A roof replacement is a big investment, so it’s important that you entrust it to an experienced professional. Rookie mistakes aren’t just costly; they can negatively affect the performance and even the lifespan of your new roofing system.
In this post, the roofing experts at Sterling Exteriors discuss four roofing installation mistakes you should avoid.
1. Mismatched Shingles
Asphalt roofing shingles are made in batches. This means you need to work with a contractor who will source shingles from the same batch; otherwise, you could end up with shingles that don’t match and will even have varying performance levels and lifespans. This mistake is easy to avoid; just choose a highly rated contractor that sources materials from a high-quality manufacturer.
2. Failing to Do Tear-Offs
Installing new shingles on top of the old ones might seem like a good way to save some money, but it will end up costing you more in the long run than a complete roof replacement. Failing to remove the old shingles before installing the new ones puts the new roof at risk — especially if the old roof is hiding structural problems. Additionally, it’s unlawful in many areas to install a new asphalt roof without tearing off the old one.
3. Improper Installation
DIY roofing tends to do more damage than good, which is why we always recommend you have a professional roofing contractor like us do the installation for you. Improper installation will end up costing you more in the long run as your new roof will have reduced energy efficiency and structural integrity.
4. Not Working With a Certified Contractor
Finally, it’s important that you work with a certified roofing contractor like us on your roof installation project. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we have access to top-quality roofing systems from GAF, which are all backed by some of the most robust roofing warranties available in the industry.
Expect excellent roofing workmanship and the best materials when you turn to Sterling Exteriors. Call us today at (513) 322-4777 to learn more about our services. We are a local roofing contractor serving homeowners throughout Cincinnati, Loveland and Newton, OH.