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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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Condensation of water vapor on cold surfaces in attics can cause attic wood products to rot, which can lead to costly repairs. Condensation typically occurs when warm, moist air migrates into the attic from living spaces below. Research indicates unusually high humidity levels in the home’s living spaces are strongly associated with attic condensation problems.

Building codes have some requirements that attempt to prevent the problem of attic condensation. But codes do not address all the issues, and many houses are built without following building codes. It is the builder or...

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When Art Rooney Sr. was the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers he demonstrated a lifelong caring interest in his neighborhood as well as his organization. He knew the names of the star players as well as the cleaning staff, and made it clear they were all important to the success of the team. He demonstrated an authentic and sincere respect for all those whom his life touched and who touched his life.

One year, when the sanitation workers were on strike in Pittsburgh, trash was piling up everywhere around the city except in front of Art Rooney’s home. As it turns out, some of the...

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EPDM: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (or Terpolymer which is simply a product consisting of three distinct monomers). EPDM is classified as a Thermoset material which means it is either fully-cured prior to being installed or that it cures during natural weathering after installation. EPDM roofs are single-ply membranes meaning there is only one ply of roofing material, not multiple plies laminated together.

EPDM has been in use on roofs in the USA since the 1960′s and is one of the most common types of low-slope roofing materials. This is because it is relatively inexpensive,...

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Many people know that the BBB, or Better Business Bureau, is an advocate for the consumer. It’s the organization that lets you know when a business is not to be trusted with your hard earned dollars. Most businesses that are worth their salt have a listing on the BBB. It helps build credibility with consumers, as well as letting a business know what kind of ranking it has compared to other companies. The rankings are certainly a good tool to use when evaluating whether or not to do business with a company, but there is more to know about using the Better Business Bureau, and these three...

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What is Cupping?

A condition known as “cupping” occurs when roof shingles sag in the center area and peel up along the edges resulting in a little cup shape.

There are a few different ways cupping can develop:

When shingles are improperly installed over an existing roof or are overexposed

Shingles have become worn or stressed simply because of old age

A manufacturing defect in the shingle itself

What are the risks of cupping?

A roof displaying signs of cupping is more vulnerable to wind damage, since cupped shingles are brittle and winds can remove...

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Out of State Contractors, Storm Chasers, are contractors that travel from storm to storm.

They care very little about quality, and just want to get the job done and move on. If you have a problem with their work you most likely won’t find them to make repairs or warranty their work. Here are three things that you, the buyer, should know:

1. NO ACCOUNTABILITY…if a local contractor does a roof, he is not able to hide from bad workmanship. Storm Chaser companies have no accountability and know it is hard to find them in another state if they have problems down the road.

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The first mistake: Poor Communication – Make sure that you and the Roofer have an itemized list of work that you have authorized to be done on your home.

The second mistake: Not all Roofing Companies are created equal. Some Roofing Contractors sacrifice quality for speed. Other Roofing Contractors specialize in high end products and customizations that most consumers aren’t in the market for. Take the time to check out which Roofing Company is the best fit for the work you need done.

The third mistake: Making your selection of a Roofing Contractor solely on price. The cheapest...

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Could a stone-coated steel roof be the last roof you’ll ever buy? In this video Tim unpacks the features of this roof and how it compares to the traditional asphalt shingle.

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In this video Tim talks about the different components of a roof, such as pipe flashings and vents, and what’s done with them during a roof replacement

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Tim Leeper shows us the before and after of a Stone Chimney Counter Flashing that his roofing company did for some Nashville Homeowners.

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Homeowners and buyers look at a home very differently. Neglecting to look at a remodeling project from a buyer’s perspective can result in money lost when it is time to sell your home.

So which of these areas can Tim Leeper Roofing be of service to you? The answer is Curb Appeal. First impressions are important, so any renovation you can make to improve the outside of your home is worth the price. Consider the following to add to the value of your home: new siding, updated roof, front door accessories (new address numbers, mailbox, kick plates, welcome mats, window boxes, shutters,...

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Tim explains: what he loves about the roofing business, the aspects of his personality that have allowed him to excel as the owner of a roofing contractor business, and why you will be glad that you called Tim Leeper Roofing when you need to repair or replace the roof on your home or business.

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Rick Vickrey, Director of Aviation at Healthcare Realty Trust

“Tim Leeper Roofing did a new install on my garage. The project was completed on time and at a fair/reasonable cost. I would highly recommend Tim Leeper Roofing.”

I am very pleased with my new roof installation. Tim Leeper came to my home and gave me estimates on several different roofing systems. They did everything I ws told they would do and cleaned up to where you wouldn’t even know they were there. They were very patient with our indecision of roofing color. Tim Leeper roofing came and installed my roof in one...

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The attic is the easiest place to add insulation to improve your comfort and the energy efficiency of your home. When installed correctly insulation can save a home owners thousands of dollars on their energy bill.

Here are three things you need to know about the insulation in your home’s attic.

DO I HAVE ENOUGH?

No matter what kind of insulation you currently have in your attic, one quick way to determine if you need more is to look across the span of your attic. If your insulation is just level with or below your floor joists (i.e., you can easily see your joists), you...

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Tim talks about the questions that are on most people’s minds when they call him. Should they repair their roof or replace it?

In this segment Tim explains how he helps home owners answer these questions.

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It’s not even winter yet and the Middle Tennessee area is preparing for a second round of snowfall this week.

There is actually a good chance the area will see two more days of snow in the current 7-day forecast . Here are 5 tips to follow for winterizing your home.

Be energy efficient and keep the cold out by installing storm windows or covering your windows with sturdy plastic.

Fill in any cracks around windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping.

Insulate pipes and remove hoses from outdoor water faucets.

Be sure to have a good snow shovel and keep...

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Seize this opportunity to harness the sun’s power and put it to work in your home with a solar electric system on your roof.

Put 30% Back in Your Pocket – Receive 30% of your investment in solar back in the form of tax credits from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan*.

Lower Your Energy Bills – Free yourself from your power company with solar energy and watch your electrical bills shrink!

Boost the Value of Your Home – According to one of the largest appraisal associations, your home’s value could increase by $20,000 for every $1,000 in energy costs solar saves...

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Ice dams sometimes occur on sloping roofs in climates with freezing temperatures. When the temperature in your attic is above freezing, it causes snow on the roof to melt and run down the sloping roof.

When the snowmelt runs down the roof and hits the colder eaves, it refreezes. If this cycle repeats over several days, the freezing snowmelt builds up and forms a dam of ice, behind which water ponds. The ponding water can back up under the roof covering and leak into the attic or along exterior walls. The right weather conditions for ice dams is usually when outside air temperatures...

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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 took the opportunity to talk with some interesting members of Dave’s team. In this segment Tim interviews Bill Hampton. Bill is the EVP of the Broadcast & Hope Divisions. Bill has been with Dave since 1999 and serves as the CMO for the Lampo Group. You can follow Bill on Twitter: @BillHamp

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Would you like Tim Leeper Roofing to promote your business to our Facebook & Twitter following?

Tim Leeper Roofing is having a ‘Fan of the Week’ contest…winners will be entered into a monthly drawing to receive a prize.

Now, we love shingles, hammers, and ladders…but those don’t make for very good prizes…that’s why we are asking local businesses to donate prizes to give to our winners.

This is a great cross-promotion that has the potential to reach thousands of Nashvillians. Not only will we mention you in our Twitter posts and on our Facebook page, but you’ll also...

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Roofing rip-offs can cost you thousands of dollars and leave your home in complete disrepair. Recently Channel 5 News featured a story on a shady (to put it nicely) contractor here in town who left homeowners high and dry. He also swindled an apartment complex to the tune of $60,000

At Tim Leeper Roofing, we want to make sure this never happens to you. One of the reasons Tim started this company was to provide a trustworthy roofing provider in an industry riddled with unethical, and even illegal business practices.

There are ways to find out if you’re dealing with a credible...

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Michael Detwiler, Field Representative for Congressman Diane Black

“Tim is a professional in an industry that sorely lacks people with good reputations. His company does first class work and they have a mountain of testimonials from jobs large and small. Start to finish, they walk with you all the way through and won’t ever be difficult to find. A great roofing contractor saves you money over the long haul. Tim and his company are the best of the best in the Nashville metro area.”

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Susan Raisanen, V.P. at By The Numbers

“Tim and I have done business together in regards to sales & marketing. As a person, I know that Tim is a man of integrity and certainly operates in his business the same way he operates with me and my company. It is without hesitation I can tell you to trust Tim. What a decent person.”

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Roger White, Trainer / Outside Sales at Equipment Finders, Inc

“We had a hail storm pass through our area a few years ago and suffered damage to our roof causing it to leak. We went with an out of town contractor that travels around doing storm/roof repairs and within a year had a leak. Much to our dismay we could not find the original contractor to do the warranty work. I had heard about Tim Leeper Roofing through WAY-FM, a local Christian radio station, and decided to give them a call. They came out to the house the same day that I called and told me what it would take to repair...

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Craig Huseby, Owner at Huseby Homes, LLC and LJ Huseby & Company, LLC

In my 13 years of working as a Remodeling specialist I have not met a more professional and trustworthy roofer.

Leeper is a great value and someone that anyone would be fortunate to have work on their home

-Craig Huseby

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“Tim Leeper is first class. Called his company about storm damage and he and his staff were extremely professional and helpful. I highly recommend Tim Leeper Roofing! Great company and a great guy.”

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“I would tell my grandmother to use him! Character and Integrity are tops on his list. Very professional and very thorough. Will raise the bar for your idea of a good contractor. Highly recommend!”

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Nashville native, Dave Ramsey, is one of those valued customers and the comments he’s provided we’re honored to share with you.

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When Nashville Roofing Contractor, Tim Leeper, gives a prospective customer his bid on their job he also lets them know that he wants an honest review of the customer’s experience with Tim Leeper Roofing.

Tim Leeper believes in treating Customers like he wants to be treated. If You Want A Great Roof at a Fair Competitive Cost, Tim Leeper Roofing is The Company For You… and his customers reviews tell that story.

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This year’s award ceremony drew a fitting end to the hugely successful Music City Guitar Tour. At the event, hosted by Hope Hines at Maggiano’s Nashville, Tim gave away the three autographed guitars to the winning charities.

Against the Grain walked away as the tour’s big winner. Racking up over 600 votes in an unprecedented effort, Against the Grain won the first place guitar signed by Pat Summit, Dave Ramsey, Little Big Town, Jake Locker, Mike Munchak, Toby Mac, and Jared Followill of Kings of Leon. The Nashville-based ministry plans on auctioning off the guitar at a fundraising...

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Platinum selling country group, Little Big Town, got the first crack at this year’s Music City Guitar. The band took time out of their busy schedule promoting their hit single, “Pontoon” and upcoming album, “Tornado,” to support this great cause, and help make winning the signed guitar even sweeter.

