Today’s roofing systems are more durable and longer-lasting than their counterparts built decades ago. That’s all thanks to innovative techniques of roofing manufacturers and superior workmanship from certified roofing contractors. Still, many of these structures are prone to early deterioration due to various factors. This blog post takes a look at four of the most common reasons for roof failure.
1. Shoddy Workmanship
Not all roofers have the capability to ensure their installations can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at them. Some are simply inexperienced, but others take shortcuts just to save on costs and get things done early. Subpar roofing work leaves a lot to be desired — incorrect nail placement, shingle misalignment, and other types of installation errors expose the roofing system to damage early in its life span. This, in turn, will necessitate premature replacement.
2. Heat and Moisture Accumulation in the Attic
The roof’s attic should be well-vented; otherwise, problems that affect its structural integrity may arise, from the premature deterioration of the shingles to the presence of moisture on the roof’s structural components. A reputable roofing contractor must make sure the roofing system has adequate intake and exhaust vents to minimize heat and moisture buildup.
3. Faulty Materials
Sometimes, the materials used to build the roof may have a manufacturing defect. Unless detected early, the defect will continue to affect the roof’s longevity and performance, leading to early failure. To protect yourself, work with a qualified roofing contractor who offers exceptional manufacturer and workmanship warranties.
You can minimize the likelihood of roof failure by investing in high-quality roofing materials and ensuring the whole system is in great condition year-round. For top-notch residential roofing services, count on JAM Roofing. We are a GAF Master Elite® roofing company, which means you can expect nothing less than superb workmanship and top-of-the-line roofing products. The roofing systems we install are backed by industry-leading warranties and have been rated to withstand impact, hail and wind.