You have paid a roofer to install your aluminium roofing sheets or stone coated tiles materials. It had been completed and finally, you can rest! But alas, water started dripping from the roof on your head while in your bedroom. It was indeed a moment of truth!!! In this post, I will teach you what makes a good roof.
This has been the experience of most homeowners. Some discovered the roof leakage early and took corrective action while some had to replace the roof completely due to inability to rectify the issue.
Here are the 6 most common factors to be on the lookout for during and after the installation of your roof:
The roofing market has been flooded with low-gauge materials. Most homeowners fall victim of this inferior materials. Most times, homeowners choose poor materials for their project because they were offered a cheaper price. Select your materials with quality in mind, otherwise, you may have to pay more for roof repair.
A faulty installation of your roofing materials can predispose your roof to problems within a short time. You need to hire a professional to handle your roofing project and you can have the assurance your roof has been installed correctly.
Improperly Installed Flashing
Flashings are flat sheets cut out and bent into a dimension such as your ridge cap, gutter trimmer etc. to seal your roof to prevent passage of water.When flashing is poorly attached or reduced below the industry standard, it can cause open seams, laps and ultimately cause your aluminium roofing or stone coated tiles to blow-off especially in a wind prone environment. You need a professional to achieve this.
Water that stands on your roof is a sure sign of a problem. This can happen in case of dirt build up and/or improper drainage of gutters. Ensure to check out for this and remove all build up promptly. You could also employ service of a professional to help you solve this
You need to ensure your roofer look out for punctures from accessories such as rivet pin, nail etc. on the roof during installation. Also, you must take a close look at your roof flashings during and after installation of your vents and HVAC.
Tree limbs should be trimmed back away from the roof as much as possible and if a tree is close enough to pose a threat to your home, it should be removed.
While there are some installers out there who are likely to rush your roofing project and make a costly mistake, there are many who are professional. Make sure you take your time when choosing an installer and consider more than just the price.
We are happy to discuss your roofing project with you and provide you with a competitive quotation.
Osho Ademola Joel