How to check the condition of your roof
The first step, in deciding whether you need a roof repair contractor after the kind of weather we’ve been having lately, is checking the condition of your roof. This time of year, this can be done on almost any day when it’s sunny and not too windy — you won’t want to be on top of a ladder in a high wind. Set the ladder against the side of your Concord, NC house and climb up to check the shape of the roof. (Don’t actually set foot on the roof. That’s the sort of thing you should leave to a professional roof repair contractor.)
Check the outside of the roof for signs that the underlying frame has begun to sage, and make sure there isn’t any debris blocking the roof valleys. If there is and you can reach it, use a long pole to scrape it loose. Look at the metal flashing around the chimneys, skylights, pipes and vents. Look at the shingles to make sure none of them are cracked, warped or displaced. Check the rain gutters for clogs or leaks, and look for shed granules — these are a sign that your shingles are deteriorating. A small leak in the seam of the gutter can be fixed with a caulking gun, but in most cases, if it looks as though anything is wrong, you should call a residential roofing company to fix it.
Go inside, go into the attic and look for cracks in the roof that the sun shines through. If there’s anything wrong, don’t try to perform your own roof repair. Putting aside for the moment that it’s physically dangerous, any repair work you do will not only be of a lower quality, but will void your warranty if it’s still in effect.
Finding the right roof repair contractor for your Charlotte home
Ask your neighbors to recommend a roof repair contractor, and ask contractors for references. Check the Better Business Bureau’s website. Find out how long the contractor has been in business (it should be at least several years) and look up the state of their licenses, permits and insurance. Look for a company that offers free estimates, has a reputation for quality work and is committed to customer satisfaction.
The best roofer in Charlotte or Concord, NC
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roofing contractor in Charlotte and Concord, NC, having won the Angie’s List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte and an Owens Corning preferred contractor. They will plan their work schedule to suit your needs, and provide all the roofing materials themselves. Whether you need a completely new roof or just need to fix an old one, call Charlotte’s best roofing company today for a free estimate.