It’s in your best interest to keep your roofing system in great condition. One way to do so is by educating yourself on common roofing issues, such as shingle cracking and splitting. Do you know the difference? In today’s blog, one of the elite roofers in your area, Homecraft® Inc, shares the key differences between shingle cracking and splitting.[…] Read More
There’s a widespread notion that most home improvement projects, like roof repair or replacement jobs, are best left for any season other than winter. In the past, it is true that some materials work best when applied in dry conditions so contractors recommend taking on construction work during times when the weather is more favorable. Today, however, advancements have made it possible for most roofing products to be used whatever the season may be.[…] Read More
DIYing any roofing project is a terrible idea, but leaving the job to an incompetent contractor can be just as bad. At Homecraft® Inc., our workmanship guarantee ensures flawless installation, helping you avoid all-too-common mistakes, including the following:
The worst thing to skip when tackling a roof repair or replacement project is permit application. The authorities need to know about your job to ensure the work is consistent with the latest building codes. These regulations exist for the safety of your home, your family and your neighbors. If the construction commences without obtaining the necessary permits first, you might find yourself in a world of trouble later on.
Failing to Check Cords
When using electrical tools, like roofing nailers, it’s imperative to perform a thorough inspection to make sure there are no frayed cords. When there’s damage, the equipment becomes a shock or fire hazard, which might lead to serious injury and property loss.
Applying Shingles from Different Batches
Trustworthy roofers get materials from a single supplier. On the other hand, unreliable ones use multiple dealers to save money without realizing that the shingles might not be manufactured at the same time. When products don’t come from one batch, even if they’re technically the same, they might look a bit different next to each other. These subtle aesthetic dissimilarities might impact your home’s curb appeal big time.
Leaving Old Flashings Untouched
Replacing existing flashings, salvageable or not, is the unspoken rule of roof installation. Experienced contractors know this, but disreputable ones intentionally leave them to cut down on costs. Reusing old flashings increases the chance of leaks.
Ignoring Improper Vents
Adequate attic ventilation extends the service lives of roofing shingles. However, vents can deteriorate over time and eventually underperform. Getting new soffits might compromise your roof’s ventilation system, especially when they’re incompatible with the existing exhaust vents. Neglecting attic vents when they need professional attention could result into shingle blistering, curling or buckling.
Homecraft specializes in both roofing and siding projects, carrying premier brands, such as GAF and ProVia®. Perfecting our trade since 1981, our solid reputation is proof of the high level of work we bring to the table. Call us at (302) 798-0302 now to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation and estimate in Middletown, Newark, Bear or any nearby DE community.
Homecraft® has helped our neighbors make their homes more beautiful, comfortable, and energy-efficient since 1981. As one of the top roofers in our area, we have partnered with industry-leading manufacturers to provide you with the best products for your home. Today we will discuss the features and benefits of GAF’s Timberline High Definition® Shingles:[…] Read More
Your roof can last long with constant care and maintenance. Nevertheless, all things have a limited service life and you’ll need to find a replacement. The question is, how can you tell?[…] Read More