Every new roofing system needs a reliable and experienced installer. But there are cases where that won’t be the case. And while most roofing contractors do excellent work, there’s still a chance the one you chose wasn’t up to the task. Here’s what a badly installed roof looks like.
Lifting and Uneven Shingles
It’s true that asphalt shingles appear bumpy when they’re newly installed. But after a short period of continuous sun exposure, the sealant used to bond the roof material will soften and adhere better to the decking. This results in a flat and seamless roof surface. If it’s already been weeks since your new roof was installed – and the shingles still look bumpy – the quality of the roof installation is put into question.
Frequent Shingle Blow-Offs
Most of the asphalt roof shingles made today are rated for high wind resistance. Of course, how effectively they resist high winds will depend on the shingle quality. But even if the roof material is thinner or less durable, it shouldn’t be so easily blown off during a windstorm – unless they were poorly installed, that is. The contractor may be cutting corners by not using the correct number of shingle nails, or perhaps, they haven’t bothered nailing the roof shingles correctly in the first place.
This will never be an issue if you choose Renovation Team for your roof installation. As the area’s premier residential roofing services provider, we make sure that every aspect of the roofing job adheres to stringent quality specifications. We never take shortcuts, allow for costly mistakes or encourage callbacks – you can expect only superior workmanship backed by nearly 20 years of industry experience.
Recurring Roof Leaks
If a newly installed roof keeps springing a leak whenever it rains, there are only two possible reasons: either the shingles have a manufacturing defect, or they weren’t installed properly. Poor roof installation allows for incorrect shingle placement, which creates openings that make it easy for water or moisture to leak through the system. It’s also possible that the flashing wasn’t applied the right way, leaving the more leak-prone areas of your roof compromised. Again, you’ll be able to avoid all these possible issues by working with a trusted roofing professional like Renovation Team.
Schedule a Roof Evaluation
While Renovation Team specializes in exterior siding installation, we can still handle all your residential roofing needs. Choosing us means working with a professional who can install your new roof system perfectly right the first time. Request a roofing quote by calling us at (636) 939-1061 or filling out this convenient form. We proudly serve the areas in and around St. Louis and St. Charles, MO.