Poor roof installation can make your home susceptible to damage, which may result in premature failure. The good news is that you can have it corrected by a more reputable roof replacement team as long as it is detected early during an in-depth inspection. The following are some of the signs to look out for that may indicate a poor roof installation job:
Poor Flashing Installation
Roofing systems have flashing installed on their valleys and protrusions to prevent water from seeping into the structure. It’s also found on vents and chimneys for the same reason, and they must be applied properly, or else the leaks will lead to rotting damage to the wooden components. It can also cause mildew and mold growth, which can affect indoor air quality when it infiltrates your home’s ventilation system!
Subpar Gutter Repair or Installation
Well-built roofs usually have gutter systems installed that can effectively capture water runoff and redirect it away from the property via the downspouts. To look for signs of a bad gutter installation, check if some of the gutter sections have standing water. It could mean there’s an existing clog somewhere in your gutters, or the gutters weren’t sloped correctly. If it’s not properly addressed by a trusted roofing contractor, the pooling water can seep into your roof and lead to premature deterioration and damage to the inner structure.
Bad or Uneven Roofing Surface
Normally, a uniform and even appearance is a good sign of a well-built roof. It means that the roofing contractor has carefully laid each shingle properly according to manufacturer guidelines. Take a closer look at your roofing surface and see if the alignment is uniform and not bumpy and uneven.
You should also check the color of the shingles in case they have different shades. Also known as a “rainbow roof”, this is a big sign that the contractor didn’t order the same color of shingles to cover the entire surface, which can reflect their subpar workmanship. This may even indicate other problems that aren’t easily seen, so make sure to get it checked thoroughly by a trusted roofer to address potential damage.
Homeowners in Newburgh, NY, and the surrounding communities trust Home Pro Exteriors, Inc. for their residential roofing needs. But when you need siding and window replacement, you can trust us to get the job done right the first time as well! Call today at (845) 343-1777, or fill out our convenient contact form for a free professional consultation.