Roof Terminology Part 4: Hot Spots

Take advantage of one our beautiful, North Carolina fall days to inspect your roof for hot spots.

Walk around your home and look closely at your roof. Use binoculars if they are helpful. If it makes it easier to understand your roof, imagine an aerial view of your roof and sketch it on paper.  Don’t get on the roof – leave that to the professionals. Some important questions to ask—

  • Are there any unusual areas on your roof where, because of the roof’s shape or configuration, water flow might be slowed down or impeded?
  • Are there any “curves” on the roof?
  • Do you know of points where leaks are occurring? (If so, be certain to tell the manufacturer and your contractor about these!)

In the case of all of these things, discuss them with your contractor and ask how they have addressed similar situations in the past and how they will address them on your home. Also, consult with your chosen roofing manufacturer— a quality and serious manufacturer will always be the best expert in terms of knowing how their product should be used and how it will perform.

If your manufacturer cannot answer your questions, doesn’t have the proper information, or prefers to not be bothered by homeowners calling them, it is wise to re-consider your manufacturer choice. If they cannot help you before you buy, can you expect their support if you have a problem after the sale?

At McCarthy Metal Roofing, we’re pleased to provide quality installations of Classic Metal Roofing Systems in the Triangle Area, Piedmont and Coastal Regions of North Carolina.  We encourage you to learn more about the many benefits of metal roofing.

Coming up next in the Roof Terminology series: Dips and Swales…