Roofing work, whether it’s simple repairs or full-blown replacement projects, shouldn’t involve any shortcuts. Unfortunately, many inexperienced residential and commercial roofing contractors do this to save time and money. As such, you must be sure that your chosen contractors won’t cheat you out of a quality roofing system. Instead, they should strive to avoid committing any of these:
Installing a New Roof Over the Old One
Don’t hire a roofing contractor that wants to complete a roofing job where the old roof will be covered with a new one. This is usually a re-shingle job, which will not fix the underlying issue. In the same vein, using old materials during the installation is not uncommon among unscrupulous roofers who are trying to make money while delivering an inferior product. They also tend to reuse flashings or vents, which are already worn out and may cause the new roof to fail early.
Fixing the Roof Haphazardly
Your roof is the foundation of your home’s ability to repel moisture and the elements. To ensure your roof is in top shape all year round, you need to hire contractors that also provide roof maintenance. Make sure, however, that they are carrying out the necessary inspection and roof repair procedures the right way. Some roofers fix roofing systems without identifying the root cause of leaks or any existing issue, leading to costly repairs in the future.
Stapling Over Nailing
Some roofing contractors settle for a quick option just so they can move on to the next project. Stapling shingles, unfortunately, won’t guarantee the results you want. With this method of installation, the roofing material won’t stand a chance whenever a strong wind blows. Reputable roofers see to it that they follow the recommendations of the roofing manufacturer, which include hammering nails at the right location.
At New Line Roofing, we don’t take shortcuts. We are proud to be a GAF- and Owens Corning®-certified roofing company in the local area. So, if you need a roof leak fixed or a complete replacement, our crews are here to get the job done right the first time.
Call us today at (303) 222-7170, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.