Your roof protects your home from various weather conditions on a daily basis. Constant exposure to the elements will eventually take its toll on your roof. Damage like missing shingles, roof leaks, excess granule loss, damaged gutters, improper nailing techniques, and other roof issues become evident over time. This type of damage oftentimes indicates that your roof is starting to fail. However, the weather may only be one factor as to why your roof is starting to give out. One issue that can make these problems worse is a faulty roof installation. If you suspect that your roof was poorly installed, here are a few signs to help you know for sure.
4 Signs Your Roof Was Poorly Installed
Incorrect shingle placement
If individual shingles or rows of shingles are improperly installed, then water can enter through the spaces and cause leaks or other roof problems.
Misuse of nails
Nails keep the shingles in place. If nails are placed in the wrong area or too few are used, then they can’t hold down the shingles. Shingles can then be blown off by the wind or fall off the roof. Another major problem is if improper nailing techniques are used.
Improper gutter installation
Your gutters are supposed to redirect water away from pooling on the roof and foundation of your home. Without proper installation, water may be redirected elsewhere where it can cause damage. For example, if water is not directed away from your home with gutters and downspouts, water can pool near the foundation of your home and cause flooding in your basement.
Improper application of flashing
Flashing — sheet metal placed on the joints in a roof — is supposed to protect the valleys and protrusions like vents and the chimney to keep water from seeping into the structure. If the flashing is not applied properly, it can cause water to leak into your home, leading to major damage and deterioration.
McKinnis Omaha Roofing Contractors
Do you think you have any of these bad roofing job issues? McKinnis Omaha roofing contractors can give you a thorough inspection of the current condition of your roof. Depending on the extent of the damage, you can opt for either repair or a complete roof replacement.
At McKinnis Roofing and Sheet Metal, we offer superior services and products while paying extra attention to all the details making sure your new or replacement roof installation goes smoothly. Stop worrying and give us a call today.
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If you are in need of roofing, windows, siding or gutter work, please contact us today and set up an appointment. McKinnis is safely serving the Blair, Omaha, and Lincoln areas, and we would be happy to help you with your next home exterior project!