The installation of a new roof is almost always thought of as a positive move, a step up, a remedying of an “old roof” issue in which the previous, possibly-problematic roof is replaced with a sturdy new one. However, when can a new roof be a problem?
Get a Qualified Roofer for a New Roof Installation
Unfortunately, not every roofing contractor will be professional and/or reliable. A lot of people are swindled by people who claim to have skills that they lack and who then perform a flimsy job for a high cost. This can be to the chagrin of more qualified contractors who are then, often, asked to remedy the problems of the shoddy construction.
Hopefully this doesn’t sound familiar, but if it does, then you may already know why a new roof installation might be much more difficult than it would seem at first. “If a contractor cuts corners, a new roof could fail.” You may be brought in to mend the job of another: if this happens, explain to the homeowners how important it is to be thorough in who you hire for such a crucial (and expensive) job.
Part of the problem is like that the installation itself was not carried out correctly. Even if the former contractor used quality materials, he or she may not have known how to perform the job. Ideally, a professional who is doing such an important service for your roof would “know how things like the manufacturer’s roof deck protection, leak barriers, and ventilation all work together.” A roof is a system, not a singular object, and without a thorough understanding of the roof in its entirety, the components might not come together.
One piece of the mentioned system is ventilation, which is how you keep an old or new roof healthy. The air intake and exhaust is a key piece of the functionality of the roof all throughout the year, and if this isn’t working well, then there could be big problems before long as moisture builds up (among other problems).
Really, there are a lot of issues that could crop up as a result of a poorly-performed roofing job. If you are a contractor, then you may have to face these problems when working on a new roof. If you’re a homeowner, then make sure to always do your due diligence when hiring. For a roofing company that you can trust, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.