Many homeowners in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas will have to replace their roof at some point. Choosing the best residential roofing contractor is crucial since the roof can be expected to be in service for twenty years of more. When looking for the best roofing company, always be sure to look for a CertainTeed ShingleMaster residential roofing contractor. Read more
Most people in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas hate the thought of having to shop around. Everything from finding that perfectly fitted shirt to a roofing contractor you can trust, shopping can be an exhausting process. Your hard earned money is at stake when considering the best company to complete important projects on your home. Finding the right contractor usually starts with a Google search, but deciding which company is best for you can be frustrating when you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Below you’ll find four things to look for in any Chattanooga roofing contractor you’re considering to work on your home. Read more
Springtime in Chattanooga is here, and before long, summer will spread its wings and put your home to the test! This spring, if choose multiple trades on your remodeling project, Armor Xteriors will take off $1000 on your project!
Give us a call today at (423) 760-3333 or click here to schedule a FREE In-Home consultation with one of our experts and let this year be the year you transform your home, save money on energy cost, and improve your homes value.
A quick look at your roof and home’s exterior could reveal minor problems that have begun over the winter, which you can have repaired before they become major issues.
Even if you can’t go up on your roof because it’s too high, you can inspect your shingles, flashings, and chimneys using a pair of binoculars. If you have a flat roof or a single-story home and are able to climb up, do so with caution.
Check for misaligned, cracked or missing shingles, all of which can let water seep in. Also check flashing (those metal pieces where the shingles meet places like your chimney) for rust, and inspect the caulk around pipes or skylights to be sure it hasn’t cracked.
Take a look at the chimney. If it’s masonry, inspect the joints between bricks or stones for pieces that have fallen out or have vegetation growing in them. Both could be signs of water problems.
After you’ve finished inspecting the roof, examine the rest of your home’s exterior. Consider pressure washing your home if it needs it. Then check the exterior paint for chipping. Scrape and touch up any places that have exposed wood, to prevent rot.
If you have more questions about your homes exterior, feel free to give Armor Xteriors a call at (423) 760-3333 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate.
The feeling you get after taking a look at damage to your home after a storm is one you will not forget and will make your heart sink. So what should you do? Can you fix anything or should you call a contractor?
Below are 4 simple steps that everyone should take after the storm hits. Read more
If you have a water leak on your ceiling, you may immediately want to think like a roofer. What checklist items and places do they check before diagnosing your leak? Read more
One important aspect of being a homeowner is never underestimating the severity of damage a leaky roof can cause to your home. If you are unsure of the extent of a roof leak, make sure to give us a call and we will schedule a free in-home consultation to examine the damage and give you a solution to your roofing problem. Read more
Meteorologists never can’t provide a clear forecast for what type of winter we’ll be having in Chattanooga. For our part, we keep you informed so you can prepare your home or building from the snow and the cold weather. This time, we’re taking a closer look at the most common culprit behind winter roof damage: ice dams.
Dam That Ice
Ice dams typically form after heavy snowfall or precipitation and several days of extreme cold. These can damage or displace shingles, which could then cause leaks.
When snow or ice on the roof melts, it trickles down into the cold gutter and freezes, which creates a blockage, or a “dam”. The melting can happen even in cold weather when heat from the building reaches the roof.
As the blockage continues to enlarge, water and ice back up under the shingles and re-freeze, creating openings. The trapped water and ice then seeps through the roof, plaster, the ceiling then into the home.
How To Protect Your Roof
The best protection against ice dams is still prevention, but if it already got into the shingles or the gutter, break it up carefully but do not use anything sharp that may damage your exterior.
To prevent the snow and ice from backing up, keep the roof, gutters, and downspouts clear even before the snow falls. Keep the roof cold by ensuring warm air is not leaking into the ceiling and attic. Seal plumbing vents and electrical wires, and boost attic insulation.
It’s best to do repair or maintenance works on the roof before bad weather comes blowing in. Whether its for a home, small store, or a commercial building, we offer a range of services for all your roofing needs. Get in touch with us today for efficient services that deliver great results.
You can put off some home repairs indefinitely, but a leaky roof isn’t one of them. Cracked, curled, or missing roof shingles demand immediate attention; if neglected, they can lead to severe water (and savings-account) damage.
Before you risk life and limb on a ladder, we recommend you stay at ground level and use binoculars to spot cracked, curled, or missing shingles—often signs that your roof is in need of repair or replacement.
If you need a new roof, and two layers of roofing are already in place, building codes require stripping the roofing down to the sheathing. Most homes are strong enough to support two layers of roofing, but installing some of the heavier laminated shingles over even a single layer may overstress rafters and other structural parts of your home. If you are considering doubling up, check the manufacturer’s warranty of the new roofing material to make sure it covers that type of usage.
Another important reason to consider complete removal before re-roofing is to have your roofer check for rot, water damage, or insect infestation underneath.
Whenever a new roof is installed—or if old shingles are being removed—you’ll need new underlayment (roofing felt) to create a moisture barrier between the roofing and the wood sheathing and rafters underneath. The sheathing may also have to be replaced if it’s damaged.
Still undecided on whether or not its time to replace? Head on over to our Contact Page and request a FREE In-Home Consultation with one of our roofing experts.
The winter is in full swing, even though the temperature does not seem to think so, and now is a great time to take advantage of “off-season” discounts to ensure your home is ready for the spring. Give Armor Xteriors a call today and find out how you can save $500 on your next roof, or click here to learn about our affordable financing options.
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