Mcelrath Roofing 

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1. Commercial Roofing

Mcelrath roofing with offices in Canton, North Carolina is a North Carolina Commercial Roofing Contractor and installs new roofing systems and offers roofing repairs and re-roofing

2. Roofing Repairs

Mcelrath Roofing has been re-roofing since 1949. We have 10 installers and 6 trucks. When your concerns run high, contact us at 828-667-1270, or for a free estimate.

3. Residential Roofing

North Carolina Residential Roofing Contractor, Since 1949, 10 Certified installers, 6 trucks, Asheville, Canton, Clyde, Waynesville, Weaverville, Swannanoa, Black Mountain, Marion, Hendersonville, Lenoir, and Hickory, North Carolina

4. Serving W. North Carolina

Mcelrath Roofing P.O. Box 1813 176 Wiggins Rd. Candler, NC 28715 828-667-1270 Steve Godfrey

Mcelrath Roofing

Mcelrath Roofing, North Carolina Commercial Roofing Contractor, Residential Roofing Contractor, Since 1949 is the authority when it comes to commercial roofing whether a new roof or a roof repair is needed.

 Mcelrath Commercial Roofing, Ashevill, North Carolina


Since 1949, Mcelrath Roofing with offices in Canton, North Carolina has been a commercial roofing contractor as well as a residential roofing contractor.  We have kept up with the latest technologies since our first day in business.  One of our specialties is repairing commercial roofing ystems while keeping our customers' doors open for business regardless of the nature or extent of the roofing work.

We use two systems; The Duro-Last system is by far one of the best roofing systems available.  When the budget is a bit more sensitive, we like to use the GAF Thermo Plastic Roof System.  Mcelrath Roofing offers 15 to 25 year factory labor and material No Dollar Limit warranties.

Proudly holdng om to our A+ rating with the BBB, Mcelrath Roofing has installed and repaired commercial roofs and residential roofs in western North Carolina including  Asheville, Canton, Clyde, Waynesville, Weaverville, Swannanoa, Black Mountain, Marion, Hendersonville, Lenoir, and Hickory, North Carolina.  We serve a 75 mile radius from Asheville, North Carolina.

Don’t get caught with sudden, costly repairs. Keep a close eye on your roof and learn how to spot problems before they severely impact your wallet with these 7 danger signs.

1. A leak in the attic.
After a strong storm or wind-driven rain, take a look in the attic for signs of leaking. Ice damming can also cause water to enter the house if you don’t have an adequate shingle underlayment or if the flashing (the aluminum or steel used over roof joints, like chimneys and pipes) has deteriorated.

2. Blistering or peeling interior or exterior paint.
When paint starts to peel off, the cause is likely trapped moisture in the house due to excessive temperature or high humidity from poor attic ventilation. The air in the attic needs to flow freely from the soffit to the ridge to reduce humidity. Make sure there is a vent in areas such as the kitchen or bathroom. Dryers should vent outside.

3. Stains on interior ceilings and walls; mold or mildew growth.
If you see stains or, even worse, mold growth inside your home, it may be caused by inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment that is allowing water to seep into the house. Inadequate ventilation could also be the culprit, which causes excessive moisture— conditions in which mold and mildew thrive.

4. Exterior decay, sheathing, and/or siding.
Poor attic ventilation is again a possible cause, but any condition that results in excess moisture can contribute to decay. One way to combat the problem is to put a vapor barrier between the insulation and the inside of the house, which can reduce the amount of moisture that goes into a wall and help the moisture escape from the wall.

5. Missing, cracked, or curled shingles.
If you see that your shingles are dry or practically break when touched, that means they have reached the end of their useful life and it’s time to invest in a new roof.

6. Dark, “dirty-looking” areas on your roof.
This could mean your roof has vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae growth, or that the shingles’ protective granules have been lost. This doesn’t mean you need to replace your roof, but these stains can reduce curb appeal. Cleaning the shingles is an option, but that could shorten their life.

7. Excessive energy costs.
A possible cause of higher cooling costs could be insufficient attic ventilation, requiring the cooling system to run excessively. In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air-conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home's interior hotter and less comfortable. In both hot and cold weather, moisture in the attic can become trapped and condense on the rafters if it’s not insulated properly. This moisture can drip down onto the insulation and reduce its effectiveness, potentially increasing energy costs.

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