You’ll know your roof was installed properly if it holds well after installation, doesn’t fall apart during heavy rain and provides outstanding protection for your home. But how would you know if the roof installation went poorly?
In this post, Fields Roof Service, Inc. enumerates the signs your roof installation went sideways and how to resolve it.
Poor Shingle Placement
Manufacturers have strict spacing specifications to ensure the asphalt shingles have a watertight seal. Professional roofers like Fields Roof Service, Inc. have undergone training to ensure proper shingle placement during roof installation.
Roofing manufacturers design roofs in a way that the shingles will have an even appearance with matching colors and patterns. If the roof lacks uniformity, the installation was done poorly. Ask the contractor to fix the issue or hire a certified and experienced company to do it right the second time.
Sturdy asphalt shingle systems use long, piercing nails that dig through the underlayment and sheathing. Amateur roofers might poorly embed the nails because they used the wrong ones. Hire a professional contractor to ensure your asphalt shingles won’t get blown off after a hurricane and leave your attic susceptible to leaks.
Gutter systems need a slight consistent slope to lead water to your downspouts. Reliable contractors will install your gutters with the correct slope to prevent trapping rainwater and causing backflow that can damage your fascia and roof system.
Flashing must be aligned correctly to prevent water infiltration through roof valleys, vents, chimneys and skylights. If you recently suffered leaks, hire a roofing contractor to inspect and check if your flashing was installed correctly.