Choosing the Best Shingle Color for Your Home

single family home with shingle roof, Dowell Roofing, Murfreesboro Roofers

Most roofing blog posts focus on things such as structural integrity, common causes of leaks, maintenance, and the like. And that’s all fine and well, but at the end of the day, you don’t just want a roof that doesn’t leak. You want a roof that LOOKS GOOD! A roof that is as beautiful as […]

3 Roof Maintenance Warning Signs

nail gunning shingles, Dowell Roofing, Murfreesboro Roofers

It is summertime in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and roof maintenance should be at the top of your list. With temperatures reaching up to 100 degrees, thunderstorms, and tornadoes, roof maintenance must happen for you to avoid roof damage. Here are a few tips that will help you keep your roof looking great all summer long! We […]

Roof Inspection at Dowell Roofing

professional roof inspection, Dowell Roofing, Murfreesboro Roofers

In this article, I want to go over how I carry out a roof inspection on a residential shingle roof. What makes a good roof? How do you know it is quality work? How much life expectancy remains? Can the roof be repaired or is replacement warranted? There are a lot of things to consider. […]

3 Spring Roof Maintenance Tips

clogged gutters, Dowell Roofing, Murfreesboro Roofers

Wondering what you need to do for your spring roof maintenance in Murfreesboro, TN? Our roofing experts have the answers! Read on to find out just what your roof needs this spring. Get a Comprehensive Inspection It’s that time of year again… We don’t mean April showers that bring May flowers. We mean it’s time […]

Why Is My Roof Leaking? 4 Common Causes

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One of the sounds a homeowner dreads the most is the unmistakable “drip” of water leaking from the ceiling. Locating the leak and the subsequent damage control that follows is enough to drive you crazy, and then you’re tasked with repairing the malfunction that is allowing the water to penetrate your roof in the first […]

Common Commercial Roofing Materials: Advantages and Disadvantages

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Commercial roofs must be primarily functional and durable enough to keep the structure it covers dry, but there are many options to choose from when deciding on the type of roof or material used. We put together a list of some of the many types of materials used for commercial roofing, and the advantages to […]

How Hail Damage Impacts Your Roof

hail-damaged roof, Dowell Roofing, Murfreesboro Roofers

We might not get much snow in Middle Tennessee, but it isn’t unusual to have hail storms. Hail can cause damage to a home in numerous ways, but the area that is most vulnerable to hail is the roof. Impact Craters Even if hail only hits for a few minutes, it can still cause damage […]

3 Things to Think About Before Buying a New Roof

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Building a new roof requires a lot of decision-making and planning, whether you are choosing a roof for a new home or picking out a replacement for your current roof. Take your time and make sure you are working with a trusted roofing professional like Dowell Roofing to get the best possible results! Let’s take […]

How to Choose a Roofer You Can Trust

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Your roof plays a pivotal role in protecting your home from the elements. The materials and service for roof installation and repair also do not come cheap, so you need to know that you can trust the person you’re hiring to do a good job.   To help you avoid long-term damage from a bad […]

How Long Can I Expect My Roof to Last?

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“How long will my roof last?” This is an important question to ask when you’re selecting a material and comparison shopping for your roof. Other factors such as climate and roof design also play a role in wearing down your roof, but the material of the roof is by far the clearest indicator of how […]

Should You Install Solar Panels on Your Roof?

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Clean and renewable energy is great and should definitely be encouraged, but is it wise to put solar panels on your roof? There are a lot of financial factors to account for before deciding to install them for your home, and it’s important to do your geographical research as well. Your roof is one of […]

How Can Ponding Water Damage Your Roof?

ponding water on roof, Dowell Roofing, Murfreesboro Roofers

Most commercial buildings have flat roofs that use a system for draining water. They are usually built with a slight pitch, typically a minimum slope of ¼ of an inch every foot. Water drains from the roof into a scupper system or an internal drainage system. If this system is damaged or becomes clogged, then […]

The Benefits of Impact Resistant Roofing

impact resistant roofing

Scientific and architectural advancements are making homes safer and more durable than ever. For instance, houses are made with flame retardant materials that lower the chances of the home burning to its foundation. Roofs are no exception to these advancements, and choosing the right roof for your home might actually save you money on your […]

Storm Season Can Mean Trouble for Roofs in Middle TN

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Warm weather is well on its way in Middle Tennessee, and we all know what that brings: storms with heavy winds and the threat of tornadoes! Seemingly on a weekly basis. When storms make their way through Murfreesboro, our roofs are at risk for extensive damage. Once a storm has ended, it’s imperative to safely […]