3 Roofing Shortcuts Your Contractor Should Never Take
Roofing projects can take a lot of time and effort. And unscrupulous contractors tend to take shortcuts, especially during peak season when so much work is waiting for them.
Fields Roof Service, a trusted commercial and residential roofing company in the area, lists three shortcuts that roofing contractors should never take. Make sure to call out your roofers if you catch them doing or suggesting any of these.
Installing a New Roof Over an Old Roof
This is called a “recover” roofing job and it is usually referred to as the quicker and less expensive way to repair your roof. However, this doesn’t really produce quality results; it doesn’t actually fix or address the cause of your roofing issue. Your “new” roof may seem alright at the beginning, but it will likely break down after a short time.
Forgetting About the Underlayment
Another red flag is when your roofing company chooses to forget about the underlayment. If you live in a region that experiences plenty of rain and snow, installing a felt underlayment on the roof deck is a must. This serves as a protective moisture barrier that prevents rot and mold. So without the underlayment, you may have to deal with serious water damage once a storm hits.
Using Staples Instead of Nails
Staples are very convenient for roofers as these allow them to do a roofing job quicker. However, since staples cannot adequately secure shingles to a roof deck, you can expect your shingles to fly off easily. Make sure your contractor is hammering nails on the shingles. Also, the nail heads should be concealed by the next shingle so that they won’t rust.
With several years of residential and commercial roofing experience, Fields Roof Service can assure you of top-notch workmanship. Call us at (253) 200-5981 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.