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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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      Residential Roofing Repair

      Residential Roofing Repair

      Residential roof.

      Residential Roofing Repair

      Ensuring that your home has a sturdy and damage-free roof is crucial. Your home is your biggest asset, so it needs to be cared for properly. At Brian Elder Roofing, we provide top-notch roofing repairs and maintenance services to ensure your roof is always in excellent condition. 

      Repairing roof damage at the first sign of deterioration, erosion, or corrosion is vital. Timely detection can prevent additional damage that could lead to detrimental structural damage inside your home. At Brian Elder Roofing, with over ten years of industry experience, we possess the knowledge and expertise to quickly identify the causes of your roof damage, make the necessary repairs, and guide you on how to prevent any future damage during our maintenance inspections. 

      If your roof is damaged, we will fix your issues quickly and efficiently. Here are a few signs that your roof may need repairs: 

      Shingle Repair

      If your shingles are not installed properly, there is a chance that water can get underneath them, which will rot the wood holding up your roof. Suppose your wood rots or warps, the cost of this repair increases significantly. The potential for your roof collapsing due to wood rot is one of the main reasons you should get your roof repaired at the first sign of damage. Some of the damage you could find associated with shingle repair includes: 

      Missing Shingles: After a heavy windstorm or storm with hail, you may want to contact us to ensure you are not missing any shingles. Although, in some cases, the shingles may be clearly lying on your lawn. Do not fret if you see shingles on your property. We can easily and quickly replace any missing shingles. 

      Broken Shingles: Broken shingles indicate a sure sign of roof damage, and these shingles are letting water enter below the shingles. This repair will also need prompt attention before it causes the wood underneath the shingle to rot or warp.  

      Curled Shingles: Your shingles may begin to bend upward or downward as they age. Unfortunately, this also allows water to penetrate the wood below and calls for immediate replacement. 

      Cracked Shingles: During the summer months, when our Tennessee temperatures reach highs, typically over one hundred degrees, “thermal splitting” or cracked shingles occur. Yet again, when shingles start breaking, it leaves a path for water to enter under the shingle. 

      Roof Leak Repair 

      Some of the most obvious signs that your roof is leaking and needs repair include the following: 

      • Water running down the walls or the walls appearing to bubble under your paint job.  
      • Standing water on the floor or in your garage and attic. 
      • The ceiling has dark spots that may feel damp. 
      • Water stains or mold in the attic. Even if you do not see puddles of water, that does not mean there is not a leak in your attic or between your walls. 

        If you spot any signs of leaks or issues with your shingles, it is time to contact Brian Elder Roofing to repair your roof. It is best to let our professional roofing team handle the maintenance and care of your roof. It can be perilous for you to climb on your roof, even to check for missing shingles. Additionally, remember that the longer you wait, the more expensive the repair could be, and you could even find yourself needing an entirely new roof.  

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        Commercial Roofing Repair & Replacement

        Commercial Roofing Repair & Replacement

        Commercial roof.

        Commercial Roofing Repair & Replacement

        If you are a business owner, you understand the importance of having a secure office or building. It is crucial to prioritize keeping your roof in decent shape among all the maintenance requirements. Any signs of damage, including leaks or ceiling stains, create a negative impression on customers and indicate that it may be time for a roof repair or replacement soon. In addition, if your roof were to collapse, it could lead to a temporary business shutdown, resulting in a loss of revenue, disgruntled employees, and extra repair costs. To avoid such situations, Brian Elder Roofing is here to help. No matter what your building needs, our team has your back for: 

        • Commercial Roof Inspections

        • Commercial Roof Repair

        • Commercial Roof Replacement

        Signs Your Commercial Property Needs Roof Repair or Replacement 

        Brian Elder Commercial Roofing professionals learn in training how to repair or replace all types of commercial roofing, ranging from flat, asphalt, shingle, low-slope, tile, and more. Yet, how do you know when your commercial space needs a roof replacement? Read on to discover the most common reasons for roof repairs and replacement and how Brian Elder Roofing can help.  

        Water Damage 

        If you see water coming through your roof during rainy weather, it is time to seek professional help. Our team can assess whether your roof requires repair or replacement. Unfortunately, leaks in commercial properties can go unnoticed, mainly if the underside of the roof is not visible. Instead, look for secondary signs of leaks, such as moldy spots and ceiling stains. If your property has an attic, check it often for water damage. Plus, you should remember that you can detect mold by its smell, even if there are no visible signs of leakage. 

        Blistering on the Roof 

        If moisture pockets develop between your roof’s underlayment and membrane, you may notice bubbles or blisters on your roof. Addressing this issue promptly can prevent more extensive damage. Catching the blistering or bubbling early can mean the difference between a simple roof repair and a costly replacement. Scenarios like this issue are why Brian Elder Roofing’s annual maintenance services are so valuable. During our inspections of your property, we will watch for this problem to save you money in the long term. 

        Storm Damage to the Roof Membrane 

        Fierce winds and severe storms can lift the roof’s membrane, leading to damage. If the damage is minor, affecting less than 25% of the roof’s space, our commercial roof repair services can prevent further damage. However, a total roof replacement may be necessary if the damage is substantial, and you can see bald spots on the roof’s membrane. 

        Clogged Downspouts 

        If the downspouts on your commercial roof release little or no water after heavy rainfall, they have a clog containing leaves, twigs, or debris. Clogged downspouts are a common issue. But, if the downspouts cannot drain water away from the roof, it could lead to standing water on the roof. Standing or pooling water on a roof can cause tremendous damage in a short amount of time. So, during our inspections, if we notice the downspouts are not working correctly, we will quickly repair them, preventing long-term damage from occurring. 

        Flashing Shows Signs of Deterioration 

        In a commercial building, flashing is crucial for the roofing system as it safeguards the materials from moisture and other elements. In addition, it provides a protective seal; if it gets damaged, water and debris can enter the roof and cause severe destruction. The damaged flashing can result in the need for repairs or a new roof. 

        Shingles are Missing or Damaged 

        Steep slope commercial roofs commonly incorporate the use of shingles. Therefore, it is vital that the shingles are inspected on occasion, but especially after a storm. If any of your shingles appear curled, splitting, cracked, or missing, this is a sign that you need to call our roofing experts. Plus, if you notice moss growing on shingles, water is trapped inside the roof under the shingles. When we repair a commercial property that uses shingles, we use the highest quality Owens Corning shingles in our repairs, so you can rest assured that your property will receive an expert repair with the most durable shingles available to roofing service providers.  

        Your Roof is Getting Old 

        As time passes, roofs age and eventually require complete replacement. Regular inspections and maintenance can help delay this process, but you can only avoid replacement temporarily. Therefore, when the time comes for a roof replacement, it is wise to be informed about the available options and the lifespan of each material. Brian Elder’s Roofing team can advise you on the best roofing materials for your property to make sure your roof is durable and lasts for many years.  

        Why Brian Elder Roofing for my Commercial Roof Repairs or Replacement?  

        Our roof repair experts carry out evaluations and collaborate with you to identify the best solution for roof issues. We strive to find a cost-effective solution while maintaining the use of high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship. In addition, you can trust that our repairs or replacements will be long-lasting. We value our fellow businesses in Memphis, and we aim to provide business owners with the assurance of knowing that Brian Elder Roofing has them covered. 

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        Call 901-867-0303 and let us prove to you that we are the best choice when it comes to choosing roofing contractors in the Memphis area.

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