4 Roofing Mistakes You Should Avoid
We know that times are tough right now and many are either looking for work or looking to save money, but something we can’t, in our right mind, recommend is that you cut corners on replacing or repairing your roof.
Here are four reasons to avoid hiring a random handyman for your roofing your residential or commercial building:
Lack of proper insurance
Hiring someone off of your local Facebook group or Craigslist may seem like a less-expensive bandaid to fix your roofing problems. However, what happens if something goes wrong or an injury happens while that individual is on your property? If they don’t have the proper insurance coverage for themselves and sue you for any damages or healthcare costs, the cost you could pay could be substantial. Unfortunately, in this day and age, you have to prepare for the worst to happen when it comes to your property.
The best roofing companies use a variety of safety equipment and follow the industry’s best, safe practices. Many of these are required safety steps, while others are put in place to protect your contractors and provide a safe work environment. Failure to follow these practices could lead to injury, leaving you liable (see above). Reduce the risk of injury on your property by ensuring your roofing company uses safe practices and equipment.
You get what you pay for. A roof is something that protects the value of your building for years to come. You need a roofing contractor who will use the most advanced materials for a long-lasting finish. Improper material selection could not only lessen the quality and lifespan of your roof, but it could also lead to damage to your substrate. Only the right materials will give you a waterproof seal for years to come.
Typical nailing problems include exposed nails, under-driven nails, high nails, and over-driven nails. These mistakes greatly increase the risk of moisture infiltration in a roofing system. Water can easily enter through the gaps left by improper nailing and damage to the roof.
No Guarantee’s Installation
There are many handy, qualified individuals out there that study different skills in order to cut corners, make their own hours and make a few extra dollars. Without hiring a true professional, you can’t guarantee professional installation and quality care.
Choose a specialized roofing company that will give you the proper materials, use the latest safety standards, and utilizes an experienced installation team for all your roofing needs. Call 469-498-0151 or email us today to learn more.