Shingle repair and summer sun damage in Charlotte, NC

Summer is a time for shingle repair

After a tumultuous spring comes a hot summer, and during the summer there are a lot of reasons why you might need shingle repair. The most obvious is that a hurricane might hit the Charlotte, NC area, but even if that doesn’t happen, there’s still one big problem — the sun.

Shingle repair

When they’re under constant sunlight all day long, asphalt shingles start to buckle and warp. This is most common on the south-facing side of the roof, and older shingles are more vulnerable to it because the white granules that are supposed to reflect ultraviolet light have started to wear off.(The next time you check your roof gutters, look for these granules at the bottom. When you start seeing a lot of them there, that’s a warning sign.)

Shingles can also be overheated and deformed from below. If your attic isn’t ventilated well, temperatures in there can rise to 130 degrees — and hot air, after all, rises. Not only does it rise, it may create pressure, warping your shingles in a whole new way. This is why you need to get a thermometer that goes to more than 130 degrees, put it in your attic and check it on the hottest days. In addition to shingle repair, your Concord, NC roofing company can help install extra ventilation in your attic if you need it.

A shingle repair company you can trust

It’s important to spot small problems quickly. This way, you have time to get them sorted out before they become emergencies, and you also have a chance to look for the right local roofing company. Look for a shingle repair company that’s been around for a long time and has a good reputation among businesses and homeowners. You can find this company on manta.com, YellowPages.com and other web sites to look for the roofing company you want. You should also look for ratings on the BBB and Angie’s List Web sites. A trustworthy company is especially important because they may have bad news — that your roof needs more work than they thought — and at a time like this, you need to know you’re dealing with people whose word is good.

Charlotte’s best roofing company

The top roofing company in Charlotte and Concord, NC 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. If you need shingle repair, call today for a free estimate.