Roofing looks like deceptively simple work — especially when you are watching it being done by a professional roofing contractor in Charlotte, NC. You may be tempted to try to save money by doing it yourself. Resist this temptation.
To begin with, walking around on your roof is dangerous. If it is like most residential roofs, it is at an angle and there are no guardrails up there. The roof may be slick with rain. There may be unexpected gusts of wind. If you are carrying heavy tools or a sheet of metal roofing, you may not be properly balanced.
And then there is the fact that roofing contractors know much better than you how to do the work properly. Before you even buy a new home, a roofing contractor can perform an inspection on the roof and let you know what condition it is in, how long it is likely to last and what sort of thing is likely to damage it. If it is damaged, a roofing contractor can first inspect it and let you know if it can be repaired or if it needs to be completely replaced. A roofing contractor can also tell you the best material to use, based on how long you want the roof to last and how much you want to pay. Once you know how much work you need done, the roofing contractor can do the work for you with much greater care and expertise than you could. A good roofing contractor can replace shingles, tiles or metal roofing, provide chimney caps and clean gutters too clogged for a hose.
A roofing contractor can tell you what weak spots need to be repaired before the next rain, hailstorm or snow. They can also advise you of any dangers to your roof that might be found in Concord, NC, such as infestations of small animals seeking refuge from the cold, gutters clogged by leaves or snow or overhanging branches that may break in an ice storm.
One last point to consider: before you climb onto your roof with hammer in hand, read the fine print on your warranty very, very carefully. If your roofing came with a warranty, there may be a line in it voiding the warranty if someone works on the roof who is not a certified roofing professional.
Charlottes best roofing contractor
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are Charlottes best roofing contractors, having won the Angies List Super Service Award several years in a row. This family-owned company is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte and an Owens Corning preferred contractor. These licensed general contractors will plan the work to fit your schedule, and provide all the needed materials themselves. Call today for a free estimate.