Charlotte roofing- looking at your attic
Before calling your Charlotte roofing company, check your roof for signs of leaking.If your roof has a leak, the fact of it should be easy to spot on a rainy day — or after one. If it is a small leak, with only a little dripping, and your attic is not well lit, bring a flashlight and use its light to spot the water. But finding exactly where the leak is may not be so easy. Water can enter in one place, trickle down to another place and leave the roof through there. Flow stains on the vapor barrier will give you an idea if this is the case.
This summer, you should have many opportunities to check the ventilation of your attic. Do this by putting a thermometer that goes up to at least 130 degrees in the attic. On a hot summer afternoon, go up to check the temperature. If it is over 120 degrees, you have a ventilation problem. This can damage the shingles. You might be able to fix it with a fan in the window, or you might need a Charlotte roofing company to install a new vent.
And the roof itself
Looking at the outside of your roof, on the other hand, is best done on a sunny day. It should be done after sunrise, when there is enough light to see by but it is not yet too hot.Set a ladder against the house and climb up to check the shape of the roof, but do not actually climb on the roof yourself. That sort of work is best left to Charlotte roofing professionals.
Check the outside of the roof for signs of sagging, and make sure there is no debris blocking the roof valleys. Look at the metal flashing around the chimneys, skylights, pipes and vents.Look for cracked, warped or displaced shingles. Check the rain gutters for clogs, leaks and shed granules. In most cases, if anything is wrong, call a Charlotte roofing company to fix it.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, a family-owned company, is Charlottes best residential roofing company, and their services are also available in Concord, NC. They have won the Angies List Super Service Award more than once. They are also a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte, an Owens Corning preferred contractor and a certified installer for Certainteed, GAF, Owens Corning and Tamko roofing products. They can deal with all aspects of building, maintenance and repair. They will plan their work schedule to suit your needs and provide all the materials themselves. Whether you need a new roof or need to repair an old one, call today for a free estimate.