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One thing that really bothered me more than all of this damage, was the damage being done to unsuspecting homeowners seeking assistance and emergency repairs before it decides to rain again. Yes, the Storm chasers have landed by the squadrons with fancy wrapped vehicles sporting plates from states like georgia, ohio, virginia, colorado, texas, oklahoma and more all with a local charlotte nc or sc area number on the side. You see these teams of so called "Storm damage specialists" have been spewing B.S. like a 13 year old school boy trying to convince his buddies he's not a virgin anymore.
I heard things like "Yes maam that is correct your roof will be totally free, just sign here" or "We have been in the area for over 20 years now" all with a Virginia plate and a name like Carolina Roofing Company. I have inspected roofs and in the middle of talking to a customer a storm chaser walks up and interrupts trying to gain the homeowners attention, I gave him the look of doom so hard he ran back to his truck and peeled off. Imagine, the disrespect, the blatant lies (which by the way are illegal when I hear them saying they will pay their deductible) and the oversaturation of inexperienced roofing inspectors/sales reps out to cash in on the misery of local residents.
This brings up the whole reason I am writing this article: As a local customer in need of roofing, siding, possible window replacement and automobile repairs needing to be done do you want to hire some "slick willie" that strolls into town by convoy a day after disaster strikes leeching the community of their insurance claims checks, performing shoddy work and then leaving you like the teenage boy who told you he loved you back in high school just to put another notch on his belt? I should Hope not!!!
You Deserve better!.....Hire local reputable roofers in the charlotte nc, gastonia nc and fort mill areas who will be here next year and can provide a full workmanship warranty just in case a problem arises.
You will want to do a BBB check on the roofing contractor to make sure they have a good rating and also that they have not had any unanswered or unresolved complaints from customers in the charlotte nc area because this clearly shows that their concern for the customer is nada, not to mention unresolved issues say that they just want your money which usually means theyre willing to cut corners on materials and labor for installation hiring inexperienced roofing crews for a pawltry sum. Also check their insurance and workman's comp to see if they have it, if not you may be responsible for any problems that arise.
Alot of folks are also under the misconception that if a company does more than roofing that they are a "jack of all trades, master of none" and this is simply not the case. As a matter of fact Roofing is one of the easiest jobs to install in the construction field if you forget the dangers of working two or three stories up on a steep pitch. I have been installing roofs with my dad since I was about 12 years old and went to school for 4 years covering everything structural and non structural in the construction industry. My advice is to find a good well rounded knowledgable roofing and remodeling contractor that is willing to educate you on the process. You see, many roofers dont care or wont take the time help customers understand what a "complete roofing system" entails and all their options when it comes to replacing their roof.
Storm chasers usually focus on those insurance checks and skim over the details of a roofing system because they are not using all the proper quality components required to comprise a complete roofing system because they know it will cut their profits down, and bad local roofers will either not know or not care either. I always thought a roofer or remodeler is only as good as the products they use to complete the install. I've always started by tearing off the old roof, installing ice & water shield | leak barrier in the valleys, around pipes, chimneys, rakes and eaves and areas where the siding meets the roof such as a garage roof elevation. I then install drip edge around the perimeter of the home, after that, fiberglass or synthetic underlayment which blows aways felt paper by a long shot though slightly more money, it will make your roof lay flatter, be more water resistant and tear proof when the roofing crew is walking on it.
We always install "starter strip shingles" which have a seal strip right near the edge of the roof and will keep the shingles around the perimeter from wind lift during high winds, we replace all flashings starting with the chimney and build crickets where needed to diver water properly around chimneys. We install Lead boots and coat with High temperature accessory paint so you will never have a dry rotted boot cause a leak again.
We install our Roofing shingles with 6 nails to increase the wind rating up to 130 mph. We check all soffit vents to make sure there is unrestricted Air flow into the attic then we will install a high quality ridge vent like GAF cobra 3 to properly vent the attic from heat and moisture build up. We top it all off with Hip and Ridge shingles or "caps" as old timers used to call them which are specifically designed to form around a ridge or hip on the roof and have a nailing strip which will keep them from tearing off easily. We also use sealants like Sonneborn NP1 to caulk all flashings and nail heads on the end of ridge shingles.
It is vital to Hire a Local Roofing company in the greater charlotte area, do your homework and hire a competent contractor that uses a "roofing system" not just "shingles and paper" and make sure you're hiring a contractor that actually performed the work himself at one point in time and is not just some opportunist who never held a hammer. If you should have any questions on this Article call us here at Room 2 Roof at 704 549-9393, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at http://www.room2roof.com for a fast reply. There is only one way things should be done and that is the Right Way!!!!! We are the best in town let us prove it to you!
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