractors often suggest looking at colors within the same family of shades. This ensures your new roof will still look right at home with the rest of your property, but won’t be obviously unmatched. Instead, it will look warm and inviting, creating a look centered around a particular group of colors.
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Think About Resale
At some point, you may choose to sell your home. If this is the case, keep longevity in mind unless you plan to hire a residential roofing contractor later on to repaint the roof. Otherwise, a classic color that plays well with the rest of the home is your best bet. Steer clear of unusual shades, bright colors, or ones unable to blend in well with the rest of the neighborhood. This will help elevate your home’s value and improve its curb appeal.
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By choosing choosing a SELECT ShingleMaster™ like Armor Xteriors of Chattanooga, you are selecting a roofer in the top 1% of his profession who has met the most stringent credentialing requirements in the roofing industry.
In other words, your home is in the very best of hands when you choose Armor Xteriors of Chattanooga. By being awarded the SELECT ShingleMaster™ credential, Armor Xteriors has proven expertise in roofing installations, is properly insured, and is held to the highest standards of the programs code of ethics.
When you are looking for a new roof, ask us about installing a complete Certainteed Integrity Roof System™ to help ensure you have a well-built roof for long lasting performance.
Certainteed Integrity Roof System™
With as much care as you take in selecting the right contractor, choosing the right roof system is equally as important. A CertainTeed Integrity Roof System™ combines key elements that help ensure you have a well-built roof for long-lasting performance.
It all starts with CertainTeed’s broad line of shingles, featuring brilliant color blends, dramatic styles and shadow lines, and the strongest warranties in the industry. The right shingle can mean the difference between an average, everyday look or a beautiful roof that’s the talk of the neighborhood. Shingles are just the beginning — to keep your new roof performing and looking great for years to come it takes a complete CertainTeed Integrity Roof System approach.
1. Waterproofing Underlayment
The first step in your defense against the elements. Self-adhering underlayment is installed at vulnerable areas of your roof to help prevent leaks from wind-driven rain and ice dams.*
2. Water-Resistant Underlayment
Provides a protective layer over the roof deck and acts as a secondary barrier against leaks.
3. Starter Shingles
Starter Shingles are the first course of shingles that are installed and designed to work in tandem with the roof shingles above for optimal shingle sealing and performance.
Choose from a variety of Good-Better-Best styles to complement any roof design and fit your budget.
5. Hip & Ridge Caps
Available in numerous profiles, these accessories are used on the roof’s hip and ridge lines for a distinctive finishing touch to your new roof.
A roof that breathes is shown to perform better and last longer. Ridge Vents, in combination with Intake Vents, allow air to flow on the underside of your roof deck, keeping the attic cooler in the summer and drier in the winter.
Certainteed SureStart™ Protection
We can offer this extensive coverage because all CertainTeed roofing products are crafted with quality materials, advanced manufacturing methods and a standard of excellence. That means problems rarely occur. But just in case a defect arises during the critical early years, CertainTeed protects you with SureStart or SureStart PLUS for the appropriate number of years, including:
• Coverage of 100% of the cost of shingles to repair or replace defective shingles (see actual warranty for details).
• Coverage of the cost of labor to repair the defective shingles or apply new shingles to replace defective shingles (see actual warranty for details).
• Non-prorated coverage throughout SureStart or SureStart PLUS protection periods.
• Terms fully transferable from the original consumer to the subsequent property owner.
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Do you know about roofing drip edge? Well, if you are unaware of it, let us give you a brief overview! It is basically an aluminium piece or metal flashing that has been designed to protect the underlying roofing parts. It does so by obstructing the water flow to reach the fascia. The drip edge features a minute metal projection that has been perfectly angled and faced away from the fascia. The slanting lip allows water to slide away and never enters the house. Basically, it acts as a middleman between the shingles and gutter.
Roofing drip edge protects the shingles from facing any kind of water damage
Roofing drip edge helps in protecting the roof and its shingles from facing water damage. Damage can happen underneath the shingles of the roof due to various reasons, most notably the weather calamities. Water can get under the shingles and create a certain kind of staining effect. Prolonged water in the shingles can result in damaging the fascia board and also causing roof deck deterioration. If water remains on the roof for a longer period, the trusses and joists may loosen up and eventually results in leakage. Ultimately, certain areas in the interior part of the house also get damaged. All these may lead to high expenses in repairing process. Henceforth, the drip edge is necessary to act as a protective covering.
Drip edge also prevents critters from getting into the attic
Critters and rodents may attack your attic and stay inside, thus developing their nest. It can result in harming the foundation of the attic severely. If not taken proper care, these rodents and pests may even get into the interior living space. But with roofing drip edge, the gaps between the decking and fascia are sealed. So naturally, the rodents and small animals, birds, etc will not be able to crawl into the attic.
The right location for drip edge installation
Figure out the exact location of drips. In most common scenarios, the gutter eaves are the places where drips happen. Also, the rake board edges also face the wrath at times. You need to seek professional help to figure out the areas of drips and accordingly consider the installation of the drip edge. Installing drip edges on the rake boards can be a risky proposition but expert installers will manage the part perfectly. The super large F5 Drip edge can be used for installing the drip edges on rake boards.
