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Month: August 2023

Why is Regular Commercial Roof Maintenance Important?

If you are a commercial property owner, you undoubtedly understand the importance of keeping your property in tip-top shape. One of the most critical aspects of property maintenance is taking care of your roof. At Brian Elder Roofing, we have seen firsthand the positive impact that commercial roof maintenance can have on commercial properties. In this blog post, we will investigate commercial roofing care and how it can save you from future headaches and expenses.

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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Owens Corning Asphalt Shingle Color

When it comes to home renovations, few projects can transform the overall look of your residence like a new roof. If you are in the market for a roof upgrade, one of the key decisions you will need to make is selecting the right color of shingles. Brian Elder Roofing uses only the best asphalt shingles from Owens Corning, and they have a vast selection of colors. A well-chosen shingle color by Owens Corning shingles can dramatically enhance your home’s curb appeal. This type of shingle complements its architectural style and even influences its energy efficiency. In this guide, we will walk you through choosing the perfect asphalt shingle color for your home, including a glimpse of Owens Corning’s exciting new color offerings. 

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Residential Roofing Replacement

Residential Roofing Replacement

Residential roofing replacement.

Residential Roofing Replacement

Brian Elder Roofing is one of the top roofing companies, including for residential roofing replacement, in Memphis for several reasons, including our exceptional knowledge and experience regarding roof replacement. With our experienced team, craftsmanship, and finish work we can replace your roof seamlessly. A new roof offers greater curb appeal and peace of mind that your roof has been replaced correctly and efficiently. 

Why Choose Brian Elder Roofing for Your Roof Replacement? 

If you are worried about your roof approaching the end of its lifespan, do not fear! Our team is here to help, and we are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. We provide you with peace of mind that our team in Memphis will do an exceptional job with your roof replacement. Our team only uses the best shingles and delivers outstanding service on every job. Time is often the enemy when it comes to residential roof replacement, as the average roof lasts around twenty-five years or less. No matter the issue, Brian Elder Roofing is here to assist you in getting your home mended and back on track with a new roof. 

The Basics of Roof Replacement  

Replacing your roof is a significant home repair or upgrade that should not be taken lightly. When considering a roof replacement, there are several crucial factors to remember. An old roof can deteriorate and allow outside elements to enter your home, leading to water damage and potentially ruining your home from top to bottom. A fallen roof can be one of your most disastrous home problems. So, ensuring your roof is in good condition is crucial to avoiding potential disasters. If you suspect that your roof is close to the end of its lifespan, it is crucial to understand the typical replacement process. 

The Roof Replacement Process with Brian Elder Roofing 

  • First, we will remove all the current shingles. We will also remove any damaged flashing and drip edging. Our team of experts has a tarp that we will use to safeguard your foundation plantings and shrubs during the removal process. This tarp will also help us collect any nails or other metal objects used during the roofing replacement procedure. 

  • Next we check to ensure the roof structure is in good condition. If there is any damage, we can disclose with you any additional repairs that may need to be handled prior to putting the shingles back in place. 

  • In the beginning the next is to lay asphalt roofing paper over the top of the sheathing. This layer protects against water damage, preventing it from seeping into the house. The roofing paper is overlapped in rows as it reaches the roof peak and is typically nailed to the roofing deck.

  • Now is the appropriate moment to install metal drip edging along the roof’s edge on both the gable and eave sides. It should be securely fastened on top of the roofing paper.

  • Afterward, we proceed with installing flash at the intersection of the two planes. The flashing is usually affixed to the roofing deck using nails and secured with roofing caulk. 

  • We are now starting the challenging task of laying the Owens Corning shingles, beginning at the eaves and progressing toward the back. If roof vents are to be installed, the tab shingles start from the bottom and are placed upward.

  • To prevent leaks, applying flashing is important around areas where leaks could occur, such as the chimney, skylights, and stack vents. Flashing is typically installed during roofing, progressing upward with each row of shingles on the roof deck.

  • As your new roof nears completion, we will install a ridge vent to improve air circulation in your attic space. This continuous vent runs along the roof’s peak, preventing ice dams and exhausting hot air. Although older roofs may not have had ridge vents, installing them when getting a new roof is highly recommended. If ridge vents are unsuitable for your home, alternative vents should be installed to promote air circulation.

The Benefits of Replacing Your Roof 

Anytime you upgrade your home, it has several benefits, and replacing your roof is no different. Some of the many benefits you will notice after you have your roof replaced include the following:

    • Return on Investment

    • Improved Curb Appeal

    • Greater Energy Efficiency

    • Overall Healthier Home

    • Safer Home

    • Greater Peace of Mind

    The Benefits of Replacing Your Roof 

    When contemplating a roof replacement, it is crucial to consider these factors when you have an old roof. For a free estimate call us today. We would love to earn your business.

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      Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor

      When investing in a new roof, choosing the right roofer is crucial for ensuring a successful outcome. Sadly, consumer organizations and the Better Business Bureau receive many complaints each year related to roofing contractors. In Tennessee, since January 1, 2014, roofing subcontractors must possess a contractor’s license and be authorized to work as a prime for projects equal to or greater than $25,000. It is essential to ask for proof of this license, as making the right decision is crucial for such a significant investment. 

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      The Brian Elder Roofing Difference

      For many years, Brian Elder Roofing has been providing top-quality roofing repair, maintenance, and replacement to the Memphis community and the tri-state area. We know that your roof is vital in keeping your family safe, dry, and protected from outside elements, so we strive to deliver the best service possible. Our team is committed to providing superior workmanship and that sets us apart from other roofing companies. Continue reading to discover the Brian Elder Roofing difference. 

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