When it comes to roof replacement, you might opt to choose materials that are friendly for the budget, but you should never go for contractors who offer bids that are too good to be true or have questionable track records. Always go for locally trusted and reputable contractors who you know can replace your roof successfully. And with our reputable EPDM roofing experts at Sunrise Exteriors, we always get the job done with your best interests in mind!
We also make sure to avoid rookie mistakes and shortcuts, including:
Skipping Procedure When Installing Roofing Materials
Whether you choose to get a metal or shingle roof replacement for your home, it’s important to have each component installed precisely. For instance, if the asphalt shingles aren’t installed properly, they can come loose or break apart from your roof over time. This is because the configuration of the shingle installation depends on the shape, style, and size of your roof.
Your asphalt shingles must be installed correctly to ensure the water runoff is directed toward the gutters and avoid any potential water leaks and damage. Otherwise, water can slowly seep through your shingles and affect the inner structure of your roof. This includes the wooden frames and even the ceilings and walls in your home!
Doing a Roof Overlay Instead of a Full Replacement
Residential and commercial roofing systems are built with a specific weight capacity. When it’s time for a replacement, a full tear-off is strongly recommended. But a roof overlay is essentially putting a new layer of roofing over your old one, which is not only dangerous but also not legal in some states. This is because the old system becomes an excess weight that can compromise your roof’s foundations.
Reusing Old/Subpar Roofing Materials
You have to consider that the materials of your current roof will have extensive wear and tear since the last roof installation. Some contractors will still use old materials to try and make more money, or even recommend reusing your flashing or vents to save on some material costs. Only a professional roofer avoids this, as it can cause more problems on your roof later on.