If you need new roofing for your home, it’s important to make sure that it’s installed properly. If done poorly, it can lead to all sorts of problems, including leaks, drafts, and even structural damage. In this blog post, local roofing contractor JAM Roofing takes a look at what goes into a proper installation and the risks of poor workmanship.
What Goes Into a Proper Roofing Installation?
A proper roofing installation requires a few key steps.
- First, the old roofing material must be removed.
- Next, the roofing company should make sure that the area is clean and free of debris.
- Next, the roof deck must be inspected for any damage and repaired if necessary.
- Next, they should install a water-resistant barrier to prevent leaks.
- Then, a new layer of felt paper is installed to help protect the roof deck from moisture.
- Finally, the new shingles are installed, starting at the bottom and working up to the top. They should also follow manufacturer instructions when installing other roofing materials.
The Risks of Poor Roofing Installation
You’ll likely encounter several risks if you don’t hire a professional roofing company for the job.
- If the old roofing material is not removed properly, it can lead to leaks and drafts.
- If the area is not cleaned properly, there could be debris left behind that could damage the roofing material.
- If the water-resistant barrier is not installed correctly, it could lead to leaks.
- If the roof deck is not inspected and repaired as needed, it can lead to structural damage.
- If the new shingles are not installed properly, they can come loose and cause wind damage.
- If the shingles or other roofing materials are not installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions, it could void the warranty.
How to Avoid Poor Roofing Installation
There are a few things you can do to avoid poor roofing installation.
- Hire a reputable and experienced roofing contractor.
- Make sure that the contractor removes the old roofing material properly and inspects and repairs the roof deck as needed.
- Check that the new shingles are installed properly, starting at the bottom and working up to the top.
Make sure to hire a reputable and experienced contractor when planning a new roofing system. At JAM Roofing, we have extensive experience installing roofs in the Medford and Grants Pass, OR areas. We’ll make sure your roof is installed properly, from removing the old roofing material to installing the new shingles. Contact us at (541) 773-7663 today for a free estimate! You can also fill out our convenient online form to get started.