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Why Is My Roof Leaking? 4 Common Causes

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

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

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

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

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?

“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?

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?

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

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

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 […]

Roof Inspection? Be Prepared With These 3 Tips

Is your roof due for an inspection? After contacting Dowell Roofing and scheduling a mutual time for a roofing inspection, it’s time for you to start preparing your home and roof. Should you fail to complete this task, your inspection may be compromised and it may be harder for the roofing contractor to complete the […]

Roof Safety Tips

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Roof Safety Tips While you should always trust a professional to take care of all your roofing problems, you may encounter a situation where you need to be on top of your roof. Anytime you are on the roof of your Murfreesboro home, use these roof safety tips from Dowell Roofing. Never Go On Your […]

5 Tips to Avoid Roof Damage This Winter

The wintertime is known for a time to build snowmen and go sledding, but it is also a period when most harm and damage is done to roofs due to storms and homeowner negligence. When powerful ice storms hit and the homeowner has failed to prepare their roof, various parts of the roof and home […]

6 Residential Roofing Myths Debunked!

6 Residential Roofing Myths Debunked! The general public believes a lot of myths, especially about the roofing industry. Are you guilty of saying or believing any of the following myths below? We wouldn’t be surprised as some are widely accepted as truth. That why Dowell Roofing is here to debunk some common roofing myths and […]

Why You Need a Professional to Inspect Your Roof

When a storm or other damaging weather blows through Middle Tennessee, one of the first things you should do is make sure your roof is safe and sound. Although there are some homeowners who feel that they can inspect their roof themselves through online guides and the sort, it is best to have a professional […]