It pays to inspect your roofing in Round Rock TX and surrounding areas. You may be putting up with a bad roof all along. That can explain why you’ve been doing a lot of repairs lately. Use our checklist below to determine if your roof was poorly installed.
The shingle layer is the most exposed part of your roof. Naturally, if something’s amiss, you’re bound to notice. Here’s what you need to watch out for:
Shingles are curled, blistered, or buckled. Check if there are depressions on the shingle material.This can happen if the shingle is not properly nailed down. When nails are hammered in too deeply, they can damage the decking too.
If the shingle layer is buckling, there could be problems with the underlayment. It probably wasn’t applied correctly. The underlayment protects the roof from water damage, so proper application is necessary.
Shingles may also buckle if a new layer is installed over an existing one. When installing new shingles, the old layer must be completely removed first. Expert contractors know that if the old layer is damaged, it will affect the new layer on top.
Shingles are missing, or loosened.Those “bald spots” on your roof may also be caused by improper installation. The wind can lift or, worse, blow off shingles that are not securely fastened.
Other noticeable signs of improper installation:
Flashing is faulty. Those metal strips we call flashing are very important in preventing roof leaks. They must be carefully installed to cover roof joints such asvents, dormers, and chimney corners. Faulty installation will result in loose flashing. This will let water seep in and cause damage to the framing.
Gutters have come loose. Gutters are still technically part of your roof—and important ones at that. They’re meant to direct water into the downspouts so they don’t damage the rest of the home. If the gutters are pulling away from the roof edges, that means they weren’t fastened correctly. Loose gutters they won’t be able to do divert water efficiently.
An improperly installed roof will fail to perform. Don’t risk your safety! When it’s time install a new roof for your home, trust only the experts—Willi Roofing Services.
Weinstall high-quality roofing Round Rock residents have been turning to for years. We offer a wide range of GAF roofing options, the best in the country today. We’re certified MasterElite™ contractors too. This means our installation techniques have passed GAF’s high standards. We understand that roofing is a long-term investment—that’s why we also back our work with top-notch manufacturer warranties.
Does your roofing tick off all the items on our poor installation checklist? We can fix that. Give us a call at (512) 394-8234 today.