Although there are plenty of storms in a Charlotte or Concord, North Carolina summer, what you really need to worry about at this time of year is the sun. The most common area for sun damage to occur is on the south-facing side of the roof. This takes the form of shingles bulging and warping from the heat. This not only means the possibility of leaks, but creates a risk that a high wind will catch the warped shingles and blow them off your roof. Every part of your roof, including the shingles, needs air circulation. If there is a ventilation problem in your attic, or in the insulation under your roof, the shingles will overheat from below.
According to Angie’s List, when your house is in its second decade of use you particularly need to think about roof maintenance. Be sure to check your shingles for blistering, buckling or curling. Look in the bottom of your roof gutters for shingle granules, a sign your shingles are wearing out. Those granules are added in the factory to protect the shingles from ultraviolet light. Asphalt shingles are small and relatively easy to replace, but they are more easily damaged or knocked loose than other forms of roofing.
Asphalt is the most popular kind of shingle, and as recently as 2014 was the most popular kind of roofing. They last at least 20 years, and can be recycled to build roads when they wear out. The most popular asphalt shingle is the 3-tab. There are also slate shingles, which are dense, long-lasting and completely water-resistant. Wooden shingles, called “shakes,” last 30 to 40 years, resisting rot and insects when properly maintained. Synthetic shingles can look like any of the above, and often cost less.
When you need shingle repair done, look for the best roofing company you can find. Try to find a company that has been in the area for a long time, has established a good reputation and has many satisfied customers you can talk to. Check any company you plan to hire to make sure it has the right license, permits and insurance. Also, check the website of the Better Business Bureau.
Shingle repair by Charlotte’s best roofing company
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