One of the most important aspects of any roofing project is knowing who to hire. Even the best materials in the world will fail without an expert roofing contractor to install them. That said, it cannot just be any contractor. Amateurs, storm chasers and DIY enthusiasts make different mistakes that can shorten a roof’s service life. Read on to see what mistakes can be avoided when you hire a professional.
1. Improper Insulation and Ventilation
Insulation and ventilation work in different ways to fight energy inefficiency. Insulation makes sure that the sunlight and heat are resisted by the roof, while the vents circulate the air for a cooler home.
If you get an amateur, they could do a poor job in installing these areas. This could lead to leaks, moisture build-up and improper insulation.
2. Ineffective Flashing
Leaks are the main cause of roof repair and replacement. To combat water and moisture buildup, flashings are added to keep problem areas dry and safe. If you still experience leaks after flashings are installed, chances are they were installed improperly.
3. Low Quality Materials
Manufacturers trust the professionals to make good use of their materials. That’s why we are proud to offer products from reputed companies like GAF, Decra and Davinci. Without these companies, the shingle quality of homes wouldn’t be as good. It can take less than ten years for other materials to break, whereas our materials can last for over twenty years.
4. Missing Building Permit
Before you can get a roof replacement, it’s important to have a building permit. This document ensures that your municipality is informed of the installation project. Amateur contractors usually don’t get building permits (they usually expect you to get them), which could lead to you paying a fine or being forced to tear off the new installment.
Storm Master Construction and Roofing is a trusted contractor for all of your roofing needs. We serve many areas, including Denton, TX. Our service includes inspection, estimate and replacement. Most importantly, they are all conducted by trained professionals with years of experience and knowledge–not storm chasers or amateurs. Need our help? Call us at today!