As a homeowner, you might be happy because you have a new roof. You are confident enough that it won’t be damaged again. However, as you decided to have a little inspection of it, you started to see few cracks from the roofing materials that were used. Everything seems to look good right after the roofing contractor fixed your roof but days or weeks after, the roofing starts to fail.
If you are curious about why it keeps on failing even if you have only installed it this month, here are the reasons why.
Poorly installed roofing
Some homeowners don’t know the importance of hiring a good roofer. If you are one of those who chooses to hire people who offer “too-good-to-be-true” kind of services, please stay away from them. There are two things that they might do: they are a legit team of roofers or just roofing scammers.
Below are the signs you need to know if your roofing was poorly installed:
- Shingles were placed incorrectly
- Improper installation of gutter
- Nails were in the wrong area
- Having problems in flashing
If you hire a roofer to install the roofing in your house, please make sure that you know them. Know how they work. If the roofing company holds a good record when it comes to repairing or even replacing a new roof. Through that, you may be able to know if they are offering a great deal.
Use of substandard materials
Making sure that the materials that will be used for your roofing are of high quality is your right as a customer. If the roofing company doesn’t want to be transparent with you when it comes to the details, you need to do something about it. Every time they will insist that they are using great materials, ask some evidence from them.
By asking, you may be able to clear your mind and feed your curiosity. Never hesitate when it comes to reaching out to your roofers. They might give you reasonable explanations on why they changed the materials to be used for your roofing. Maybe it is because of the weather why they couldn’t install the type of roofing materials that you want.
One of the things that were often neglected by homeowners is ventilation. According to Building Science, “the intent of roof venting varies depending on climate, but it is the same if you’re venting the entire attic or if you’re venting only the roof deck.”
Here are some of the reasons why you need to have well-ventilated roofing:
- Helps in reducing condensation
- Protects respiratory system
- Decreases VOC concentrations
- Lowers concentration of radon gas
- Filters allergens out of the home
When the roofing is not adequately ventilated, aside from having a roof failure, the health of your family members might also be put at risk. It helps in keeping your home fresh during the hot season and warm during the cold season.
Physical appearance should not always be the basis of how effective an object is. There are still factors that affect the function of your roof even if it’s installed just now. Take, for example, the newly installed roofing. Even if you have a new roof, it can still be inevitable to roof failure.