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It’s back again Nashville…The 2nd Annual Tim Leeper Roofing Music City Guitar Tour! We are so excited to be able to launch this great event again in 2012. We had such a great response from the community last year, we just had to do it again, only this year promises to be bigger and better!

(Video Transcription) Hi I’m Tim Leeper with Tim Leeper Roofing and it’s been my great pleasure to serve Nashville and all of Middle Tennessee since 2004. Through my years of working in this community I have come to know more than a few outstanding individuals, and organizations who also seek to...

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(Video Transcription) “What is the music city guitar tour? My name is Tim Leeper and in 2011 our team came up with an idea to celebrate charities and nonprofits right here in our own backyard. We wanted to spotlight nonprofits for the work that they do to help our neighbors and friends. The idea is to find those nonprofits that have a heart to serve and make a difference in someone’s life. Nominate them on our website, timleeperroofing.com.

We take all the nominated charities and allow 30 days of voting. At the end of the voting, we take the top vote getters and award both cash and...

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Roofer: “The wood is rotted. You can see the 1×4 going down through here is busted in several spots. You can see the wood where it’s now dead is pulled free and just hanging there. Its got to be fixed. The clashing up under there is tight to get to so we are gonna take it off so we can actually access the area and then put a new piece of wood up when we get finished to close it in. Lot of waviness in the roof but we’re gonna get this felt off of it to inspect the wood a little bit better.”

Margaret Lowe: “Well I knew that the roof was in bad shape when I went down into the lower...

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Tim Leeper Roofing Roof Giveaway from Good People Studios on Vimeo.

(Video Transcription) Tim Leeper Roof Giveaway is very simply that we want to find somebody who really has a need for a roof but also somebody whose story goes a long with that to validate that. There are lots of people in our community that can use a hand-up, they are not looking for a handout. They could really use some help, and they could really use it. There are different times in our life where we all needed that so we wanted to be able to do that with a roof. To be considered you need to be a homeowner. We...

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Tim Leeper Roofing 30-sec. Get value for your money with a good roofer from Good People Studios on Vimeo.

(Video Transcription) Trustworthy. That’s an overused word in today’s society I get it but people use it as a punch line, they don’t use it as a core value system. When you know that you can trust a roofing company to do what they say they’ll do to honor their word to make sure that when you leave everything is as it should be. You’re gonna get your money’s worth whenever you do business with them.

Look for the name under the roof Tim Leeper Roofing

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We know there is plenty to think about when running your business. And we know one of the last things on your mind is the condition of your roof. Tim Leeper Roofing has years of experience with commercial roofing and offers tips to make maintaining your commercial roof easy and routine.

There are several areas on your commercial roof that need regular inspection. We recommend you check these areas once a quarter.

Clean debris from drains and gutters. You may need to do this several times in the fall quarter as leaves block your gutters and back water up into roof...

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We know how important your business is to you – we run one ourselves! Something that is easily forgotten when it comes to routine maintenance at your business is your commercial roof. The roof is designed to protect and defend your assets from natural hazards, and keep you productive even in the most extreme weather conditions.

Routine maintenance is very important for several reasons. The sooner you find a problem, or even a potential problem with your roof, the less water damage will occur.

Your roof has several stages of life and often a repair can be performed which extends...

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Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden hosts a Reader’s Choice Contest each year, in the Middle Tennessee area, in order to find consumers’ best recommendations on everything from restaurants to plumbers, electricians, and yes, roofers! For the second year in a row, Tim Leeper Roofing has been named as Reader’s Choice Top Roofer.

For more than 10 years, Tim Leeper Roofing has stood on the foundational principle that the customer ALWAYS comes first. Tim is grateful for the support in the community and works hard to maintain his reputation as a leader in the roofing industry....

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Springtime brings an unmatched excitement for most people. We say goodbye to the cold weather and HELLO to warmth and sun! Spring brings great things like leaves on the trees and beautiful flowers blooming, but it also means things like bugs and lots of rain. Spring rains are often the scapegoat for roof leaks, but they generally only bring out a problem that previously existed; you just may not have been aware.

The easiest maintenance tip for spring is to check your gutters and downspouts. If your gutters are clogged with leaves and debris, and rain comes, the water is going to back...

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Tim Leeper is a Middle Tennessee native who is celebrating his strong community ties by giving back to those less fortunate. Tim Leeper Roofing knows all about residential and commercial roofing and is dedicated to repairing your roof, if that is an option, and giving you a fair price on replacing the roof when necessary. But there is more to the Tim Leeper Roofing organization than just roofing experience.

At the heart of the business is a local man concerned about those less fortunate, right here in Middle Tennessee. The entire organization is dedicated to making the first annual...

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Tim Leeper Roofing is named Best Roofer by Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden for a second year in a row. Each year the magazine hosts a Reader’s Choice Contest, allowing the readers to vote on their favorite businesses across a myriad of categories including: restaurants, plumbers, electricians, roofers, and more.

For more than 10 years, Tim has worked hard each day to be a valuable resource in the community; making sure his customers are treated the way he would want to be treated in every situation. Tim understands the importance of positive customer experiences and...

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Tim Leeper Roofing is named Best Roofer by Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden for a second year in a row. Each year the magazine hosts a Reader’s Choice Contest, allowing the readers to vote on their favorite businesses across a myriad of categories including: restaurants, plumbers, electricians, roofers, and more.

For more than 10 years, Tim has worked hard each day to be a valuable resource in the community; making sure his customers are treated the way he would want to be treated in every situation. Tim understands the importance of positive customer experiences and...

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Tim Leeper is a Middle Tennessee native who is celebrating his strong community ties by giving back to those less fortunate. Tim Leeper Roofing knows all about residential and commercial roofing and is dedicated to repairing your roof, if that is an option, and giving you a fair price on replacing the roof when necessary. But there is more to the Tim Leeper Roofing organization than just roofing experience.

At the heart of the business is a local man concerned about those less fortunate, right here in Middle Tennessee. The entire organization is dedicated to making the first annual...

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Tim Leeper Roofing has been a proud part of the Middle Tennessee community for over 10 years now. Tim’s passion to do what is right and treat customers fairly has earned him a reputation that few roofers can claim – that of an honest roofing company. Tim’s other passion is helping people right here in Middle Tennessee. Tim created Help Cycle, a company founded exclusively to raise money for local non-profit organizations right here in the Nashville market.

And Tim is proud to be hosting the First Annual Help Cycle Golf Tournament on August 4th, 2014. Players can participate in a...

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Tim Leeper Roofing has been a proud part of the Middle Tennessee community for over 10 years now. Tim’s passion to do what is right and treat customers fairly has earned him a reputation that few roofers can claim – that of an honest roofing company. Tim’s other passion is helping people right here in Middle Tennessee. Tim created Help Cycle, a company founded exclusively to raise money for local non-profit organizations right here in the Nashville market.

And Tim is proud to be hosting the First Annual Help Cycle Golf Tournament on August 4th, 2014. Players can participate in a...

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Tim Leeper Roofing has been in business in Middle Tennessee for over 10 years now. We have worked on thousands of residential roofs, as well as commercial roofs. Commercial roofs require regular maintenance to avoid high replacement costs and Tim offers these tips to help prolong the life of your commercial roof.

Inspect your commercial roof regularly, particularly after high winds or heavy rains. Your maintenance crew should have a regular schedule of monthly inspections and your roof should be a high priority on that list. Often, if a small problem is caught early, repairs can be...

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If you are like most people, you think roof damage comes largely from heavy rain, wind and hail storms. And while these do offer challenges in particular situations, the heat and humidity of a typical Southern summer offers its own set of issues with regard to the maintenance of your residential roof.shingle in summertime

Tim Leeper Roofing offers these 4 tips for summertime maintenance on your roof:

1. Do a gutter check. Check your gutters for debris, but also to be sure they are attached properly and are draining the way they are intended. Leaves build up in gutters, causing...

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Demand for commercial roofing is estimated to grow in 2014, as an estimated 6.6 million square feet of roofing products will be installed on commercial roofs in the United States. Despite this optimistic prediction, companies face several challenges to installing these roofs in a cost effective manner. More demanding building codes at the local government level and new binding energy conservation demands must be met with the installs, so you want to be sure to work with a roof professional that has your best interests at heart, and understands how to deal with all these...

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Help Cycle, a charity organization founded by Tim Leeper Roofing, held its first Golf Tournament on August 4th, 2014 at Five Oaks golf course in Lebanon, TN. The tournament aimed at raising money for 4 local Middle Tennessee charities, was a sold out success, and Tim couldn’t be more pleased.

“A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success in the first of what we hope will be many years of giving back”, says Tim Leeper. “We couldn’t have done it without the sponsors, players, volunteers, donors, and of course the beautiful facility itself”.

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Tim Leeper Roofing is proud to announce a sold out inaugural Golf Tournament benefitting Help Cycle Foundation and 4 deserving Middle Tennessee charities. Thanks to sponsors Accelerent Nashville and Good People Creative, and others, the event raised right around $10,000 in its first year.

The tournament took place at the beautiful Five Oaks club in Lebanon, TN on August 4th. Golfers, hole sponsors, volunteers, and the facility itself all did their part to make it a beautiful day to raise money.

Charities benefiting from the golf tournament include Tennessee Baptist Children’s...

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 19, 2015) – Roofing Contractor Magazine has named Nashville-based Tim Leeper Roofing its 2015 Residential Roofing Contractor of the Year. The company was chosen out of 150 nominations nationwide.

Roofing Contractor’s annual award is highly coveted and reserved for top-tier contractors who achieve and deliver results for their customers above and beyond expectations.

“Our decision was difficult, but Tim Leeper stood out because of his integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and hard-earned reputation for quality work and valuing his customers,” said Roofing...

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Welcome to the Tim Leeper Roofing blog! We are invested in making sure you know all that you need to know about roofing services. We have dedicated ourselves to this art for over ten years, and we have gained a lot of experience in that time.

In this first blog entry, we will set a foundation by reviewing the services that we offer. The thing about roofs is that they are much more than just shingles. A roof is made up of many parts working together to keep wind, rain, snow, and hail out of your home or business. It can be a massive source of stress or a great relief. We are...

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When it comes to insurance, things can get very complicated. It only gets harder when you work with insurance companies not focused on helping you, but rather determined to contribute as little as possible. That is why Tim Leeper Roofing has a whole arm dedicated just to helping our clients navigate insurance. Though we cannot take over for you, we can give you our experience and expertise – we can make sure you get what you deserve.

We get some pretty intense storms in Tennessee – both in winter and in summer. We can be the emergency response service for your roof. We will inspect...

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In addition to our professional roofing services, we offer gutter repair and replacement. This is because your gutters are an integral part of your roof, and without them, your roof and your home suffer.

