A roofing system is an elaborate structure made up of specially engineered components that need to be installed correctly and checked regularly. Any weakness in your roof can result in failures ranging from slightly annoying inconveniences to severe roof damage.
Fortunately, by hiring a skilled and experienced roofer, you can avoid such problems and ensure the stability of your roof system. When you hire inexperienced, under-qualified or unscrupulous contractors, you run the risk of falling into some common pitfalls, which can ultimately void your roof warranty.
Homecraft Inc. lists some of these common mistakes below.
Installing New Shingles Over Old Ones
This is how “budget” installers perform a roof replacement job. It’s often a way for them to offer a cheaper cost of labor since they won’t have to tear off the old roof. But like all other cost-cutting schemes, installing new shingles over old ones could end up costing you more in the long run and potentially voiding your warranty. This practice tends to shorten the life of the shingles and lead to roof damage due to the additional weight of the new shingles.
Using Incompatible Components
Ensure that your roofers are using the right components for your roof system. Each system is typically designed with specific components in mind so as to provide maximum performance. Pairing shingles from one manufacturer with underlayment or starter shingles from another could potentially compromise the integrity of your roof and void your warranty.
It’s your responsibility to ensure that your roof is properly ventilated. Reliable contractors will often see to it that you have good attic ventilation. Otherwise, a poorly vented attic can cause roof problems such as buckled shingles, premature aging of the roof, warping of the roof deck, and mold and mildew growth.
Looking for a reliable roofer? Homecraft Inc. has been trusted by local customers for many years. We specialize in roof repair and replacement, windows, doors and gutters. Call us at (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve customers in Newark, Middletown and Bear DE.