Inspecting your roof to see if you need a roof repair contractor
August is one of the months of highest precipitation in the Charlotte and Concord, NC area, which means that now is a good time to inspect your roof and see if you need a roof
repair contractor. On a sunny morning, before it gets too hot, go up into your attic to see if there is any sunlight coming through the cracks. Install a thermometer with the highest temperature range you can find, to see if your attic is overheating.
Set your ladder against the side of your house and climb it until you can see your roof. Don’t stand on it – just look. Algae stains, missing shingles and signs of warping all mean you need a roof repair contractor.
What to do while the work’s getting done
You can tell if your roof has a problem all by yourself, but you need a roof repair contractor to tell you exactly where the problem is, how much it’s going to cost to fix it and how long the work is likely to take. If, like a lot of people these days, you normally work from home, you may want to find somewhere else to do your own work while the residential roofing company employees are doing theirs. Roofing is noisy work. If your pets are sensitive to noise and the presence of strangers, you might also want to have them stay with a friend while the work is going on. (These are a few of the many reasons why you’ll want a residential roofing company that can get the work done in one to three days, and has enough of a reputation for reliability that you’ll know in advance exactly which one to three days you need to set aside.)
The good news is that a good roof repair contractor can perform a lot of preventative maintenance, fixing small leaks and replacing worn-out shingles and loose bits of flashing, cleaning out your roof gutters and spotting heavy tree branches that are close enough to damage your roof in a windstorm. A contractor should also make a point of doing whatever repairs are necessary with as little damage to your property as possible, and should clean up all roofing debris.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roof repair contractor in Charlotte and Concord, NC, having won the Angie’s List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also an Owens Corning preferred contractor, and is a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte. They’ll give you a free estimate, set up a schedule that works for you and your family and provide all the roofing materials themselves. If you need a roof repair contractor in Charlotte or Concord, NC, call today.