Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Replacing a residential roof is a labor-intensive project and, depending on the type of roof, could take anywhere from a one day to a few more, depending on the size and complexity. The time involved is substantially affected by the weather, as well. Wind, rain or even just the threat of one of these will slow the process considerably. However if you are looking for a new roof and want your Insurance Company to pay for it here is a detailed step by step explanation of what you need to do.
Make an appointment with Charlotte Pro Roofing for a free roof inspection. (You should not pay for an inspection, at Charlotte Pro Roofing we offer free Roof Inspections)
When we arrive to the appointment we take a camera up on the roof to take pictures of what we find.
Sometimes we find Hail Damage, which is small little pings in the roof shingles. Hail can also chip away the surface of the shingles and wear them down.
We also may find a Wind Damage which can be anything from missing shingles, gaps in shingles with upturned edges that have come detached from the roof.
We will be able to tell you if your Roof is damaged and should be replaced. However you will need you homeowners insurance approval also. If we do find damage you will need to call your homeowners insurance company and file a claim for the roof.
Your homeowners insurance company will then ask you several questions and schedule an adjuster to come out and inspect the Roof. Many times, the adjusters won't even get up on the roof, that's why at Charlotte Pro Roofing we prepare a detailed picture report for them with the pictures of damage taken by us earlier.
You may have to argue your case using photo evidence. If so, just be persistent with your homeowners insurance company. Remember, this is why you have insurance in the first place - to replace damages to your home.
If you've had a major roofing catastrophe, say a tree fell on your home, or you discovered a great deal of water damage, you might need a new roof ASAP. Many homeowners are afraid that the roofers don't work in the winter because of the cold weather or slippery roofs. We all have to admit it is more difficult to install roofs in the winter, but here at Charlotte Pro Roofing, we work hard the whole year long to take care of our customers. Installing a roof in the winter may take a bit more time, since the roofers have to take great care, store materials appropriately and wait for clear days, but it's done all the time. If you need a new roof ASAP, don't worry, at Charlotte Pro Roofing we got you covered.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
* We all know it can get pretty hot in Charlotte. The sun's rays can damage roofs by melting the tar from shingles leading to gaps that allow water to get through.
* The shingles are the single most important barrier for your roof. If you see shingles on the ground, such as after a particularly strong storm has passed through, it is a good indicator that there's more damage that needs attention. At Charlotte Pro Roofing we offer free estimates so you can have a professional take a closer inspection of your roof to identify if there are any damaged shingles on top of your home.
* Gutter issues could also be a cause of the leaky roof.When your gutters get clogged with leaves and dirt, it causes extra stress on the roof. Clogged gutters can cause water backups that overflow and can soak through your shingles and through the ceiling below. Though they are a bigger investment, clog-free gutters are a surefire way to avoid clogs and prevent roof leaks due to gutter problems.
A leaky roof is nothing to shrug off, it can turn into a real (and really expensive) problem very quickly because the roof is one of the most expensive repairs on your home.
Friday, September 22, 2017
5 Most common Questions about Charlotte Pro Roofing
At Charlotte Pro Roofing we get a lot of questions from our customers and here in this blog, I would like to share some of these questions with you and try my best to give you a relevant answer to your questions.
1. How can a homeowner tell when their roof needs to be repaired/replaced?
A. Roof problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Roof inspections can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; lose seams and deteriorated flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts; and other visible signs of roof problems. Inside the house look for cracked paint, or peeled wallpaper as signs of Roof Damage.
2.My roof is leaking, do I have to have it replaced completely ?
A. Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that have come lose or a section of the roof being damaged. You can have a complete roof failure which is irreversible and a result of improper installation or the materials that were used on the roof, or it could be caused by inappropriate roof installation for the house
3.Can I fix the roof myself ?
A. Most work should not be done yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace the roofs.You can damage your roof by using improper roofing techniques and severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof.
4. How long can I expect my roof to last?
A.Actual roof's lifespan is determined by a number of factors, including local climatic and environmental conditions, proper building and roof system design, material quality and suitability proper application and adequate roof maintenance.
You can also get a warranty on your roof by a roofing contractor or product manufacturer. Take a close look at those warranties to see what responsibilities and financial obligations manufacturers will assume if their product fails to reach their expected lives.
5.What will a new Roof cost ?
The price for a new roof is depending on such things as the materials you prefer on your roof, the contractor you decide to go with, the location of your house, and time of the year. Keep in mind that price is only one factor, and it must be balanced with the quality of the materials and workmanship. At Charlotte Pro Roofing we will help you with the Roof Replacement Process and guide you through every step. We will answer all your Roof related questions and help you file your claims with your homeowner's insurance.
Monday, April 3, 2017
After this past snow storm, I think it is safe to say that the winter had its last breath in 2017, and now spring is around the corner. Soon many homeowners in Charlotte NC will be thinking about their old roof that barely made it past this mild winter. Should we replace it, or repair it? Full roof replacement cost in Charlotte NC tend to vary between multiple factors. In this blog, we will go over the factors that Charlotte homeowners must look at prior to budgeting for a full roof replacement. Check out the link to get the full scoop of the cost FULL ROOF REPLACEMENT COST IN CHARLOTTE NC.