Reasons Your Roof Could Fail

by Tim Gorman

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM

A man working on his old and damaged roof.

When investing in a new roof for you home you expect it to be done right the first time. You expect it to be done thoroughly but unfortunately that is not always the case. Do your research and make sure you hire a qualified reliable contractor. Some roofing contractors may cut corners or their work may look unprofessional. Here are a couple reason why your new roof could fail:

  1. Installation: As I stated before hiring the right contractor is essential. Even if the roofing contractor uses the best roofing materials, poor installation could cause the roof to fail. Make sure the contractor is familiar with the roofing products and knows about the deck protection, leak barriers, and ventilation.
  2. Ventilation: Poor ventilation can cause your roof to fail as well. Ventilation in your attic is important because it pushes cool air in which forces the hot air and moisture out.
  3. Materials: Choosing cheap roofing materials may cost you more in the long run because it may not be as durable and need to be replaced more frequently. Paying more upfront may save you time and money in the future.
  4. Flashing: A contractor may cut corners and think caulk or seal will work in place of flashing the roof. Though it may be easier, caulk or seal breaks down over time which will cause leakage in your roof.

Next time you are wanting to replace your roof, think about the consequences if it is not done right. Taking the extra time researching a roofing contractor will benefit your home but also could save you money in the future.