The roofing system is your home’s primary barrier against weather elements like harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, high winds, ice dams and sharp-hitting hail. Its functionality relies on sound structural components, from the shingles to the eaves membrane. It’s also important to hire an experienced roofing contractor to make sure these materials are properly installed. If not, the mistakes of an amateur roofer can lead to costly damage, including a voided roofing warranty. Here are examples of items that can void your warranty:
Installing New Shingles Over Old Ones
When replacing old, loose shingles, it is recommended to remove the entire roofing layer first before installing brand-new asphalt shingles. This is to ensure that the shingles are properly nailed down to prevent high winds from tearing them off. Furthermore, the additional weight of new shingles over old ones speeds up the collapse of the roof deck and compromises the ventilation in the roof.
Using Components From Different Manufacturers
The roofing system uses structural components designed to complement each other and improve the overall performance of the roof. However, you need to be careful about utilizing roofing materials produced by different manufacturing companies. In the event that your roof fails, the manufacturer may void your warranty if the company finds out that you used non-system components.
A roof or attic without adequate ventilation can lead to an array of structural and health problems. Excessive moisture can compromise the decking, underlayment and shingles. Rust can begin to form on metal components like nails and fasteners. A humid environment also attracts mold and mildew, which can cause skin and throat irritation to some. Such costly damage will not likely be covered by warranty.
This is why trusting an experienced and trained roofing contractor is the best choice you can make. Protect your home from a bad case of roof leak, lifted shingles and more. Turn to Tedrick’s Roofing for quality roofing solutions. Call us at (253) 499-9660, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and get a free estimate on a roof replacement today. We serve customers in and around Auburn, WA.