Common Mistakes Inexperienced Roofers Makes

Common Mistakes Inexperienced Roofers Makes

Common Mistakes Inexperienced Roofers Makes

There are many roofing companies around that will gladly take on your roofing job. However, from the huge quantity, you should seek out quality. Experience is important to a successful roofing installation job. Hiring an experienced roofer that has considerable expertise is the best way to avoid subpar work that could prove costly. Below are some of the most common mistakes inexperienced roofers tend to make.

Incorrect Nailing

There are specific regulations and guidelines for installing different roofing manufacturer’s product. Improper nailing, either improperly driven, or improper location, is a common defect with asphalt shingles, for example. Specific manufacturer’s roofing regulations may require a certain number of nails per shingle. A roofer who sticks to the manufacturer’s regulations will likely get the job done correctly and also ensure that the shingle manufacturer’s warranty is preserved and that the manufacturer will stand behind it in the instance the roof fail sooner than the guaranteed lifespan.

Wrong Starter Section

When performing shingles installation, how you start laying down the shingles will determine the end result. Getting a starter section installed properly along the eaves of the roof is important in the beginning stages of the installation process. If done incorrectly or neglecting to do so all together can have a significant impact, from water infiltration issues in the shingles close to the eaves to problems with its aesthetic appeal.

Placing Shingles on Existing Roof

Something that is permitted may not be the right thing to do. It is possible that you municipality allow the installation of a new layer of shingles over an old roof. This might seem convenient, but the best thing to do is to remove the old shingles before installing new ones. Doing so will allow your roofer to assess the roof deck for any fragility. Furthermore, adding more weight to the existing layer of shingles could damage the home’s walls and roof structure.

Lack of Leak Barrier

A roof will have vulnerable areas that need added protection. Installing leak barriers is a necessary step that no roofer should forget to do. Areas, where leak barriers should be installed, includes the roof’s vertical walls, valleys, eaves, chimneys, and skylights.


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