4 Roofing Mistakes You Can Avoid by Hiring a Pro
Your roof is made up of more than the shingles you see from the ground. It’s a complex system with many different parts, and, as such, any work done on your roof should only be handled by someone with extensive knowledge and experience.
Working with experienced roofing contractors like Sprague Construction Roofing ensures flawless workmanship for your new roof. Here are four common mistakes we will avoid:
1. Failing to Remove Old Shingles
Most municipalities prohibit installing a new layer of asphalt shingles without removing the old one. Even if your local area allows this practice, we strongly discourage it, as the extra weight can cause unnecessary stress on your walls and roof framing.
Tearing off your old roof allows your contractor to inspect problematic areas underneath and make the necessary repairs. This ensures outstanding results for your roof replacement project.
2. Reusing Flashing
Flashing serves as a waterproof barrier to safeguard the valleys and joints of your residential roofing against leaks. Some contractors reuse old flashing so they can save costs, but this is a big mistake. Old flashing will eventually fail, leaving your roof vulnerable to water intrusion.
3. Insufficient Attic Ventilation
No roofing system is complete without proper attic ventilation, which eliminates excessive heat and moisture in the attic. Furthermore, it helps stabilize indoor temperature to reduce the burden on your HVAC systems. Improper attic ventilation can cause your roof to fail prematurely, while also causing your energy bill to skyrocket.
4. Neglecting the Roofing Permit
Roofing projects cannot be done without the necessary permit, which serves as proof that you are complying with local building codes. Failure to obtain a permit can result in fines and even forced removal.
As your residential and commercial roofing specialist, Sprague Construction Roofing ensures a safe, efficient, and hassle-free project. With over 150 years of combined experience, we are committed to the highest standards of quality. Call us at (307) 269-0998 in Cody or (970) 239-3313 in Fort Collins. We serve Cody, WY, and Fort Collins, CO.