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Will Your Homeowners Insurance Cover Roof Damage?

This year’s Farmer’s Almanac predicted a cold and snowy winter for East Tennessee, and through the first month of 2022, the prediction has proved correct. A series of snowstorms has created treacherous traveling conditions and forced school closures.  For some homeowners, it has also raised concerns about the safety of your roof. The most dangerous…
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It’s 2022.  Winter – and Cold Outside.

  Don’t Overlook Winter Roof Maintenance We have to assume one of our two or three annual snow events is right around the corner. Sometimes, you hear long-time East Tennesseans say, “we always had more snow when I was younger.”  And they are right. The National Weather Service says average yearly snowfall values for East…
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Let it Snow! Let it Snow! But Check Your Roof

The New Year brings the coldest months and some of the biggest challenges for homeowners, including high heating bills, frozen pipes and slick driveways and neighborhood roads. It can also be the worst time of year for damage to your roof. It’s a good idea to take a few simple steps to minimize roofing problems…
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Take Care when Installing Roof Decorations during Holidays

  Now that Thanksgiving is over and leftovers are gone, East Tennesseans are now turning their attention to the upcoming holidays.  Already we’re seeing retailers decorate as the season approaches, and homeowners are digging out last year’s boxes of lights and tinsel from storage. There’s something magical about that lighted sleigh piloted by Santa sitting…
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Small Renovation Ideas Yield BIG Results

When your Budget is Limited, Think about a Smart Add-on to a Room Breathe new life into eye-catching areas of your home to brighten, refresh and lift the vibe of the room. Below are just a few ideas to get you started.   When you’re ready to discuss your remodeling project – big or small…
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Sloping Hillsides Pose Many Challenges for Home Construction

The hilly terrain of East Tennessee offers some of the most magnificent locations for building a house anywhere. It’s no secret why some of the most coveted homes in our area are built on slopes. For one, you can enjoy stunning vistas of green valleys or wooded forests below, clear sky views above, and uninterrupted…
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Finishing Your Basement Boosts Home Value

Does your house have a basement?   Due to our hilly terrain, many East Tennessee homes do.  But many of them are “unfinished”, meaning they may not have finished walls, electrical, plumbing or other essentials to make them livable. So, they become dark, sketchy underground caverns used mostly for storage – a place we don’t…
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Excavation is a Garrett Specialty, too!

Most East Tennesseans know Garrett Construction as a quality roofing company that has replaced and repaired aging and damaged roofs all across our region. Many also recognize us as a leading construction firm that serves as general contractor for residential and commercial projects throughout the Greater Knoxville area. Expert Excavation Services from Garrett But we…
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Color is Important Consideration in Roof Selection

What is the easiest part of getting a new roof? Some would say choosing the color of your shingles. The attitude is “pick a color, any color.” Well, it’s not that easy.   The National Roofing Contractors Association reports the color shingle you choose can affect multiple different areas from your heating and cooling bill…
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Housing Demand Grows in East Tennessee

Roof Inspections are Critical when Buying or Selling Your Home The pandemic-driven demand for homes in East Tennessee sent 2020 home sales in our region to the highest level since 2006.  Tennessee claimed the number one spot on U-Haul’s list of destination states, and Knoxville ranked 32nd in the country on Realtor.com’s list of top…
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