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No matter how well you take care of your roof, how well you clean the leaves, branches, and moss, your roof will eventually need to get replaced. While this whole ordeal may seem troublesome, this replacement might be beneficial because not only you will be getting a new roof, but also a better one since the technology is advancing so rapidly. Here are the top 4 advances in roof technology today:

Correct Nails for the Job

You might think all nails do the same job, but that’s not true. In roofing, we need nails that will stay in place and not back out after being exposed to...

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Well, you did it! After years of saving up, planning, and tightening the budget, you finally got your new home! You’re a homeowner now - it even feels nice saying it, doesn’t it! But with great power comes great responsibility! During your first few years, you will be learning a lot of new things, from gardening to plumbing to electrical work. One of the most important things you will have to learn is taking care of your roof. Here are some top tips you should know about your roof!

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Tim Leeper gets to meet lots of interesting people in Nashville. In this segment Tim is at Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership Book signing event and had the opportunity to talk with Cam Cornelius. Cam is an Emmy Award winning Director Of Photography on Dave Ramsey’s (@ramseyshow) video team. Check out Cam’s work here –http://www.vimeo.com/videocam

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With the end of September, winter is just around the corner. Whether you live in Nashville or Tennessee, roofing repairs or replacements might be a good idea before the cold weather starts rolling in. Even if your area is not prone to snow, there can be some disadvantages to waiting until winter has started to complete a repair or a replacement. For example, if it does happen to snow if your area, melting snow can bring water damage that is even worse than rain, causing damage to both the inside and the outside of your home. As for replacements, certain roofing systems are dependent on...

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Do you have a friend, neighbor, or family member in need of a new roof?

In light of the season of giving, Tim Leeper Roofing will donate a new roof to one lucky homeowner in the Middle Tennessee area, just in time for Christmas! First, we need your nominations!

We have all had a time in our lives when we needed a little help. This is your chance to pay it forward by nominating someone in your community who could use a helping hand this holiday season. Visit www.roofgiveaway.com to tell us their story and find out more information about the giveaway! In order to be nominated,...

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When it comes to residential roofing, Tennessee roofing contractors pay considerable attention to the kind of shingles that they can offer and install. Shingles can be made from a variety of materials, including glass fiber, slate, and more. Available in a plethora of shapes, colors, finishes, and styles, shingles play more than just an aesthetic role. Shingles provide better protection and for longer than traditional roofing practices.

Most Nashville roofing companies can provide you with 1 or 2 shingle options. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we can provide you with the entire lineup from 5...

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Revolutionary construction technology has allowed for the creation of new building materials that are taking American buildings to the next level. One of the most important new processes in terms of roofing is metal roofing. Tennessee families frequently ask us to teach them more about what metal roofing is, so here is a short blog outlining the benefits of metal roofing.

Metal roofing is a novel new option for roofing that is the result of over fifty years of trial and research. Metal roofing is popular first and foremost due to its durability. Most of the traditional roofing...

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Get proper ventilation and care for your roof, but most importantly ask a lot of questions about your roof and learn all there is.

Is there something I am forgetting?

We have all done it…left the house, got halfway to work only to realize that your phone is still on the bathroom counter. The frustration of forgetting, or worse yet not knowing about something, is nothing less than mind numbing. The same thing with commercial roofs as well as residential roofs and roofing.

We see people every day who are surprised to know that ventilation is critical to a long lasting roof...

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You can’t look at someone and make a judgment whether they are a good person or a bad person based on looks alone. It is a scary thing to have to rely on your instincts to decide whether to do business or not with a company based on your interactions with a few sales people. What if you were wrong? What if they won’t return if there is a problem? What if they don’t live up to what they sold you at the kitchen table? A thousand things run through your head when picking a roofer…is he a good roofer or bad roofer? Let me give you some advice that will help you have some peace of mind as you...

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You know what is worse than spending money on a product or service only to find out that good service does not come with the deal…NOTHING is worse, that’s what!!! Frustration, aggravation and at times psychotic fits accompany bad customer service experiences.

