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Roof Repairs are Major Repairs: Trust Cross Plains Roofing & Construction

While a roof may not be something you notice every day, you will notice if something goes wrong. When you need roof repairs, rely on Cross Plains Roofing and Construction.

Homeownership often means dealing with unexpected damage right now. Don't stress out; at Cross Plains Roofing and Construction, we have the skills and the experience to take care of your roof. A home's roof typically lasts about 30 years, but that typically is affected by several different factors, such as:

  • Quality of the work
  • Environment
  • Type of material

We have ample experience and strong skills in building and repairing roofs, so we can promise you high-quality work every time. Our customers can attest to that.

The environment is something that none of us can control. Middle Tennessee is host to several conditions that may damage roofs such as:

  • Heavy winds, including tornadoes that can tear off shingles, gutters, and entire roofs
  • Ice storms, hail, and freezing weather after rain we normally wouldnt mention this problem in April, but we did have snow just last month
  • Alternating hot and cold days that may weaken some materials
  • Fallen trees, sometimes from the weather and other times because of bad luck

Well discuss the materials in the next section, but if you need roof repairs or a replacement, call us at 615-337-9823 to come to your home and provide a free estimate. You can also email us for information and an estimate.

Roof Materials

While there are more types than you'll see below, these are popular in the United States:

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are made mainly of fiberglass with asphalt sealants. These shingles are popular because they are affordable and durable. Their pretty much all-weather materials, lasting 15 to 30 years. Harsh, consistently bright sunshine can make asphalt roofs have the shorter end of a useful lifespan we get enough rain and cloudy days that sunshine may not be a problem but the temperature swings may cause problems.


There are different types of metal roofs:

Stand seam metal withstands high winds, and lasts up to 50 years Ribbed metal panels are less expensive than the stand seam roofs, but they aren't as durable, and they last between 25 and 50 years Stone-coated steel tiles are popular in areas that are prone to hurricanes because they withstand winds up to 155 mph; these roofs last between 30 to 50 years

In addition, the type of metal matters. Copper and zinc roofs sometimes last over 100 years. If you think the rest of your house will last that long, you might want to invest in such a roof.

Wood shakes and shingles

Wood roofs are often beautiful, and they can last for about 30 years with heavy-duty maintenance and no adverse weather. Maintenance includes yearly cleanings and repainting/staining every five or so years. Cedar repels insects and rot, and it withstands wind better than some metals! Other kinds of wood are more prone to insects and rot, and they are less wind-resistant.

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