While you can count on a majority of roofing contractors to do an excellent job on a roof repair or installation, there are still those who would be more than willing to put one over you. The last thing you want to do is work with someone who takes shortcuts, so you’ll need to be especially careful. Here are some of the ways shady contractors cut corners.
1. Not using enough nails: This seems trivial, but given how large an investment roof replacement can be, you’ll want to make sure every single thing is done correctly. This includes using the right number of nails to attach the shingles to your roof. At least four nails should be used on each shingle – or six if the roofing system is particularly steep. Otherwise, the shingles can loosen during a windstorm, leaving the roof susceptible to blow-offs and water infiltration.
2. Using low-quality shingles: Another way bad roofers pull a fast one on unsuspecting homeowners is ordering cheap and often defective replacement shingles. They get to pocket more, but you’ll end up with a roofing system that’s prone to failure. You can avoid this by working with a certified roofing contractor like Crown Roofing LTD. We have earned the Master Elite® distinction from North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, GAF, meaning you can count on us to deliver high-quality workmanship that leaves no room for mistakes or callbacks.
3. Installing ice and water shields improperly: Codes dictate that ice and water shields are installed about 24 inches from the exterior wall. In fact, they’ll need more overhang to better protect your roof and home from possible leaks. It’s a simple enough rule – and yet shady roofers would still do the bare minimum, forcing you to shell out more money for roof repairs in the future.
When you turn to Crown Roofing LTD for all your roofing needs, we’ll make sure your roofing project goes on without a hitch. In fact, you can always expect us to deliver unmatched, personalized solutions. Call us today at (604) 370-6288, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We serve Vancouver, BC, and the surrounding areas.