Main Reasons Why a New Roof Could Fail.
That is an unexpected thing with a new roof as a failure, but unfortunately, it does happen. In this article, we discuss the causes of new roofing failure and what you can do to prevent it.
Poor Installation: The proper installation is the most important thing when we a talking about the roof. That’s really doesn’t matter how good the materials and products are, they won’t perform properly if they’re not properly installed. Choosing roofing contractors who hold certifications from major roofing manufacturers helps ensure you’re working with trusted professionals. Only the best Canadian materials with the best quality are already included in the price.
BP “Mystique 42“ shingles, Henry® Eaveguard® Self-Adhered Shingle Underlayment (ice and water shield).
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Inadequate Ventilation: Proper ventilation plays an important role in keeping the roof in good condition. Complete roofing systems like the GAF Lifetime Roofing System incorporate a complete ventilation system that facilitates efficient ventilation, allowing hot air to push heat and moisture out. In addition to keeping your attic cool during summer, it also minimizes expansion and contraction caused by temperature changes.
Using Low-Quality Materials: That’s never a smart idea to choose bids based on the cost alone. A low-cost product might be appealing, but know that the lowest bidder usually cuts costs in almost every area: flashing, leak barriers, sealants even the roofing material itself. Our GAF Master Elite designation is, again, an advantage, as we only use high-quality materials as supplied by GAF. These materials are also designed to work as part of a complete roofing system, reducing the chances of roof failure.
Improper Flashing: Flashing protects areas where protrusions such as chimneys, exhaust pipes, and dormers meet the roof. These areas are vulnerable to leaks, so you should never skimp on flashing. Using caulk or other forms of sealant is not recommended, as they degrade quickly over time. We understand how important this component is, which is why we use metal step flashing and counter flashing to minimize the chances of leaks developing.
Ultimately, you can avoid premature roofing failure by choosing a roofer that uses quality materials and stands behind their workmanship, like Veronica Contracting Inc. Call us today at (437)-985-5575 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free roofing estimate. We serve in Toronto and GTA.