Roofing experts agree that most roof problems are due to mistakes done by amateurs. Below are five of the most common mistakes made during roofing projects as well as how you can avoid them.
1. Low-Slope Roofing Errors
Although most residential roofs are steep, some homes have low-sloped roofs. Such roofs must use the right materials to prevent water infiltration. We recommend using low-slope materials, such as SBS cold application, TPO, etc.
2. No Drip Edge
The absence or improper installation of this component can cause damage to the deck and fascia. It also allows the entry of animals or insects into the attic, causing more damage. Your roofer can make sure your perimeter is well-protected with a metal drip edge.
3. Starter Shingles
Missing or poor installation of starters can cause problems in the eaves and rakes. Water can infiltrate each shingle near the eaves. Understanding the correct use of starter shingles is important in roofing.
4. Leak Barrier
Leak barriers protect vulnerable areas from perforations made by nails or fasteners. They must be installed in valleys, walls, accessories, eaves, chimneys and skylights.
5. Improper Nailing
The wrong amount or placement of fasteners on shingles can cause catastrophic problems. This could result in exposed nails (aka “shiners”) and under-driven, overdriven or high nails. Installation affects the performance of your roof during its entire lifespan. Improper installation can actually cause a lot of problems, compounded by the fact that errors usually manifest late in the roof’s life.
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