Heartland Roofing-Siding & Windows Company LLC offers Smyrna, TN residents and commercial owners
a roofing company that has many years of experience and 5 star
customer ratings to prove it.
Through our web site we hope to introduce and educate you on the
various types of roofing applications available in the market
today, as well as which type would be suitable for the job you
have in mind.
** Attention: we are a
local company, don't be fooled by the "Storm Chasers" here today
, gone tomorrow. **
We have broken down these applications into three areas: Smyrna Residential
Heartland Roofing Company of
has been serving Smyrna & Middle Tennessee
since 1991. We have been a member of the Better Business Bureau
IS IT TIME FOR A NEW ROOF
Call to have one
of our Smyrna Roofing
professional representatives inspect your roof to see if it is
in need of replacement or just some repair work. If it is in
need of replacement we will go over the roofing process and give
you a "no hidden charge" proposal for the roofing project.
When one of our
consultants visits your home to give you an estimate for your
roof, they will take into consideration about five basic factors
to determine the cost of your new roof.
First: They will look at the accessibility to your home.
In other words, can our crews maneuver around the home easily
without being hindered by fences, extensive flower beds, pools,
decks or other structures not related to the job, etc.
Second: They will check to see how many layers of
already exist on the home. Multiple layers will mean
more labor in tearing the old roofing material off as well as more in
dumping fees to haul the trash away to the local landfill.
Third: They will note the degree of angle or pitch factor
of your roof. An increase in pitch is an increase in price, due
to the danger involved while working on a steep roof.
Fourth: Is the size of the roof, obviously larger roofs
will require more labor and materials.
Fifth: Is the quality of shingles that you as the
customer, choose to be used on your home.
Non-Pressure Roof Cleaning… No Pressure Washers used!!
Shingle roofs over time develop black stains over the
entire life of the shingle. This is caused by algae. The algae is actually a
living organism that is feeding off of the asphalt in the shingle. Left
unattended, this creates shortened shingle life, increases electric bills
because of the insulating factor of the algae and is just not attractive from
the street. Our process involves a high volume and very low pressure to apply
professional quality chemicals and thorough rinse. No Pressure Washing Equipment
is used in the process!!
The black discoloration on your roof isn’t actually dirt at all. Your roof is
discolored and streaked because Algae is growing on it. This plant thrives in
the humid climate here in Smyrna Tennessee. It feeds on the
limestone filler now being used in your shingles. In years past, this plant
simply didn’t have a food source. Therefore, roof cleaning was seldom necessary.
This all changed with the introduction of fiberglass roofing shingles during the
past 20 years. The fiberglass roofing shingles made today contain massive
amounts of alkaline food that this algae just loves to eat! That food of course,
is the limestone currently being used by shingle roofing manufacturers.
How in the world does limestone get into fiberglass roofing shingles you might
It’s very simple. The limestone is added to the asphalt mixture as a filler or
Years ago, this was not necessary, as an organic felt mat was used as the base
for the shingles. This mat was saturated with asphalt and then coated with
ceramic granules. Because of the absorptive qualities of the mat, it was able to
soak up enough asphalt to give the finished roofing shingle sufficient weight.
The materials used for the mat were derived from the cotton rag scrap market.
Well, about 20 years ago this rag market dried up because of the widespread
introduction of cheaper synthetic textiles from China and India, such as nylon
and polyester. The roofing manufacturers scrambled, and decided to use
fiberglass as a mat. However, a problem quickly arose. The thin fiberglass mat
didn’t absorb asphalt like the old organic mat did. Something had to be added to
the asphalt to increase the weight of the shingle. So, the manufacturers decided
to use limestone, which is plentiful and cheap.
Because the Algae growing on your roof is now being “fed” by this filler, the
newer, “limestone enhanced” shingles, get “dirty” even faster! It is not the
fault of improper installation, or incorrect shingle selection by your roofing
contractor. Sort of like a lawn being fertilized, this Algae is feeding on your
Algae can cause premature granule loss, and shorten roof life. As your lighter
colored roof is turned black by the accelerated growth of the Algae, it becomes
less reflective, and it retains more heat. This makes your air conditioner work
harder to overcome the increased heat load, costing you money, and increased
This Algae spreads itself by unseen, microscopic airborne spores, just like a
dandelion weed. Your roof algae infestation can easily spread to your neighbors
home. As you can see, a dirty roof is not just an eyesore. Nobody likes to be
told that they have to clean their roof by their Homeowners Association or
Property Manager. However, allowing it to remain dirty will compromise the
efforts of your neighbors, who are trying to keep their own roofs clean! Many of
you have witnessed first hand what happens when an uncaring neighbor allows
weeds to take over their lawn…. Pretty soon, the weeds spread to the immediate
neighbors, and then throughout the neighborhood.
The bottom line is this…. Allowing your roof to remain dirty can, and will,
compromise your whole Smyrna neighborhood!
Roofing Company is experienced in
many types of commercial roofing, and specializes in large Apartment
complexes and Condos. We use only the highest quality products
available in our industry, and all of our installers are highly
We have a variety of solutions to fit any of your roofing needs
• Urethane Foam / Polyurea Coating
• EDPM Rubber
Our Large crews equals less time on your property, and less
interruptions for your clients or tenants.
Call Heartland Roofing-Siding- Company today and an expert will discuss all of your
options and provide you with a competitive bid.
Shingle Roofs with 130 MPH wind rating.
"Green Roofs"- White TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin)