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Vinyl Replacement Windows

Save money with energy efficient windows.

If you have considered replacing your old outdated windows because of aesthetics, you should also consider the energy you will save. Vinyl replacement windows are ideal for containing your heat or cool air in the home where you want it.

Ways Vinyl Replacement Windows can help contain heating and cooling.

  1. Vinyl material is relatively inexpensive and durable; it also conducts less heat than materials like wood and metal. Making it an ideal choice for energy efficient products.
  2. Vinyl windows contain foam spacers which provide added insulation and reduce heat conductivity.
  3. A good seal is always important, caulking and weather stripping can result in big energy savings.  New Vinyl windows contain multi-layer weather stripping to keep out the elements.
  4. Adding an extra window pane adds insulation and helps reduce the amount of cold or heat that can transfer through the window.  Vinyl replacement windows have double and triple pane insulated glass options, keeping the warm or cool air in.
  5. Glass pane coatings can help increase or decrease the amount of sunlight that transfers through your windows. Changing the amount of coating you can help your heating or cooling costs with more reflective glass. Low-E coatings and glazes are featured on Vinyl replacement windows.

Let us help you improve your homes energy efficiency.

Sumner Roofing & Exteriors can get you the information, product and installation you need to take this step in improving your home.  Our knowledgeable estimators, installers and office staff can get you what you need or point you in the right direction. Go to www.sumnerroofing.com to contact us and find much more information on improving your homes exterior. Our estimators will be glad to set up a time to meet with you in your home whether its right here in Hendersonville or any surrounding Nashville area.




Roofing Buggy


Protect Your Landscaping

When getting a new roof it will take more than a blue tarp and dumpster to protect your landscaping.  At Sumner Roofing and Exteriors we utilize the “Equipter Roofers Buggy.”  With this equipment our crews are able to contain the roofing debris at roof level and remove it without causing damage to your home’s landscaping.

How it works

The Equipter Roofers Buggy was designed to remove tons of roofing debris without destroying your flowerbeds and landscaping. Our crews at Sumner Roofing & Exteriors can easily operate this piece of equipment and raise it to roof level in order  to contain debris.

We Are Ready For The Job

Sumner Roofing & Exteriors has been utilizing the Equipter Roofers Buggy Nashville area for many years. Recently we decided it was well worth the investment to add an additional “Roofing Buggy” to our company. By having two of these machines, Sumner Roofing & Exteriors is able to provide peace of mind to our customers while on their property, even if we have a project in Hendersonville as well as the South Nashville area.

Contact Sumner Roofing & Exteriors to get an estimate on replacing your roof, siding, replacement windows, doors, gutters, or even attic insulation.


Successful Mid TN Home Show!

Sumner Roofing & Exteriors at 2013 MId TN Home Show


We do hope that we were able to effectively answer any roofing, siding, replacement window, door, gutter, or attic insulation  questions  you had for us. If you need anymore information or would like to contact us for improvements needed at your home please visit www.sumnerroofing.com.


It’s finally time for the Mid Tn Home Show! At Sumner Roofing & Exteriors we are excited to be the Presenting Sponsor for this event.


You can find us just inside the front entrance on Saturday, March 16 from 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, March 17 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Hendersonville Expo Center inside Premier Centre Events & Entertainment Complex 90 Volunteer Dr Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Take a look at our video to learn more about what you can expect at this years show.

Choosing a Reliable Contractor.

After storms like the ones we have recently experienced in the Nashville area it is important to be sure you have a reputable company to make the repairs/ replacements on your home.  There are many warning signs that a company may not be reliable or even legal, please review the warning signs below before making a decision to go with a contractor.

  • Many companies focusing solely on storm damage will ask that you sign a contingency agreement, these will be very vague and lacking in description of the work to be done.  Avoid signing anything before you are sure you want to go with this company.
  • Be wary of door-to-door workers who claim you have storm damage, an unethical contractor may actually create damage to get work.
  • If one estimate seems much lower than the others you receive, then it is probably too good to be true.
  • Be aware that it can be expensive to obtain the right insurance and some contractors will cut corners to avoid the expense, insist on seeing up to date proofs of insurance and license.
  • Offer you a “free Roof” or “free siding” or a  way to avoid paying your deductible.

Disaster victims should never feel forced to make hasty decisions and go with a company they do not know.  A reputable company will give a homeowner the opportunity to research them.  In most cases it is best to go with a local business you can trust. Search the Nashville BBB for reliable information on local businesses.

Please contact Sumner Roofing & Exteriors with any questions reqarding improvements or repairs to your homes exterior.



 Chimney Maintenance

The chimneys exterior is the most vulnerable part of your chimney; it is a good idea to have your chimney inspected each year.  Home owners can sometimes do general inspection without having to get on the roof. If any part of the chimney looks rusted or appears to be missing, such as the chimney cap or flashing, you should have them replaced.

Contact Your Local Roofing Company
A roofing professional can better detect damage and possible leaks around your chimney.  One thing you may not see is if the flashing was installed poorly, if this is the case continued neglect can result in the need for replacement of your roofing system. 

Chimney Cap
A chimney cap is a critical part of keeping your chimney and flue in good working order.  Having a good chimney cap in place will help keep moisture, debris, and animal pests from getting into and damaging your chimney. It is not a good idea to choose a chimney cap based on price alone. Most cheap covers will rust and stain everything around them.  Our technicians at Sumner Roofing & Exteriors can measure your chimney and have our metal shop fabricate a custom made chimney cap.  We have installed many chimney caps around the Nashville area; these caps can be made from pre-painted metal, galvanized metal, and copper.  We can also build a custom concrete chimney cap.

Sealing Your Chimney

Brick mortar, being porous, can allow water to seep through to the chimneys interior. Sealing the chimney will help to prevent this from happening.  Our technicians at Sumner Roofing & Exteriors are knowledgeable about what will best work for your chimney and can properly apply this in order to best prevent this moisture to cause pesky leaks into your home through your chimney.

 Please contact us to set up any repairs or inspections you may need.



The Mid Tn Home Show is coming up again! At Sumner Roofing & Exteriors we are excited to be the Presenting Sponsor for this event.


Plan to attend this event on  Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, March 17, 2013 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Hendersonville Expo Center inside Premier Centre Events & Entertainment Complex 90 Volunteer Dr Hendersonville, TN 37075.


The Mid Tn Home Show provides consumers with access to home improvement professionals from the Nashville area. Among those to be present at this years home show are interior designers, pool and spa specialists, lighting experts, maid services, flooring professionals, and more.

Rainy Days Mean Roof Leaks

Well its looking like those of us in the Nashville area are in for some showers during the next ten days!

Over the last few days we have had quite a few calls regarding leaking roofs, shingles having blown off, and other related repair needs.  As this rain continues to move through Nashville and the surrounding area, you will want to keep an eye out for a few signs that may indicate a potential leak in your home.

Signs of a Roof Leak

A roof leak can cause major damage to your home, addressing these issues right away can help you avoid incurring higher repair charges. Once  water breaks through the roof and enters your home it can cause damage to your rafters, ceiling and even walls. In order to identify leaks look for the following signs:

  • Missing Shingles
  • Dark spots on your ceiling
  • Areas where water collects in puddles

Contact a Professional Roofing Company

If you start to see any of the signs listed above it is best that you contact your local Roofing Company. At Sumner Roofing & Exteriors our  technicians are trained to know what to look for and how to repair when your roof when it  is in trouble. You can contact us directly from our website if you would like us to come out and look at any issues you are having.




Some of us at Sumner Roofing & Exteriors recently participated in our local Christmas parade.  It was a joy to see all the local businesses and organizations that took the time to help bring the holiday spirit to our community.  We definitely enjoyed seeing all the children lined up along the streets to watch the parade go by, not to mention snatch up some of that candy!

Gatlinburg Getaway Winner!

Sumner Roofing & Exteriors is happy to announce that Beth Dyer of Gallatin, TN is the lucky winner of our Getaway Contest!  Ms. Dyer stopped by on Thursday to meet us and recieve her prize. 

 We were excited to offer this contest on  our newly updated  website.   Many people entered this contest and we would like to say thank  you to all those who took the time to do so.

Sumner Roofing & Exteriors is here to meet all your homes exterior needs, whether you need a new roofing system, roofing repairs, gutters, replacement windows, doors, siding, or attic insulation just give us a call or visit our website.


Gutter Maintenance

Each year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports over 511,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, clinics and other medical settings because of injuries related to ladder use. Most injuries are cuts, bruises and fractured bones. However, more than 300 people die a year from ladder injuries–almost one death per day. Of these injuries 97% occurred in residenial setting.

Gutter Maintenance

It is recommend that gutters be cleaned three times a year; early spring, late spring, and when the leaves fall in autumn.  Clogged gutters and downspouts can lead to leaky roofs, rotten wood, interior water damage,  and landscaping erosion.  A clogged gutter or downspout  can cause water weight to pull the gutters and fascia board away from your home,  resulting in  otherwise preventable damage. 


A quality gutter protection system can prevent  damages resulting from negligence.  Sumner & Exteriors has found Flo-Free Leaf Guard    is a gutter protection product that secures 100% to the inside of your gutter. With this product can eliminate clogged gutters and downspouts for good.

As certified installers for Flo-Free Leaf Guard,  Sumner Roofing & Exteriors the material and installation needed to make your gutters maintenance free.  Please contact us for your free estimate.

Replacement Windows and Doors

Fall is here and presents an ideal time to make some home improvements.  We at Sumner Roofing & Exteriors would like the opportunity to make those improvements for you.

Replacement  Windows and Doors

One thing you should consider at this time of year is replacing those old drafty windows and doors to help reduce your heat loss. One of the biggest reasons to replace windows and doors in your home is energy efficiency.  Today’s replacement windows and doors are available with a wide array of energy-efficient options, including: argon and krypton gas-filled panes, Energy Star rated products and insulated frames. These updated windows can be 2 to 3 times more energy-efficient.

TVA Rebate

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has partnered with your local power company to create a program that helps you become more energy efficient and save money.  The In-Home Energy Evaluation Program provides cash rebates and financial assistance when you reduce your power usage and install energy improvements to your home or business. You could be eligible for 50% of installation costs, with a maximum rebate of $500 and convenient financing when you complete the recommended eligible improvements. For more specific information about the program check out the Tennessee Valley Authority website.

As a member of the TVA Quality Contractor Network Sumner Roofing & Exteriors can be your contractor of choice for replacement windows and doors, attic insulation, air sealing and ventilation.  Visit sumnerroofing.com to learn more about our services.


Sumner Roofing & Exteriors will be helping to sponser the Taste of  Hendersonville on September 27th. Come visit our booth at the  Streets of Indian Lake between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.  We will have plenty of space for you to stop and enjoy all the delicious food you will find at this event

Each year the Hendersonville Chamber likes to partner with a local non-profit and this year they have chosen the Sumner County Food Bank.  Support our community by donating  canned goods, each paricipant will recieve a free arm band for the the kids zone for every three items given. The kid’s zone will boast inflatables for the kids.

This event will be open to the public, you can purchase tickets at the Hendersonville Chamber office, Black Eyed Pea or Sumner Bank & Trust Hendersonville branch. Advance ticket prices are $3 for kids, $12 for adults and $10 for Seniors. For more information you can visit the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce .


TVA In Home Energy Evaluation Program

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has partnered with your local power company to create a program that helps you become more energy efficient and save money.  The In-Home Energy Evaluation Program provides cash rebates and financial assistance when you reduce your power usage and install energy improvements to your home. You could be eligible for 50% of installation costs, with a maximum rebate of $500 and convenient financing when you complete the recommended eligible improvements. For more specific information about the program check out the Tennessee Valley Authority website.

As a member of the TVA Quality Contractor Network Sumner Roofing & Exteriors can be your contractor of choice for replacement windows and doors, attic insulation, and ventilation.

To Participate in Home Energy Evaluation Program:

  • Schedule an in-home energy evaluation by a TVA-certified evaluator.
    • The homeowner must request and schedule the in-home evaluation
    • A fee may be charged by some power companies. It the recommended improvements are completed and cost more than $150 the fee will be reimbursed in addition to the rebate earned.
    • Please report anyone uninvited claiming to represent either the TVA or your local power company to your local authorities.
  • A report will be created after the evaluation outlining potential energy saving improvements along with the available cash rebates and any financing that might apply
  • A member of the TVA Quality Contractor Network, like Sumner Roofing, must do the improvements unless the local power company allows for self-installation measures.
  • You have 90 days to complete all home improvements. When the work has been completed it needs to be inspected to verify that it has been done right to get the best savings.
  • Once the final inspection has been completed, eligibility for the cash rebate requires that you submit your receipts for the completed work. If the project required financing, this inspection will release payment directly to your contractor.

