Well-installed Federal Way roofing has no problems, such as leaks. It’s a key indicator of professionalism in a roofing company when they avoid making major goofs in installation. If you’re having a new roof put up, you should know common problems that may occur during and after installation.
We present to you five errors that can lead to leaks and headaches:
1. Poor Nail Jobs
The first mistake is both pretty common and pretty serious. When shingles aren’t nailed down properly, the edges can get lifted up. This leaves water a clear entryway to flow into—causing also sorts of damage underneath. What you need to look out for arefasteners that are placed too high or too low, workers who do not use enough fasteners, or even something as simple as staples that are not shot using the proper horizontal orientation.
2. Improper Preparation of Shingles
A common practice of some roofers is to “break the bundles” over the roof ridge upon delivery. They do this to “prepare” the shingles for installation by loosening them. Tragically, this often leads to broken shingles, which in turn creates places for water to enter into your home. It should also be noted that shingles are especially fragile in cold weather and lead to the same effect if your roofers aren’t careful.
3. Bad Chimney Flashing
The point where your shingles meet into your chimney is usually a big section of vulnerability in your roof. The flashing is designed to account for this vulnerability by covering up the junction. If it’s installed poorly, you can expect that water will flow in more easily. Of course, it’s equally important to rule out the possibility that the leaks are caused by cracked mortar caps or missing bricks in the chimney itself.
4. Faulty Shingles
Unsurprisingly, sometimes the fault lies in the shingles themselves. Those with single, continuous seal-down strips can cause leaks. This happens when water can’t escape due to the strip and flows until it gets to a joint between shingles—where it then usually develops into a leak. This is a particularly difficult problem to fixas leaks are hard to trace. It pays to check whether the shingles you’re using have adhesives strips with breaks.
5. Poorly Mounted Equipment on the Roof
Lastly, a major cause of leaks when it comes into installation is when homeowners and roofers fail to account for improvements—like satellite dishes—installed on the roof. These are usually bolted and held down without consideration to what effect they have on the roof itself.
If you’re suffering from the effects of a poor roofing job and need the best roofing contractor in Federal Way, then give us a call. At Tedrick’s Roofing, we take pride in having thrived in this industry for over 25 years. We managed that by providing quality roofing services to the surrounding community. We do roofing right. So contact us and get a free quote on any of your roofing needs.