When it comes to repairing or replacing your roof, it’s vital that you make sure your roofing contractor isn’t taking shortcuts. Otherwise, the integrity of your roof can be compromised and lead to unexpected damage. With that in mind, it’s best that you know the red flags to look out for when your contractor is working on your roof.
Read on as Pawcatuck Roofing Co. discusses the various shortcuts your contractor should never take during a roofing project.
Staples Over Nails
Using staples instead of nails is one of the most common roofing shortcuts contractors take. While it makes the job quicker for them, it can also make your shingles vulnerable to blow-off during storms. This is because their length isn’t adequate enough to securing your shingles to the roof deck.
Reusing Old Materials
If your contractor tells you that reusing old materials such as flashing, vents and drip edge is possible, then it’s best that you get a new contractor. Roofers often use this shortcut in an attempt to lower costs. In fact, such a move can jeopardize your roof’s integrity so new materials should always be used in order to ensure your roofing system’s longevity.
The felt underlayment protects your roof deck from moisture that causes rot and mold. With that in mind, avoid hiring contractors who insists that installing an underlayment on your roof replacement isn’t necessary. This shortcut can cause major moisture damage during the next storm.
Not Fixing The Leaks
Leaks can have some dire consequences for your roofing system and can encourage mold and mildew growth that can be hazardous to your household’s health. Leaks can also affect your insulation and therefore, your home’s energy efficiency. With that in mind, a roofing contractor that won’t repair any leak sources, no matter how small, should be avoided as much as possible.
Turn to Pawcatuck Roofing Co. for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of roofing repair and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (860) 865-1724 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in New London, CT, and other nearby areas.