FAQ's About Roofing

Melvin T. Morgan Roofing has been keeping Virginia dry for over 30 years and is a leading roofing contractor based out of Lynchburg and Charlottesville, Virginia. Melvin T. Morgan serves the entire state of Virginia. We use quality products on our roofing projects from major manufacturers including Owens Corning, Carlisle, GAF, Firestone, Englert, and Durolast.

We are a Licensed Class A Virginia roofing contractor and have been in the roofing business since 1987. Capable of submitting bonds for jobs in excess of $2,000,000 and carrying a total of $3,000,000 in liability insurance, we specialize in commercial and residential roofing and guttering. We install large flat commercial, standing seam metal, garden, slate and shingle roofs. We also install all styles of guttering systems, formed from either aluminum, copper, or galvanized metals. Every situation will be customized to your needs and handled professionally and promptly!

Melvin T. Morgan Roofing has been keeping Virginia dry for over 30 years and is a leading roof contractor in Central Virginia with offices based out of the Lynchburg and Charlottesville areas.  Melvin T. Morgan Roofing each day covers a 70-mile radius from the following locations: Roanoke, Lynchburg and Charlottesville, VA. 

There are no specific temperature guidelines regarding when it is too cold to install asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles do become brittle in cold temperatures, with fiberglass shingles more likely to break than organic shingles. Breakage can be minimized or eliminated if the shingles are stored in a warm area and loaded onto the roof a few bundles at a time. Another concern is that the self-sealing strips will not seal or bond sufficiently in cold temperatures. Hand-tabbing (the application of quarter-size dabs of adhesive to the underside of shingles) is recommended if the building is located in an area prone to high winds. This will help prevent the shingles from blowing off the roof until warmer weather arrives and the sealing strips can set properly. 

Chances are that you currently use your cell phone in metal roofed buildings on a regular basis. Think of the restaurants where you eat, the stores in which you shop, your bank, your church, etc. Many of those buildings have metal roofs or metal decks beneath flat roofs. Over the years and tens of thousands of roofs, we have had no more than five people tell us that their metal roof did seem to affect their cell phone reception. If you currently have very, very weak or spotty cell phone reception inside of your home, a metal roof may be the “straw that breaks the camel’s back.” Adding a cell phone signal booster in your house would have been helpful before the metal roof and certainly would be helpful after your metal roof is installed. However, if you have fair to excellent cell phone reception now, the metal roof should not have any noticeable effect.

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