The average roof lasts from 20 to 30 years, but frequent temperature changes and severe storms lower this range; you don’t need to have lived in Middle Tennessee for long to realize that roof repairs and replacements are needed more frequently here than in milder climates. After a bad storm, it is a good time for a licensed roof inspection. Centennial Construction has licensed in-house inspectors and insurance adjusters who will help you make the best decisions for your home. We are experienced, bonded, and insured, and we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We are also your neighbors. Call us at 615-785-1181 or reach us via email; we are in business to help you protect your home.
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One of our clients complained the definitions of “storm watch” or “tornado watch” in Tennessee shouldn’t refer to anything about the conditions being right for these events, but they should list the months from February through October. We didn’t point out that winter has plenty of roof-bashing storms too as it seemed cruel.
No matter the month or the kind of storm, heavy winds, debris, hail, and fallen trees can cause significant damage to your roof. Even if you don’t notice it first, any following rain can make the damage clear when you end up with water running through the ceiling and down the walls.
What to Expect from a Roof Inspection
First, make sure that the people doing the inspection are licensed and have good ratings.
While we hesitate to suggest that inexperienced homeowners get on their roofs, we understand that you may want to look for trouble spots ahead of time. Just make sure that you can access your roof safely.
Roof inspection includes the following:
- Exterior inspection where we look for:
- Cracked caulk
- Rust on the flashing – waterproof seal where the chimney meets your roof or around other joints
- Missing, broken, cracked, or malformed shingles
- Large colonies of moss, lichen, mold, or other kinds of growth
- Cracked gutters, torn brackets
- Interior inspection where we look for:
- Missing/insufficient insulation
- Blocked ventilation
- Moisture on the ceilings
- Peeling paint under the eaves
- Stained ceilings (water or mold)
- Concave ceilings
- Water stains
- Mold or other rot on the rafters
Whether you need a minor repair or a full roof replacement, we are ready to serve you. We’re in business to serve your needs. Call us — Centennial Construction – at 615-785-1181.