Proper installation is vital to the performance of your roof. It also determines the longevity of your roofing system.That said, you must only work with qualified roofers who have years of industry experience.
To help you check if your roof was installed poorly, here are some signs of improper roof installation that you should look out for.
Lack of Uniformity
Professional roofers ensure proper alignment when installing asphalt shingles, so check for a uniform look on your roof. Typically, inexperienced roofers or unqualified workers fail to align the shingles because of incorrect measurements or wrong installation techniques.
Standing Water in the Gutters
Your gutter may look straight or even, but it’s actually slightly angled toward the nearest downspout to effectively drain water runoff. If you notice standing water in your gutters during mild or moderate rain, it could be due to an improperly installed gutter system.
Nails are essential to the roofing system because they keep the shingles in place. If the nails are incorrectly placed or too few were used during the installation, the shingles could get blown off by the wind. Using the correct size of nails is also important in securing the shingles.
Cracks and Blisters
Asphalt shingles should have no damage at all after being installed. So if you notice that cracks or blisters have formed on your new shingles, contact your roofer and have them check the cause of the problem. Make sure they used quality shingles. Remember that you have warranties from the manufacturer and contractor, and you can use these to cover repairs or replacements.
Arrowhead Roofing is your one-stop shop for residential and commercial roofing services. We provide top-notch roofing solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients. Call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.