One of the first things passersby notice about your home is the roof, especially if it looks worn. It’s no surprise since your roof makes up approximately 40% of your visual exterior. Not only is a deteriorating roof an eyesore, it probably isn’t protecting your home very well either. Rather than putting off getting a new roof, call the roofer Winston Salem NC residents trust, Xterior, LLC
There are dozens of residential roofing contractors to choose from in the Winston Salem area. Thus, you may think it will be hard to find one that provides quality work and meets your needs. However, we’re the contractor of choice for many residents
of North Carolina. We have over 45 years of combined experience in the home improvement industry and are BBB accredited. Plus, we’re fully insured to protect you during the installation.
Our roofing company can install both metal and asphalt roofing. As an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, we can offer some of the strongest warranties in the roofing industry. Owens Corning is a market leader in asphalt roofing systems. Moreover, the company earned the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® as America’s Most Recommended™ Roofing Products.
Periodically Do An Interior Check
While some roofs last longer than others, at some point all need replacing. Often, you can find the first sign of roof damage on the inside of your home. Certainly, water stains on your ceiling or walls may be an indication of a roof leak.
Even if you don’t have any water stains, it’s a good idea to check your attic every so often. Look for streams of light penetrating from outside. Shine a flashlight around to look for any dark stains, water spots, or sagging.
Additionally, take notice if your attic has a musty or mildewy smell. This can also be an indication of a damaged roof. As moisture encourages mold growth, a musty smell could be a sign of a leak.
Certainly, any visible signs of water or sagging need immediate attention. Call your roofing contractor right away. Delaying replacing your roof may only cause further damage.
Routinely Perform An Exterior Check As Well
Mother Nature is particularly harsh on rooftops. Your roof bears the brunt of her fury battling wind, snow, hail, and extreme heat. Certainly, you should check your roof after experiencing strong weather elements for storm damage. However, you should also be checking your roof periodically.
Hail is especially damaging to rooftops. It can cause punctures or tears in your asphalt shingles. A hailstorm can also loosen granules. Unfortunately, hail is quite common in North Carolina. In 2019, we claimed a spot in the top 10 states ranked by hail claim losses
Although some parts of North Carolina experience light snow, the mountainous areas do receive quite a bit. Snow on your roof can be problematic as it enters a thaw-freeze cycle. The thawing of snow during the day and melting at night has the potential of creating ice dams. These blocks of ice prevent water from draining off your roof, backing up underneath your shingles.
If you live near the coast, you understand the power behind hurricane winds. However, further inland, you can still experience strong winds during a thunderstorm. Moreover, these storms will occasionally produce a tornado. Strong winds can rip shingles from your roof. Even milder winds can blow damaging debris onto your rooftop.
Even the sun will damage your shingles. UV radiation causes chemical changes weakening and degrading asphalt shingles. Plus, the heat of the day and cool of the night causes expansion and contraction. Over time, this too causes decay.
If you suspect a problem, don’t hesitate to call your roofing contractor for an inspection. Sometimes a problem will begin without any visible damage. Often, an issue may be developing that an untrained eye can’t detect. An experienced roofing company can examine your roof and can determine if a leak is likely to happen.
Do Metal Roofs Offer The Strongest Protection Available?
While a metal roof is indeed stronger than an asphalt shingle roof, it’s not impervious to Mother Nature. Thus, it’s just as important to inspect your metal roof periodically and after a storm.
Notably, metal is tougher against hail and flying debris. While these things may dent metal panels, it’s rare either will penetrate through. Whereas certain hail would damage an asphalt shingle roof, it would only scuff a metal roof.
Snow will just slide off your metal roof before ice even has a chance to accumulate. Thus, you won’t have to worry about ice dams.
Moreover, metal is unaffected by UV light from the sun. Unlike asphalt shingles, metal roofing will not chemically break down like asphalt shingles.
Many metal roofing products have wind and uplift resistance above new building code requirements. Plus, the strength of metal makes it ideal to resist high winds associated with severe storms.
However, even though metal roofing is more durable, sometimes roof leaks can happen. Expansion and contraction of metal panels still occur. Checking the integrity of panels and fasteners can expose potential problems before a leak develops.
Some Signs You May Need A New Roof
You may have been lucky and severe storms have avoided your area. However, you should still periodically check your roof. Doing so can help detect potential problems. Spotting minor issues can prevent an emergency roof replacement.
