It’s easy to believe in the notion that a newly installed roof can be nothing but beneficial to your home. In fact, a new roof is perhaps one of the best investments you can make as a homeowner, but new roof failure is more common than you think. In today’s blog post, your preferred roof replacement company Expert Contracting talks about the most common reasons your new roof can fail.
A poorly installed roof is often just as inefficient as an old and worn down roof. This is where the importance of working with an experienced roofer becomes apparent. When you hire a reputable roofing contractor that knows how to properly install just about any type of roof and roofing material, you ensure an optimally functioning roof. In turn, you’ll be spared from the costs and hassle of untimely roof repairs or replacement.
Such a roofing system also relies on the quality and durability of roofing materials. Some roofing companies provide inexpensive project estimates because they use cheap materials, which isn’t to say that only expensive materials should make the cut. However, the cost is usually indicative of quality, so be wary of contractors that use low-cost materials and hardware.
Roofs should be functional just as much as they are aesthetically pleasing. Keeping this in mind, some features of a roof should never be taken out of the equation, such as ventilation and step flashing. Adequate attic ventilation allows proper airflow in your home and keeps your roof in peak condition all year round. Step flashing, on the other hand, keeps water from entering the roof joints, especially around the chimney and skylights.
Whether you need roof repair or a roof replacement, you can count on Expert Contracting to do the job right the first time. Our years in the home improvement industry have equipped us with the proper skills and know-how needed to provide outstanding results. Call us today at (716) 508-3700 for a free estimate. We serve Hamburg, NY.