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Home Lessons: How a New Roof Might Fail

Home Lessons: How a New Roof Might Fail

A roof replacement project gone wrong can be any homeowner’s nightmare. The last thing you want is to pay for a new roof, only for it to fail early because of the poor work done by your contractor.

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Chase Roofing LLC prides itself on providing exceptional service to every client. As a highly experienced roofer, we follow our stringent process to complete projects, so roof failure is not a possibility.

You may ask – what are the reasons a new roof could fail? Here’s how:

1. Skimping on Quality Materials

The quality of materials used in a roofing project has a big impact on the outcome. Some homeowners turn to the cheap way of installing their roofs, skimping on materials. The result? A roof that’s prone to premature aging and damage. If you want the best for your home, always ask your contractor about the materials they use for projects like yours. It doesn’t hurt to double check with them.

2. Poor Roof Installation

Here’s the thing – even if your contractor uses the best materials, if they’re not installed properly, the roof can still fail. Choose a contractor that has experience in installing a manufacturer’s roofing product because they are less likely to fail at using that product. This also eliminates the risks of having to re-do the installation later.

3. Cutting Corners on Flashing

One of the misconceptions about flashings is they provide aesthetic accents to chimneys rather than function, which is why some contractors just use caulk to seal the area instead. The problem is that caulk can break down faster over time, causing water to seep under the structure.

Good roof installation requires a great deal of thought. If you don’t want to put your home at risk and spend more later, hire the right contractor for any home improvement project, from roofing to skylight installation.

Chase Roofing LLC is a GAF Master Elite® contractor. We can work with you in Williamsburg, VA and the surrounding areas. Just call us at (757) 333-0052 today.