When investing in a major home improvement such as roof replacement, you want to work with dependable professionals. Professional roof installation involves significant costs and affects your home’s overall weather protection. That said, keep in mind that how your roof is installed will affect its lifespan, durability and performance.
To ensure the best results for a roofing project, reputable roofing contractors will never take the following shortcuts.
Installing new shingles over the old ones. An experienced roofing contractor will always suggest doing a complete tear-off rather than an overlay. While installing new shingles over the old ones might cost less upfront, the roof tends not to last as long or look as appealing. Plus, when your contractor removes the old material, they can detect and fix issues that could later compromise the structural integrity of your new roof. The shingles will also lay flatter, giving it a more attractive appearance.
Using low-quality materials. Skimping on materials won’t do your roof any good. Reputable residential and commercial roofers work with correspondingly reputable manufacturers to provide quality roofing products and services. You’ll usually notice the difference between quality and substandard materials a few years after your roof replacement. Frequent repairs are one of the most common signs your contractor used low-grade products on your roof.
Stapling shingles. Professionals use fasteners to install roofing shingles. What they won’t use to install your new roof are staples. Staples might have a lower cost, but they aren’t the best option for roof installation. Keep in mind that stapled shingles are more likely to get blown off by the wind.
Work with residential and commercial roofing contractors that know what’s best for your home or business. Arrowhead Roofing has been providing superior roofing solutions for over three decades. Our team takes pride in your satisfaction and the quality service our team delivers. Give us a call at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our online form to request a free estimate.