How can you tell that it is definitely time to get your gutters inspected? We are here to help you understand what your gutters are saying to you! Here are five signs that you need to give your gutters attention:

Pools of water or mildew around your house’s foundation

Gutters’ main job is to ferry water away from your house’s foundation, because water can ruin your home’s...

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As the caretakers of your Tennessee roof, we are dedicated to ensuring that your entire roof system is healthy. That includes your gutters. Gutters have the very important job of taking water from your roof away from your home. Because water undermines foundations, gutters perform an extremely important job.

In our last blog, we went over two big signs that your gutters need some help. Because it is so important to keep your gutters in top shape, here are three more signs.

Water marks or damage beneath the gutters

On a sunny, dry day, inspect your gutters. If there is...

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Are you at a loss as to how to get your roof fixed? Maybe you have tried different commercial roofing services in Nashville and ended up worse off than before. Tim Leeper Roofing is your solution. We know that running a business is a huge endeavor, and a troublesome roof can be expensive and slow you way down. Let us help you avoid these unpleasant circumstances with our commercial roofing services!

If you are not experienced with commercial roofing, you are in the right place! In the next few blogs, we are going to go over commercial roofing FAQ.

My roof is reaching the end of...

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Running a company can be overwhelming sometimes! From customers to employees to finances to facilities, there is always one more thing to take care of. The last thing you need is for your roof to give you trouble. If it does, you absolutely need a roofing contractor who will put you first and give you excellent roofing services. There is nothing worse than a repair project that stretches on for months because of incompetence.

In our last blog, we addressed common questions that business owners have about their buildings’ roofs. We believe that knowledge is power, and we want to...

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It is amazing how many people forget about their roofs! Because roofs are generally out of sight, they are also out of mind. That is why Tim Leeper roofing is so committed to providing roof inspections and other professional services. We understand that your roof plays a huge role in keeping you safe and dry and you cannot afford to have it compromised.

In our last two blogs, we answered several frequently asked questions about commercial roofing. We are going to answer a few more, because commercial roofing can be complex.

If a roofing accident happens on my property, who is...

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Many times, when people notice something is wrong with their roof, the issue has already been around for a while. That is why the roofing inspections offered by Tim Leeper Roofing are so important. We offer many roofing services and can maintain each part of your roofing system. If you have struggled with dishonest or unclear roofing contractors before, we will be a breath of fresh air. In our last blog, we answered commonly-asked questions about roofing. Here are the last two!

Do I need to remove my old roof or can I have the new one installed over it?

The laws governing how...

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At Tim Leeper Roofing, we are not satisfied with the status quo. We are constantly seeking ways to improve the roofing services we offer our community. That means we stay on top of developments in roofing technology. We are passionate about putting our customers first and giving them exactly what they need with excellence and honesty.

All homeowners dread roof leaks, but they don’t always understand them. In our next few blogs, we are going to dispel some myths about roof leaks. There is nothing like accurate knowledge when it comes to lessening anxiety!

MYTH: Stains show up a...

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COMMON ROOFING MYTHS PART 2

Date Published: January 11th, 2016

Roofs are made to last for decades, and they can last even longer if they are maintained correctly. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we know what it takes to keep a roof looking and acting young for years. We are experts at maintaining both residential and commercial roofing, so whether your home needs attention or your business needs maintenance, we are your solution.

In our last blog, we explored and cleared up some myths about roof leaks. When you do not understand roof leaks, it is easy to be taken advantage of by...

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Tim Leeper Roofing is proud to have the extensive experience required to maintain every part of your roof system. Your roof is your home or building’s first defense against the elements, and when it has troubles, your entire structure can be compromised.

The best thing you can do is recognize issues before they get out of hand, and the best way to stay on top of your roof’s status is with professional inspections. Depending on the state, you will need different types of roof inspections. These go beyond the simple assessment that our company will provide for you. Contact us to learn...

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We all know that moisture is one of the biggest threats against our homes. If your roof is compromised, water can leak into your home and start to rot the beams. It also grows mold, which makes your home both unhealthy and weak. Eventually, your home can become very unsafe. There is no reason for your roof to reach this point. Tim Leeper Roofing is a world-class roofing company with the roofing services to keep your roof like new.

In our last blog, we explored three of the roof inspections that may be required during your roof replacement. These requirements differ based on location,...

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At Tim Leeper Roofing, we fully understand how important your roof is. It protects the rest of your home from the elements, and when it is healthy, so are you. Its concept is simple, but the parts of it can be complex when they’re put together. That means that when you hire professionals to work on your roof, you have to make sure you get the best. Finding the best can be difficult.

In the next six blogs, we are going to share twelve questions that you can ask to get a good read on prospective roofers.

QUESTION: If I hire you, will there be someone on-site with whom I can...

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When it’s time to find a roofer, you can have quite the search on your hands! There are many roofers who will happily take your money for inferior work. You need to find the very best, because the well-being of your house or building is on the line. A damaged roof is hurtful to an entire structure.

In our last blog, we shared two important questions to ask prospective roofers. We recommend that you ask all the roofers you meet the same questions, so that you can compare their answers and make your best selection.

QUESTION: How will you protect my yard during your...

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The roof of your business not only protects you, it also protects your customers and employees. Without the integrity of your roof, your entire business will suffer. That is why Tim Leeper is not satisfied to work on only residential roofs – we are commercial roofing experts as well. We feel that keeping the businesses of our community warm and dry is one of the best things we can support the people around us.

In our last blog, we shared two important questions to ask prospective roofers to ensure that your roof and the business beneath it are in the best hands.

QUESTION: If...

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At Tim Leeper Roofing, we are dedicated to providing roofing services that cannot be matched. We believe in making a contribution to our community, and we love being able to keep the people around us protected and dry. We offer both commercial and residential roofing services, because we consider it a privilege to shelter people and the places they work.

In our last blog, we shared two great questions to ask prospective roofers in order to compare them and find the best. You cannot afford to have anyone but the very best.

QUESTION: Do you have general liability...

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When your roof is having trouble, it is very stressful. The good thing is, we are here to help you with everything from gutter installation to roof replacement. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we have dedicated ourselves to keeping the roofs of Nashville healthy and strong. We know that by doing this, we can contribute to our community.

We’ve used our last five blogs to offer important questions to ask prospective roofers. When you are looking for professionals to mend, replace, or simply inspect your roof, you need the best. Today, we are going to share the last two questions to ask in order...

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If you’re contemplating a new roof, it can be pretty daunting. You know you’re going to have to invest significant amounts of money, and buying a roof that will give out quickly just isn’t worth it. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we are dedicated to understanding your budget, your needs, and then giving you the best possible results.

We want to empower you to make the best choices for your home. In the next few blogs, we are going to examine common roofing materials and how long they last. We are going to start with the material with the shortest lifespan.

7. ASPHALT ROLL – 10 YEAR...

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Investing in a new roof will give you huge peace of mind, but the selection process can be stressful. Once you find a good roofer, you still have to select a type of roofing, and that can be challenging. It’s important to get the best roof for your roofing. When you work with a company like Tim Leeper Roofing, you will find allies who can help you choose the best roof for your budget and needs.

In our last blog, we went over asphalt roofing, composite shingles, and wood shingles. We examined each one and shared how long they typically last. Today, we have a few more roof types for...

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So, it’s time to choose a material for your new roof. Are all roof materials up for consideration? Nope.

Your roof’s job is to protect your property from the elements and shed water. We are going to focus on the latter. Depending on the steepness of your roof, water will shed from it at a certain speed. You need a shingle that can handle the water’s shedding speed, if you will. We will go more into that later.

Before we go any further, it’s important to understand the concept of roof pitch. The term officially stands for the slant or angle of your roof. It is always given in...

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In our last blog, we went over the concept of roof pitch and how it is denoted. We hope this will give you a head-start in your research and the conversations you have with roofers! Today, we are going to give you a feel for which type of roofing material is best for each pitch.

Remember, one of your roof’s most important jobs is to shed water. The longer the water stays on the roof, the more water-resistant your shingles need to be. That means that steep roofs can get away with shingles that a flat roof cannot. Let’s get into it!

LOW PITCH: 1/12 TO 3/12

Water stays on...

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Don’t let the different types of roofs confuse you! When it’s time to get a new roof, we are here to help. The material you choose will depend on your needs, wants, and budget. A critical aspect of the roof to consider is its lifespan. A long-lasting roof will keep replacement at at distance, but the longest-lasting roofs cost the most, as we will see!

In our last blog, we discussed metal and wood shake roofs. We are on our way to the longest-lasting roofs, and we have arrived! Read on!

2. SPANISH CLAY TILE ROOF – 100-YEAR LIFESPAN

You can travel through old California...

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In our last two blogs, we blew apart four major metal roofing myths. Now that we’ve done that, we want to examine metal roofing more closely. What are its advantages? How about its disadvantages? We want you, as a business or home owner, to be fully informed so you can make the best choice for your property. You are the one who has to live or work there! The next few blogs will go over the pros and cons of metal roofing.

PRO 1: FIRE RESISTANCE

There is a reason that many buildings in heavily forested mountains have metal roofs: metal is noncombustible. All metal roofs have a...

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If you are considering a metal roof for your business or home, it’s a good idea to do your research. When you know what you’re dealing with, it’s possible to make decisions that will bring you peace of mind for years to come. That is why we are examining metal roofs and looking at their advantages and disadvantages. We want to empower you to make the best decision for your property.

In our last blog, we looked at how metal roofs are non-combustible but are difficult to modify or repair. Today, we have another pro-con combination for you to consider!

PRO 2: WEIGHT

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Roof replacement sits at the very top of the home maintenance pyramid, because it doesn’t matter what you do to the interior of your home if there’s no roof to protect it. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we fully understand the crucial role roofs play in Tennessee homes, and we take repairing, replacing, and inspecting roofs very seriously. That is why we are going to use the next few blogs to share what you absolutely need to know about roof replacement.

BASIC ROOF MATERIALS

Fortunately, we just spent three blogs going over just this! Head back to learn more about the longevity of...

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a roof that always performed well and never needed maintenance? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Tim Leeper Roofing is here to make sure that isn’t a problem for you by offering world-class roofing services to all kinds of roofs, including metal roofs. Metal roofs are unique, because they offer elite durability. In our last blog, we explored some important pros and cons of metal roofs. In today’s blog, we are going to share the last few cons and reasons why metal roofs are a phenomenal option.

PRO 4: EASE OF INSTALLATION

Because metal...

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Your roof is important. Whether we are talking about the roof of your business or home, Tim Leeper Roofing is ready to give it the care it needs. We understand that the roof stands between you and the elements, and we take this very seriously.

Roofs can last for many years, but eventually, they all need to be replaced. If you are facing roof replacement, rest assured that we are here to put you first and find a solution that fulfills your needs and budget. We took our last blog to discuss important things to know before you get your roof replaced. Today, we have a few more important...

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At Tim Leeper Roofing, we want you to have a great experience with us, and we have found that informed customers are usually happier! That is why we are taking time in our blogs to share what you need to know before you get into roof replacement. We want you to feel like you’re not out of your depth.

