Proper roof installation is important

Why Proper Roof Installation is Important

If you think your roof was improperly installed, it’s important that you call a trusted licensed NJ roofing contractor to come to your home and assess the condition.

Request a Free Quote

"*" indicates required fields

Your Name*
By submitting this form, you are consenting to our privacy policy and to receive text messages. Msg & data rates may apply.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

As far as your home is concerned, there are very few things as important as having a well-installed roof that protects your home from the elements. A roof that is poorly installed can lead to serious water damage, mold buildup, gutter damage, poor air quality, costly repairs, and the need for either roof repairs or a complete roof replacement. Regardless of whether you are building a new home or replacing your home’s roof, making sure the roof is properly installed is critical. If your roof is not installed properly, then the structure of your home could be compromised.

At Allied Roofing Solutions, our professional and knowledgeable team is ready to provide the assistance you may need for your roof. In this article, we will

What Is Proper Roof Installation?

Proper roof installation

Proper roof installation is accomplished using the best roof installation methods by a qualified roofing company. An improperly installed roof means that one or more components were not put on in the correct way, resulting in premature roof failure. Components of a roof include:

  • Decking
  • Leak Barrier
  • Roof Deck Protection
  • Starter Strip Shingles
  • Shingles
  • Attic Ventilation
  • Ridge Cap Shingles

Buying a New Home

Buying a New Home

When you buy a new home, you should pay special attention to the inspection of the roof. Look for the signs of improper installation before you purchase the home because buying a home with a roof that was installed incorrectly will cost you dearly.

Some signs to look for when viewing the asphalt shingles:

  • Curling shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Damaged shingles
  • Staining on the roof
  • Asymmetrical shingles or roofing materials

If you see any of these signs of improper installation, you should attempt to negotiate the cost of the roof to be taken off of the purchase price of the home. This is to compensate for when you need to replace the roof, which you more than likely will have to do.

Building a New Home

If you are building a new home, the roof is one of the most important parts of the construction. You need a credible, trustworthy roofing company to install the roof. Be sure to have your general contractor hire a company that has been researched and found to be a quality roofer. Call references and check their work history to give you a better idea of the company you are working with.

The Importance of Proper Roof Installation

Here are some of the reasons why proper roof installation is important.

Cost Effective

The roof replacement cost doesn’t compare to the cost you will incur if the roof isn’t installed correctly in the first place. Your home can develop leaks, inadequate attic ventilation, and premature roof failure that cost you more money in the end.

You need to hire an experienced roofing contractor who has a strong reputation for quality work in the past. They will know the best practices to ensure that you have a successful replacement as well as be able to identify hidden damages that could cause future roofing problems.

Manufacturer’s Warranties

When your roof isn’t installed correctly, you can lose the assurances of the manufacturer’s warranties. Most manufacturers are specific about how their products should be installed. If these guidelines aren’t followed by the roofing contractor, your warranties will be voided. Roofing warranties can be complicated and may not provide as much protection as you would assume. It’s important to understand your coverage options so you can make an informed decision about the roofing materials and who installs the roof.

On the other hand, if your roof is installed correctly and meets the manufacturer’s requirements, you benefit from these warranties:

Manufacturer’s Warranty – This warranty covers the cost of replacing defective materials for the first few years and then offers a prorated coverage from that time forward. For example, if you or your roofer find shingles that have curled during installation, the manufacturer may provide replacement shingles at no extra cost.

Extended Manufacturer’s Warranty – You can get an extended warranty from a manufacturer when the roof has been installed by certified contractors with a proven history of installing roofs according to the manufacturer’s requirements. The entire roof must have been replaced to qualify for this type of warranty.

Ventilation is the movement of air in and out of the attic space. Proper air circulation is crucial to maintaining a safe and healthy environment. When you don’t have air movement, your house can develop many problems. A roofing contractor may recommend replacing attic vents for ridge vents to allow warm, humid air to escape from your attic and help prevent leaks or mold and mildew that form due to large fluctuations in temperature. By identifying and fixing issues with attic ventilation you can take steps to ensure that the roof will perform as intended, providing your family with the safe environment you desire.

A roof that is installed correctly can transform the exterior of your home with added curb appeal and actually increase your home’s property value, while an improperly installed roof does the opposite. A house that has a roof with missing and curled shingles is not appealing.

What to Do If Your Roof was Installed Incorrectly

If you suspect your roof was installed incorrectly, here are three actions you can take.

Work With the Roofing Company

If you worked directly with the company that installed the roof, you should contact them to fix the issue. They may come to your home and take a look at the issues you are having. However, if they are reluctant to correct the issue, it may be worth looking into suing them or filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.

If your roofing contractor won’t help you, you might file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB is a place you can go to resolve issues between businesses and their customers. When you feel that you have been wronged by a business, call BBB or visit their website to file a complaint.

If you did not work with the roofing company that installed the roof (perhaps you bought the home after the roof was installed), you should get a roof inspection by a reputable, trusted roofing contractor. Many roofing companies like Allied Roofing Solutions offer free estimates. They come to your home and look at the damage to the roof. After assessing the situation, they can provide you with an estimate for fixing the damage. You are under no obligation to hire their services. Just know that as damage continues without being addressed, the more costly the remediation.

Contact Allied Roofing Solutions Today

Contact our knowledgeable and professional team at Allied Roofing Solutions for all roofing needs. We are available to provide a roof inspection if you think your roof was installed improperly. We are experienced in assessing and diagnosing roof problems. Regardless of what you need, we can perform roof repairs and complete roof replacements. Our local roofing company serves the following New Jersey counties: Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson, Somerset, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union. Call us today for a free estimate at  (201) 773-0633 or fill out our contact form to get started.