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Happy New Year from Garrett!

We Wish our Clients and Friends a Very Happy New Year! Most would agree that we are glad to see 2020 come to a close.  It was a challenging year when a world-wide pandemic threatened our health, upended our economy and altered lifestyles everywhere.  We are all looking forward to better things in 2021. As…
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What Were the Griswold’s Thinking!

Christmas Decorations Can Stress Your Roof — and You! Christmas is coming, and it won’t be long before we’re setting out cookies and milk for Santa and bedding down with visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads. The presents are wrapped.  The food is ready.  And the house is decorated to beat the band….
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Roof Vents Reduce Moisture and Energy Costs

Roof vents play an important role in ensuring proper ventilation in your East Tennessee home.  Vents help reduce excess moisture in your home which leads to mold.  It also helps conserve energy and lower utility bills, an important consideration with every homeowner. When too much heat builds up in your home, it forces your air…
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Don’t Let a Leaky Roof Linger

Being a homeowner is a full-time job.  Not only do you have to be concerned about the financial end – making those mortgage payments in a timely way – but there’s a constant stream of maintenance needs that must be addressed. Some home repairs can put off indefinitely. Others – like a leaky roof –…
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Asphalt Shingles are Most Popular Roofing Material

Asphalt shingles dominate the US roofing industry, accounting for more than 70% of all residential, sloped roofs including new construction and replacements. Why are they so popular? There are many reasons but the top three are low cost, ease of installation and longevity. Shingle roofs are more affordable than most other roofing types.  They are…
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Summer Weather Can Damage a Roof in a FLASH

    A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to reach East Tennessee this afternoon, with the potential for golf ball-size hail and an isolated tornado. The areas at greatest risk will be east of Interstate 75, where damaging winds and flash flooding are possible between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service…
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Roof Colors Can Affect Your East Tennessee Home’s Temperature

In this posting, we’ll talk more about the impact of colors on your roof. In one important respect, your roof is really no different than your clothing or the interior of your car.  Some colors reflect heat.  Others absorb it and create a much hotter environment. That’s why your choice of roofing colors can make…
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Hot Knoxville Summers Can Damage Your Roof

Summer weather can be hard on your roof.  July is the hottest month in Knoxville with an average temperature of 88 degrees.  Unlike your skin, there’s no lotion or moisturizer to protect your roof from the ravages of the sun. Roofing materials expand as the temperature rises and contracts as it cools. During the summer,…
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DIY Roofing: Think Twice. It’s Full of Hazards!

When it comes to roof repairs, some homeowners are tempted to do it themselves in an effort to save money and prove their skills. Many consider themselves to be craftsmen with a track record of successful home improvement projects.  Their confidence level can be very high as they give themselves permission to take on increasingly…
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Spring Storms Can Wreak Havoc on Your Roof

As we enjoy the warmer days of Spring, life takes on a fresh look.  The trees have new leaves.  Flowers are blooming.  Birds are singing, and the days are longer.  All in all, life is good. We even welcome that refreshing Spring rain that cleans the air and renews the earth. Sometimes, though, the weather…
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