In today’s blog, we are going to cover the general roof replacement process. That way, if you get your roof replaced, you can keep an eye on the process and not be taken advantage of. Before we go any further, we want to explain what roofers mean when they say “square.” This term refers...

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Metal roofs are skyrocketing in popularity for a reason: they work. Where they may have rusted in the past, they are now nearly invincible thanks to the work of scientists and innovators. We have discussed the forms they take, but it’s time to look at the most important aspect: the material. What metals are used in these durable roofs? Can you choose different types? Read on – we will reveal all!

CONVENTIONAL MATERIALS

ALUMINUM

This is probably the least popular material for roofs for several reasons. Though it is very lightweight and won’t rust, it must be painted and is...

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Are you getting a roof replacement? Have you considered a metal roof? At Tim Leeper Roofing, we are roof installation experts, and we love the benefits that metal roofs bring our clients. We understand that a solid roof brings peace of mind, and we are on a mission to deliver just that to you, your family, or your business.

In our last blog, we discussed the two conventional metal roofing materials, including aluminum and steel. Steel is the tougher and more common of the two, and it delivers world-class results for affordable prices. If you are looking for something a little more...

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Metal roofing has been aggressively developed, and today’s roofing customer has many options to choose from. Metal roofs can work for homes, businesses, and anything in between, and when you start a conversation with a roofer, there are several materials you will encounter. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we are all about our customers, and we want to empower you to make the best decision for your building.

Without further ado, here is one of the of the toughest materials that will work day-in and day-out to protect your property!

MODULAR PRESS-FORMED

When you use this type of...

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Metal roofing is one of the toughest roofing there is. Thanks to aggressive innovations, it has reached a truly elite level. If you are considering a metal roof for your business or home, you are in good company. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we are experts at installing metal roofs, and we will always put your needs first.

When we meet with you to discuss what you need, you will be choosing from several types of metal roofing. In our last blog, we looked at two different kinds of modular press-formed panels, which can mimic any type of roof. Today, we are going to look at vertical seam...

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What comes to mind when you think of metal roofing? We wouldn’t be surprised if there’s at least one myth in there. Are you aware of it? In our years providing quality commercial roofing to Nashville, we consistently run into a few myths. They may have been true when metal roofs were newer, but metal roofing has been aggressively improved and developed in the past few decades. Metal roofing has left the myths behind, and you should, too. We are going to take a couple of blogs to clear them up. Read on!

MYTH: METAL ROOFS ARE NOISY.

It’s easy to assume that a metal roof will be...

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Myths prevent people from making the best choices for their roofs. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we have noticed that metal roofing is especially susceptible to myths. People believe all kinds of things that aren’t true about it. There are a few myths that just keep coming up, and they warp people’s ability to make wise choices for their homes and businesses.

In our last blog, we debunked the myths that metal roofs are noisy and easily dented by hail. Today, we have two more myths to bust!

MYTH: METAL ROOFS ATTRACT LIGHTNING.

Though we can see the logic behind this, it is the...

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As a homeowner, keeping your roof in top shape is important to your peace of mind. It’s also the best way to protect your property. The good news is, your roof will let you know when something isn’t right. The key is knowing what to look for. In our next few blogs, we are going to review signs that your roof needs help so you can get help and prevent the problem from getting too bad.

LEAKS

Water can leak through the windows, through cracks in the foundation, and through your roof. The roof is the most common place to find leaks.

The problem is, many people ignore little...

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When you own a home or business, it can be easy to forget the roof! It’s out-of-sight-out and therefore out-of-mind most of the time, which isn’t a problem until the roof begins to have troubles. The last thing you want is to discover an issue after it’s developed to a point where it needs extensive work. It’s not only inconvenient, it’s expensive. The good news is, your roof will give you signs that it’s time to call a professional. In our last blog, we discussed two signs, and today, we have two more for you to watch for!

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Roofs can be a huge source of worry and stress to home and business owners. However, you don’t have to settle for that. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we know how to read your roof’s language. When you understand your roof’s language, too, you’ll be able to identify issues before they get serious. Not only will this save you stress, it will save you money.

In our last blog, we detailed two signs your roof will give you when it needs a professional inspection. Today, we have two more signs you need to give us a call!

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Are you worried about your roof? Are you wondering if you should be worried about your roof? Good news: your roof will tell you!

When a roof is having trouble, it shows it. Each problem has preliminary symptoms, and those are the ones you want to know. By knowing the signs a troubled roof, you can preempt expensive repairs and save money. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we work hard to empower our clients to know when to contact us. In our last blog, we shared two signs that something’s up, including curling shingles and sunlight in your attic. Today, we have two more signs!

THE...

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Have you looked at your roof recently? Even if you get it inspected twice a year (like you should), it doesn’t hurt to look up once in a while. Your roof takes a hard beating all year long. Whether it’s high winds, sizzling heat, or beating rain, it always has to stand up to something. If it starts to struggle, it will give you signs that it needs help, and if you’re keeping an eye on it, you’ll be able to catch problems before they devour your bank account.

In our last blog, we explored missing shingles as well as algae and moss. Today, we’re going to share two more signs of roof...

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Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material for a reason! They offer incredible durability, ease of installation, and lifespan. They can also be recycled these days! If you have asphalt shingles, you are good for up to 25 years. However, if you look up and see the corners and edges of your shingles starting to curl, something is up. In the next two blogs, we are going to discuss the things that make shingles curl.

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Asphalt shingles have precise installation requirements. From the number of nails to the exact...

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Keeping your roof in good shape can be quite a job, but it’s ours. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we understand what your roof deals with all year round, and we are committed to being its strongest ally. Whether you own a business or you need residential roof care, we are your answer. Not only do we physically work to preserve roofs, we empower our clients to know when to call us and avoid extensive, costly repairs.

In our last blog, we explored two reasons why roof shingles curl. Today, we have two last reasons to give you.dreamstime_xxl_14387018

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As we’ve said in our past blogs, we are on a mission not only to maintain roofs, but to empower our clients to make the best decisions for their roofs. We want you to feel like you know what you’re talking about when we have a conversation about how to move forward with your roof. The good news is, once you know a few common terms, you’ll be able to understand a lot more. You’ll look at your roof with new eyes!

SQUARE

This is the unit of measurement used for roofs. It consists of 100 square feet. When we assess your roof and give you numbers, you will see that we use this. We...

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Many people avoid worrying about their roofs by deliberately assuming everything is fine. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we can’t say how many times we’ve done expensive repairs that could have been easily prevented by regular roof inspections. That being said, we know that owning a home or business is a lot of work, and there are many parts to keep track of. That’s why we’re here! We offer roof inspection and world-class services, and we will always put your interests first. You’re the one who has to live with the results of our work, and we want to improve your life, not make it more...

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The concept of a roof is simple: waterproof shingles laid over decking that is supported by a frame. However, a roof is composed of several different systems that all need to work together to keep you dry. Unfortunately, when one part of the system begins to fail, it may not be immediately obvious. In fact, it may not be obvious for a while!

ROOF LEAKS CAN TAKE UP TO TWO YEARS TO SHOW UP

Water takes the path of least resistance, and when it finds a path into your home, you’re in trouble. However, if you wait until you see ceiling stains to take action, you can be sure that...

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Roofing companies are businesses, and they work to make a profit. However, at Tim Leeper Roofing, we believe there’s more to it than that. We have realized that the work we do directly affects people’s lives, the lives of their families, and the lives of their employees or customers. That is why we offer roof repair when many other contractors don’t bother. We also make it a priority to be transparent with our customers, empowering them to use their hard-earned money wisely.

If you work with another roofing contractor, here are two things they probably won’t want you to...

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Too many roofing companies find homeowners in a pinch and use the situation to get as much money out of them as possible. If you’ve read about our company, you know that we exist because Mr. Tim Leeper recognized Nashville needed a roofing company that won’t take advantage of its citizens. Instead, we recognize we can empower our customers to use their money in a way that’s best for them while providing world-class roofing services.

When it comes to saving money on your roof, no one knows how to better than we do. We want to pass on our favorite tips!

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As we pointed out in our last blog, some roofing contractors try to take advantage of property owners by telling them their roofs need certain treatments. The fact is, property owners aren’t roofing specialists, and they shouldn’t have to be! Roofing contractors should always be transparent and keep the customer’s best interests in mind. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we work hard every day to do just that.

In today’s blog, we want to debunk a lie you may have heard about your roof. Does the following sound familiar?

“YOUR SHINGLES DON’T HAVE A GUARANTEE.”

This is never true. All...

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Unfortunately, many people who work with roofers get told things that simply aren’t true. In our last blog, we discussed how all roofs have guarantees, and if your contractor tells you your roof does not, you need to find a new one. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we understand that the best thing we can do for ourselves is put our customers first, and our transparency and commitment to going the extra mile has paid off. In today’s blog, we’re going to blast away another lie you may have heard about your roof!

“THESE SHINGLES ARE FUNGI AND ALGAE RESISTANT!”

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Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, one of your closest allies is your roof. It works constantly to keep your home or business dry, safe, and comfortable. It’s a significant investment, and like your refrigerator or washer, it has a warranty. Many homeowners don’t know much about their warranties, which makes them vulnerable to contractors who don’t have their best interests in mind. In our next few blogs, we are going to share some insights on roof warranties that should help you make decisions.

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A majority of homeowners don’t know much about their roof warranties. Generally, when it comes to roofing, people just want it to work, and because it’s generally out of sight, it ends up being out of mind, too. When something goes wrong, the owners is ill-equipped to handle the issue. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we consider ourselves allies of Nashville home and business owners. We are here to educate and provide roofing services you can count on.

In our last blog, we discussed how the installation of your roof affects the warranty and how a roofer who cuts corners can invalidate a...

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Many commercial buildings have flat roofs, and if you find yourself responsible for a flat roof, you have options. Innovation has brought us many different types of flat roof coatings, and Tim Leeper Roofing is proud to provide acrylic coatings and beyond. If you’re wanting to get your roof replaced or repaired, we are the ones to come to. We will sit down and take the time to understand exactly what you need and what your budget is. We will also discuss other factors.

dreamstime_xxl_10490691In the next few blogs, we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of the most popular types of...

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Flat roofs have been innovated a lot in in the past 50 years, and as a result, building owners have many different options when it comes to coatings. The key is to find a coating that will shed water and stand up to the elements. In our last blog, we went over the advantages and disadvantages of acrylic roof coatings. There are more other common types of roof coatings, and today, we are going to look at another type of roof coating!

The 1960s saw the birth of spray foam coatings. They are a great solution for built-up roofs or single-ply roofs. They are a matrix of closed air...

