We hear so many things from our Nashville and Knoxville roofing clients who think they know roofing that we thought we’d try to give everyone a short quiz. Take your best guess and then learn the facts.
True or False
- All shingles are the same.
- Two layers of shingles is better than one.
- A home inspection includes a roofing inspection.
- Annual roofing inspections are a waste of money.
- All roofers do the same work.
In case you didn’t figure it out, all of these statements are false. However, they also all deserve a bit of clarification.
There are two general classifications of shingles; 3-tab and architectural. They not only look different, but also perform differently. An architectural shingles will last longer and provide more benefits. Learn more about 3-tab shingles click here. For more information on architectural shingles, click here.
One Layer of Shingles is Best
A roofer can either tear off your old roof and install a new one or install your new shingles over the old. The best method, and the only one that may provide a full manufacturer’s warranty, is a tear-off where the old shingles are replaced rather than overlaid with new.
A Home Inspection Does Not Include a Roofing Inspection
That’s because a home inspector is not a roofer. He can only state whether the state of the roof appears good or not. He can’t tell you if you have a roof leak or if there are unseen issues.
Annual Roofing Inspections Save You Money
They catch little issues, like bent flashing or lose shingles before a roof leak causes significant damage. However, this is only true if you have a Nashville or Knoxville roofing company you trust to tell you the truth about your roof.
Not All Roofing Companies Are the Same
There are good Nashville roofing companies and bad Knoxville roofing companies and vice versa. Some have more training than others. Not all offer workmanship guarantees. They don’t all have workman’s compensation and liability insurance. Few have a great reputation in their community.
In fact, Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation is the only Nashville and Knoxville roofing company you should call for your roofing needs. We’re A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and have numerous five-star reviews. Of course, we’re fully insured and offer a total workmanship warranty. And, because we’re GAF Master Elite™ roofers, we can offer the industry best warranty on your entire roofing system. Call us today at (615) 645-4500 for roofing services in the Nashville area or (865) 248-2772 for your Knoxville roofing needs.