Table Of Content:
- What exactly is a roof that has been inadequately installed?
- What causes a faulty roof installation?
- What is the significance of appropriate roof installation?
The day your roof is installed is the most important in its life, and it establishes the foundation for your roof’s entire future. If properly placed, your roof’s future is bright and lengthy. However, if a roof is poorly installed, the future of your roof will always result in premature roof failure.
Remember me? Roofing recognizes that proper roof installation is the most important aspect of getting a new roof installed, and it shows in our workmanship.
Never shy away from educating the public or our customers; I will explain what an improperly installed roof is, what causes it, and why sound roof installation is crucial in this piece.
When all roofing components, accessories, and materials are correctly installed utilizing the required roofing techniques, the roof is considered correctly installed. If even one component of the roof is placed incorrectly, the process of premature roof failure will begin.
A poorly installed roof is simply one that has been established utilizing the wrong roofing principles and without following the manufacturer’s specifications.
Unfortunately, if one portion of the roof is poorly installed, you can expect that other parts are also installed wrongly. It doesn’t simply happen to age roofs that need to be replaced; it occurs significantly more in new home construction.
When a roof is placed incorrectly, issues may arise the first time it rains. Poor workmanship, insufficient attic ventilation, faulty nailing, and poor weather conditions during installation will always cause a roof to fail well before its time.
- Poor workmanship
Poor workmanship. Every time a roof is installed incorrectly, you can be sure it was done by a roofing contractor who was either lazy, took shortcuts to save time and money, didn’t care about performing a good job, or just didn’t know what they were doing. All of these factors contribute to poor craftsmanship. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced society, examples of shoddy workmanship are all too often.
- Inadequate attic ventilation
Your ventilation system is an essential component of your roof. When a contractor installs a roof, the first thing they do is make sure the attic is adequately aired.
If your installer does not ensure that your attic is adequately ventilated, your roof will fail early. The damage produced by trapped cold and hot air will drastically reduce the life of your roof and may even violate the manufacturer’s guarantee. Inadequate ventilation can cause a roof to deteriorate in as little as two years.
- Inadequate nailing
The nailing of your roof’s shingles is more important than you might think. If the shingles are raised and the nail heads are found lying horizontally, your roof was put up incorrectly. They will stay tight as long as the nails are pushed in straight and with the proper pressure.
The location of nails is also essential for a successful installation. The manufacturer’s guarantee will be void if a nail is not placed on the shingle’s nail line. If the nails were driven in incorrectly and not correctly placed, leaks would appear all over your roof.
Check out this post on hand vs. air gun nailing to discover more about how to correct nailing affects your roof.
What is the significance of appropriate roof installation?
Now that we’ve discussed an improperly installed roof and what causes it, we’re ready to discuss why a good installation is essential to you. Factors such as long-term cost, roof longevity, and peace of mind will demonstrate why having your roof professionally constructed is vital.
You’ll be spending less money. While a new roof may be expensive upfront, it is nothing compared to the costs you would pay if the roof is incorrectly built. These charges can quickly build up, especially if you hire a contractor who doesn’t offer workmanship warranties or anything else to protect your investment.
Rooftop living. The life of your roof is simply the number of years you can expect to get out of the roof system you choose. Because a roof system is an expensive investment, you should expect it to last a lifetime. Roofs with a life expectancy of 50 years or more are available on the market today.
Warranties from the manufacturer. When it comes to manufacturer warranties, you can bet they’ll do all they can to avoid paying for repairs or a new roof. The first thing they’ll examine is whether or not the roof system was installed correctly. A manufacturer may refuse to honour a guarantee due to something as simple as incorrectly positioned nails.
Mindfulness. When a roof is poorly installed, the question is not if it will leak, but when it will leak. You now have a huge headache that you were not expecting. The last thing you want to think about is a leaking roof and the damage it causes every time it rains.