Because everyone remembers that day when they said…”it will be a cold day in heck the next time we buy from these people”. If we can identify some of the things that make us temporarily insane then we can find ways to avoid them all together. Here are some ideas.

1. Be consistent: if you are shopping for vehicles then...

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How much does it cost? Is this the first thing that pops into your mind when a Contractor tells you that you can’t repair your roof and it is in need of a replacement and soon? If so then join the club, we ALL want to know how much it costs. We all want to know how much is too much to pay for a roof replacement. Let’s take a few components and talk cost.

1. To tear off the old roof or go over the top? This is a fair and legit question to ask before considering a total price of a new roof. After all if I don’t have to pay for dump fees, labor and insane amounts of clean up then surely...

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How you spend money says something about the type of person you are. If you are a tightwad and only look for the cheap in everything you will get what you pay for. If you are always looking for the best you will usually get what you pay for as well. But what about those of us somewhere in the middle? If we go to look at a washer and dryer and there are 3 choices…a $500 set, fairly basic but will get the job done. A $1,200 set that is energy efficient and saves on water consumption and electricity use. Last there is the $2,800 set that will do everything you could ever dream a washer and...

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Can I just repair my roof and hold off on replacement for a little while longer? Sounds like a legitimate question to most homeowners. We work hard to earn the money we get and the better stewards we are the more disposable income we have to play hard. And let’s face it, money doesn’t go as far these days as it used to…think about how much $50 will buy you at the grocery store today compare to 10 years ago.

When it comes to roofing, whether a home or a business, the cost is always more than you think it will be. So let’s unpack the pros and cons of repair vs....

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NEW ROOFING LAW WILL PROTECT VULNERABLE HOMEOWNERS

Date Published: April 3rd, 2014

Tim Leeper Roofing is a locally owned and operated business that has served the Nashville area for nearly 10 years.

His company works primarily with residential clients and homeowners, and that’s by choice. He has been in the roofing industry for more than 18 years, and he’s been in the Nashville area all of his life. He says, “I started out working with some large commercial companies, but after a while I realized that I really enjoyed doing residential work for homeowners.” In a recent...

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If you’re like most homeowners and you’ve never worked on your own roof, or even walked on it before, the process of having roof work done can raise quite a few questions.

How do the shingles keep water from seeping in during heavy rains? And what happens to any water that does seep in between the shingles? Recently Mark from Brentwood asked these same questions while Tim was installing a new roof on his home.

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Another question we often get from customers who are thinking of having their roof replaced is, should I replace my gutters when I’m replacing my roof? While it’s not always necessary to have your gutters replaced with a new roof, there are certain times that it does make sense.

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There are pros and cons to going with either installation option. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we most often recommend removing the old roof before putting on the new one. When it comes to the quality and functionality of your roof, what you can’t see is just as important as what you can see.

Many times when we pull the shingles off of a roof in disrepair we find rotted plywood and rotted wood decking. Without tearing the old roof off, you may never discover these structural issues. Even if the plywood is not rotted, it may be raised or loose. If the old roof is removed, those areas can be...

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The lifespan of asphalt shingles depends highly upon the environment. Shingles in cooler climates such as the northern United States seem to last longer than those installed in the warmer climates. Studies have shown that the average lifespan for a 20 year shingle in Phoenix, Arizona is around 14 years. In Minneapolis, Minnesota the lifespan was 19.5 years. And in Reading, Pennsylvania, the lifespan was 20.8 years. From this data it seems obvious that the hotter the environment is, the shorter the service life of the shingles. One thing that’s very damaging to shingles is...

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Even if a problem was caused by an event covered by insurance, delaying repairs can cause denial of a subsequent insurance claim.

For this reason, it can make sense to have your home inspected by an expert to check for ice damage that might be invisible. This is particularly true with ice that has built up along the gutter areas of roofs, and which can damage the roof. Such damage may not be visible until temperatures turn warmer and the impact of such “ice damming” is evident.

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