How to Tell if Your Last Roofer Cut Corners?
Are you noticing some roofing inconsistencies or wear and tear that doesn’t match the age of your roofing system? These could be the unfortunate telltale signs that your last roofer cut corners. These shortcomings may mean that you have to have additional work done to get your roof up to proper standards.
Here are a few signs that your last roofer skimped on the installation of your roof.
Your Roofer Didn’t Offer a Total Replacement
During your last roofing project, did your roofing contractor say that recovering the roof was all you needed? Yes, a recover will extend the life of a crumbling rooftop, but it is not effective for the long term. A recovered roof will most likely not prolong the expected lifespan for more than a decade. In fact, it is often much less. You might think that you hired your last roofer for a total replacement only to find out that only a recovering was done. While this is unfortunate, you do have options to correct a bad roofing job. You can hire a trusted and certified roofing company to determine whether your roof was recovered or completely replaced. A roofer’s best option is to always offer a total replacement if there is more than one affected area on a roof. If you only recover, you are cutting corners that could prove costly in the long run.
Mistreating Your Shingles
Re-shingling a roof can be a labor intensive job, but that doesn’t mean that cutting corners is acceptable. Some roofers may attempt to put new shingles over old ones in order to save time and supplies. If this happened to you in the past, your roofer didn’t do a complete job. Also, you need to be aware if your shingles were spaced too far out. This is something else that can happen when a contractor is not being as meticulous as needed on your shingle job. Although these may be time-saving measures and can help with your bottom line, they could also be disastrous for the integrity of your roof.
Using Staples Instead of Nails
Roofing projects can go faster with staples if a contractor feels like using the appropriate nails is too time consuming. While staples can speed up the process, they are not effective for installing a new roof. Staples cannot hold roofing materials down in a manner that guarantees effectiveness. Because staples cannot penetrate wood and other materials the way a nail can, nails are truly the only way to ensure that your materials stay attached to the structure of your home. If you saw your last roofing contractor using staples, they were likely cutting corners on your roofing project. We suggest that you seek a second opinion to determine whether or not your roof will need additional work.
Trust the RoofPROs
When investing your time and money into a roofing project for your home or business, it is important to hire a team that won’t cut corners. At RoofPRO, your satisfaction and the durability of our installations are our top priority. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced and professional team would be honored to work for you – and we never cut corners.
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