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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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A Free Roof Inspection Can Pay Dividends

Garrett Construction is pleased to offer free roof inspections to Knoxville and East Tennessee homeowners.  Like a medical checkup by your family doctor, your roof inspection looks for problems that may be visible on the surface and goes a little deeper to make sure your roof system is in good condition. A roof inspection can…
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We Answer Homeowners’ Questions about Their Roofs

From time to time, we like to use this forum to answer questions we receive from homeowners.  These questions represent areas of general interest that many people inquire about.  We hope you find this information useful. If my roof leaks, do I need a new roof? It depends on why your roof is leaking. Older…
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Yes, Roofs Can Be Replaced in Winter Weather

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE Roof problems know no season, and Knoxville area homeowners can expect roofing issues to emerge in the winter just as in any other time of year.  While winter roof repairs and replacements do pose special challenges due to colder temperatures and the possibility of snow and ice, there’s no reason to…
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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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