Roofing Contractors Statesville NC

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Roofing by Robert Mitchell
(828) 310-9033
119 E Broad St
Statesville, NC
Services
Roofing, Siding, Roofing Contractor, Home Improvements, Roofing Repair Service

Mack's Roofing
(828) 465-0604
3237 Hamlett Dr
Claremont, NC

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Baker Roofing Company
(919) 828-2975
517 Mercury Street
Raleigh, NC

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H & S Roofing Company, Inc.
(704) 276-6432
506 West Summit Avenue
Charlotte, NC
Services
Custom and standard gutters and downspouts; leaf-proof gutter covers and screens; gutter and roof cleaning; residential replacement and new installation of: 3-tab and architectural style shingles, slate, tile, metal, cedar, and flat roof; roof leak repairs; emergency leak repairs and tarping; skylight and sun tunnel installation and repairs; custom made chimney caps/spark arresters; chimney crown sealing; soffit vents; power fans; ridge vent installation; fascia and plywood damage repairs; drip
Membership Organizations
Homeowner Approved, Better Business Bureau Accredited Business; National Association of the Remodeling Industry; Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; American Subcontractors Association; Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association.

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Raleigh Nc Home Renovation - Aluminum Company Of North Carolina
(919) 620-8500
1335 Hamlin Road
Durham, NC

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Lake Norman Seamless Gutters / All Gutter Systems
(704) 935-4577
817 River Highway
Mooresville, NC

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Cain Siding and Roofing
(336) 419-1018
3823 Yanceyville St
Greensboro, NC
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Services
Insurance Approved, Residential Roofing, Roofing

Capital City Roofing
(919) 366-1850
601 Cook Street
Wendell, NC

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M & P Professional Home Repair
(252) 438-3510
Henderson, NC

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Jae And Company
(704) 426-9852
8718 Kenneth Oren Dr
Charotte, NC

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Roofing - An Overview of What's Overhead

The type of roofing you choose can have a serious impact on your health and on the environment. Slope roofing materials, such as asphalt-based rolled roofing and shingles, will offgas toxins when heated by the sun. Flat roofing materials, such as tar and gravel, will continually offgas when heated by the sun, emitting known carcinogens such as VOCs from asphalt, including benzene, polynuclear aromatics, toluene and xylene. Although roofing materials are located outside the living space, odors can enter the home through doors, windows and vents. 

78% of total annual roofing dollars spent in the US is spent on re-roofing. Re-roofing is not only expensive, but it sends used roofing materials to landfills, where the polluting contents continue to offgas and leach into the soil and groundwater.

Unfortunately, re-roofing your house is often a necessity.  But a new roof with good air sealing, insulation, and ventilation will save energy and make your house more comfortable. Many unhealthy and persistent mold and mildew infestations began with an undetected roof leak. No type of roofing installation is foolproof, but the use of high quality roofing materials and skilled installers will reduce the risk of leakage.

Here are some tips to help guide your roofing decisions:

Consider the System as a Whole

In new construction, choice of roofing materials should be integral with other decisions about the building. The roof is your main defense against water leakage  in your house. Early in the decision-making process, figure out your roofing and how it will integrate with the rest of the house.

Calculate How Much Roofing You'll Need

Roofs are measured in 100-square-foot areas, or "squares". Three bundles of three-tab shingles typically equal one square: laminates come in four bundles per square.  It's a good idea to calculate beforehand how much roofing material you'll need so that you'll have an easier time comparing bid from contractors.

To calculate:

multiply the overall length and width of each roof section to determine its area Add 10% to allow for waste, then divide by 100 to determine how many squares you'll need

If the roof is new or you're having the old shingles removed, you'll need an underlayment  (roofing felt)  to create a moisture barrier for the wood sheathing  and rafters underneath. You may also have to install an "ice-and-water shield" along with the eaves and valleys where two wings of the roof intersect.  New drip edges and metal flashing are often needed around pipes, chimneys, and the like.

Avoid Adhesives

Adhesives used in roofing applications can emit harmful VOCs. They are especially toxic during application and curing (drying) periods.  Water-based adhesives are better because they only release water vapor as they dry, but they are not necessarily 100% safe. Use mechanical fastening, a range of processes that utilizes a variet...

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