Roofing systems are carefully installed by trained roofing professionals to provide property owners with the best results in terms of curb appeal and function. However, some unscrupulous contractors cut corners or are not skilled enough to meet the standards, resulting in a roof that is both unappealing and prone to issues. These hastily installed roofs suffer from bad performance, leaks and early failure.
To give you a clue whether your roof is properly installed or not, here are a few signs that you should look out for.
Odd or Uneven Appearance
Unless your roof was built with a custom design in mind, roofs generally have a uniform and even appearance both from afar and up close. The alignment of the shingles as well as the lines and slopes of the roof, should look uniform from any angle. If there are unusual curves, bumps or off-looking angles on the pitch or other sections of the roof, this may be a sign of an existing issue or a faulty installation. If you notice this problem, avoid trying to correct it yourself as DIY repairs can easily void your roofing warranty.
Improper Gutter Installation
Gutters are still part of a roofing system and are responsible for diverting water away from your roof and your home’s structural supports. A properly installed gutter system will look even, won’t accumulate water and will let runoff flow somewhere where it can’t affect the surrounding soil around your home’s foundation. If your gutters look crooked or sagging or are accumulating water even without any clogs or other issues, then it’s best to call your local gutter or roofing company to help you fix the problem. Improperly installed gutters look askew and uneven. They look like they will easily fall as they aren’t fastened properly to the sides of your roofing system.
Faulty Shingle Installation
Shingles need to be installed uniformly to avoid leaks, improve their overall performance and make them look better. There’s a certain method of attaching them to your roof, and proper installation prevents water and wind from trying to enter between the spaces. When water gets into the spaces between improperly installed shingles, this can lead to water damage. As for wind, it can get into the nooks and crannies in between the shingles and blow them off with enough force.
Keep your roofing system in its best condition by letting the roofing pros at Sterling Exteriors handle your roofing concerns. We are a roofing company that specializes in residential and commercial roofing solutions as well as door and window installation. To request a quote, fill out our contact form, or call us at (513) 685-8055. We serve clients in Cincinnati, Loveland and Newtown, OH.