Your roof’s job is to protect you from the harsh weather conditions. Still, its constant exposure to these elements will eventually take a toll on its health and will eventually demand roof replacement or repair. This is also one of the moments when homeowners discover that their roof might not have been installed properly.
What’s Going Wrong with My Newly Installed Roof?!
If your roof has been relatively recently installed, or you are looking for a roofer and the past work they have done for clients, some improper roof installation signs that can give an inexperienced roofer away are if the roof is not uniform, the roof is missing shingles, or the roof has hardware blunders. Avoid poor roofing workmanship, and make sure to work with a contractor that has a proven track record of quality. Read on to see how and why it matters, and what you should do about an improper roof job to avoid bigger issues later.
Increased Risk of Future Damage
A poorly installed roof can result in different problems in the future, including structural damage and costlier roof work. When you hire a roofing company, you want to avoid poor roofing workmanship. If you are researching a roofing contractor, and clients are seeing and mentioning any of these improper roof installation signs (their roof is not uniform, their roof is missing shingles, or their roof has hardware blunders), do not hire that company for your home! Call to talk to a top professional like Stapleton Roofing first who can handle your roofing needs with excellence.
Common Improper Roof Installation Signs
Luckily, you don’t have to be an expert to notice a sloppy roof job. One of the top trusted roofing companies, Stapleton Roofing, discusses the following common signs that a roof was not installed properly. If a roof is not uniform, the roof has hardware blunders, or the roof is missing shingles right after or shortly after its installation, you are seeing some improper roof installation signs.
Doing your research first beforehand when hiring a roofing company can help you determine the most reputable, trustworthy contractors and avoid poor roofing workmanship and roof damage. Perhaps you’ve just built a new home and the roof installation project was done improperly. You may be in a tough place and not ready to hire the most expensive roofer in Arizona to fix the problem.
But you still want to have a replacement job done and prevent years of life being cut off your brand new home. This would be a great time to reach out to a contractor like Stapleton. We are a roofing company that offers high quality affordable roofing, and we are here to listen to any issues you might be experiencing with your roof or home.
Your Roof is not Uniform
From an aesthetic point of view, one of the signs of a properly installed roof is uniformity. This would mean the shingles are evenly applied across all the angles of your roof. Moreover, all of the shingles should match, regardless of the style or design. On the majority of roofs, however, you can tell by just looking at one if the roof lacks uniformity. A company that does an uneven roofing job on your home can’t be trusted. Contact a roofer that has proven they can get roofs done right the first time.
It could be a case where the shingles on one side are not aligned with the others installed on the other side, or they seem to have a different color. A non-uniform roof is a glaring bad reflection on the roofing contractor that installed it, and it should not be too difficult to spot badly done roof uniformity. If you notice something as simple as a color change in the roofing shingles, it is still a reason to suspect whether the job needs to be redone. A rainbow roof could be a sign of other problems with your roof after installation that you can’t so easily see.
Is it That Serious?
If you need repairs or replacement for a non-uniform roof, call Stapleton Roofing. We can work with you and get you the proper roofing you need on your new roof affordably and quickly. We can get you a reliable, expert shingle roof installation or any other type of roof installation or damage repair you need. Your entire roof is important, and we would love to take care of your new roof right, year after year.
Your Roof is Missing Shingles
When a roof is missing some components, you can easily tell it needs the help of professional roofers like Stapleton Roofing for repair or replacement. When shingles are missing from a newly installed roof, however, it’s a clear sign that the contractors you hire did a poor roofing job. Simply put, there is no excuse for missing components, especially for roof replacements. If a recently installed roof has roof shingles missing already, this is an immediate sign of a sloppy roofing job. You can identify fairly easily if a roof has shingles missing.
Noticing Leaks Already?
Maybe your roof had all the shingles attached, but after a few days or even weeks, you noticed a shingle ended up in the gutters or on the ground. You may be discovering bad roof replacement job, and you should have it fixed before problems like water leaks develop and take years of life off your roof. Sometimes, a replacement of an improper roof right away are easier than letting the roof suffer and waiting to install it as long as possible with the current poorly done roof install.
It’s Been a few Years…
If shingles start coming off in years after the installation, you may have a big problem. It’s possible your roof could be under warranty, and issues like this could be repaired if they are minor enough. You should get a roof inspection to make sure there aren’t more serious issues with the installation, and make sure you read up on what your roofing warranty will cover first in case you would need an area or the entire roof fixed some time after installation.
Your Roof has Hardware Blunders
Making a fully functional roof requires more than just using the right shingles. Flashing and proper fitting methods are also vital to a functional roof. Moreover, different roofing materials require different nails. Using the wrong nail size or nailing them too low will cause water leaks and perhaps dislodge shingles in case a strong wind blows. While checking the hardware may not be as easy as other potential problems, it is still important if you want to find out if the contractor has done a poor job.
They Goofed Up
Did they bend the gutters or knock part of the gutter down by mistake? Did they lose a lot of pieces or tools, or chip an area of the roof edge visibly? Hardware errors reveal the lack of experience of any roofing contractor or team. Is there is a good excuse for clumsy work and accidental damage to your home or business roof? No. Does it happen? Yes, where there are less experienced roofers who don’t work with caution or try to work too fast.
They’re Not Exactly Nailing the Nails
Sometimes the nail placement in the shingles is incorrect or the shingles are slanted. Mishaps like this on your roof are a common sign of a mediocre roofing contractor. You will need to have the job redone and possible the entire roof of shingles re-applied by a roofer who knows what he is doing. Discovering an improperly installed roof is a pain, but it is more important that you have the roof fixed so that your roof doesn’t suffer more damage than trying to just work with an improperly installed roof. You would cut your roof’s life years down if you neglect to address these problem areas and leaks first.
