3 Common Roof Installation Mistakes

Installing a new roof on your home is a major project and a big investment. It's important that you make sure the Lake of the Ozarks roofing job is done right, for the safety and protection of your home and your family. In today's blog, we'll take a look at a few of the most common roof installation mistakes and what consequences each of those situations could have.

1. Installing a New Roof Over an Old One. 

One of the most common roofing mistakes revolves around cutting corners to save time and work. Not only is it harder to get the shingles on correctly, which can lead to blow offs during a storm, but its also more likely that moisture will penetrate the surface and cause issues inside the attic and the home. Failing to remove the old roof before installing the new one could lead to more roofing issues down the road. By removing the old shingles, you're able to inspect the roof deck for fragile areas and look for other underlying issues with your roof. In addition, the excess weight of having those additional shingle layers on your roof can cause harm to your home's walls and roof structure.

2. Having Improper Ventilation.

Another common roof installation mistake involves ventilation. You've probably heard before that you need to let your house "breath." having an improperly or inadequately ventilated attic can not only harm your roof, but can also damage your home. A build up of hot air in your attic can cause premature aging of shingles, warping, cracking and breaking down of wood framing, roof deck warping and rotting, mildew and mold growth, damage to siding and soffits, and high energy costs, as well as a less comfortable living space. A reputable roofing company will take into consideration proper ventilation when installing your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks.

3. Improper Use of Nails. 

Some things are better left to the professionals, especially when it comes to roofing. There's a lot of skill and knowledge involved in the proper installation of a roof. One common mistake among the do-it-yourself roofers is how the shingles are nailed down. It's possible to use too many nails or too few nails. You can also place the nail too high or too low. Improper use of nails can lead to future shingle loss and roof leaks. When you hire a Lake of the Ozarks roofing company with a good reputation, you can rest assured that your shingles will be installed with the correct number of nails and attached on the nail line.

In most cases, you're going to save both time and money by hiring a professional roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks to take care of the job for you. Above & Beyond Roofing has been serving the Lake area since 2004. The staff has more than 100 years' combined experience in the roofing industry, and the owner alone has 15+ years experience. When you hire us, you can be sure your roof will be installed correctly, while receiving professional service and competitive pricing!

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