A newly installed roof that fails is a lot more common than you think. Read on as roofing contractor Century Roofing and Siding shares the factors that contribute to an early roof failure.
The expertise of a roofer is not measured by how long they have been in the business. Competence can only be measured by the quality workmanship that a contractor provides. You’re better off hiring a thorough roofing company that has only been established recently, than a company that’s been around for a long time but delivers haphazard work. Your chosen roof material is just as important, but even the best materials will fail when faultily installed. That said, your roof’s success or failure has a lot to do with how well you choose your contractor.
Ventilation is one of the most significant aspects of any roofing project. A variety of problems are bound to crop up if ventilation is not properly installed. In the summer, the heat can compromise the components of your roof, especially when significant amounts of moisture are present. During winter, the formation of ice dams can severely damage your roof. Your home needs optimally functioning exhaust and intake vents to better manage air flow, and to help maintain or even extend the lifespan of your roof.
Poorly Crafted Materials
It’s understandable to be tempted into hiring the lowest bidder. However, these types of contractors are highly likely to cut corners by scrimping on roofing materials. Flashings, sealants and leak barriers are investments, and are worth spending a bit more on. Try to avoid contractors that use caulking to seal chimney flashings, as caulk is prone to gradual deterioration.
Cheap materials expose you to the risk of an unstable roof. It’s much better to choose a costly upfront payment rather than tolerate subpar materials that will only incur steep roof repair costs in the long run.
Century Roofing and Siding ensures quality products and services in all of our roof installations. You may contact us at (613) 738-1774. We serve the residents of Nepean, ON.