Everyone knows that Nature is a roof’s greatest enemy, with time a close second. While all roofs take a regular beating from the elements and age over the years, some outlast others.
If you wonder why your roof develops damage faster than your neighbor’s even though they were installed at the same time, these are the possible suspects:
1. Improper Pitch
Proper pitch is an essential element of proper roof design. If the steepness of your residential roofing system doesn’t suit your climate, it will be doomed to fail quickly. The slope of your roof determines its ability to shed water effectively. On the other hand, a too-high roof will be susceptible to wind damage. The key is to choose your roof type with your local weather in mind.
2. Wrong Material Choice
Your choice of material should be based on your roof’s steepness. Shingles are only advisable for highly sloped roofs to keep the chances of water seepage to a minimum.
3. Bad Installation
The best roofing systems only perform well when installed properly. If you hired someone inexperienced, unlicensed or uncertified, don’t expect faultless work. If the local building inspectors didn’t assess the previous installation, any workmanship problems could have gone under the radar. Until such installation errors are detected and corrected, expect to keep spending on roof repair services.
4. Reactive Maintenance
Adopting a reactive approach to roof care doesn’t allow you to identify problems early. You’ll only learn about their existence the moment you spot active leaks. Noticing red flags too late can lead to major damage, reducing the service life of your roof.
5. Repair Procrastination
The golden rule in roof maintenance is to never procrastinate the necessary repairs. Putting essential fixes on the back burner is tantamount to neglect, which can even nullify your roof’s warranties.
At Crown Roofing, we’ve been maintaining the roofs of our neighbors in Surrey and Vancouver for over 100 years. Our longevity in the business speaks of our unquestionable proficiency as well as impeccable customer service history. Call us at (604) 210-6655 today to schedule your free roof evaluation and estimate.