The roof is the first line of defense for your home. Aside from normal wear and tear, it is subjected to elements, such as water and heat. However, the lifespan of your roof is determined by more than just how well it withstands the elements; it is also influenced by how it was installed.
A poor roof installation can cause extensive damage to your home. Read on for tips on how you can tell if your roofing contractor did a poor job of installing your roof.
Do you notice any dark stains or black pigments on the roof’s surface? These could be signs that there are leaks. Schedule a professional inspection to determine the source of the problem and deal with it immediately. You can also check your attic for signs of leaks, such as water stains and mold.
Faulty Gutter Installation
The gutter is responsible for collecting excess water from your roof. Instead of running directly from the roof to the ground, the water is routed through the gutter and into pipes. Poorly installed gutters indicate poor roof installation. If you notice this problem, have it fixed right away, or the integrity of your home’s foundation may be jeopardized.
Shingles are an essential component of a residential roofing system. Water can penetrate the materials below and your living space if they fall off. You may encounter leaks, mold, rot and other moisture-related issues as a result of missing shingles.
Roof nailing is not as simple as it looks. To keep the shingles in place, proper techniques and materials are required. An experienced professional knows which nails to use and how to secure them properly.
Christian Brothers Roofing is an experienced contractor trusted by the local community. We provide various home improvement services, including roof replacement, storm damage repair and more. To schedule a consultation, call us at (270) 715-1999, or fill out our contact form.