If you have an asphalt roof you should consider a roof replacement when you notice any of these conditions:
- Granules in your gutter
- Damaged flashing
- Curling or cupping of shingle edges
- Cracked shingles
- Your asphalt roof is more than 20 years old
While a metal roof lasts longer, it too will eventually need replacing. If you see any of these signs, start budgeting for a replacement:
- Rusting or severe fading of the paint finish
- Loose panels
- Any damage like scratches to the paint finish
- Failing fasteners
- Your metal roof is more than 50 years old
Xterior LLC is a roofer Winston Salem NC residents trust for their new roofing needs. We combine experience with quality work and materials for superior protection. It’s why we are one of North Carolina’s most highly rated home improvement companies.
How Much Will A New Roof Cost
Various elements, including roof slope, combine to reflect a home’s architectural style. Often reflecting trends, wealth, or the mood of the era, roof slopes change with the type of house. Some designs like the ranch, have a low-pitched roof. Other styles like the Victorian, have high-pitched roofs.
These particular characteristics of a roof, help determine the cost of a roof replacement. For example, a single-story ranch house with a low-pitched roof presents a simple roof installation. However, a two-story, high-pitched roof with many angles is more complex requiring more labor.
The combination of several factors determines the price of a roof, hence the varying cost among contractors:
- Roofing material
- Quality of underlayment and fasteners
Your choice of roofing material is the biggest impact on your total cost. First, there is a price difference between asphalt shingles and metal roofing. Additionally, the cost varies among the type of shingle or metal you choose. For instance, you can buy 3-tab, architectural, or premium asphalt shingles. While metal choices include aluminum, galvanized, or galvalume steel.
Moreover, difficulties in accessing your roof will drive up your cost. Certain landscape features such as shrubbery or fences may make it more difficult to get to your roof. Thus, your contractor may need more equipment and time to complete the installation.
Finally, there are the often-forgotten parts of your roofing system like underlayment and fasteners. These parts are critical in protecting against moisture while ensuring long-term durability. Your contractor’s choice of these components not only affect your roof’s performance but cost as well.
At Xterior, we only use high-quality components. Our high-performance roof underlayment is synthetic for maximum protection against water infiltration. Plus, we only use high-quality fasteners for years of protection.
Which Type Of Roof Is Best, Asphalt Shingle or Metal?
Generally, we recommend metal roofing for its cost-effectiveness and durability. Typically, a metal roof will outlast an asphalt shingle
roof by a significant margin. Furthermore, a metal roof can withstand stronger winds and are naturally energy efficient.
However, traditionally, asphalt shingle roofs have been the popular choice for homeowners due to their price. For over 100 years, asphalt shingles have been an affordable, beautiful, and durable roofing solution. Available in a wide variety of colors, you can also find many different styles. Likewise, among these styles, you can find scalloped or rounded shingles. There are even those that mimic shakes or slate.
Moreover, some shingle products have an Energy Star rating. These shingles have specialized granules that reflect the sun’s rays. In particular, Owens Corning manufacturers a full line of Energy Star
rated shingles. Plus, asphalt shingles are easy to install, low maintenance, durable, and long-lasting.
At Xterior, we have experience in installing both types of roofs
. Which one is best for you? We’d be happy to examine your home and discuss the options of both.
We’re A Home Improvement Contractor For All Your Home’s Exterior Remodeling Needs
Installing roofs for residential customers is a big part of our business. However, we also offer vinyl siding, windows, and decks to improve your home. Plus, we back all our projects with our 100% customer satisfaction.
When comparing exterior remodeling projects, consider new siding to transform your home. We can install beautiful, versatile, vinyl siding. It’s one of the best investments for your home. A rainbow of color selection plus a wide variety of styles gives you many stunning possibilities. You’ll increase the value of your home while spending less time on maintenance.
Similarly, our beautiful decks can increase your outdoor living space and add value to your home. We can install a traditional wood deck in pressure-treated pine or more exotic woods like IPE, Tigerwood, Cumaru, and Garapa. For lower maintenance, we can also install composite decking.
Finally, our double-pane, energy-efficient windows can help you decrease your monthly energy bills. Not only do our windows look great, but they have a tilt-in sash for easy cleaning.
Looking For The Roofer Winston Salem NC Homeowners Trust?
Roofs are expensive. Thus, when it’s time for a new roof, you want residential roofing services from a contractor you can trust. For your roofing needs, hire the roofer Winston Salem NC residents depend on, Xterior, LLC.
Veteran-owned and operated, we believe in using the best materials, highly skilled installers, and guarantee customer satisfaction. We also believe in affordable solutions. That’s why we offer great financing options. Currently, we’re offering 0% interest to qualified homeowners for 48 months with approved credit. Plus, we offer discounts for the military, seniors, teachers, and first responders.
Getting a free estimate is easy! Just call us at 336-329-3667 to set up an appointment. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions about financing or our other home improvement projects.