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Take Care when Installing Roof Decorations during Holidays

  Now that Thanksgiving is over and leftovers are gone, East Tennesseans are now turning their attention to the upcoming holidays.  Already we’re seeing retailers decorate as the season approaches, and homeowners are digging out last year’s boxes of lights and tinsel from storage. There’s something magical about that lighted sleigh piloted by Santa sitting…
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Small Renovation Ideas Yield BIG Results

When your Budget is Limited, Think about a Smart Add-on to a Room Breathe new life into eye-catching areas of your home to brighten, refresh and lift the vibe of the room. Below are just a few ideas to get you started.   When you’re ready to discuss your remodeling project – big or small…
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Sloping Hillsides Pose Many Challenges for Home Construction

The hilly terrain of East Tennessee offers some of the most magnificent locations for building a house anywhere. It’s no secret why some of the most coveted homes in our area are built on slopes. For one, you can enjoy stunning vistas of green valleys or wooded forests below, clear sky views above, and uninterrupted…
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Finishing Your Basement Boosts Home Value

Does your house have a basement?   Due to our hilly terrain, many East Tennessee homes do.  But many of them are “unfinished”, meaning they may not have finished walls, electrical, plumbing or other essentials to make them livable. So, they become dark, sketchy underground caverns used mostly for storage – a place we don’t…
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Excavation is a Garrett Specialty, too!

Most East Tennesseans know Garrett Construction as a quality roofing company that has replaced and repaired aging and damaged roofs all across our region. Many also recognize us as a leading construction firm that serves as general contractor for residential and commercial projects throughout the Greater Knoxville area. Expert Excavation Services from Garrett But we…
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Color is Important Consideration in Roof Selection

What is the easiest part of getting a new roof? Some would say choosing the color of your shingles. The attitude is “pick a color, any color.” Well, it’s not that easy.   The National Roofing Contractors Association reports the color shingle you choose can affect multiple different areas from your heating and cooling bill…
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Housing Demand Grows in East Tennessee

Roof Inspections are Critical when Buying or Selling Your Home The pandemic-driven demand for homes in East Tennessee sent 2020 home sales in our region to the highest level since 2006.  Tennessee claimed the number one spot on U-Haul’s list of destination states, and Knoxville ranked 32nd in the country on Realtor.com’s list of top…
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Do-It-Yourselfers Turning to Professional Remodelers Post-Pandemic

As the COVID-19  pandemic raged in 2020, East Tennessee homeowners grabbed hammers and screwdrivers and launched a flurry of do-it-yourself remodeling projects to adapt their homes to the new requirements of a stay-at-home economy.  Home offices, improved kitchens, decks and inviting outdoor spaces topped the list. The pandemic created an endless field day for do-it-yourselfers…
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Pandemic Spurs Interest in Home Remodeling

More time at home during the COVID pandemic has spurred interest in home remodeling.  Updating existing homes is also getting a boost from low interest rates, a slowdown in new home construction and more reliance on existing housing that requires update and repair. What’s leading the list among home improvements? Flooring, paneling, and ceiling-tile improvement…
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5 Tips for a Successful Home Remodel

Dreaming of Remodeling? It’s a thought that’s always tucked in the back of our minds.  We’ve thought about it dozens of times. It’s those questions about our house that nag us and eventually demand answers.      How can I get more closet space?  I’m tired of having all my clothes packed in.  I can’t…
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