3 Shortcuts a Professional Roofer Will Never Take

Roof installation is a major undertaking, and your choice of roofer is a contributing factor to its success. To ensure your project runs smoothly and efficiently, work with a fully licensed, bonded and insured roofing professional like Sterling Exteriors. We have always been committed to delivering the highest quality results, which is why we never take these shortcuts in any of the projects we’re handling: 

3 Shortcuts a Professional Roofer Will Never Take

1. Installing New Shingles Over the Old Ones 
Some contractors recommend re-covering the old roofing system with a new one. This method is more cost-effective, sure, but it doesn’t fix the fundamental issues of an old and failing roof system. In fact, a re-cover can cause issues with your attic ventilation and even void your roof warranties. 

If you work with Sterling Exteriors, you can expect that your old roof will be completely removed before a new one is installed in its place. This allows us to evaluate the overall condition of the roof structure, dealing with potential issues like moisture damage so that your new roofing system can provide the exceptional and lasting weather performance you need.

2. Nailing the New Shingles Incorrectly 
There are cases where a contractor would use less nails to attach the shingles to the roof, making them more susceptible to shingle blow-offs. Sometimes, it’s the other way around – the contractor would use too many nails, creating holes that allow water or moisture to seep underneath. You won’t have to worry about this when you turn to Sterling Exteriors. As a GAF Certified Weather Stopper® roofing contractor, we always use the correct number of nails, and observe correct shingle nailing methods, to ensure proper roof installation.

3. Overlooking Attic Ventilation and Insulation 
Proper ventilation ensures smooth and continuous airflow in the attic space, which in turn, helps keep the roof cool and dry. Correct insulation, on the other hand, works to keep the attic untouched from extreme temperatures, whether they come from inside your home or out. Sterling Exteriors makes sure that every new roof we install has proper attic ventilation and insulation. That’s because we know just how influential they are to the longevity and performance of your new roofing system.

Call Us Today

When it comes to high-quality residential roofing services, Sterling Exteriors remains unmatched. You can always expect a positive and fulfilling roof experience when you turn to us for the job. Our service areas include Cincinnati, Loveland and Newtown, OH. Call us today at (513) 685-8055, or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation. We look forward to working with you!