When it comes to roofing, it’s crucial to carefully choose a contractor you can trust. This is why it’s important to ask for referrals from family and friends, and do some research before hiring a roofer. Always remember that roofing is a major investment so you would want to get the most out of the project.
Today, we discuss three shortcuts that reputable roofers never do.
Providing Subpar Materials
Poor-quality roofing materials may cost less, but they won’t last for very long. This can lead to even more repairs and replacements, or even premature roofing failure. Make sure that your contractor uses new materials from trusted brands to give you peace of mind during the replacement process.
Installing Shingles Over Old Ones
Without completely removing your old roof, you won’t be able to spot and address problems it may have. For example, reusing your old flashing won’t really save you on material costs because they will deteriorate faster than the rest of the new roof components. While it’s a faster and less expensive option, you’ll eventually be dealing with costly roof repairs.
Using Staples in Place of Nails
Stapled shingles are more susceptible to blow-offs. It’s because staples are not long and strong enough to properly secure shingles to the roof deck. In addition, beware of roofers who don’t use sufficient nails on shingles. Nail heads must always be concealed to avoid rusting and keep the deck safe from the elements.
Prevent these issues by hiring roofing contractors who offer high-quality materials and extensive experience in working with local roofs, such as Certified Roofing Solutions. If you need help with your roof, give us a call at (970) 450-5848, or complete our contact form. We’ll be happy to schedule you for a FREE consultation.