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Maintaining a flat commercial roof is easier when you have a professional team on your side. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we understand how important your roof is to the success of your business. You need a roof you can depend on to protect everyone under it. If you have a flat commercial roof, we can help make sure it stays strong with a coating that will last and be cost-effective for you.dreamstime_1460452

In our last blog, we shared the pros and cons of spray foam roof coating. Today, we want to move on to silicone coatings.

Silicone roof coatings have been around for a long...

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Flat roofs offer unique advantages and disadvantages, but if you make sure yours is coated correctly, you can depend on tons of advantages. There are several common types of roof coatings, and each provides excellent protection in its own way. In our last three blogs, we explored acrylic, silicone, and spray foam roof coatings. Today, we are going to look at the last common type of coating: SEBS (thermoplastic) coatings. Keep in mind, flat roof coatings have tripled in the last 25 years, so there are many more types to choose from. These are simply the most proven...

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When was the last time your roof was replaced? Whether it happened before you moved in or you’ve been a resident long enough to see the previous roo replacement, it’s a good idea to stay in touch. Roofs tend to end up “out of sight; out of mind,” but they work hard day in and day out to protect the rest of your home from the elements. When they have trouble, everybody has trouble, and at Tim Leeper Roofing, we don’t think there’s any need for things to get that far

Depending on what type of roofing material you have, you’ll need to replace it at different times. Asphalt shingles...

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Ndreamstime_10851884ow that it’s September, the leaves are turning and the blazing summer temperatures are fading away. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we absolutely love the fall Roofs are no longer boiling hot, and we have the opportunity to equip as many roofs as possible for winter before the snow and ice arrive. Summer takes a toll on Nashville roofs; we get our share of hail, rain, and wind. At the very least, you should have your roof inspected this fall to ensure the summer didn’t undermine its strength. Your roof may have reached the age where it really should be replaced, and if that’s...

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Nashville summers are hot, humid, and sometimes we get severe weather. Now that it’s fall, we’ve entered the perfect time to prepare roofs for winter. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we absolutely love fall! The pleasant temperatures, the warm sun, and the knowledge we’re setting people up for warm, cozy winters make fall work a true pleasure. In fact, there is no better time of year to get roofing work done. In our last blog, we shared two reasons why you should get your roof replaced this fall, including savings and damage prevention. Today, we have a few more reasons for...

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There are so many reasons to love fall – from boots, to flannel, to cider, to beautiful leaf colors. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we love fall for all those reasons – as well as the fact that there is no better season for roofing! Fall can be rainy, but when it isn’t, the sun and cool temperatures are perfect. There’s nothing better than preparing homes and businesses to be snug and warm all winter long. The key is getting people to realize that their roofs need to be inspected and replaced during the fall!

In our last blog, we shared two reasons why fall is fantastic for roof work,...

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A roof is more than a bunch of materials tacked onto a structure; it’s your home’s or business’s main defense against all the elements. It’s a team of different systems that all need to work together to keep water, wind, and dirt where they should be – outside. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we know roofs and how wonderful or terrible they can be. We know that a roof’s performance depends largely upon how well it was installed, and that is why we work so hard to deliver flawless results that will last.

Though composite shingles are the most commonly used type, they aren’t great for every...

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Maintaining a building’s roof is easier when you have a great team on your side. Experienced roofers know what it takes to keep a roof functioning correctly, and they can make life easier for you whether you’ve got a residential or a commercial roof on your hands. At Tim Leeper Roofing, our team works hard to bring world-class roofing services to both the businesses and homes in Nashville. Many times, a metal roof is the best solution for a commercial building, because it is so durable and effective at repelling water.

In our last blog, we discussed the longevity of metal roofs as...

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Are you considering a metal roof? The best thing you can do is have a conversation with the team at Tim Leeper Roofing. We can assess your building and make sure it gets a roof that suits its construction and needs. In the meantime, we want to answer some of the most commonly-asked questions about metal roofing. In our last blog, we explored hail damage as well as cost. Today, we want to look into dirt and rain.

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If you’re wondering how your roof will do, just imagine parking your car in the roof’s location and...

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If you’re considering a metal roof, there are many different things to consider. Having the help of a professional roofer is very important. The team at Tim Leeper Roofing is proud to be a dependable roofing company that people can turn to for advice and high-quality workmanship. We understand how essential your roof is, and we want to make sure you get the right roof.

In our last blog, we discussed dirt collection and rain noise. Today, we want to talk about the environment and cell phone reception.

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Roofs can be interesting maintenance challenge! They have lots of different parts, and keeping them all working together takes the help of professionals. In today’s blog, we want to talk about some of the little things we’ve learned about roofs and their quirks.

MOISTURE IN YOUR HOME WILL ALWAYS FIND ITS WAY TO YOUR ROOF

If there’s excessive moisture in your home, it doesn’t matter where it is. It may be in the basement, the bathroom, or coming from leaking pipes. No matter what, it will end up in your attic as water vapor. This water vapor hits the cool underside of your roof...

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When you’ve worked on roofs as long as we have, you learn some things that you won’t find in a manual. In our last blog, we shared some things we’ve learned over time. We have a few more today!

READ THE SMALL PRINT ON WARRANTIES

Warranties share what they will give in large print. They share what they can take in the small print. It is in your best interest to take the time to read both. Keep in mind that the length of warranties is more a marketing strategy than a promise of performance level. We are very familiar with roofing warranties, and we would be happy to help you...

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Throughout our years as roofers, we’ve learned some things that aren’t common knowledge. We’ve been sharing some insights that will help any roofing work process more smooth for everyone, and today, we have a few more!

THE QUALITY OF YOUR BUILDING DETERMINES THE DURABILITY OF YOUR ROOF

No matter how talented your roofers are, if your roof deck was badly made, your new roof will struggle. Houses are built from the ground up, and a poorly constructed home means a poorly performing roof. If things get bad enough, your roofing warranty can end up voided. Additionally, if you decide...

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Are you your neighborhood’s Clark Griswold? Do you save up money especially for December’s electricity bill? Whether you are or not, the team at Tim Leeper Roofing wants to ensure your holiday spirit doesn’t cost you later in the year. Holidays are some of the most abusive times for roofs, because people climb all over them, nail inflatables into them, and staple strings of lights onto them. The good news is, there are ways for holiday decorations to surpass everyone’s expectations while leaving your roof ready to handle the rest of winter. Read on for some special decorating...

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Being in charge of commercial buildings can be quite a job. Whether it’s cracked sidewalks, dirty HVAC filters, or dirty windows, the responsibilities can feel endless. If you’re smart, you’ll find dependable professionals who will be good allies for you (though that can be a formidable challenge in and of itself). However, we have good news for you: when it comes to your roof, you have help from one of the best roofing companies in Nashville. Tim Leeper Roofing is here to keep you covered—literally! We are commercial roofing experts with the experience, expertise, and dedication to handle...

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As Nashville’s full-service roofing contractors, commercial roofs have a special place in our hearts. They may not shelter families, but they protect jobs. They create spaces for people to innovate, grow, and work. They keep valuable goods dry and give essential services home bases. In short, commercial roofs are instrumental in everyone’s success, and we are honored to extend our roofing services to Nashville’s homes and businesses.

In our last blog, we discussed a few key questions that often come up when we’re talking to people who own commercial buildings, including questions...

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Commercial roofs aren’t always the prettiest, and you won’t find as many of them on the front of magazines, but you’ll hear about the innovations people make under their shelter. Without commercial roofs, we wouldn’t be where we are now. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we are passionate about keeping the roofs of Nashville healthy and strong whether they be residential or commercial. However, as we said in our last blog, we have a special appreciation for commercial roofs and their service to our community. Commercial roofs require a certain level of expertise, and we can provide it.

We’ve...

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It isn’t enough for the water to fall off your roof. Once your roof sheds water, that water must be taken away from your house. Why? Because water can ruin your house from above or below. Water leaks into your foundation are just as scary as leaks into your roof – if not more so. Foundation water leaks lead to catastrophic cracks in the foundation. Not only that, water can damage the ground underneath your foundation, causing one part of your home to rise higher than the other. Once the foundation is undermined, the rest of the house suffers all the way up to the roof. Cracks will travel...

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Shedding water may be one of your roof’s simplest jobs, but several systems must work together to keep water from damaging your home. In our last blog, we discussed how water falling off your roof can damage your foundation, sometimes leading to the complete ruin of your house. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we’ve seen homes that could have been saved by one of our best services: gutter installation and repair.

Gutters are your foundation’s primary defense against water damage. They collect water and carry it away from your house so that it can’t get into your foundation. They are tough and...

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The winter months on central Tennessee can test all of us. The rain that never seems to end takes its toll on our moods and can also reveal damage to our roofs. When it comes to roofs, damage can go unseen until it reaches the interior of our homes. In this week’s blog, we will go over signs you can look out for to know you need roof repair. We are Tim Leeper Roofing and we offer roof services that include repair and replacement for both residential and commercial roofs.

INTERIOR SIGNS YOU NEED ROOF REPAIR OR ROOF REPLACEMENT

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It looks like we are going to dodge a winter storm bullet this week, as a winter storm passes north of us. However, this weather system will bring considerable rain to the Nashville area, and this could reveal weaknesses in your roof. In this week’s blog, we’ll take a closer look at what some of these weaknesses could be. We will focus on three types of flashing: general roof flashing, dead valleys, and roof boots. If you suspect you have inadequate flashing on your roof, call us for an inspection.

Missing Flashing

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In 2015, Tim Leeper Roofing was named National Roofing Contractor of the Year. This is something that everyone here is proud of and works to live up to every single day. We work to be different than the rest of the roofing crowd, and we’d like to take this opportunity to break down who we are and what makes up the Tim Leeper Difference.

ROOFING COMPANY IDENTITY

We are a roofing contractor. We are not a general contractor who does some roofing work. We specialize in roofing and know the ins and outs of the business. We’ve been in business since 2004, and we founded Tim Leeper...

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When you are looking at having a full replacement for your residential roof, there are several things to consider. When you are making this decision, and through the whole process, you’ll want to have a partner in a roofing company that offers the best customer service, quality workmanship, and the best products. Tim Leeper Roofing embodies these qualities and more. To learn more about what Tim Leeper Roofing offers, keep reading.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND POSITIVE VALUES

We strongly believe that the actual roof is just part of what we offer. Our customer service is the best around....

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As springtime storms roll off the Great Plains and into the Nashville area, you can expect strong storms which contain straight line winds, torrential rains, hail, and even tornados. And while you can never know when the brunt of a storm will hit your area, you will never question if it has arrived! Patio umbrellas go flying, unsecured items go flying, and hailstones dance a jig on your roof. While the power of Mother Nature is awe-inspiring to observe, the reality is that it can do substantial damage to your roof. The damage that hail and high winds can do can be more than cosmetic. In...

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Protect your investment by taking care of your commercial roof. The building that houses your business is more than just a place for you to build your financial future. The building itself plays a large role in your financial stability. The value of your real estate investment in the building is part of your overall asset portfolio, and just as you check on your stock market investments and the fleet of vehicles that roll out daily to conduct business, your brick-and-mortar building is a substantial investment that needs checking on. The roof of your business affects the rest of the...

