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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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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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