When you’re having your roof replaced, it’s never recommended that you do it on your own. Instead, you should always hire a roofing contractor to get the job done for you. However, when you have professionals replace your roof, you should be on the lookout for any shortcuts they may want to take as these shortcuts can cause your roof to deteriorate earlier than expected.
Here are the roofing shortcuts that a roofer should never take.
Not Fixing the Leaks
Leaks can have dire consequences for your roofing system. Not only can they compromise both the structural integrity of your roof and your home’s energy efficiency, they can also encourage mold and mildew growth in your home. Therefore, if your contractors insist that the leak sources of your roof don’t need to be repaired, part ways with their company, and find a different contractor to get the job done immediately.
Using Staples Instead of Nails
Using staples instead of nails during a roofing project is one of the most common shortcuts roof repair services providers do as it makes the job quicker for them. Unfortunately, this can also make your new shingles vulnerable to blow-off during storms as their length isn’t adequate enough to properly secure the shingles to the roof deck.
Ignoring the Underlayment
Avoid contractors who say that underlayment isn’t necessary. This is because the underlayment protects your roofing system from the moisture damage that causes rot and mold in your roof. With that in mind, if your roofer insists that installing an underlayment on your new roof isn’t necessary, hire a different contractor immediately as such a shortcut can cause moisture damage for your roof in the next storm.
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