As a homeowner, you’ll want your roof repair or replacement to be completed by your chosen roofing contractor at the highest standards. Sadly, there have been many instances in which a new roof turned out to be of substandard quality due to inconsistencies or wear and tear that doesn’t match the roof’s expected lifespan.
Before you have roofing work done, make sure you are aware of the signs that indicate roofing companies cut corners to save time and fit in more jobs.
Performing a Roof Overlay
Some roofers place new shingles over the old roof. While it helps save on time and costs, it is generally not a good idea because of the issues that may arise early in the roof’s lifespan that could compromise its integrity and longevity. Reputable roofing companies prefer a roof replacement that involves the removal of old shingles and underlayment to check for decking problems before installing the new roofing materials.
Using Low-Quality Shingles or Roof Components
Hire a roofing company that holds certifications from the top roofing manufacturers to ensure you get the highest-quality products and materials. Unscrupulous roofers insist on using second-grade shingles or roof components that are sold at a cheaper price. Because they tend to have factory defects, they’re more likely to develop problems once installed.
Fastening Shingles With Staples Instead of Nails
Another way roofers cut costs and save time on roofing projects is by using staples instead of nails. These can help fasten the shingles in place, but not in a manner that guarantees effectiveness as nails can. When planning a roof repair or replacement, be sure to hire roofers who utilize nails and are adept in the correct nailing techniques.
Looking for a contractor that doesn’t cut corners? Home Pro Exteriors, Inc. has over 30 years of combined experience in providing expert roofing services in the local area. We have earned a reputation as both a reliable and affordable roofer with excellent customer satisfaction ratings. As a GAF Master Elite®-certified company and a CertainTeed 5-Star SELECT ShingleMaster™, we offer the best in roofing products and materials. Expect our highly skilled roofers to follow the industry’s best practices in every roofing job they do.
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