How roof installation works

Roof installer in Charlotte, NCThe process of roof installation

Asphalt shingles, the most common type of roofing material, are subject to wear and tear. If you’ve ever checked your roof gutters and found gritty whitish stuff at the bottom, those are the granules from your asphalt shingles, gradually eroding. The pale granules reflect sunlight, and without them the asphalt becomes more vulnerable to overheating and curling. Shingles can also be damaged by water, especially standing water or driving rain. Sometimes the damage is localized, and can be fixed by replacing only a small number of shingles. Other times, the damage takes the form of deterioration over the whole roof. This is when you need a roof installer to replace the whole thing.

The first step in the process is the removal of the old shingles. This not only gets rid of degraded roofing material, but exposes the structure of the deck underneath, revealing any damage or mildew. All the shingle nails are taken out so that the new roof can be laid on a completely flat surface. A good roof installer will remove and dispose of all old roofing material without leaving any shingles or other debris lying around.

Poor ventilation can lead to overheated air or trapped moisture in the attic, which can damage the roof. If problems with the roof’s ventilation are found, the roof installer will take care of them. Before the new shingles are put in place, a water shield will be laid over the deck to keep rain from getting in through the nail holes. Then the new shingles are laid down in such a way as to minimize the number of exposed nail heads. The whole process should take one to three days.

Whether you are building a new house or business location or doing a complete renovation of an old one, a roof installer can help you. The installer will talk with you about the materials available and the style of roof you want, whether you want a roof that will not cost too much to install in the short term, or one that costs more now but will last a long time. The next step will be to plan the building of the roof, figuring out when you need the work done and pacing the work in order to meet this schedule without cutting any corners.

Charlotte’s best roof installer

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.