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Guess which city in the US was the windiest in 2016? Many people would guess Chicago, The Windy City, right? No, that name is about politicians, not the weather. What about Denver, in the Rocky Mountains? Again no. While they get plenty of strong winds, the crown for the windiest city actually goes to Nashville!

As winds blow off of the Great Plains and onto the Cumberland Plateau, they fly over the Highland Rim and into the Central Basin, and right into Nashville, Old Hickory, Goodlettsville, and Hendersonville. When these winds come blowing into the area, they can do substantial...

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We are now firmly in tornado season. This unofficial weather season started April 4th, and we’ve already see a few storm system move through, causing various levels of damage. Cool, dry air masses clash with warmer, moist air masses that are moving north from the Gulf Coast and the results are storms, which can easily be triggered into becoming violent storms. All the trigger a system needs is some afternoon surface heating to set off an evening, or a whole night, of a line of storms or isolated storm cells that march eastward across Tennessee. These storms can bring strong straight line...

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In this blog series, we are covering the damage that Springtime storms can do to residential and commercial roofs. Nashville’s location, where the Great Plains meet the Appalachian Mountains puts in in the perfect spot to get hit by numerous spring storms. These storms are notorious for their strength and violence. They often contain hail, rain, tornadoes and strong winds. In this week’s blog, we’ll look at tornadoes and hail as potential causes of severe damage to your roof. We are Tim Leeper Roofing. We are Nashville’s Top Rated Local® roofer, and we offera number of residential and...

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Nashville’s sits in the Central Basin and this glorious spot, where the Great Plains meet the Appalachians, and gets weather as unique as the town that sits amidst the curves of the winding Cumberland River. Spring storms launch off of the Highland Rim and dive into the basis with great force. Spring storms are the perfect time to witness this phenomenon. These storms bring strong winds, torrential rain, hail and sometimes tornadoes. In this week’s blog, we’ll look at how these rains can affect your roof. In our last blog, we covered the effects that strong straight line winds can have on...

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When you are in the process of putting a new asphalt shingles on the roof of your home or business, you may have lots of questions to ask about the shingles. A few of these things might be how to pay for it, how much will the insurance cover and what your deductible will be. You may wonder how long they are meant to last and what kind of warranty you’ll get. Then there are the question about who to hire to do the work. Well, we can answer the last question easily. Tim Leeper Roofing is the roofer to call for any roofing work in the Nashville area. We do residential and commercial roofing...

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When you are looking for a roofer to do either repair work or a complete residential roof replacement, there are many reasons you should choose Tim Leeper Roofing. We’d like to take this week’s blog to go over a few of these reasons, and we hope to hear from you if you are in need of any roofing services. We serve the Nashville area from our Old Hickory base and look forward to working with you.

INTEGRITY AND QUALITY WORK

Dedication to great customer service and the highest-quality workmanship are two of the main reasons Tim Leeper stopped working for other roofers and started...

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Roofs are one of those things that people only replace when absolutely necessary. They are a major part of our homes, which, for many people, represent a large investment of financial resources, time, and energy. So if you are shopping for a new residential or commercial roof, chances are your old roof has either been damaged beyond repair by a storm or is just so old that it has stopped performing. Roofs that stop doing their job leak. Leaks go both ways with roofs. Water and heat (or cold) can leak in, or heat (or cold) can leak out. Either one of these situations will cost you money. If...

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When you are choosing a roofing company to complete work on your home, you are finding someone to work on one of the most important parts of your home. Your roof determines influences your utility bills, the look and value of your home, and protects your family and possessions from the weather. In our last blog, we went over how Tim Leeper is the roofer to choose because of our dedication to honesty, integrity, and customer service. In this week’s article, we will look at how the details that pay attention to are also a compelling reason to choose Tim Leeper roofer for your residential or...

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Finding a roofer is one of those things you only do when you absolutely have to. It’s not like finding a dentist for a twice-yearly check-up. No, if you are in need of a roofer you are likely dealing with an issue that needs immediate attention. If you have storm damage or a leak, you’ll want to get it repaired or replaced quickly. There are situations where you have more time, like when you are replacing your roof because it has survived decades and the shingles are worn out. In either case, you’ll want to find a Nashville-based roofer who fulfills certain qualifications. We’ll go over a...

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When you are looking at needing a major roof repair, or a total replacement, be it commercial or residential, you will have several important decisions to make. Some of these will center around the selection of the roofing material. After you decide if you want a metal or a shingle roof, and what kind and color shingle you want, you’ll still have a few decisions to make. One of these choices is whether you want to include new gutters with the roof services. Unless you have studied gutters, some of the issues may not have occurred to you. In this week’s article, we’ll look at some issues...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD VENTILATION FOR YOUR ROOF AND YOUR HOME

Many people don’t realize that their houses breathe, but they do. Specifically, the roof breathes. It takes air in and releases it and if this cycle is interrupted, problems can occur. In this week’s article, we’ll cover how your home, and roof can suffer if the ventilation of your attic isn’t working as it should. We are Tim Leeper Roofing and serve the Nashville area. We offer both residential and commercial roofing services.

GOOD VENTILATION

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It is easy to slip into the belief that summertime is the time of year when you don’t have to worry about your roof. But the extremes of weather during the summer can be harder on your roof than other seasons. In this week’s article, we’ll go over some reasons that summertime is when you need to keep an eye of your roof. If you think you have any developing roofing problems, call Tim Leeper Roofing. We serve the Nashville area from our base in Old Hickory. We offer both residential and commercial roofing services.

SPOTTING ROOF DAMAGE

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Moss serves a valuable ecological role. It helps control erosion, filter rainwater, repair damaged ecosystems, and even promote growth. In years past, moss has been appropriated to hold many domestic functions as well. It was used to fill chinks in log homes, to insulate boots and mittens, and it was even used in World War I as bandaging—because it’s said to absorb liquids three times faster than cotton and have antibacterial properties.

While this all may be true, moss has little value when it’s growing on your roof. In fact, moss can have adverse effects on your roof and home. When...

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Asphalt shingles have a reputation for being durable, long lasting, cost-efficient, and easy to install. As a result, they are easily one of the most popular roofing materials on the market, especially for residential roofs. However, despite their popularity, there is some information you might not know. This is why we at Tim Leeper Roofing have put together this list of asphalt shingle facts.

When it comes time to repair or replace your roof, contact Tim Leeper Roofing, Nashville’s Top Rated Local® Roofing Contractors.

THEY CAN BE MADE FROM DIFFERENT MATERIALS

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As most homeowners know, keeping up on home maintenance can be difficult. Even providing a little TLC to important things you pass and use every day can easily be forgotten. So what does this mean for essential parts of your home—like, say, your roof—that aren’t “used” daily and are barely noticed?

It means that it’s probably not getting the inspection and maintenance it needs.

Routine roof maintenance is extremely important. When roofing problems go undetected, they can quickly become costly ordeals. This is why we at Tim Leeper Roofing have put together this list of...

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With its low housing prices, growing population, and pro-business environment, Nashville is becoming the place to own a business. As proud Nashville business owners ourselves, we at Tim Leeper Roofing take pride in being a part of this community, and we are always looking for ways to give back. One key way we do this is through offering the area superb roofing services. Not only do we inspect, repair, and replace residential roofs, but we also specialize in commercial roofing repair and replacement.

If the roof of your business or commercial space is in need of service, contact...

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Though Nashville is safely tucked away in central Tennessee—hundreds of miles away from any coastal waters—we often still experience the remnants of some big hurricanes. We recently, for example, felt some of Irma’s force, and fortunately, hurricanes Maria and Jose are not expected to impact Tennesse. However, hurricane season doesn’t technically end until November 30, and at the rate at which we are going—2017 is on track to break the record for the most named storms in history—it’s good to understand how your commercial roof can be affected by wind and strong storms.

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If you’ve been putting off a roof replacement, now is the time to take action. As many roofers and home improvement experts know, fall is the best time of the year to tackle a reroofing project. In this blog, we are going to look at some of the reasons why.

At Tim Leeper Roofing, we are more than ready to replace the roof on your home or commercial space. However, before you schedule a roof replacement, it is important to have a local contractor—someone you trust and who has your best interest in mind—confirm that your roof is, indeed, beyond repair. If you would like Nashville’s...

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If you are considering buying a metal roof for your home, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons. If you have already weighed out your options and are ready to get installing, the roofing experts at Tim Leeper Roofing would love to help you out. As Nashville’s Top Rated® Local Roofers, we take great pride in our work and providing the Nashville area with unrivaled roofing services.

Read on to learn about some of the pros and cons to adding a metal roof to your home.

METAL ROOF BENEFITS

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Here in Nashville fall is well underway. The trees are changing colors and losing their leaves, the days are getting shorter, the mornings cooler, and a faint presence of winter is in the air. Fall is not only a great time to be outside, but it is also a great season to do some routine roof inspection and maintenance.

As Nashville’s Top Rated® Local Roofer, we take great pride in providing the people of our city with superb roofing services. From commercial roof replacement to residential roof repair, we can handle almost all of your roofing needs. Contact us today for more...

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The word “best” is a superlative we probably hear far too often. These days it seems impossible to flip on the tv or drive through town and not see loads of businesses purporting to be the best at what they do. At Tim Leeper Roofing, the word “best” is not something we take lightly. We were recently awarded the National Roofing Contractor of the Year Award, and this is a point of pride for us, as we aim to be the very best roofing company we can be.

When we provide the Nashville area with residential and commercial roofing services, we let professionalism, transparency, and...

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Just as home maintenance is essential to the integrity of your home, maintaining your commercial space is crucial to the success of your business. A key part of this maintenance is performing routine roof inspections. When you do this you can identify any possible damage that will only worsen over time, costing you more money, time, and energy. Unless you know exactly what to look for and are completely comfortable on top of a roof, we suggest that you hire a licensed and professional roofer to complete your inspection.

If you are a resident of the Nashville area and want help with...

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One of the great joys of Christmas time is driving around and admiring all the beautiful lights around Nashville. From simple strings of lights that adorn gutters to singing Santas and reindeer that stand proudly on rooftops, there seems to be something for everyone. But with all this Christmas celebration, comes some hard work. Not only does it take time to set up Christmas lights and decorations, but taking them down can also be quite a grueling task.

Although we don’t want to cut the holiday season short by getting you to think about post-Christmas cleanup, we would like to offer...

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Just like residential roofs, commercial roofs can experience troubles over time. Factors like roof condition, weather, surrounding environment, and the quality of the roofing materials and installation are all relevant to the durability and life expectancy of your commercial roof. While it is impossible to make your roof impervious to damage, it is possible to delay costly replacements and make the most of your investment by staying up-to-date on maintenance.

