Finding the right residential roofing company
Because the roof is the part of your home that protects everything in it from the elements, you shouldn’t have to wait too long for the residential roofing company when it gets damaged. And you especially shouldn’t have to pay to have the roof fixed, only for it either to not be fixed at all or be fixed in a way that only lasts until the next storm, when you have to pay for more repairs to your roof and to your attic and everything in it. You need a residential roofing company of proven reputation.
Talk to the people you know, and look around online. There are sites where you can see if your contractors have the right insurance and licenses, find out how long they’ve been in business (one year is good — ten years is better) check their BBB rating and look for customers’ testimonials from and membership in professional associations. Try manta.com and on the Angie’s List and Owens Corning sites. See how long they have been in business. Be sure to get a warranty on the roof.
Different types of roofs
As a general rule, the more complex a roof is, the more expensive it will be to build. A building with a complex shape will already have a complex roof, especially if dormers are included. Your basic triangular roof is a gable, pitched or peaked roof. How this roof should be built depends a lot on the weather. Charlotte, NC gets between four and five inches of snow a year, usually not all at once and with melting periods between, so the roof doesn’t need to be too steep. A gable roof is at risk when a hurricane hits, but then, what isn’t?
Gambrel and mansard roofs both have two slopes on them — a shallow slope on the upper part of the roof and a much steeper slope on the lower part. A gambrel roof has these slopes on two sides, while a mansard roof has them on all four and may sometimes have a curve on the lower part. This lower part can’t be walked on, which adds to the challenges of roof repair. A mansard roof is more expensive to build than a simpler gambrel roof, but both give you a lot more vertical space in your attic. Look for a residential roofing contractor with experience in repairing your type of roof.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roofing company in Charlotte and Concord, NC, having won the Angie’s List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte and an Owens Corning preferred contractor. They will plan their work schedule to suit your needs, and provide all the roofing materials themselves. If you need a residential roofing contractor, call today for a free estimate.