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The Makings of a Bad Roof: The Outcome of Poor Installation

The Makings of a Bad Roof: The Outcome of Poor Installation
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Putting safe Norfolk roofing over your head is not a onetime deal. If you have poorly installed asphalt shingles, chances are they’ve curled, buckled, or gone missing. The worst-case scenario is when they aren’t tacked on properly. Strong winds might carry shingle parts wherever they please. The same is true for other roofing materials, including metal, slate, and others.
 


However, roof problems don’t appear right after installation. Sometimes it can take a couple of months or even years for these to surface, depending on the degree of damage they can pose to your roofing. That’s why we at The Roofing and Remodeling Company remind homeowners to entrust their roofing needs only to certified installers like ourselves. Quality workmanship combined with excellent products makes for superior roofing you can enjoy for many years to come.

Imagine what will happen when hail or snow comes early and you’re caught unprepared. Basically, a poorly installed roof does not serve as good shield for your home. Some of the problems that faulty installation can cause include the following:

  • Moisture and Leaky Roofs. Leaks can result from improperly fastened flashing details. According to GAF, 95% of leaks occur at flashing details. The same is true for moisture. If the appropriate moisture barrier is not installed below the coping cap, leaks can also occur. The presence of moisture and leaks can cause various problems to develop.
  • Inadequate Insulation. Incorrectly installed roof vents will have an effect on airflow, temperature, and moisture. If not fixed early, they can lead to several problems like major leaks, mold formation, and loss of R-value, which is necessary for sufficient home insulation.
  • Reduced Energy Efficiency. Once your roof becomes vulnerable to moisture and leaks, it affects the general efficiency of the whole structure. You might experience a significant increase in your heating or cooling consumption and bills.

The troubles brought by poor installation don’t stop there. Once leaks and moisture persist, they can damage your walls, siding, and overall structure. Not only will they affect your home’s aesthetics, but they will be costly to repair as well. Additionally, they compromise the safety of you and your family. Leaks found in your attic can result in multiple dangers, including electrical, water, and physical hazards.

To ensure excellent installation, trust only the expert roofers in Norfolk, like us here at The Roofing and Remodeling Company. Give us a call today at (757) 903-0050, and our professional team will be happy to help.

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