Roof replacement is a major home improvement project, which means it involves significant costs. To make the most of this investment, you’ll want to hire a roofer who can deliver top-notch results. Finding a reputable contractor, however, can be tricky, and you shouldn’t hire someone based on the cost alone. Sometimes, lower costs now mean more stress and headaches later on in your roof’s lifespan.
Getting ready for your next upgrade? Here are four signs you may be dealing with a dishonest contractor.
1. Installing second-grade shingles – Some roofers tend to use second-grade shingles in an attempt to cut costs. Since they have factory defects, they are cheaper than most top-quality shingles used by reputable roofing contractors. However, they can be prone to leaks, wind damage and premature deterioration.
2. Using fewer nails – Good roofers know that shingles must be nailed correctly, based on the manufacturer’s instructions. Not using enough nails can result in the wind getting under the shingles and moisture penetrating your roof and attic.
3. Mismatching ridge caps and shingles – Sometimes, roofers may use cheaper ridge caps that don’t match the shingles. When this happens, you may void your roof’s warranty. Most manufacturers strictly require ridge caps to match the shingles in order to warrant your roof when an issue occurs.
4. Failing to install drip edges – Drip edges prevent water from entering your system through the roof edge. When dismissed, water damage may occur as it typically starts at the edge of the roof.
Superior Roofing is the company to trust for all your roofing needs. Whether you need a simple roof repair or a comprehensive roof replacement, we deliver only the best results. We have nearly 30 years of experience servicing local residential and commercial owners. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we ensure topnotch quality – from the products we offer to the services we provide.