We are proud to be
Tennessee's most accredited roofing company. We offer a wide
variety of roof coverings and styles. Heartland Roofing-Siding & Windows will work hard
with your insurance company to insure the best quality roof is installed.
We at Heartland Roofing-Siding & Windows stand behind our work and guarantee our
craftsmanship. Heartland Roofing-Siding-, LLC has been serving Smyrna Tennessee
and has completed thousands
of projects for valued customers.
Heartland Roofing-Siding- also installs and repairs
Smyrna commercial roofs. Commercial
roofing is one of our expertise.. Our Commercial roofing experts can give you an
estimate and work with insurance companies so that you don't have to.
Non-Pressure Roof Cleaning… No Pressure Washers used!!
is a second generation roofing company founded in
1972 and has been serving middle Tennessee since
We offer a 10 Year
"No Leak" Roof Warranty"
(and will be around to back it up)
We are an A+ member
of the BBB since 1996.
We are Licensed TN
General Contractor Lic. # 45635.
We are fully
insured (workers comp. and $1,000,000 in liability
Did You Know….
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 Smyrna roof
isn’t actually dirt at
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
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 ask?
It’s very simple. The limestone is added to the asphalt
mixture as a filler or thickener.
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
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 roof!
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 discomfort.
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
and then throughout the neighborhood.
The bottom line is this…. Allowing your roof to remain dirty
can, and will, compromise your whole neighborhood!