Cash rebates have a maximum reimbursement amount of $500, regardless of how many energy efficient improvements are made. Not all improvements have the same value and some require the power company’s pre-approval. Financing is available for recommended eligible improvement. These are subject to availability and credit approval.

Eligible items can see up to 50% cash rebate or financing on recommended products. In addition, some items may be eligible for federal tax credits. To receive information about other incentives please visit the Tax Incentives Assistance Project site.

Not all items qualify for the cash rebate or the financing option of this In-Home Energy Evaluation Program. Among things that do not qualify are: carbon monoxide detectors or monitors, clothes washers, clothes dryers, compact fluorescent bulbs, dishwashers, insulated garage doors, programmable thermostats for existing HVAC units, radiant barriers, refrigerators, room air conditioners, solar screens, storm doors, wall insulation (excluding attic kneewall insulation), water heaters, or window film.




GAF Cool Roof Series Shingles

There are a lot of decisions that a homeowner needs to make when putting new roofing on their home. The decision that has the most visibility is the top layer of your roof. With so many choices, roofing has come a long way over the years.

Cool Series Shingles

One of the advances in shingle roofing is GAF’s Cool Series Shingles.  Using modern reflective technology, GAF has created shingles that provide an energy savings solution.  The GAF Cool Series Shingle is a highly reflective shingle that can greatly reduce temperature in your attic, which in turn keeps your whole house cooler and can lower your cooling costs.

How Hot is Your Attic?

The sun beating down on regular shingles will cause temperatures in your attic to rise. During the heat of summer the temperature in your attic can reach 160 degrees. Not only will this heat radiate through your ceilings into the rest of your home, it will also start baking the underside of your roof, reducing the life of your roofing system.

Reflective Roofing

The specially designed roofing granules on the Cool Series Shingle have greater reflectivity than that traditional shingles. The result is less heat transfer into your attic and your home, keeping you cooler during the hot summer months and reducing your cooling costs.

Algae Protection

The Timberline Cool Series Shingles also deter algae’s growth on your roof. Roof shingles, with their constant exposure to rain and other humidity, promote perfect conditions for moss and algae growth and the patented StainGuard algae protection keeps algae from building up on your roof.

Cooling Savings

According to the Cool Roof Rating Council residential homes can save an average of 7-15% of their total cooling costs dependent on the location of your home and the geography, structure, and climate of your region.

How Does a Cool Roof Work?

A cool roof minimizes the heat gain due to the sun that a building experiences by first reflecting incoming sun rays and then by quickly re-emitting the remaining absorbed portion.  GAF’s specially coated granules on their shingles are highly reflective, reflecting both infrared and UV light to keep your roof cool.
Ready to get started? Call Sumner Roofing and talk to one of our consultants about the options available to you for GAF’s Timberline Cool Series Shingles today!

Roofs for Troops Military Discount Program

Sumner Roofing & Exteriors is honored to be a part of GAF’s “Roofs for Troops” Military Discount program. This program was started by GAF in order to give back to the brave men and women who have served our country by risking their lives to keep our country safe.
From January to December 2014 GAF has made available a $250 manufacturer’s rebate to active military, veterans, and retirees who use a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor when replacing their shingle roof with a new GAF Lifetime Roofing System.

Valid only in the United States, the roofing system must be installed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. The completed rebate form  along with a copy of your roofing contractor’s invoice and UPCs from the qualifying products used must be submitted before January 31, 2015 . Please contact Sumner Roofing & Exteriors for details.

GAF was founded in 1886, and has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. Their products include a wide variety of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems. Focused on social responsibility they’ve developed Advanced Protection Shingle Technology providing superior durability and wind resistance with reducing the use of scarce natural resources. They provide extensive training for roofing contractors who in turn can offer their Lifetime Roofing System warranty.

As a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor, Sumner Roofing & Exteriors has shown an uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of workmanship and customer service qualifications needed to provide the Tennessee Valley region with quality roofing. We have pledged to insure that each customer receives their best and safest choice in roofing.

Sumner Roofing & Exteriors Website

We at Sumner Roofing & Exteriors would like to invite everyone in the community to visit our website.  The website has recently been updated and completely revamped, please take some time to look it over and let us know what you think.  Any suggestions you may have for improving the content on roofing, siding, gutters, replacement windows, doors, repairs, or blown attic insulation would be greatly appreciated.



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