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Roofing Installation Part 1: 6 Mistakes You Have to Avoid

Roofing Installation Part 1: 6 Mistakes You Have to Avoid

The roof is one of the most vital parts of your home. After all, without it, you’d be exposed to the elements. When it comes to installing your roof, be careful and thorough, otherwise mistake are bound to happen during the process and in turn, could possibly spell out disaster for you.

In this post, 3JM Exteriors discusses what you need to know about common roofing mistakes and how they can shorten your roof’s lifespan.

  1. Improper Installation of Flashing – Flashing around chimneys and vents are there to prevent leaks. Installing them improperly can result in leaks that can damage parts of your roof with mold and mildew. Hire a trusted roof inspection company to properly install flashings around the roof.

  1. Poor Attic Ventilation – The attic is the first part of your house that absorbs heat if improperly ventilated, which in turn could not only cause damage to your shingles but also increase your energy consumption, shortening your roof’s lifespan and necessitating a replacement. 

  1. Improper Installation – Faulty installation of the roof itself could cause the elements to get damaged earlier than expected. A falling branch could ruin the finish or parts of it could be blown away by a strong wind. With that in mind, it’s best you hire trusted roofers, such as 3JM Exteriors, to inspect and examine the installation for you.

  1. Covering the Shingles Instead of Replacing Them – Sometimes, it’s almost impossible to save money when it comes to replacing or repairing your roof. Avoid covering the shingles and when it’s obviously in dire need of replacing. Covering the shingles can only lead to the accumulation of moisture and dirt and can deteriorate the roof earlier than expected.

  1. Attempting a DIY – Some roofing systems can be complicated to install yourself so it’s best that you hire a contractor to do it for you. DIY can lead to improper installations that can lead to storm damage for your roof.

  1. Hiring Inexperienced Contractors – Inexperienced contractors can cause more harm than good for your roof so hire a trusted pro who knows what they’re doing.

Turn to 3JM Exteriors for your roof inspection needs. We are the area’s leading provider of roofing and siding services. Give us a call at (630) 882-2422 or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Downers Grove, IL, and other nearby areas.