Only Professional Contractors Avoid These Roofing Mistakes
As a homeowner, you’ll want to hire only the best roofing and gutter installation professionals for your project. It helps to do a bit of research before hiring so you can be confident that your roofing project goes as smoothly as possible.
Only the best professionals will ensure your new roof gets completed efficiently. You can also be sure that they won’t commit certain roofing mistakes such as:
Inadequate Attic Ventilation
Your roof system consists of several parts in the attic space. If you don’t have enough attic ventilation installed, moisture can build up over time and cause your roof system to deteriorate prematurely. This will also ruin your insulation and force your HVAC to work harder than it should, which will only increase your monthly energy bill.
One of the more visible mistakes an inexperienced roofing contractor can make is installing mismatched shingles. This can happen when the hired contractor uses multiple dealers and purchases supplies from more than one supplier. Of course, this can be avoided by carefully selecting trusted professional roofing contractors that deliver consistent quality service and only use the same roofing supplies distributor.
Improper Underlayment Installation
Your roof’s underlayment is a layer of water-resistant or waterproof material installed directly over your roof deck. This is an important component that’s applied under all other roofing materials as an added layer of protection from severe weather and the elements.
If the underlayment isn’t professionally installed, your roof will suffer premature deterioration and water damage. This won’t be immediately detected either until severe or colder weather hits your area, such as during winter when ice dams form at the roofline. When this happens with your underlayment installation already compromised, your roof’s inner structure will suffer damage due to the thawing and freezing of the ice dams.
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