Visible signs that your roof needs repairs

Roof repairs done to a houseRepair your roof or replace it

Repair your roof or replace it… that is not a question, that is a simple fact that if you do not make timely roof repairs, you will end up replacing the whole roof. As a homeowner you may ask, “How do I know when I need to repair my shingle roof?” It is an inescapable fact that every roof will need to be replaced at some point, but replacing components when they have been storm damaged, can add years to the life of your roof.

Most homeowners take an occasional look at their roof and they never see any problems. Imagine just taking a look at your teeth every six months instead of seeing a dentist. A dentist is trained to see little problem areas in your mouth. They make the necessary repairs, and it never becomes a serious issue. Because you are not a trained dentist, you will never be aware of a problem until you feel pain. In the same way, Charlotte roofing companies see your roof through trained eyes. They can spot problems while they are small, and make the repairs as necessary, before they become a painful financial issue. Contact a qualified roofing contractor for a free inspection. Consider the following repairs that are common for this area:

Broken and missing shingles – Shingles can be partially blown off by severe winds, or broken off from extreme curling after scorching hot weather.

Erosion of granules – Erosion of the granules is normal to some extent. However, if you can see bare spots or darker areas on your shingles, call a roofing contractor for an expert opinion to determine and/or fix the cause.

Buckling and curling shingles – Buckling and curling shingles should be replaced as soon as possible. Curling is a sign of an aging roof or shingles that cannot take excessive heat. Buckling shingles are an indication of defective shingles or a problem with the underlayment. Curled or buckled shingles will lift off easily in the wind and can leak after a heavy snow or ice.

Damage to flashing – A qualified contractor will check the flashing around skylights, the chimney, dormers, valleys, and vent pipes. The flashing is your first line of defense against roof openings developing leaks.

A reliable Charlotte roofing company for roof repairs

Homes and roofs in Charlotte, NC endured unique weather conditions this winter. It is important to call on the best available contractors for roof inspection even before you detect problems. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors is a local family owned roofing company. They are licensed, insured and have been serving the residents of Charlotte and the surrounding areas for many years. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors specializes in residential roofing and installation, repair, and inspections. They are certified installers for Certainteed, GAF, Owens Corning and Tamko roofing products. They carry an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have received multiple years Super Service Awards from Angie’s List. Call them today and ask for a free inspection and an estimate for roof repairs if needed.