Most Common Roofing Mistakes

There’s an old saying that “you get what you pay for.” Home repair and maintenance can be expensive, especially with big ticket items like a new roof. However, cutting cost on a roofing project will only produce shoddy or amateur workmanship that can lead to higher costs in the future.

That’s why at A. Clark Roofing and Siding LP our knowledgeable and friendly Edmonton roofing contractors specialize in meeting all your roofing needs in Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park. We offer a 5-year workmanship warranty on a variety of roofing systems, from asphalt fibreglass shingles to metal tiles to ensure your roof gets done right the first time using top quality products from Industry leaders.

A roof replacement is a considerable investment, so there really is no room for costly errors, but they do happen – we’ve been called in time and time again to repair poor quality jobs – and have complied this list of the most frequently-seen roofing mistakes for your consideration and what to look for if you didn’t hire A Clark Roofing and Siding LP the first time.

There are many things that can go wrong beginning with choosing the right roofing contractor, followed closely by choosing the right materials. A reputable roofing company will provide documentation of their insurance policy and their insurance company will confirm that they are insured for the amount they claim. Mismatched shingles or the wrong type of shingles for the slope of your roof are rookie mistakes but are common when price alone is considered.

Shingle Installation

When it comes to installing shingles – it’s still best to remove the old shingles before installing new ones – there are any number of errors that can occur: Starter shingles installed incorrectly or not at all; Improper use of nail or the wrong nails entirely; Not aligning shingles correctly; Incorrect shingle overhang; and Incorrect shingle exposure. The result is shingles that could blow off in high winds or be vulnerable to collecting moisture during a driving rainstorm.

However, roofs aren’t just shingles, there’s an entire waterproofing system that supports the shingles that needs consideration including flashing along roof valleys being either improperly installed or secured with enough sealant. Not allowing ceilings or attics to vent can ruin your insulation, raise your energy bills, and moisture can cause your shingles to wear out sooner than they should. Finally, given our cold winter climate and average snowfall, planning for and preventing ice dams from forming.

Choose A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP in Edmonton

If you have roofing concerns and questions, contact A Clark Roofing and Siding LP for a free quote at 780.465.7571. We are fully licensed and insured and carry full WCB coverage for all our technicians.

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