Asphalt shingle repair in Charlotte
There are different kinds of roofing. Some last longer than others, some are easier to replace than others, and some cost more than others. A good residential roofer should be able to work with any kind of shingle or other roofing. Before replacing one kind of roof with another, make sure the new kind is no heavier — or if it is, that the structure of the roof will support the extra weight. A good residential roofing contractor will be able to assess your roof and determine if this is a good idea.
The good news is that asphalt shingles, the most popular kind of roofing, are fairly cheap, and shingle repair in Charlotte is not too complicated. The bad news is that asphalt shingles can be damaged by a variety of different things. They can be warped by overheating either from above (sunlight) or below (bad ventilation). Wind hitting them at the wrong angle can force them apart. Hail and pooling rainwater can damage them as well.
Ceramic, stone and synthetics
Ceramic and stone are heavy, and may not be advisable to walk on. Professional roofing as a must for shingle repair in this case. Synthetic shingles can look like anything, but are usually made to look like something more expensive than asphalt shingles. (If you want something that’s cheap and looks like asphalt, we recommend asphalt.) The biggest disadvantage is that new materials sometimes turn out to have problems in their second decade or so of use, so the material you use may have been taken off the market when you need to replace it. This is why you should seek out the advice of roofing experts on the materials you use.
Repairing wooden shingles and shakes
Wooden shingles are surprisingly resistant to rot and insects, if they have air circulating above and below and they’re washed and oiled from time to time. Wooden shingles split from logs are called shakes. They’re more durable and natural-looking than regular shingles.
As with asphalt shingles, shingle repair in Charlotte mostly involves replacing individual shingles and shakes as they suffer damage. There’s one complication — if the roof is old enough, the shingles may have been made and planed by hand, which will make them hard to replace. This is also the sort of work best left to roofing experts.
Shingle repair from 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.