There are many reasons that cause premature roofing failures, and in many cases they are entirely preventable–simply by investing the time and resources in choosing the right roofers for the job. Here are some of the top reasons behind premature roofing failure, and how you can prevent it from happening:
A large percentage of the roof repair calls we receive are rooted in installation errors, which greatly outnumber issues caused by factory defects – ironic, considering that while nearly every roofing product has some sort of material warranty coverage, not all contractors offer workmanship warranties. Choosing to hire a contractor who has workmanship coverage can go a long way in correcting installation errors without incurring repair costs.
This is why, if you’re making the effort to hire a roofing contractor is properly licensed, has insurance, and is certified by at least one roofing manufacturer, you might as well make sure they have workmanship warranty, including length of coverage, and if it will include tear-off and disposal costs. Homecraft® Inc. holds a GAF Master Elite® contractor designation, which means when you hire us, not only do we have factory-trained installers, but you also gain access to exceptional warranty coverage, including up to 25 years workmanship coverage as part of the GAF Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty.
Poor Attic Ventilation
Your attic has to have proper ventilation: it prevents heat and moisture from getting trapped, prohibits problems like moisture-related damage to wood and insulation and helps prevent ice dams during winter. Our installation team factors the amount of required ventilation before proceeding with installation, as too much or too little can be harmful. Choosing to hire a contractor that offers a complete roofing system, like the GAF Lifetime Roofing System, eliminates the need for guesswork, as provisions for roof ventilation are integrated into these systems.
Contractors That Cut Corners
The reason it’s generally not a good idea to choose your contractors based on a low bid is because these contractors are likely cutting corners just to give you a low figure. They could be skimping on materials and other critical components like flashing, which would compromise the quality of the finished roof. Contractors with a manufacturer certification, like ourselves, get our materials from the factory, and have trained installers you can trust to install a roof that won’t fail on you.
If you would like to learn more about our roof repair, maintenance and installation services, call Homecraft® Inc. today at (877) 494-0377. Fill out our contact form if you want to schedule a free, in-home consultation. We serve many homeowners around Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE