Roofing Belmont, NC
Nestled into the western reaches of metro Charlotte is the comfortable and quaint community of Belmont. Belmont is small, which makes it a wonderful location to raise a family, especially for anyone who wants a slower pace of life while remaining close to the larger city. It has a fantastic, picturesque downtown, which, when walking through it, transports visitors and locals alike to the Americana 1950s all over again. There's just something about the two-story shops lining the main street and the slender apartments and workspace above the storefronts.
If you live in Belmont and own your home, you will want to take care of your property and do what you can to maintain its visual splendor. One of the most important elements of your home is its roof. While the roof is often out of mind, there are still steps you need to take to protect it. At Charlotte Roofing Specialists, you have access to a locally owned roofing Belmont NC, contractor that can assist you with all of your roofing needs.
The best way to spot minor issues with your roof and make the necessary repairs to extend the roof's life is to perform annual maintenance and inspections. While you can look over the roof from the ground and spot areas that might be collecting moisture or where shingles have cracked and fallen off, it can be difficult to perform any kind of in-depth inspection from ground level.
You need to be on the roof to do this. When on the roof, you can physically touch the roof, as well as look for damage around the chimney, air ducts, skylights, and other areas of the roof. The best way to spot locations that need attention is to have a professional come out and make an in-person inspection.
During the annual in-person inspection, some routine maintenance may even be able to be performed. This might be to reseal exposed nails or pull flashings or even blow leaves from the roof’s surface. These are minor repairs that, when done sooner rather than later, can dramatically extend the life of your roof and prevent significant leaks. Larger deficiencies can be diagnosed and quoted as well.
New Roof Installations
One of the best ways to improve the value of your home, as well as help it stand out from other properties for sale in the neighborhood, is to install a new roof. It is about to become much more challenging to sell your house in the coming years. With more and more properties coming on the market, higher mortgage rates, and a potential correction of inflated sales prices, buyers will be pickier with what they are buying. If you do have plans of potentially selling your house at some point in the coming years, you will want to do whatever you can to make it more attractive to buyers, which means reducing the amount of work they need to put into it after buying the property. One way to do this is with a new roof.
You have several options when it comes to installing a new roof. It comes down to what your budget is and what kind of aesthetic you want the roof to have. Asphalt shingles are the most popular kind of roofing used on houses in Belmont, as well as throughout the United States. Asphalt shingles are durable, affordable, and relatively easy to install.
Of course, there are other options than asphalt. Metal shingles and metal roofing have picked up in popularity over the years. Metal is durable and produces less landfill waste as its lifespan is longer than asphalt shingles.
Speaking of environmentally friendly, if you want to go with the full organic look to the roof, you might want to consider wood shakes. While, yes, wood shakes do take more general care to maintain, there's no replicating this visual with any other material. Although they are significantly more expensive than asphalt shingles, shakes are simply beautiful and, with the look of the rest of your house, will elevate the curb appeal of your property.
There are also various stone options as well. Clay tile, for example, is a popular form of roofing out West where there is less rain and more sun. The thicker shingles help cool the house and insulate it. Of course, the clay is also heavier, so it does require a roof and support system in place that can handle this kind of weight addition, so make sure you consult with a roofing specialist before deciding to go with clay.
Slate, on the other hand, is thinner, and while it does weigh a lot more than asphalt, it is lighter than clay. Slate also is durable and, when taken care of, can last a lifetime. Once the slate is installed, you may never have to replace your roof again.
All Your Roofing Needs
To take proper care of your roof and extend its life span, you need to make sure and schedule annual inspections, perform regular maintenance, and clean out the gutters at least twice a year. After that, depending on the shingles applied to your roof, you will likely need to replace your roof every 18-30 years. If it is time to install a new roof, give us a call today and request a free estimate.