How to check for roofing problems on your properties

Check your roof or roofs

Residential roofer in Charlotte, NC

Whether you’re a homeowner with just one home or an investor who owns a lot of houses in Charlotte and Concord, NC, you should know how to check your roof for damage. In fact, if you’re an investor it’s even more important — you don’t live in all those houses, so if something goes wrong in an empty house there may be a lot of damage by the time you find out about it.

Now that it isn’t so hot, you can schedule this for almost any time of day. Set a ladder against the house and climb up to check the shape of the roof. (Don’t actually climb on the roof. That’s something that should only be done by professional residential roofers.) Check the outside of the roof for signs of sagging, and make sure there’s no debris blocking the roof valleys. Look at the metal flashing around the chimneys, skylights, pipes and vents. If it’s a shingle roof, 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. If it’s a rainy day, go inside and check for excess mouisture and other signs of leakage. If it’s sunny, go up into the attic and look for cracks in the roof.

When you need help

Some things you might be able to take care of yourself. You can fix a small leak in the seam of the gutter with your own caulking gun. In most cases, however, if it looks as though anything is wrong, you should call a residential roofer to fix it.

If you do need a residential roofing company, ask your friends, neighbors and other business owners if they know of a good company that has done roofing work in your area for a long time. Check the licensing, insurance and BBB rating of any company you’re considering hiring. Get multiple bids, but don’t just hire the cheapest — they may be promising a better deal than they can deliver.

The top residential roofer in Charlotte and Concord, NC

Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, a family-owned company, is the top residential roofer in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award more than once. They are also 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.