A well-installed roof can last for 25 years, but sometimes though negligence or simply trying to cut corners, corners get cut. Here are three common roofing mistakes, and the damages they can cause.
Compromising Leak Protection
A waterproof membrane should be installed under your eaves and valleys at the absolute minimum. Failure to do so will allow water to find the holes in your roof, and eventually into your living space.
Reusing Old Flashing
Flashing is the material that's used to cover joints on your roof. Usually made of aluminum or galvanized steel, new flashing is cheap but a common way to cut costs on a roofing project. Even though they may look fine, it's best to replace them while you have the shingles off the house.
Nails in the Wrong Places
If not fastened properly, your shingles will fall off. Always follow the manufacturer's suggestion about what kind of nail to use, how many, and where to drive the nail. Doing it properly will help prevent your shingles from blowing away in a storm.
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