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Roofing Contractors Must Have’s: Roofing Nolensville TN

roofing nashville tnPremier Quality Home Improvements recently completed a roofing job in Nolensville, TN for a homeowner that had spoken to and received several estimates. We have provided roofing throughout Nashville and middle TN for over 20 years and wanted to provide you with some roofing tips that will help you when choosing a roofing contractor for your home. We have worked with a lot of homeowners that have dealt with some shady roofing contractors throughout the years and have been deceived by some of these fly by night roofing contractors looking for their next paycheck. Check out some of our tips for choosing the right roofing contractor.

Feel free to give Premier Quality Home Improvements a call or fill out our online form to request a FREE roofing or home improvement estimate

615.751.5595

Insurance is a Must

Make sure that your contractor has worker’s compensation and liability insurance. Ask to see the certificates to ensure insurance has been secured. A roofing contractor with no insurance may be able to provide you with a lower quote but if something goes wrong, you have no recourse of action to fix your roof…or you house!

Choose A local Roofing Contractor

Make sure that the company that you choose is local. This means that they are not just operating locally now, but have an established business and reputation in the community. Think about it, if something happens after your roof is installed, how much more likely is it that a local roofing contractor is going to come back out to fix or replace it than an out of town roofing company?

Price isn’t Everything

Never choose a company based on price. Cheap bids drive down the market and anyone with overhead and proper insurance has to establish pricing to cover such costs.

There are many factors that may be included in a higher price: Better materials, insurance, experience, better roofing crew, etc.

Avoid Storm Chasers

Stay away from storm chasers. Roofing contractors make a lot of money on a roof project and a big storm can bring dollar signs to many people trying to make a buck. If someone comes to your house after a storm trying to convince you to file an insurance claim, call a reputable local roofing contractor to confirm.

Get Job Details in Writing

Make sure that you understand all terms up front and that they are in writing. Understand costs, timeframes, who will be working on your roof, and any other details. If its not in writing, they are not required to do it. Premier Quality Home Improvements is a full service home improvement contractor which is so beneficial to our customers. If we come across damage to your home, chimney, gutters, trim or siding, we have a team of professionals that can help you get it fixed.

Communication is paramount

Do they return your calls, proposal and emails in a timely manner? If not, how do you think your roof will be treated once you sign a contract? Ensure they communicate well on the front end and that will be a leading indicator of how they will communicate on the back end.

Call Premier Quality Home Improvements today for all your roofing needs:

615.751.5595

About Premier Quality Home Improvements

PQHI logoPremier Quality Home Improvements is a full service home improvement company that has over 25 years experience in the industry serving Murfreesboro, TN to Nashville. Whether you need a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project completed or a complete room addition or patio built, Premier Quality Home Improvements can get it done for you. From design phase to completion, we handle every step of the process for you. Our craftsmanship and dedication to every job keeps our customers coming back for any home improvement or repair work they may need. We service all of Murfreesboro, TN, Nashville & surrounding areas. We provide free roof inspections as well as free home improvement inspection, design, and plan.

Premier Quality Home Improvements is fully licensed, bonded & insured so you have that peace of mind throughout the project. We have an A rating on the BBB. We conduct a thorough analysis of the project to be completed, present to you a formal presentation with design & cost breakdown, and then get to work on your project.

Because we are a full service home improvement company in Murfreesboro, TN, we can handle every aspect of your home rehab project.

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Types of Roofing Materials

Premier Quality Home Improvements is a leading provider of roof installations and roof repairs in the Murfreesboro and Nashville, TN area. If you need a new roof or just roof repairs in Rutherford and Davidson Counties, we would love the opportunity to serve you.  We want to provide you with a few different types of roofing materials when you are looking into a new roof for you and your family. We just want to review the main types of materials however within these types of roofing materials, there are a lot of options.

Shingle Roofing

roofing murfreesboro tnAsphalt roof shingles are the most popular roofing material used on homes in Murfreesboro and Nashville, TN. They are designed to protect a home through decades of weathering with minimal upkeep, and are available in hundreds of colors and styles. In additional to offering a variety of style choices, asphalt shingles are also widely available making them an attractive option for professional roofing contractors to offer to their customers. And while getting a new roof is by no means an inexpensive project, asphalt shingles are among the most affordable options available.  In fact, if an existing roof deck is in good condition, new asphalt shingles can even be installed over older shingles, reducing the need (and cost) of a tear off of the old roofing.

