Roofing

ERT of Nashville is proud to provide superior roof installations in Middle Tennessee. Please trust that your roof is in good hands when our highly trained and experienced staff handles your project. Whether your roof simply needs to be repaired, or you need a complete roof replacement, we will install every shingle to exact manufacturer standards to ensure that you receive the full benefit and longevity that was intended by the shingle manufacturer.

From the time that you call ERT Nashville, you will find our staff to be courteous, honest and respectful, and will go the extra mile to make you a very satisfied customer. We will make it a priority to keep your property clean and free of debris, and will do a thorough cleaning of any project related materials prior to our departure.

Open Communcation:
We believe communication is key to any relationship. Hiring a roofing professional is no different. When you hire ERT Nashville to install your newroof, we will be up front and communicate in detail every aspect of the solution we are providing.

Ongoing Service:

We’ve heard every horror stories. Our companies integrity and complete belief in service after the sale is completed means that you will never face this problem. No company is perfect, but should an issue arise, we will be there to make it right, always. This is just another reason ERT Nashville is one of the best in the business.
More than a Warranty:
Most roofing material manufacturers are moving to a lifetime warranty on their shingles. While we applaud the manufacturer’s desire to give the customer greater peace of mind, if the materials are not installed to manufacturers standards, the warranty will do you no good. It is important that you thoroughly check out any roofing company, and make certain that you are comfortable with their ability to handle your project properly. We highly recommend hiring a roofing contractor who has many years of experience and a long list of happy and satisfied customers . We will be more than happy to show you a list of references, and we look forward to adding your name to that list after the job is complete.

As a licensed roofing contractor and Managing Director of  ERT Nashville, KC Seats feels strongly in the importance of making an educated decision when it comes to repairing and/or replacing your roof. The following is a comprehensive list of roofing terms posted for your knowledge and benefit. Below are common terms, phrases and definitions associated with residential and commercial roofing. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Deck/sheathing:

The surface, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), to which roofing materials are applied.

Dormer:

A small structure projecting from a sloped roof, usually with a window.

Drip edge:

An L-shaped strip (usually metal) installed along roof edges to allow water run off to drip clear of the deck, eaves and siding.

Eave:

The horizontal lower edge of a sloped roof.

Fascia:

A flat board, band or face located at a cornice’s outer edge.

Felt/underlayment:

A sheet of asphalt-saturated material (often called tar paper) used as a secondary layer of protection for the roof deck.

Fire rating:

System for classifying the fire resistances of various materials. Roofing materials are rated Class A, B or C, with Class A materials having the highest resistance to fire originating outside the structure.

Flashing:

Pieces of metal used to prevent the seepage of water around any intersection or projection in a roof system, such as vent pipes, chimneys, valleys and joints at vertical walls.

Louvers:

Slatted devices installed in a gable or soffit (the underside of eaves) to ventilate the space below a roof deck and equalize air temperature and moisture. Oriented strand board (OSB): Roof deck panels (4 by 8 feet) made of narrow bits of wood, installed lengthwise and crosswise in layers, and held together with a resin glue. OSB often is used as a substitute for plywood sheets.

Penetrations:

Vents, pipes, stacks, chimneys-anything that penetrates a roof deck.

Rafters:

The supporting framing to which a roof deck is attached.

Rake:

The inclined edge of a roof over a wall.

Ridge:

The top edge of two intersecting sloping roof surfaces.

Sheathing:

The boards or sheet materials that are fastened to rafters to cover a house or building.

Slope:

Measured by rise in inches for each 12 inches of horizontal run: A roof with a 4-in-12 slope rises 4 inches for every foot of horizontal distance.

Square:

The common measurement for roof area. One square is 100 square feet (10 by 10 feet).

Truss:

Engineered components that supplement rafters in many newer homes and buildings. Trusses are designed for specific applications and cannot be cut or altered.

Valley:

The angle formed at the intersection of two sloping roof surfaces.

Vapor retarder:

A material designed to restrict the passage of water vapor through a roof system or wall.

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