Roofing Mint Hill, NC
The bustling community of Mint Hill, North Carolina, has seen tremendous growth in the last several years. While still a small town at heart, the city has nearly doubled in size since 2000! Mint Hill offers a small-town feel while remaining close to greater Charlotte. If you currently call Mint Hill home (the name itself sounds refreshing), you will want to care for your house.
Whether you are interested in living in it for decades to come or you would like to eventually sell the property and look for something else, maintaining the roof of your home is incredibly important and yet far too often overlooked. When it comes to Roofing Mint Hill NC services, all your roofing needs will be handled by the team at Charlotte Roofing Specialists.
Annual Roofing Inspections
One of the best ways to prolong the life of your roof is to have it inspected annually. Your roof can sustain a hefty amount of damage over a year. With the constantly changing temperatures, the strong wind, rain, and even snow, all of this can add up. Thankfully, roofs are especially durable, so they can withstand much of what mother nature has to throw its way, but it is still important to make sure everything is protected and unscathed on an annual basis.
Over time, some shingles will crack, split, or even fall off. This leaves your roof susceptible to all kinds of damage. Likewise, flashing and other areas of the roof that come in contact with the chimney, smoke stacks, siding, and other areas of the house can come loose as well. It's nothing you will notice from the ground level, and yet, if you don't repair it sooner rather than later, the damage will grow, both in size and in the cost to repair.
With the help of an annual inspection, you can identify the problems going on with your roof and make the necessary repairs before anything more substantial happens. This is one of the very best ways to prolong the life of your roof.
Protecting Your Roof
Beyond having an annual inspection performed, it is important to protect your roof. By carrying out a few spring cleaning tips and tricks, you will avoid possible damage later on down the line, which means you'll save money as well.
For starters, you should have the gutters cleaned, ideally, twice a year. Sometimes, in the fall and another time in the spring, there are great chances to clean out the gutters. This will make cleaning out the gutters easier as there will be less debris piled up. If you wait too long, it will throw off the flow of water, which can affect the foundation of your house. It can also put extra weight on the gutters, which will start to pull away from the house and cause added damage. Cleaning out your gutters also gives you a chance to perform a visual inspection of the roof yourself. While you might not spot some of the smaller issues a professional will see, you can still spot areas on the roof where water is pooling, where shingles are missing, or where other problems are taking place.
Next, you will want to trim away tree branches and anything else that is hanging over the roof. These large branches are just begging to cause trouble. A strong wind might knock the branch down, which, when it crashes down onto the roof, will cause all kinds of damage. It's better to trim the branches away to avoid this.
Additionally, by trimming branches away, you'll avoid inviting little critters from jumping onto the roof and making nests in small holes and crevices. If there is a space for an animal to make a home out of your roof, they will take that opportunity.
Installing A New Roof
When it comes time to install a new roof, you do have all kinds of options to choose from. If you want an affordable option right out of the gate, it is hard to pass up on asphalt. These shingles are durable and are as affordable as they come. If you want more of a rustic look, wood shingles are great. It is important to note that they do require some additional upkeep. Otherwise, the wood will dry out, and you'll be replacing more shingles than you'd like.
Clay tiles aren't seen as frequently around here as it is more of a Southwestern United States build material (mostly because there's little to no rain and snow), but even so, if your roof can handle it, cement and clay options are fantastic. Slate is a lighter stone that, while it has a more expensive entrance point, the stone is both durable and can last a lifetime without ever needing to be replaced.
Schedule Your Next Roofing Appointment Today
Are you interested in upgrading your roof? Maybe you need to clear out the gutters, or you want to know the best ways to protect your current roof and extend its life span. Whatever questions or needs you might have when it comes to roofing, everything will be handled by our team here at Charlotte Roofing Specialists.
We will go over all your options over the phone, can provide you with price estimates, and can come out to inspect your roof to provide you with specific information designed just for your home and your roof. Whatever your questions, concerns, or needs might be, when it comes to roofing, make sure to trust the local certified and trained specialists here at Charlotte Roofing Specialists. We are a quick email or phone call away.