Metal Roofing

metal roofing murfreesboro tnMetal roofing beats out conventional roofing materials in several ways. We would like elaborate on some of the benefits of metal roofing for your reference. Properly installed, a metal roof should last as long as the house, sealing out water, surviving high winds, and easily shedding snow. Metal is resistant to fire, mildew, insects, and rot. In addition, compared to the weight of tile at 750 pounds per square (an area equal to 100 square feet) or concrete tile at 900 pounds per square, metal roofing is very lightweight. Most varieties run from 50 to 150 pounds per square. Because metal roof materials are noncombustible, they typically have a Class A fire rating which would help protect your home in case of a fire. Metal roofs reflect radiant heat from the sun, minimizing midday heat gain. This means you save energy needed for air conditioning during the day. Most metal roofing materials can be installed on gently pitched roofs without leaking. And lastly, metal roofing is practically impervious to rain and snow because of the way the panels interlock and because the surfaces are hard and slippery. In addition, dark tones of metal roofing quickly warm in the snow, encouraging snow melt. There are many benefits to metal roofing however it all depends on your situation and unique wants.

Tile Roofing

tile roofing murfreesboro tnClay tile roofing is one of the oldest and most used types of roofing in the world although it is not used much in Murfreesboro and middle TN. A well cared for roof of this type can last for over 100 years. Though clay tiles have many advantages, they do have their disadvantages as well. Of the many advantages of clay tile roofing, it durability is probably the biggest one. Any roofing material that can last for over 100 years has to be good! Another advantage is that it is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, unlike regular shingles, adding more character and interest to the appearance of your home. It also has reflective properties, which help to increase the efficiency of heating and cooling systems. This type of material is not susceptible to mold or rot, can withstand hurricane-force winds, and does not shrink and expand with the temperature like wood. Although this type of roof does have some advantages, the major disadvantages is that it is very heavy and most homes built in middle TN are not structurally built to handle the weight of tile. In addition, although tile lasts for a long time it is a very expensive upfront cost.

Flat Roofing

flat roofing murfreesboro tnBy far the biggest advantage of using a flat roof is the expense. From the initial building and installation to the materials most often used to cover the roof, flat roofs are fairly cheap. Another advantage to using a flat roof is the fact that you can now make use of the space once the roof is done. Get your air conditioning units up off the ground and put them on the roof. Install solar panels on the roof that are less obvious from the curb. Plant a roof top garden or design a living roof. The possibilities of how you can use a flat roof are nearly endless, and this is by far one of the greatest benefits to using one. Going hand in hand with the last advantage is the fact that with a flat roof, you have the ability to have a more versatile interior space as well. Finished attics and the use of a top floor apartment become more readily available without the sloped walls that a traditional pitched roof would produce. This makes a nice option for homes where the maximum amount of interior space is needed. Finally, flat roofs are generally more accessible than sloped roofs. So cleaning your gutters, making repairs, and installing things like satellite dishes or solar panels become easier and less expensive to do as well. The biggest disadvantage to installing a flat roof is the drainage, or lack thereof. Flat roofs do drain, but not nearly as efficiently as a roof with any kind of pitch. Therefore water has a tendency to puddle and remain on the roof, which could lead to the roofing material breaking down or to eventual leaks, particularly along the seams.

Regardless of the type of roof you are looking to install, we can help. Give Premier Quality Home Improvements a call today for all your roofing installation and roof repair needs or fill out our online form to request a free quote.

615.751.5595

About Premier Quality Home Improvements

PQHI logoPremier Quality Home Improvements is a full service home improvement company that has over 25 years experience in the industry serving Murfreesboro, TN to Nashville. Whether you need a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project completed or a complete room addition or patio built, Premier Quality Home Improvements can get it done for you. From design phase to completion, we handle every step of the process for you. Our craftsmanship and dedication to every job keeps our customers coming back for any home improvement or repair work they may need. We service all of Murfreesboro, TN, Nashville & surrounding areas. We provide free roof inspections as well as free home improvement inspection, design, and plan.

Premier Quality Home Improvements is fully licensed, bonded & insured so you have that peace of mind throughout the project. We have an A rating on the BBB. We conduct a thorough analysis of the project to be completed, present to you a formal presentation with design & cost breakdown, and then get to work on your project.

Because we are a full service home improvement company in Murfreesboro, TN, we can handle every aspect of your home rehab project.