When doing a roofing project, it’s always best that you hire a professional to get the job done. Otherwise, you can commit a few mistakes that can be costly to repair. Unfortunately, some roofers will still do a few shortcuts here and there in an attempt to save money for the project.
Here are the four shortcuts roofers should always avoid.
Using Staples Instead of Nails One of the most common roofing shortcuts that contractors tend to take is the usage of staples over nails. The reason for this is because it makes the job quicker. However, this is a shortcut that they should never take as it makes your shingles vulnerable to blow-offs since the length of staples aren’t enough to secure the shingles to the roof deck.
Ignoring the Underlayment The felt underlayment of your roof should never be ignored as it protects the system from moisture infiltration, preventing rot and mold growth. With that in mind, you should avoid hiring any roofing company who insists that installing an underlayment on your roof replacement isn’t a necessary step.
Reusing Old Materials Another shortcut that roofers need to avoid is reusing old materials in an attempt to lower costs. This is because this kind of shortcut can compromise a roofing system’s integrity and shorten its lifespan in the process.
Failing to Fix the Leaks Leaks are the number one enemy of your roofing system as not only can they damage your roof, but also cause mold and mildew growth as well. Therefore, always avoid hiring roofers who refuse to repair any leaks on your roof in an attempt to take a shortcut.
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