20 Oct Important Roofing Tips | Nashville Roofer Advice
IMPORTANT ROOFING TIPS | NASHVILLE ROOFER
IMPORTANT ROOFING TIPS Nashville Roofer | A roof is generally the most expensive single component of your residential home or commercial building. Installing a roof on a new construction project or replacing an existing roof that has exceeded its life expectancy or suffered storm damage, involves a large portion of your property. To ensure your roofing project is successful, we encourage homeowners and commercial property owners to do a little research and learn about roofing options before starting your next roof replacement.
As one of the top Nashville roofers, MidSouth Construction is knowledgeable and experienced in all types of roofing. We would like to share with you a few tips that all property owners should know before they undertake a roof replacement, roof repair or roof installation on new construction.
ROOF ESTIMATES – BEST VALUE MAY NOT MEAN LOWEST PRICE!
When shopping for a new roof, it is critical to really look at the quality of the roofing system you will be receiving. Low cost roofing materials and low cost labor may seem like a great deal! However, in reality using low cost items rarely means a good value – especially in something as complex as a roofing system.
Insist on top quality roofing materials from recognized roofing manufacturers. A properly installed roofing system will be back by your roofing contractor, but also backed by a solid manufacturer’s warranty if installed by an authorized roofing contractor like MidSouth Construction. Never sacrifice quality on a project as expensive as a roofing system in order to save a few dollars! Hire a roofing contractor that will use quality roofing materials, is experienced in your specific type of roof, has competitive prices, provides exceptional customer service and is certified with the manufacturer! We also recommend asking for references for the specific type of roofing project that you are considering.
ROOF REPAIR VS ROOF REPLACE
At Midsouth Construction Roofing Contractors we don’t repair what needs to be replaced and we don’t replace what needs to be repaired. We provide honest and accurate roof inspections and written estimates. Making roof repairs can extend the life expectancy of your roof. But, in some cases, continuing to make repairs to a roof that needs to be replaced is no longer cost effective or efficient. We provide free roof inspections and will give you an honest, accurate and trust worthy recommendation! We have told many homeowners and commercial property owners that their roof is in great shape! You can trust MidSouth Roofing to treat you with honesty and integrity!
ROOFING MAINTENANCE IS A MUST!
A new roof will provide years of low maintenance protection for your home or business. But low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance! This is extremely important on flat commercial roofs. We recommend annual roof inspections to prevent minor roof issues from becoming major roofing problems. Commercial roofs are especially susceptible to problems if regular roof inspections are not performed. Clogged gutters are a huge problem that we see when going on a call regarding a “roof leak.” Clogged gutters can force water underneath the shingles and down the exterior walls causing major problems including wood rot and rotten windows! What appears to be a roof leak is actually the result of clogged gutters and must be addressed immediately to prevent significant damage.
Contacting a professional roofing contractor at the first sign of a problem can extend the life of your roof. Minor leaks left untreated can result in wood rot, mold, and even structural issues.
ROOFING CONTRACTORS ARE NOT ALL ALIKE!
Stop before you sign! Never sign an agreement with a roofing contractor who is not properly licensed and insured! Any reputable roofing company in Nashville will be licensed as a General Contractor or hold the BD21 license. They should also carry both General Liability insurance as well as Workers Comp insurance. Midsouth Construction Roofing Contractors also maintain an A+ rating with our local Nashville BBB and are certified installed with all major roofing manufacturers sucha s GAF, CertainTeed, Carlisle Syntec, GenFlex, Sika Sarnafil, Versico, MuleHide and Owens Corning.
Sadly, there are individuals that claim to be professional roofing contractors that do not install a quality roof and do not stand behind their workmanship! By asking for basic credentials such as proof of insurance and licensing you can eliminate a portion of these type of roofers! You should also be very wary of paying up front for a roof replacement! On an insurance claim roof replacement no money should be paid to the contractor prior to the roof being installed! On an out of pocket contract, only work with a local reputable roofer and give a down payment of no more than 50 percent down with a signed agreement!
ROOFING CERTIFICATIONS SHOW CREDIBILITY!
When you hire a roofing company like MidSouth Construction Roofing and General Contracting, you can trust that your roof will be installed properly and backed by our solid reputation along with the roofing manufacturer’s warranty! We are members of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and a GAF® Weather Stopper Certified Contractor giving you peace of mind that we can properly install your Nashville Roofing project professionally. We guarantee you that it will provide years of exceptional protection for your property and be the top most layer of protection for your property.
MidSouth Construction Roofing would like to assist you in finding the best solution for your specific roofing needs. We know that there is no one size fits all solution to roof repair or roof replacements. Contact us at 615-712-8893 or complete our Request a Quote form today and ask for a free inspection or free estimate! We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to earn your roofing business! We want to be your local roofing company that you recommend to your friends, family and co-workers!