Every roofing job has to start with an issue. In Charlotte NC, homeowners encounter two major issues that may cause these issues, the wind, and hail. For roofing companies in Charlotte NC, it brings a smile on their face when these storms come by. The joy is generated by knowing that the old worn out shingles that need to go will be damaged, and newer, stronger shingles will be installed, at the cost of the insurance company. The type of roof that a homeowner has funnels down to one main element, the quality of the shingles.
Quality of a Shingle:
Most every company that offers products provide the product at a good, best and premium valve. Roofing shingles are the same way. This is done to attract all sorts of customers. The quality of a shingle depends on the adhesive, the granule types, and the fiberglass that was used.
Roofing manufacturers have been looking to improve the asphalt shingle granules for decades, and here is a list of some of the results that were located. The “good” granulates get very basic. They consist of colored granules and that is it. These basic granules will do the job that they were meant to do, but not as long as some of the other granules, they do not compare. The best granules are different due to the size of the granules. The granules are smaller than the good granules. This is done so that more space gets covered. The smaller granules are able to get into more places. The “premium” granules are mixed with copper shavings. This is done to ensure/prevent algae growth on roofs. When a consumer is searching for a shingle they will have to determine what they can afford between the three options and their budget.
Roof adhesives are used to hold the granules to the fiberglass shingles. Some shingles manufacturer offer a different option for the adhesives. The options reflect the quality and the price of the shingle. For example in 2005 organic shingles have been discontinued because these “organic” shingles were saturated in asphalt. After they have been saturated, they apply the granules. The issues that homeowners had was that the granules would not stay. In contrast, tar sealant was, and still is an effective element to use went choosing an adhesive between fiberglass and granules.
The last pieces of the shingle are the fiberglass material that gives the shingle its strength and form. The fiberglass material is the best material for asphalt shingles, but there are also good and best options. A good option that is offered is recycled cardboard, wood chips, rags, and paper. This option was considered to be an organic alternative, not an effective one. Over time the shingles would take in too much water and deteriorate. The best option for shingles is a synthetic fiberglass material that is resistant to tears. This material is a good selling tool that many roofing contractors in Charlotte NC use, and it is a very effective when it needs to resist hail and winds.
Finding Good Roofing Supplies in Charlotte NC
Charlotte Pro Roofing has been in the roofing business for over 15 years, and a lot was learned throughout that time. It was learned early off that the cheaper shingles are okay, and diffrance. In fact, after understanding the different types of asphalt shingles, Charlotte Pro Roofing partnered up with Owens Corning roofing to ensure that all the purchased shingles have a prorated warranty on them. We have been providing Charlotte homeowners with best shingles till this day. If you would like us to come out and take a look at your roof, call us at 704-575-3185 for a free roof inspection.