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How to verify if your roofers did a good job

Dec 17

The good news is that poor roofing work doesn't require you to be an expert. It is enough to know a few key indicators that will help you determine if the contractor did a good or poor job.

  • Your roof is fitted with drip edge flashing.

These are the areas where poor contractors try to make a profit off homeowners. Every edge of your roof should have drip edge flashing. This protects your home against vermin and water damage. For roofing shingles, drip edges are required. But homeowners aren't aware if their roofs have drip edges. Most roof leaks or moisture are only noticed by homeowners.

You should consider the gables and eaves if your room is covered in shingle. They all need to have a drip edge.

  • Your roof seems even and uniform.

Your roof should look uniform at the end of every roofing job. Your roof should be uniform throughout.

The shingles are the roof's main focal point. They will do all the hard work to ensure your home stays dry. A good roofing contractor will begin at the base of your roof, and work their way up to the starter shingle. This will ensure that your shingles have a consistent appearance while allowing them to function well.

  • They use high-quality underlayments.

This is important to keep in mind as your roofing is being installed. You should contact your roofing company immediately if they don't use underlayment. Every roofer who is qualified will use underlayment between the shingles and the sheathing. An underlayment can also protect your property from water and moisture leaks. It can prolong the roof's lifespan. It is an integral part of any roofing project.

A strong, waterproof underlayment will prevent your roof from drying during construction. It will protect wooden roof components. Synthetic underlayments are used by professional roofers for their high strength.

  • Flashing is a technique that makes it easy to use.

Leakages are the leading cause of roof damage and home destruction. To seal any leaky areas such as chimneys or pipes, professional roofers will use a lot of metal flashing. It should be applied underneath the shingles and not over time. Counterflashing and step are required for chimneys. You can't do it with one sheet of metal.

If the roof is properly flashed and all penetrations are waterproofed properly the first time, you'll be able to tell that the roofers did a great job. This will help you save money on future repairs.

  • They clean up their work areas, and leave it in exactly the same state they found it when arriving.

After your chosen good-year roofing contractor finishes a project, your home and surroundings should be the same. The best roofing contractors won't leave behind construction debris, old roofing shingles, packaging materials or other materials.