Roofing warranties are important in keeping your roof healthy and avoiding costly repairs. With a comprehensive roof warranty, there is no need for you to pay extra for certain repairs or replacements as long as it’s still valid and the conditions are met. But you need to avoid these mistakes to ensure that your warranty isn’t voided.
1. Installing New Shingles on Top of Old Ones
This is a common mistake among homeowners who want to save on costs. Laying new shingles on top of the old ones voids the warranty of your new roof because this kind of installation can make your roof less durable. The new shingles prevent proper ventilation, add to the load of your support structures and shorten the life of your roof. Always keep in mind that properly tearing off your old roof will keep your warranty valid and save you more money on repairs in the future.
2. Faulty Installation
Roofing systems are meant to be installed by trade professionals, but there are times when certain contractors bypass standard procedures to make the installation faster. Installing a roof without following the manufacturer’s specifications is a sure way to void a roofing warranty. When it comes to roofing installations, hire reputable contractors with a good service history.
3. Poor Roof Ventilation
Damage caused by negligence and improper attic ventilation isn’t covered by most roofing warranties. When a roofing system can’t properly vent out the heat in the attic, it can cause mold and mildew growth, warping of roofing materials and buckled shingles. Keep your attic healthy and your roof warranty valid by having proper roofing ventilation installed by professionals.
Willi Roofing Services is a company dedicated to providing customers with great services and value. From emergency repairs to storm damage restoration, we can provide your home with the roofing services you need. Call us at (512) 394-8234, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.