Signs of A Poor Roofing Job

by Jul 31, 2021

Installing a new roof on your home is an important part of owning a house. Your home needs to be outfitted with a fully functioning, weather-resistant rooftop.

A roof installation is an intricate and often expensive project to undertake, and naturally, you expect excellent service from your roofing contractor. However, lousy roofing jobs are common, and they often go unnoticed by an untrained eye.

Roofing jobs are not always executed with the utmost care or craftsmanship. This is because some contractors will try to take shortcuts to save money, while others don’t know what they’re doing and give you a shoddy roof that leaks all over your house for an exorbitant price.


Not sure if your roofing company did a good job? These are some of the signs that you should look out for.


Damaged or Missing Shingles

If your home’s roofing project has reached completion and you notice that your rooftop may be missing some shingles or that there’s still some roofing damage, chances are your roofing company rushed the installation project and failed to install your roofing materials correctly.

If your neighborhood is experiencing bad weather and you already have some shingles that have come loose, you may need to have your contractor come and look at your roof because the roofing job is clearly incomplete.


Lack of Uniformity

It’s important to analyze your roofing job before you make the final payment for the project. You need to ensure that the roofing materials have been installed correctly and uniformity has been achieved on your rooftop.

A lack of uniformity could mean that your roofing contractor used different types of shingles to complete your roof. Also, check that your shingles are running in a straight line and not forming weird shapes along your roof.


Leaking Roof

Roof leaks are incredibly annoying, especially if you’ve just paid a roofing company to repair your home’s roofing issues.

Your leaking roof may result from your roofer failing to install an underlayment. The underlayment is the barrier between your shingles and your roofing deck. The underlayment protects the interior of your ceiling and your home from moisture and debris. Having no underlayment is sure to cause rapid deterioration of your roofing system.

Besides water physically dripping inside your home, water leaks are often detected by signs such as stained ceilings and walls, stained roofing shingles, and an increasingly wet attic area.


Roof Decking Wasn’t Inspected

To inspect your roof decking, your old roofing shingles need to be torn off to get a clear picture of the state of your roof decking. Without tearing off the old shingles, your roofer may miss any damage or deterioration that may be occurring on your roof deck.


Looking for a respectable and professional roofing company, give Rhoden Roofing a call today.

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