Investing in a new roof for your home is one of the most costly expenses you’ll face as a homeowner. Although it can be tempting to save money where you can on a new roof, there are some cost-cutting measures that aren’t worth the risk.
At J&J Roofing, we see firsthand every day what can happen when homeowners try to save by hiring an unlicensed roofer or handling a DIY roof repair project. In this post, we’re covering the most common mistakes homeowners make when they’re having a new roof installed on their Michigan home. To get professional, certified roof repair services in the Macomb County area, give our roofers a call today.
- Flashing Mistakes
Flashing protects your roof around any vents, pipes, and chimneys, and it serves an important function by keeping water out of your home. Often, unlicensed and amateur roofers will try to cut corners by reusing a home’s existing flashing. Unfortunately, this can result in a compromised seal and could lead to water damage and mold growth inside your home. A professional, certified roofer will also know how to correctly install flashing so it doesn’t overlap improperly.
- Underlayment Issues
When homeowners try to DIY their own roof repair or hire a handyman, one of the most common errors is to attach the new shingles to the wood decking. Before installing shingles, a water-resistant shingle underlayment should be installed to keep moisture out of your home.
- Shingle Installation Problems
Without a doubt, shingle issues are one of the most common problems that occur with shoddy roof workmanship. Unlicensed contractors will often try to cut corners by installing new shingles on top of the existing ones. This can actually lead to more serious roof problems down the road if there is existing damage underneath. Incorrect shingle overhang and alignment are also common issues that arise during amateur roof installation.
- Failure to Follow Manufacturer Guidelines
One of the primary benefits of hiring a professional roofing contractor is getting someone who is certified in following a manufacturer’s guidelines. Manufacturers will often require certain specifications to be met upon installation, and when they aren’t, it can void the warranty. At J&J Roofing, our roofing contractors are certified CertainTeed ShingleMasters. That means every one of our roofers is trained to install CertainTeed roofing materials to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Get Professional Roof Installation Services in Michigan
If your roof has performance issues due to past workmanship or you’re in need of a new roof done the right way the first time, we’ve got you covered at J&J Roofing. Get your new roof installation started today by calling 586-445-6455 or contact us on the web to connect with a CertainTeed ShingleMaster.