After I have decided to have my roof inspected, whether because of a leak or age, who can I trust? What can I look for in choosing a roofer who will be honest and truthful?
You want to be sure the roofer is properly licensed and insured for roofing in Nashville. Also, check to see if they are listed with the Better Business Bureau and National Roofing Contractor Association. You may also want to check to see if the company is certified by any of the major manufacturers as a Nashville Roofing Installers. Also, check to see what type of warranties is offered on roof replacement and repairs.
When I choose a Nashville Roofer to call, what should I expect?
A certified Nashville roofer should be respectful of your questions, on time, and furnish a free roof inspection. They should be able to furnish proof of insurance and licensing and be prepared to answer any questions about their company.
I have a small leak; can my handyman patch it sufficiently?
Do it yourself projects are ok but in most roofing problems, there may be an underlying cause that an untrained cannot see. Some leaks are easy fixes but may also just be “the tip of the iceberg”.
What can I do to self-inspect my roof?
Many things are simple, try doing these 2-3 times a year.
- Quick look in the attic. You are looking for wet spots, especially around the places where pipes/ventilation/chimney go through the decking.
- Look for pieces of or whole shingles in your yard.
- Check to see if shingles look lifted, newly bent back, or missing.
- Find where your gutter downspouts empty and check to see if there are large amounts of granules coming off the roof. This would indicate the protective layer of your shingles is wearing away.
- When it rains, the water should flow correctly into your gutters.
My roof is less than 20 years old, how could it be so deteriorated?
Middle Tennessee experiences climate changes that could shorten the service life of asphalt shingles. Our geographical location brings hail, high wind, and temperature fluctuations that vary much greater than other parts of the country.
How much can I expect to pay for a basic roof replacement?
Depending on the size of your roof (not the square footage of living space), most Nashville roofers will charge from the low end of $4,500 to $8,000 for typical replacements. Depending on the choice of materials, a GAF or Owens Corning certified roofer will be able to furnish you with a range of choices to meet your needs and budget.
Should I call my homeowner’s insurance company? Are there Nashville roofing insurance specialists?
A certified roofer can advise you of your options and it is your decision to call the insurance company. The decision is yours, based on the roofer’s evaluation and knowledge of the process. NEVER ALLOW A ROOFER TO FILE A CLAIM ON YOUR BAHALF. Recent changes to Tennessee law forbids any roofer from acting as your agent. It is ok for a roofing company to be present and represent you at an insurance inspection, but this does not contract you with the company for any work deemed necessary. Premier Roofing is a preferred for several insurance companies, including Traveler’s Insurance.