Questions and answers about shingle repair
What’s the most popular kind of roofing?
Asphalt shingles are the most popular. They are made of asphalt laid onto a mat of fiberglass to make them fire-resistant and covered with reflective granules to protect them from ultraviolet light.
How long does an asphalt shingle roof last?
It usually lasts about 20 years. You’ll probably need best shingle repair at least once during this time.
What can damage an asphalt shingle roof?
The most obvious is heavy storms, such as the hurricane that recently gave Charlotte and Concord, NC a near miss. They bring high wind that forces open the gaps between shingles until a loose one is torn free. Clogged gutters can lead to rainwater pooling on the roof, which also isn’t good for them (to say nothing of what it does to the wooden frame underneath.)
What are some of the warning signs I need shingle repair?
No matter what kind of shingles you have, warped, displaced or missing shingles are an obvious warning sign. If you have an asphalt roof, check your roof gutters for pale granules that feel like grit or sand. Those are the reflective granules, and if they’re wearing off, some of your shingles need to be replaced or soon will.
What else can shingles be made of besides asphalt?
Wood, slate and rubber or synthetics are some of the other options.
What’s the difference between a shake and a regular wooden shingle?
A shake is a type of wooden shingle made by splitting the wood rather than sawing it, then finishing it with a draw knife to give it a smooth, water-resistant surface. It lasts longer than a wooden shingle.
I’ve heard you shouldn’t try to repair an asphalt shingle roof yourself. What about a slate roof?
If you have a slate roof, not only can’t you repair it, you can’t even walk on it. Slate can resist the weather almost indefinitely, but if you put the weight of your body on one of those hard, brittle slate shingles, you’ll crack it. If you’re lucky enough to have a long-lasting slate roof, find a roofer that can do this kind of best shingle repair.
Best shingle repair by Charlotte’s best roofing company
If you need someone to repair your shingle roof, Charlotte and Concord, NC’s best roofing company is Advanced Roofing and Exteriors. 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. Their experts can repair your roof and tell you how to keep it in repair. They will bring the new shingles and other materials themselves. Call today for a free estimate.