To help with your ongoing maintenance, we at Tim Leeper Roofing would like to share with you some common problems that you...

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If you are in the process of building a new home or you’re in need of a roof replacement, you may be wondering what type of roof is best for you and your home. When making this decision, there are a number of things to consider, such as your home’s architecture, which roofing material best meets your needs, and, of course, what best matches your budget.

In today’s blog, we at Tim Leeper Roofing would like to offer some information to assist you as you make this decision. As Nashville’s leading roofing contractors, we take great pride in helping our community build and maintain the...

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In our last blog, we talked about some of the things to consider when replacing your roof. In today’s blog, we are going to pick up right where we left off and offer some additional tips for choosing the right roof for you and your home.

Looking for the best roofers in Nashville? Contact us! We offer residential and commercial roof repair, replacement, coatings, maintenance, and more! Call for your no-hassle, free estimate today!

TYPES OF MATERIALS

As we mentioned, the material you choose is extremely important to...

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For roofing companies, there are few things worse than showing up to complete a roof installation or repair and discovering that the most recent roofing job was botched. This puts roofers in a bad situation: they don’t want to have to charge thousands of dollars to fix someone else’s mistakes. However, at the same time, good roofers don’t want to ignore glaring issues and settle for simply masking the problem.

At Tim Leeper Roofing, this is certainly a situation we hate finding ourselves in. Today, in this article, we would like to offer you some advice that can hopefully help you...

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From torrential downpours to extreme summer heat and light, roofs must withstand a lot of abuse. Fortunately, most roofs are built to handle it. However, no roof can last forever, and there comes a time when all of the wear and tear begins to show. When this happens, this doesn’t always mean that you need a total roof replacement. The issue can sometimes be resolved with a simple roof repair. The key to minimizing the work required is staying on top of roof inspections and identifying problems before they become savings-draining problems.

In today’s blog, we at Tim Leeper Roofing...

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The attic isn’t a part of the home we venture into every day. Because of this, it can easily be forgotten. Just think about it—when’s the last time you thought about your attic (and not the contents of your attic but the actual condition of it)? Our guess is it’s probably been awhile. Most of the time this is okay—attics don’t need to be tended to daily. However, there are some aspects, like attic insulation, that should be regularly checked. Inadequately insulated attics can severely jeopardize the comfort, integrity, and energy efficiency of your home.

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The long-awaited first day of spring is just around the corner. There’s no doubt that when spring arrives, the weather begins to change and roofing companies all across the country begin to fill up their schedules. This is certainly true here in Nashville at Tim Leeper Roofing. To ensure that your roof gets the care it needs year round, it is essential to keep a close eye on its condition. In today’s blog, we would like to share with you a list of common problems that affect roofs during the winter. If you notice any of these problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to our roofing...

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Hiring a professional roofing contractor you can trust to do quality work is harder than you might think. As with almost all services, not all roofing companies are the same. To get the most bang for your buck, it is important to explore and research your options to find the best roofing company for your particular job. Whether your primary focus is on budget, services, or reputation, in today’s blog, we at Tim Leeper Roofing would like to share with you this guide to hopefully assist you in the process of finding the right roofing contractor.

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Not all roof damage is the result of extreme weather, a fallen tree, or some other extraordinary event. Oftentimes, neglect or poor roof maintenance can be just as damaging. This is especially true in situations where a small leak or hole, which would normally take awhile to become apparent, becomes magnified by homeowners. In today’s blog, we at Tim Leeper Roofing would like to share with you some things you should avoid doing so that you can maintain a safe, strong, and reliable roof.

If you are in the Nashville area and in need of commercial or residential roofing services,...

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Picture this: a heavy spring rain has just passed. The afternoon sun is just starting to return when all of the sudden you notice a puddle of water on your bathroom floor. You inspect the room and see there is a leak coming from the ceiling. This, of course, is not good news, and believe it or not, it’s something that homeowners routinely experience. Leaky roofs are one of the most common and costly issues homeowners face. Although this is common, it does not mean that you are powerless when it comes to your roof. In fact, through simple routine roof maintenance, you can actually prevent a...

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A roof is a roof, right? Well, maybe to some. But certainly not to us. As middle Tennessee’s premier roofing contractors, we understand the vast difference between commercial and residential roofing systems. We understand that this knowledge is not something everyone needs. But if you are interested in learning about some of the key differences, you are in luck. In today’s blog, we at Tim Leeper Roofing would like to offer a general guide to the key differences.

If you are in need of commercial or residential roofing services, contact one of the best roofing companies in The...

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Are you considering installing a flat roof on your commercial property? Curious about your options when it comes to drainage systems? Good news! This is the exact focus of today’s blog. Here at Tim Leeper Roofing, we take tremendous pride in being one of the premier roofing companies in the middle Tennessee area. And to us, a big part of being a full-service roofing contractor is not just offering residential roofing services, but also offering our clients low slope repairs, replacements, and other commercial roofing services. Learn more about our services and contact us today!

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Before too long, summer will be upon us. For a lot of people, summer is the most anticipated time of the year, and it’s easy to see why—warm weather, long days, vacation, swimming, and all the good summer vibes. Who doesn’t love summer? While this is totally a rhetorical question, we’re going to go ahead and answer it anyway—your roof.

Although you may think that the cold and wet winter months are hardest on your roof, the summer is just as menacing in its own way. Not only does the summer serve up some brutal temperatures and ultra-intense rays, but it also sends along some serious...

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We’re all guilty of operating under misconceptions, both big and small. While we’re not here to shed light on all your misconceptions, we at Tim Leeper Roofing, however, would like to clear up some common myths that involve a subject we know very well — roofing,

As the Nashville area’s go-to roofing contractors, we take tremendous pride in providing Tennessee with the very best commercial and residential roofing repairs, inspections, replacements, and more. Learn more about us,...

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If you have ever been caught in a hail storm, you know how quickly you can go from “Wow, how cool!” to “Ah, everything I’ve ever owned is ruined!” Not only can hail storms be devastating to vehicles, but they can also damage your roof. And unlike a car, you can’t move your home under shelter until the storm passes.

While Tennessee is not in the heart of the hail belt, we are no strangers to hailstorms. The amount of damage caused by a hailstorm can vary...

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Summer is just around the corner. If you are planning on having your roof repaired or replaced this summer, it’s important you do your research and choose a reputable and experienced roofing contractor. How do you do this? Simple: you call the professional roofers at Tim Leeper Roofing — 615-553-2782. They’ll listen to your needs, inspect your commercial or residential roof, and then complete the job quickly while also ensuring absolute quality.

But, what if you’re not in the Nashville area? How do you find a solid roofing contractor then? This is a good question and to help you get...

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One of the most important, yet often overlooked parts of your home is your roof. The roof is both an essential part of your home’s curb appeal and the comfort of your home. Given its importance — and the fact that a new roof is not cheap — it only follows that you need to take good care of your roof. Here are some good roofing tips for the summer.

If you don’t have the time or the experience needed to take care of your roof, be sure to contact a reputable roofing contractor. If you are in the Nashville area, contact the professionals at Tim Leeper Roofing. Whether you need a...

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Home maintenance can often feel like a chore — you know, the type of chore that you keep putting off, saying “next week will be a better time to do it anyway.” In this sense, home maintenance is a lot like exercising or dental hygiene. But just like running and flossing, these routines have great benefits, and once you incorporate these activities into a routine, they become easier and easier to do.

If you are looking for some home maintenance projects to perform this summer, Tim Leeper Roofing has some suggestions in today’s blog post. If you are in need of Nashville roofing...

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When designing your dream home or retrofitting an old one, there will come a time when you have to choose what type of roof you want to add to your home. Since roofs do much more than just protect your home and its occupants from the elements, it’s important to choose a design that best fits your individual needs and preferences. There are a surprising number of roof options out there, and in today’s blog post, Tim Leeper Roofing would like to share with you some of the most popular roof designs.

If you are in the Nashville area and are looking for unrivaled roofing services, give...

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Whenever a hailstorm rips through the Nashville area, homeowners are faced with a great deal of stress and worry. This is, of course, because hailstorms can cause serious damage to your roof. Performing necessary roof repairs after a hailstorm is critical to the functionality of your roof and the comfort of your home. As your go-to Nashville roofing company, we would like to share with you some things to keep in mind next time a hailstorm hits Nashville.

WHAT IS HAIL?

Sure, we all know what hail is, but do we really understand how it forms? Let’s take a look. Hail is a...

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As a roofing company, we can’t say that we forget about roofs or their importance. However, for people who don’t repair and install roofs on a daily basis, roofs are probably often forgotten. How could this be? Roofs are fascinating! Don’t believe us? Perhaps this list of interesting roof facts can change your mind.

If you are in the Nashville area and in need of roofing services — inspections, repairs, replacements, and more — contact our team of roofing professionals. Call 615-553-2782 to get your free quote.

SLATE ROOFING

Slate roofing was brought to America,...

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For those who don’t have much experience with roofs, dealing with roof repairs and regular roof maintenance can be intimidating. For example, have you ever wondered how often you should get your roof inspected? What kinds of materials are available when it comes time for a roof replacement? And who can you trust to keep your roof in good condition? In today’s blog post, we are going to answer these questions and offer you a few reminders that hopefully help ease your future roofing worries.

ROOFING INSPECTIONS ARE ESSENTIAL

Oftentimes, huge roofing problems don’t make...

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Warranties provide us with peace of mind and assurance. This is especially important for big and expensive jobs like residential and commercial roofing projects. So what happens when your warrant on your commercial roof expires? In today’s blog post, we are going to look at this issue.If you are in the Nashville area and looking for commercial roofing repairs, maintenance, inspections, and more, don’t hesitate to contact Nashville’s go-to roofing company.

We are experienced roofing contractors who have handled nearly every type of roof and roofing problem. Learn more about us and...

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With nearly two decades of experience, we would venture to say that we have seen about every time of commercial roof damage you could imagine. In today’s blog post, we would like to share with you some of the most common types of leaks that affect a commercial roof.

As is the case with all roof leaks and damage, commercial roofing leaks require prompt repairs. Leaks will not just sort themselves out with time. In fact, they will do the opposite — over time they will get worse and worse, necessitating more damage and more costly repairs. If you are in the Nashville area and need your...

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With the end of summer approaching, there are a number of things that businesses and commercial property managers have on their plate. If getting your commercial roofing inspected and maintained is not on this list, we think it should be. Not convinced? Read on, because in today’s blog post, we are going to talk about why getting your roof inspected in the fall is ideal.

Don’t have time to read? Want to schedule your commercial roof inspection now? That’s fine, too! Contact us here via the form on the right or give us a call at 615-553-2782 and we can schedule your services and get...

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It is of the utmost importance to ensure that the integrity of your commercial or residential roof is in great shape before the harsh winter sets in. While Nashville doesn’t get pounded daily with snow, winters here are not to be discounted. Snow and ice can easily exacerbate any minor roofing issues, turning them into big issues that require costly repairs.

