Asphalt shingles are one of the best material choices for roofing. Most homeowners and commercial owners choose this material due to its durability, cost-effectiveness and resistance to weather. As a matter of fact, asphalt shingle roofs can last up to 30 years or more with proper maintenance and care.
The overall effectiveness of an asphalt shingle roof, however, relies mostly on proper installation. Chase Roofing LLC talks about some mistakes in shingle installations that cause problems later on.
Mismatching shingles – A consistent roof appearance improves many aspects of a home, especially your curb appeal. This is why asphalt shingles come in sets that have the same appearance and dimensions. Improper alignment due to different shingle types and mismatching in the installation doesn’t just compromise your home’s looks, but also its structural integrity. Dissimilar shingles may leave gaps, exposing the underlayment to leaks.
Nailing issues – Overdriven and underdriven nails, coupled with wrong nail placement, can expose your roof to costly problems that will send you down the rabbit hole. Such issues can result in your roof getting blown off the roof during high winds. Be sure to look for a reputable roofer to ensure proper and expert installation work.
Misalignment of starter shingles – Starter shingles, or those shingles installed on the roof edges and eaves, help secure your system against strong winds. Installing them incorrectly weakens your roof, making it vulnerable to damage.
With the help of a professional roofing contractor like Chase Roofing LLC, you can be sure all parts of your roofing system – from the shingles to gutters, are correctly installed. We combine our workmanship and expertise with equally superior products that can protect your home from damage. We are your one-stop shop for all your exterior renovation needs.
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