The different designs availability
There are basically 3 common design styles available for the drip edges:
- The “L” style
- The “T” style
- The “Hemmed” style
While the “L” style drip edges are used on low sloped roof decks, the “T” style is commonly used on gable roof and rake edges. On the other hand, the “Hemmed” option goes perfectly well with metal roofs. The open hem acts as a barrier and restricts water from entering.
Many contractors may provide incorrect information about drip edge and other waterproofing options. However at Armor Xteriors of Chattanooga, believe the drip edge is essential to safeguard your roof and to protect your roofline during all seasons. If you are experiencing waterproofing issues in your roof or leaks throughout your house, it could be caused by a poor roof. You may need to get your roof repaired or a whole new roof depending on the specifics.
Roof leaks, no matter how minor, should be taken seriously and treated with urgency. If left unresolved, even the smallest leaks can cause major damage. Problems like mold, rotted framing and sheathing, destroyed insulation, and damaged ceilings are just a few expensive and labor intensive issues that result from untreated leaks. Read more
Recent windy weather around Chattanooga might have caused some roof damage to your home or business. That means a forecast of rain might have you worried. Strong winds can cause stress points on a roof and those areas can become compromised over time, and create a serious expense you weren’t counting on. Read more
Look, we get it, roof ventilation is often overlooked because most people are simply more worried about their roof keeping their home dry. However, a well-ventilated roof can make life easier and more comfortable for those living beneath it. Proper roof and attic ventilation can lower heating and cooling costs, improve interior comfort, and grant longer life to roof shingles.
In the summertime, a properly ventilated roof allows hot air in the attic to escape, reducing the demand on your air conditioning system. In the winter, ventilation combines with good attic insulation to keep the roof surface cold, so that snow won’t melt on the roof surface and then freeze to form ice dams along the eaves.
Armor Xteriors installs and repairs ridge vents and other types of roof vents. We are Chattanooga & North Georgia’s expert roofing contractors for roofing solutions that include roof repair, roof replacement and more.
There are different types of roof vents, and different strategies for achieving effective roof ventilation. Here’s a brief overview:
- Ridge Vents
- Soffit vents
- Gable-end vents
- Powered attic ventilators (PAVs)
Add roof vents to ensure a long-lasting roof over your head
If your roof is not well-ventilated, improve its ventilation with ridge, soffit or gable-end vents. All can be installed in an existing roof, or when your roofing is being replaced.
The specialists at Armor Xteriors can help you choose the correct type of roof vents for your home in order to obtain a balanced attic ventilation system.
Get a Free Estimate to repair or install roof vents and improve your attic ventilation. Our professional roofing services are available throughout the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas. Call us at (423) 760-3333 or get an online estimate for all of your roofing needs.
A new roof is a substantial investment that typically costs thousands of dollars – so it’s only natural that you will want to know what warranty coverage is provided with the products you purchase and the best warranties available for your unique project.
Due to the quality standards of today’s manufacturing processes, it is highly unlikely that you will have a problem with your roof shingles. In the rare case that you do it’s important that you understand the standard warranties that protect your roof. Read more
If you’ve ever walked into the stuffy confines of a room that’s been completely closed for a lengthy period, you know air tends to stay in place. You also know that just opening a door or window doesn’t solve the problem immediately. A flow of air must be established to produce the air exchange needed to remove all the stale air. That’s what an efficient ventilation system must do — provide a steady, high volume of air movement. Read more
Your homes roof is no inexpensive repair but if you’re considering replacing or repairing your roof, fall is typically the best time for roof installation or repair services.
If you’re thinking about replacing or repairing your roof in the Chattanooga area, it’s best to wait for the fall for the following reasons:
- End of the stormy season. Although Chattanooga weather can be quite erratic, fall is typically the end of bad weather. Severe weather events that damage roofs are far more likely during the spring and summer. Fall is a great time to assess any damage that may have occurred during the stormy months and determine what roofing services are necessary.
- Conditions are great. It’s pretty well established that roofing is best installed when the temperature is between 45F to 50F. This is particularly true if your roofers are installing asphalt shingles, the most commonly used type of roofing material. Temperate temperatures help facilitate better thermal sealing of asphalt shingles, ensuring that they firmly adhere to the roof. Also, cooler fall temperatures make work more comfortable for the professionals installing or repairing your roof.
- Cold winter temperatures make shingles more difficult to work with. When temperatures are cold, shingles tend to become brittle and more likely to break when roofers are nailing them to the roof. They often have to put aside their roofing guns and hand nail shingles, causing delays and higher costs.
- Proper sealing. By getting the work done in the fall, new shingles have enough time to adequately bond to the roof before wet winter weather arrives (assuming Chattanooga gets any cold weather). This helps them better insulate your home from cold temperatures and moisture.
- Storm season may start back up in winter. Winter storms can exacerbate existing damage to a roof, causing holes to get larger or leaks to worsen. If you live in an area prone to snow, the weight of snowfall on an already-compromised roof can cause expensive damage.
- Save on heating. By replacing your roof in the fall, you’ll be able to benefit from a better insulated home in the cold winter months which will help reduce heating bills, helping to offset a small part of the cost of renovations or repairs.
Armor Roofing & Xteriors provides residential and commercial roof installation and repair in Chattanooga, North Georgia, and the surrounding areas. Regardless of the type of roof, Armor Roofing & Xteriors will ensure your repair or new installation will be of the highest quality and with the best in class customer service. So give us a call today or click here to schedule a FREE, No-Hassle, In Home Estimate with one of our experts today!
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