How long do asphalt shingle roofs last?
Generally about 20 years, but you’ll probably need shingle repair at least once.
What can damage a shingle roof?
The most obvious is hurricanes and other severe storms, but sun can overheat the roof and cause blistering and warping. Wind can force open the gaps between shingles until a loose one is torn free. If the gutters of your roof become clogged, rainwater may pool on your roof, causing water damage. In the summer, poor attic ventilation can lead to overheating and warp the shingles.
What are some of the warning signs I need shingle repair?
Warped, displaced or missing shingles, or whitish granules in your roof gutters.
Why can’t I do the shingle repair myself?
For one thing, it’s dangerous — it gets windy up there, and you won’t be on a level surface. For another thing, if your roof is still under warranty, trying to fix it yourself will void the warranty.
Who should I hire to do shingle repair in Charlotte or Concord, NC?
Look for a local company. Unlike nationwide firms, they completely depend on positive word of mouth. The Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List both provide ratings of contractors, which are useful and can be found online. Owens Corning makes its own assessments of roofing contractors. Home builders associations and other professional groups also have standards of their own.
The BBB also has a set of recommendations for dealing with roofers. They suggest you go to home shows, get at least half a dozen bids on any project, ask roofers about work, materials, cost and terms of payment, ask for a list of previous customers, pay by check or credit card, check for licenses, permits and insurance, and get everything in writing.
What sort of shingle repair contractors should I avoid?
Beware of contractors who show up at your front door right after a storm, especially if they ask to do their own inspections. If a contractor doesn’t have the right license, insurance or workmen’s comp or asks for a lot of money up front, it’s a bad sign. Also, never do business with a roofer who tries to pressure you.
Shingle repair by Charlotte’s best roofing company
If you need someone to repair your shingle roof, Charlotte and Concord, NC’s best roofing company is Advanced Roofing and Exteriors. They have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also an Owens Corning preferred contractor and a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte. Their experts can repair your roof and tell you how to keep it in repair. They will bring the new shingles and other materials themselves. Call today for a free estimate.