Too busy to read this blog post or to inspect your roof? Want to leave it up to a professional roofing company? Good choice! If you are in the Nashville area, be sure to call Tim Leeper Roofing. We take tremendous pride in being...

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There are few things as integral to our existence as the sun. Without that big ball of fire, humanity and virtually all life would cease to exist. But for something so important, it sure can cause a lot of problems. Particularly, the ultraviolet rays that constantly beat down on us can break down the structure of almost any material, damaging its integrity and quality — from our skin to the roofs of our homes.

In today’s blog post, we are going to take a closer look at how the sun affects the quality and integrity of your residential or commercial roof, and how you can manage this...

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HOW CAN I PROTECT MY ROOF FROM SUN DAMAGE

As we mentioned in part one of this blog post series, there is little you can do to stop the sun from affecting your roof. However, there are some steps that you can take to ensure that you catch minor problems caused by the sun before they become big, costly problems. Below are a few of the most effective protective measures.

ROOF INSPECTIONS

There is no better way to ensure the integrity of your roof...

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There’s no question, Nashville. The days are getting shorter, the nights cooler, and the leaves are in full transition — fall is officially here. Before you know it all these fiery-colored leaves will begin to fall, covering your home and yard, which means it’s time for everyone’s favorite fall activity: gutter maintenance.

Whether you are a new homeowner, new to gutter cleaning, or just want to brush up on some gutter cleaning reminders, the intention of this blog post is to provide some helpful reminders to clean your gutters and prepare your home for the all the rain and snow...

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A quick Google search for “roofing contractor” will likely yield a number of potential options. So how do you pick one? One thing that we encourage you to consider is hiring local roofers. In today’s blog post, Tim Leeper Roofing is going to look at a few of the distinct benefits of hiring a local roofing contractor.

VERIFYING INSURANCE AND REFERENCES IS EASIER

When you work with a local roofing contractor, it is often much easier to check credentials, like insurance and contractor’s license, as well as contact references. What’s more, you may even be able to visit the homes...

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If you have noticed problems with your roof, getting a professional roof inspection is, of course, the first step toward fixing the issue. However, not all roofing problems are obvious. There are all types of roofing problems out there and not all of them are characterized by leaks, drafts, or brown spots on your ceiling. Just because you don’t see these signs, doesn’t mean that your roof is structurally sound and up to snuff. This is why professional roofing contractors suggest having your roof inspected a few times a year.

One key part of this inspection will be to thoroughly...

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While most commercial roofing systems are more durable and longer lasting than residential roofs, this is not a given. In order to get decades of use out of your commercial roof, it is essential that you keep it in great condition throughout their service life. The easiest way to do this is, of course, through routine roof maintenance. In today’s blog post, we would like to share with you some reasons why preventative maintenance is so critical to the overall longevity of your commercial roof.

PREVENT SMALL PROBLEMS FROM BECOMING BIG & COSTLY REPAIRS

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Shingle roofs take a lot of abuse, especially in the winter. While some damage is inevitable, some damage can be mitigated through preventative measures. As a homeowner, there is perhaps no time more important to care for your roof than during the winter. This is primarily because of the threat of ice dams, which can wreak all sorts of costly damage. Before winter arrives, consider applying these tips.

INSPECT THE ROOF & ATTIC

Although it may seem like common sense, it’s worth mentioning because of its importance. Regular roof inspections are the surest way to maintain and...

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Old Man Winter does not take pity on your house. It is that simple. Whether you covered your outdoor A/C unit or you cleared the leaves from the gutters, winter can put stress on your house. Oftentimes, homeowners want to bundle up with hot chocolate and a Christmas movie, but it is important to remember that there are certain home maintenance tasks to attend to.

On a cold and blustery winter day, you might see your neighbor haphazardly ascending a ladder to scrape or shovel snow off their roof. This might get you thinking, “Maybe I should start scraping snow off my roof.”

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While some may associate the rustic look of algae, lichen, or moss growing on a roof with picturesque cottages of the Pacific Northwest or the swamps of the South, these roof-clinging pests can cause some serious damage to your roof. Whether you are trying to resell your home or noticing leaks and water damage in your attic, it might be time to deal with these pesky plants.

If you are looking for a trusted roofing service in Tennessee to help you with your roof repair, visit Tim Leeper Roofing. If you need to replace shingles damaged by lichen and moss, or are considering redoing...

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Tis the season to be jolly. There’s no better way to express your holiday cheer to your neighbors than by hanging holiday lights on your house. Exterior lights can be fun for your whole family and neighborhood, but they often come with some risks. Every year, people injure themselves or others while hanging exterior holiday lights.

If you want to minimize risks, follow our guide for hanging holiday lights. Nobody wants to spend an evening in the emergency room during the holidays or have a leaky roof on Christmas morning. If the damage is already done and you need repairs completed...

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If you are getting any repair work done on your house, it is important to know the anatomy of a roof. While the shingles and flashings often take center stage when discussing roof repair, the fascia and soffit only become relevant when discussing gutter installation and repair. The fascia and soffit are incredibly important for both the livability and structural integrity of your home.

The experts at your Top Rated Local® Nashville roofing company, Tim Leeper Roofing, are here to discuss the differences between fascia and soffit and why it is important to maintain these parts of your...

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It’s that time of the year in Nashville where rain and snow pile up on your roof. If you notice any damage to your roof, you may want to check to see if your drip edges are correctly installed, or even if you have them. Many older homes may not have a drip edge installed on their roof. If you have a house that doesn’t have gutters, it is also likely you don’t have a drip edge either. This can lead to some major problems.

If you are looking for a trusted roofing contractor to take care of your drip edges, look no further than your Top Rated Local® Tim Leeper Roofing. Whether you need...

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If you own a home, how much time do you spend on your roof? How much time do you spend poking around, inspecting the health of the shingles and checking for rot or weak spots in valleys? Maybe you don’t spend any time at all on your roof, and that is okay.

But if you have good weather, the ground is not too slick, and you want to proactively take care of your home, it is time to climb up on your roof and do your own inspection. Roof inspections are like doctor’s check-ups for your house. You can find a wealth of information by just trying to get on top of your roof. And, like...

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Most people don’t consider themselves to be gamblers when it comes to their largest investment. Your home is where you raise your children, you celebrate life, families gather together, you laugh, you cry…it is a sacred place. It is also a place, like anything else, that requires work and maintenance from time to time. When the time comes to do large repairs or maintenance it only makes sense to ask around and see who is good at what they do and to see who is reasonably priced. Why..? Because we do not want to be taken advantage of. We want to get a fair price for a service that we...

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Over time, your roof can suffer damage from things like extreme temperatures, severe weather, and simply old age. A damaged or leaking roof can lead to further building damage and also decrease its value. For both residential and commercial roofing, make sure you get regular inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs when necessary. If you are in Nashville and need roof repairs,...

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As a homeowner, you take your responsibility to maintain your property seriously. As your home ages, you may be uncertain if it’s time to replace the shingles on your roof. Sure, some of them may be loose or falling off, but is it really time to go for a whole replacement now, or should you just get them repaired? This guide goes over all the major signs that it’s time to replace your shingles.

Be mindful that, in some scenarios, repair and maintenance may be the better option. However, sooner or later...

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When we meet with future clients, we usually get some questions about which type of roofing system will be right for them. We get asked questions like:

  • “What are the most popular types of commercial roofs?”
  • “What is the best type of commercial roof?”
  • “What is the most reasonably priced commercial roof?”

This article goes over the advantages and disadvantages of different types of commercial and industrial roofs, as well as their costs. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we have been helping clients choose the best roofing solution for their budget and needs. We...

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Whether you’re building a new house or are redesigning an already-existing one, choosing the most suitable type of roof isn’t always a simple task. Different types of roofs are suitable for different purposes. Of course, the basic function of a roof is consistent across all of them — to protect your home from elemental damage — but depending on the shape of your home, aesthetic goals, geographic location, and other factors, different roof-types will be more appropriate than others. To get a clear picture about what roof type is best for your home,...

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In our previous post, we discussed the first five of ten types of roofs you should know about before you get your roof refurbished, built, or replaced. Despite the common belief that only one type of roof will do for any single building, you actually have many options! Last time, we went over these types of roofs:

  1. Flat Roofs
  2. Gable Roofs
  3. Hip Roofs
  4. Mansard Roofs
  5. Gambrel Roofs

In today’s post, we’ll conclude with five more...

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Here at Tim Leeper Roofing, our roofing contractors work all year-round. We’re ready to repair or replace your roof any time of the year. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifetime — about 20 years for roofs with asphalt shingles — you may be wondering when is the best time of the year to schedule roof repair or replacement. The answer may surprise you…

WHEN TO TALK TO A ROOFING PROFESSIONAL

First thing’s first, getting your...

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In most of our articles, we focus on roof repair and roof replacement, what options you have available for material, style, and so on. Today’s post is going to be a little different. This post goes much deeper than that. We will be closely examining the history of the roofing trade, providing a general overview of its historical developments and technological breakthroughs.

There are so many roofing options available to you today — after...

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In Part I of this series on the history of the roof and the roofing trade, we primarily examined the materials used for roofing — from branches and mud to bricks and tiles. In today’s post, we turn to the history of roof design. Design is of course going to be strongly determined by the material restraints of an epoch — like what materials are available and its qualities.

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the design of a roof. When we speak of roof...

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In part I of this series of the history of roofing we discussed the early developments of roofing, as well as the materials that were traditionally used. In part II, we focused primarily on early-American building design and how it proliferated through the 19th century. Today’s post focuses on the history of roofing in the 20th century, up to today. In particular, we will be...

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Tim Leeper Roofing uses the most modern techniques and materials to construct highly durable and long-lasting roofs. Our roofing company is proud to provide professional, affordable residential and commercial roof replacement and repairs in Old Hickory, Tennessee. We have been working on roofs since 2004, and have seen some big changes in how roofing is done over the years. However, that’s only a few decades — roofing has been practiced for...

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Wondering how to choose a new roof? There are many great options available out there, as well as many options that are not optimal for your specific situation and needs. Today’s article explores things to consider when you’re looking for a new roof and want to understand what your options are. As buying a new roof is a major purchase, it’s worthwhile spending some time thinking about what exactly you need, what your budget is, and then making a decision as to what type of roof is best for you.

First thing’s first, though: no matter the quality of materials you choose, having a...

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Previously, we talked about how you have the freedom to choose the roof you have based on your preferences and needs, which may include:

  • Aesthetics
  • Fire Safety
  • Longevity
  • Wind Resistance
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Going Green

We also briefly touched on the material of shingles you can use to protect your home or business. In this second part of this two-part series, we are going to go further in-depth on the material of shingles you can use.

ASPHALT SHINGLES

Asphalt shingles are made of asphalt reinforced by fiberglass or...

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