You might’ve spent your entire life trying to get a roof over your head. With such hardship involved, the last thing you want is for the roof starts putting you through even more trouble than what you had gone through to get it in the first place.
The best way to avoid that scenario is to make sure that you don’t make the common mistakes some people do while installing the roofs of their house or better ye -the ones which the roofers end up making for you and let you find out for yourself later and cringe later.
Here are a few ways in which you could be falling prey to this problem:
1. Not Choosing The Right Roofing Contractor – The Right Man For The Job
Choosing the wrong roofing contractor could turn out to be just as worse as choosing the wrong doctor for a surgery. Because when it comes down to it, an improperly laid down roof can create an equal amount of nuisance value in your life, if not more.
A few common mistakes include callousness in dealing with paperwork which includes leaving out verification of insurance validity, warranty, licenses etc, which can cause major problems for you later down the road.
It’s also equally important to make sure that you have the right references when you start looking for such guys.
The best way to do that is to find someone nearby who is more likely to have a background in your neighborhood. Having a well-known roofing company do the job ensures you are doing your part to the fullest.
2. Inadequate Attic Ventilation – A Problem Too Costly To Be Left Out
This is a problem that can prove to be pretty expensive in the larger scheme of things. Apart from the increased air-conditioning bills and the damage to the walls, there’s a lot of damage the roof itself suffers owing to this error of yours.
It is imperative for you to understand its significance when it comes to the longevity of your roof and by extension, your entire home.
The melting of ice after snowing due to excessive heating in your attic and then the same ice refreezing at a later time is a major source of damage for your roofs.
The main reason for highlighting this problem is that it is something which doesn’t stand out as much when roofing mistakes are being spoken of but has potential to cause just as much damage as any of the others.
3. Repairs – Perishing In The Quest For Cost Effectiveness
The biggest and perhaps the most common dilemma people face when it comes to their roofing damages is whether to make repairs or to go for its more expensive alternative i.e. replacements.
While one can definitely understand the financial constraints that may lead the majority of the population to choose the former, it often turns out be more expensive than the latter if it’s not the solution, due to both long term and short-term problems.
The key often lies in making that tough choice of spending a few extra dollars at that time in order to avoid spending thousands later.
4. Partial Re-roofing – Not Going Through With It All The Way
Even when you do make that choice of reroofing, it’s important that you understand the need for complete reroofing when required and to not “cheat” your way through the process, if you will.
Partial reroofing tends to cause more problems in the long run than it solves for the time being.
It is also not a very wise choice, aesthetically, as there is a very noticeable difference in the new and the old parts of your roof and that is bound to catch your eye along with those of people visiting your home which is something you don’t want to happen.
5. Walking Too Much Over It:
This might be the most overlooked element when it comes to jeopardizing your roofing arrangements.
Although roofs are made to withstand much more weight than you possibly be weighing right now, you wouldn’t want to risk your limbs over a roof that has weakened a little due to the wear and tear over the years.
Plus, too much traffic over the roofing will bring no good to you eventually, that is for sure!
Looking at the bigger picture when it comes to certain things is something most of us struggle with in our day to day lives and roofing is definitely on that list. It’s important to look at the long-term gains and avoid making hasty decisions.
And finally, nothing can be more definitive than taking proper care of your roof. Take care of the small things and the big things will fall into place -for the most part.