A roof replacement project is a worthy investment. You want it done right the first time, of course, but, unfortunately, simply working with a professional is not enough – you have to make sure you’re working with an honest roofing contractor, someone who will not cut corners on your project.
Here are some of the ways bad roofing contractors may try to pull one over on you:
Using Second-Grade Shingles
One of the ways less than reputable contractors cut corners on your roofing project is by using second-grade shingles, which cost less due to their factory defects. Unfortunately, this can easily result in your shingles being blown off by wind uplift, allowing moisture to infiltrate your roof and cause premature deterioration.
Not Using Enough Nails
Some bad roofers cut corners on your roofing project by not using enough nails when attaching your shingles. In reality, however, this is actually a huge problem as it can weaken your shingles’ hold on the entire roof. This, in turn, puts your roof at high risk of being blown away during severe weather events.
Improper Ice and Water Shield Installation
Alternatively, a bad roofer can also cut corners on a homeowner’s roofing project by doing the bare minimum when installing ice and water shields. While it’s code for most companies to install the ice and water shield 24 inches from the exterior wall, you need to have even more of an overhang to get more protection. However, bad roofers tend to do just 24 inches as it’s less costly.
The Solution: Hire a GAF Master Elite® Contractor
Every homeowner wants to hire the best person for the project. To accomplish this, consider hiring a GAF Master Elite® contractor to get the job done. By hiring GAF Master Elite contractors, you’ll be getting a qualified roofer who can provide you with products and services you can count on for years.
Planning a roof repair project soon? Don’t hesitate to turn to the pros of Restoration Services, your number one professionals for residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (334) 350-3350, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.