What to expect when replacing your roof – Home improvement projects can be both costly and time consuming. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN REPLACING YOUR ROOFHaving a new roof installed can be stressful for many homeowners because of the huge investment which they are about to make. With a little planning and research you can be assured that your home improvement project will be a success! By taking a little time now to make sure all of your bases are covered and having a basic knowledge of what to expect, you will be able to handle the entire process like a pro!

Midsouth Construction Roofing and General Contracting believes in maintaining open communication with our customers and wants to be your trusted roofing contractor for both residential roofing and commercial roofing! In order to be prepared, here are a few tips that you need to know and be prepared when shopping for a roofing contractor and what to expect when replacing your roof!


I know you were hoping that I would offer easy and positive tips! The truth is that a roof replacement is a complex project that is very messy. There is just no way to complete a roof removal and installation project without some expected mess! Think about the amount of roofing debris, granules, and construction materials that are required to remove and install an entire roofing system!

Midsouth Construction is one of the top roofing contractors in the area and will do everything possible to make sure that the mess is minimal. We always go to great lengths to protect your landscaping, gutters, HVAC systems and other exterior items from being damaged. Our on-site project managers will also ensure that your property is left in excellent condition and all roof debris is removed and your yard rolled to ensure there are no roofing nails or trash left behind! Accidents can always happen, but if they do, you can be assured that we will make it right! We never leave dumpsters on your property and will haul away all roofing debris the same day we complete your roof replacement.

In order to protect your home, it is critical that you make a few preparations on your own to make sure your interior is protected and the process goes smoothly! Installing a new roof means hammering! Lots and lots of hammering! Roofing debris can fall into your attic and you need to protect your interior contents. Cover any items that you may have in your attic storage that you do not want granules to cover! Remove any items that you have hanging on your walls that can easily be rehung. While it is rare for pictures and items to be dislodged from the walls due to a roof installation, if you have valuable items hanging, it is always wise to remove them before the roofing project begins.


Midsouth Construction Roofing is committed to installing your new roofing system with minimize disruption to your regular schedule! But you should be aware that no matter how hard we try, your regular schedule will be disrupted! Roofing crews generally start in the early morning hours . All cars or vehicles that you will want to use will need to be removed from the driveway or garage so that will not be blocked in one the roofing replacement begins. Any cards that are left in the driveway unused will also need to be parked where they will not be damaged by roofing debris falling off of your home. Our project managers will help ensure that your unused vehicles are safely parked and remind you to have any vehicles you will need parked on the street. We also recommend that you left your neighbors know that you are having a new roof installed. If you work from home, keep in mind that the noise level will be loud on your roof build day! If you have small children at home who nap you will need to take this into consideration as well. Pets can also be affected by loud noise levels and should never be left outside during a roof installation project.


When you work with a reputable roofing contractor like Midsouth Construction you are assured that your new roofing system will be installed to meet all current building codes and manufacturer specifications. Sometimes there are problems that are unknown until your old roof is removed. Rotten decking can be a major problem that needs to be addressed! Our project managers will inspect your roof decking and give you our professional opinion of what we expect to find. We will also give you an estimate of what the cost to replace any rotten decking will be, IF NEEDED on your roof replacement project. We will never install a new roof on a roof deck that shows any signs of weakness or wood rot!

Inadequate ventilation, unbalance intake and out take roofing ventilation, structural damage, decaying chimneys are all issues that may be discovered when your old roof is removed. We may recommend additional ventilation or suggestions for structural damage that may be uncovered. While these items are definitely not the norm when replacing your roof, they are a possibility and we recommend that you be prepared for the unexpected! Keep these items in your budget so that any unwelcome surprises will not cause you to overspend on your roof replacement project.

When it is time hire a Nashville roofing company to install your new roof we hope that you will take time to prepare for this project and contact us for a free estimate! We know that communication is critical when working with homeowners and by informing you of what to expect when replacing your roof unexpected surprised will be eliminated! Midsouth Construction is your local roofer who is committed to providing top quality roofing services for all types of residential roofs and commercial roofs! If you are searching for a Nashville roofer that will ensure a smooth and worry free roof installation, backed with a solid workmanship warranty, then you need to contact Midsouth Construction Roofing today!

Commercial Roofing – EPDM, TPO, Flat, Metal, Roof Coatings, Built-Up BUR, Overlays, Slate, Tile, Shingles, Commercial Roof Repairs or full roof replacements. Certified with all major commercial roofing manufacturers including Carlisle Syntec, Sika Sarnafil, Versico, Genflex, GAF, Mule Hide.
Residential Roofing – Shingles – Designer shingles, architectural shingles, 3-tab shingles, wood shake look shingles, Metal – Metal tile, metal panels, standing seam, v panel, slate, tile, faux slate, metal, slate, tile, flat. Certified in all types of roofing!

What to expect when replacing your roof? Call Midsouth Construction Nashville Roofing Contractor today to find out and also request a free roof inspection and roof replacement estimate!