4 Roofing Mistakes To Avoid

26 February 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


When it comes to fixing up your roof, you don't want to make any mistakes. Your roof protects your home, and mistakes fixing up your roof can result in expensive damage to your home.

#1: Not Accurately Identify the Issue

When it comes to fixing the roof, it is important to make sure you correctly identify the issue with your roof or be back up there fixing things again.

For example, if the shingles are curling up and you just fix and repair the shingles, you may end up with damaged shingles again if the real cause of the curling shingles is poor ventilation in your attic.

With a roofing issue, not only do you want to fix what is wrong with your roof, but you also want to fix what caused the issue in the first place. Not treating the source of the problem can lead to repeated repairs, which can be costly.

#2: Not Using the Right Shingles

When it comes to fixing the roof, you want to make sure you use the right shingles. You are going to want to replace any shingles with the exact same type of shingle. If possible, try to use the same manufacturer as well as the same color. You want to make sure the shingles you use are the same thickness and quality as the shingles that are already on your roof for the best patch and protection for your roof.

#3: Trying to Reuse Materials

When it comes to fixing up your roof, don't try to reuse materials to save money. Reusing old damaged roofing materials or flashing materials, instead of investing in new materials, can just leave you with a bigger mess.

For example, reusing flashing that is already worn-down, even if you mix it with new flashing, can result in the older flashing wearing down quickly, which can damage your roof. Reusing old materials will weaken the protection of your roof.

#4: Using Too Many Layers

Finally, when you are fixing your roof, it can be tempting just to add a new layer of shingles to your roof to increase the protection. However, just randomly overlaying shingles on your roof is not smart. Overlaying should only be done in particular situations. Just overlaying shingles randomly can add extra weight to your roof, which can damage it.

When it comes to fixing your roof, it is essential to identify the cause of your roof damage correctly. You need to use the right shingles when repairing your roof, avoid reusing old materials, and don't just pile extra layers of shingles on your roof. One of the best ways to avoid all of these issues is by hiring a professional roofing company to fix your roof if it is damaged. Contact a roofing contractor near you to learn more.