Make sure you take time to research and get a better contractor who will handle your roof installation properly when you get it redone. If you would like a team of roofers who are reliable and trusted by homeowners and business owners throughout Arizona and the Southwest, call or contact Stapleton Roofing! When it comes to roof replacement and putting a new, beautiful roof on homes, we nailed it!
The Shingles are Offset or Pieces are Broken
What if the quality of the shingles on your roof is really poor? Maybe they were attached incorrectly and they begin breaking or are loosing granules at an alarming rate and you’re even finding nails that weren’t secured in the roof. A super affordable roofer could have installed a roof half-decently, but they used really poor quality roofing material when they did the project. Don’t make the mistake of failing to look at the quality of products your contractor uses, it is very important!
As mentioned before, nailing down shingles with a nail in the wrong position or nails bent can be another problem with your roofing that can cause a shingle to be out of place. An improperly installed new roof can be fixed and the damage minimized by having the shingles re-done or the roof re-installed by a new and better roofer.
Granule Loss on you Roof
Your gutters are full of granules! If you are noticing granule loss on your roof but no other signs of an improper installation, it actually may not be a problem. We have many resources you can read about determining the source of this type of issue, and whether or not it is something you need to make a fuss about.
New roofs lose a lot of roofing granules at first, and this is a normal process that eventually stops happening. Don’t allow them to clog your gutter, and keep an eye on them over time to see if the granule loss worsens. Make sure your roof is not just going through its usual granule shedding phase before you become stressed out about the roofing job.
Was Your Roof Improperly Installed?
An improper roof installation project is a hassle and so frustrating. If you have already experienced one improperly installed roof, find a professional who won’t let it happen again! Don’t turn to the same roofers a second time if the roof installation was problematic already. There are reliable roofing contractors out there who can take an improperly installed roof and have it installed correctly. Be prepared to do a little research until you find a contractor who will do it right!
It is unfortunate who common improperly installed roofs and mediocre roofing contractors can be. Although there are many out there, you can avoid them and have your roof installation handled by a skilled professional. To get a trustworthy contractor is easy enough if you keep an eye out for customer testimonials, examples of their past work, proof of their certifications, the insurance they have (every contractor should have the following insurance: general liability insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and possibly other insurance depending on your roofing needs), and the types of roofing products and brands they work with.
To find out more ways and strategies for tracking down a great roofing contractor, read our following article on finding an experienced roofing contractor. Your roof will be done properly and you will be able to build a relationship with a roofing company you can trust if you know how to research and look for a great contractor.
Avoid Poor Roofing Workmanship by Hiring Stapleton
In most cases, you can easily avoid poor workmanship before it happens. You can read many of our resources on determining whether a contractor is reliable. It’s not difficult to find a good contractor if you have a sense of what it takes to become a roofing contractor and establish a good local reputation in the community. If you can see that a lot of clients have been having issues with a certain contractor, steer clear! If a contractor doesn’t seem to want to verify with you the insurance they get when you call, this is another red flag.
Get your roof installation done right by turning to a roofing contractor and company that people clearly trust! Seeing the work a roofing company has done can give you a sense of their quality of work, and roofers who take the time to have your roof installed in the proper way will pay off. It doesn’t take much more time to do this type of work right, and with years of experience behind us, Stapleton Roofing is a company you can call or contact and rely on to complete a proper roofing installation.
Arizona’s Favorite Roofers
With Stapleton Roofing, you don’t have to worry about sloppy workmanship as our team only works with products from some of the most trusted names in the industry. We serve the areas of Peoria, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, AZ. Call us at (602) 562-4991 or (602) 833-ROOF (7663) or contact or visit us at our address in Phoenix so we can address your roofing needs.
Small roofing errors are one example, but many types of roofing issues occur that start small and insignificant. Yet they grow and develop further problems (sometimes gradually, sometimes more suddenly) until a roof is experiencing serious problems. If a homeowner has not taken time to fix these small flaws or paid attention to the condition of their roof, they can find themselves paying a lot of money for roof and home repairs, having to deal with roof problems at an inconvenient time, and many other possibilities. Don’t become one of these unfortunate homeowners! Keep your roof clean and inspected for repairs regularly, maintaining it as needed. You will discover problems like these early before they become costly and needing repairs if you remain diligent and put a comparatively small effort towards giving your home the roof care it needs.
Trusted by Local Communities
Stapleton Roofing is committed to excellence in roofing. Our team has seen years of quality roofing projects completed, satisfied customers throughout Arizona, and a lasting relationship with the community we have served for so many years. Clients know they can trust the experts at Stapleton Roofing with any project, whether it be roof repair, roof replacement, roof maintenance, roof installation and construction, roof inspection, roof consultation and recommendation, or any other home improvement task we tackle. They turn to us year after year knowing we have the discipline to complete each project on time, the mastery to attain excellence, the expertise to provide great insight, the accessibility to top-quality products, and the relational credibility to build respectful, friendly, reliable partnerships with them.
If you or someone you know is ready to experience service from the team that has raised the bar in roofing industry excellence, call or contact to reach out to us, or check out our physical address. Now that you’ve read a few of our resources on roofing and avoiding roofing problems, you can have confidence about finding a better roofer. With a roofer in your area to whom the community looks for great roofing services, you are in luck! We can offer years of great roofing services you can get used to.
Serving customers in Arizona with all their roofing solutions is our specialty, and we are ready to meet you wherever you’re at and any need you have with your roof or home. If you have questions, we’re here to answer them, and if you have a need, we are here to hear it and fulfill that need with our roofing services. If you are ready to begin a great partnership, don’t hesitate to call or contact us! You can contact us and send your name, email address, and any questions you have or call us.
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