Is your new roof worrying you? If you are doubtful whether your roof is properly installed
or not, then the best thing to do is take a closer look at your roof. In order to verify this
yourself, you will have to be aware of the signs telling you that your new roof will cause
you problems sooner or later.
Here are some areas you have to check out.
Most of the issues with a bad roofing job can be seen very easily (even by
looking at it from the ground!). Normally, issues with the roof’s appearance
happen long after the installation or due to severe conditions. However, if you
have spotted these right after the installation of your roof and you can’t think of
other reason why they appeared out of the blue, then it might be due to your
roofing contractor’s negligence.
- Missing or Damaged Shingles
- Loosely Installed Shingles
Aside from the shingles, flashing and methods of attaching it properly are also
important to make your roof watertight and long-lasting. Flashing should be
caulked and installed properly. Take note that most roof leaks originate from
Gutters prevent water from being suspended on your roof and cause leaks and
damage. This is why gutters should be properly installed if you don’t want any
Drip edges are metal sheets that prevent the board under the edge of your roof
from being damaged (by water). These are usually located between the
underlayment and shingles, extending over the gutters.
There can be different nails required for each roof. If they have used the wrong
size or nailed the shingles too low may cause leaks. Installation of too few nails
or improperly placing these nails can also cause problems.
The underlayment acts like a waterproofing barrier usually found beneath the
shingles. Not having an underlayment may shorten your roof’s lifespan and
cause roof leaks.