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Five Common Roof Installation Mistakes To Avoid

Your roof is vital to your home; when it’s time for a replacement, you need to make sure it has proper installation. New roof installation is one of the best investments you can make, particularly if you are hoping to sell in the future. A new roof protects your home and family, and it helps give potential buyers a guarantee of quality. Most roofs come with a warranty, but if they’re not installed properly, these may be void. Knowing these common mistakes can help ensure that your investment is worth your hard earned money!

Leaving Old Materials

While it’s rare to see seasoned professionals make this mistake, there are times were due to inexperience or laziness, someone may try to nail new shingles or materials over the old ones. Not only is this ineffective, but it may also cause more damage than leaving the old materials alone. Remove old shingles and materials altogether before any new elements are put on.

Improper Nailing

Different shingles and slopes require different nailing techniques. Mist shingles will only need four nails, but depending on the incline up to six may be required. Regardless of how many you use, they should never be used along the adhesive strip as this is what creates the moisture seal.  

Bad Sloping

When the slope is not calculated correctly, it leads to a variety of errors. In small problems, it allows cracks to form where water and moisture can penetrate and damage your roof. In more severe cases, it can cause damage that will ruin the structural integrity of your entire roof.

Ignoring Climate

Your climate will call for specific changes to the general roof pattern depending on the conditions. Areas with high humidity, high rain, and high wind all need different adjustments to ensure that the roof will be able to endure. A seasoned professional will be able to explain these to you clearly.

Lazy Sealing

Having an adequately sealed roof is critical to ensuring it is safe from the elements. To seal your roof takes know-how and time, mainly because if sealing is inadequate, it’s often hard to see until the damage has happened.

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