A Charlotte roof installer can replace your roof
When trying to determine if you to hire a Charlotte roof installer, you should know how old your house is and what year the current roof was installed in. Only 3.7 percent of housing in Charlotte, NC was built after 2010, and 13 percent was built before 1950. Nearly a quarter of Charlotte’s housing was built in the 2000s, and over 20 percent was built in the 1990s. Concord, NC is growing a little faster — five percent of its housing was built in or after 2010, and thirty percent was built in the ‘00s, and nearly 22 percent was built in the ‘90s.
These things is important because an asphalt shingle roof laid down in the late ‘90s or early ‘00s is nearing the end of its useful life. Constant exposure to sun and rain causes the material to deteriorate. If your attic overheats in the summer, the heat rises and also affects the shingles. So if the shingles over your whole roof are slightly warped, if they show signs of cracking and brittleness, or if there’s a layer of granules in your roof gutter, you should probably consider hiring a Charlotte roof installer.
The installation of a shingle roof
Before you have the roof installed, you should decide if you want the same style of roof or a new one. Your Charlotte roof installer can tell you what the options are.
A cheap and quick option for roof installation is reroofing, which means putting a fresh layer of shingles over the old one. It’s better if you can afford to replace the roof entirely, thus getting rid of degraded material and exposing any damage or mildew in the underlying deck. Good installers remove both shingles and nails, which lets them lay down the new shingles on a flat surface. They also make a point of removing old roofing material without leaving debris in the yard.
Once the old shingles are out of the way, the installer lays a water shield over the deck before putting the shingles on to keep rain from getting in through the nail holes. The new shingles go on top of the water shield. If done well, this will take one to three days and very few of the nail heads will be exposed to rain.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roof installers in Charlotte and Concord, NC. 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. They will plan their schedule to fit your own, and provide the materials themselves. Whether you need a new roof or need to repair an old one, call today for a free estimate.