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About South Carolina Roofing
Roofing contractors play an important role in building and construction. Their duties include consultation, roofing installation, and repair. Roofing contractors are trained to know the best roofing type for your neighborhood. Most residential roofing contractors work with metal or asphalt roofing materials, and sometimes with cedar shank, depending on the climate. Roofing contractors are also responsible for weatherproofing roofs from water or harsh weather, like snow and ice.
South Carolina has a humid climate. Temperatures in the Northwest are cooler, due to the higher elevation. The average temperature in the Northwest part of the state averages 58 degrees, but on the coast, the average temperature is warmer, at 68 degrees. Summer temperatures average around 90 degrees, and winter temperatures are around 32 degrees. The record low for South Carolina was -20 degrees on January 18, 1977. The record high was 111 degrees on June 28, 1954. Rainfall in South Carolina varies from 38 inches in the center of the state to 52 inches in the North. Snow only occurs about three times a year, averaging about 2 inches a year.
Licensing Requirements for SC Roofing Contractors
In the state of South Carolina, residential roofing contractors aren't required to be licensed, unless they are working on jobs over $200. Roofing contractors working on jobs over that amount must pass an exam to get a license and are required to have one year of work experience under the supervision of a licensed residential builder to take the exam.
Most energy efficient roofs are made of metal and are single-ply, according ENERGY STAR requirements. Choose contractors who use products manufactured by ENERGY STAR partners like GAF-Elk and CertainTeed. GAF-Elk offers Marquis WeatherMax shingles that can withstand 80 mph winds. CertainTeed offers the energy-saving cool roof system, called Landmark Solaris. Landmark Solaris can reduce roof temperature by up to 60 degrees.
South Carolina's Most Unusual Roofs
In South Carolina, the most unusual rooftops are on residential homes. In downtown Charleston, there's a collection of historic homes with 19th century architecture. The most famous home in South Carolina is Drayton Hall, a plantation house built in the mid-1700s. It features Palladian-style architecture and is considered Georgian Palladian.